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Notes and stats from the Buccaneers 31-9 win over the Chiefs

Defensive performances in the Tampa Bay history books.

NFL: Super Bowl LV-Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 to win the franchise’s second Super Bowl. Tampa Bay won eight straight games on its way to a Super Bowl LV title.

- Making his NFL record 10th Super Bowl appearance, Buccaneers QB Tom Brady went 21-of-29 for 201 yards and three touchdowns. Brady is now 7-3 all time in the Super Bowl.

MOST SUPER BOWL STARTS BY A QB – NFL POSTSEASON HISTORY

Rank Player GS

1. Tom Brady 10

2. John Elway 5

3t. Terry Bradshaw 4

3t. Jim Kelly 4

3t. Peyton Manning 4

3t. Joe Montana 4

3t. Roger Staubach 4

PASSING YARDS LEADERS – SUPER BOWL HISTORY

Rank Player Yards

1. Tom Brady 3,039

2. Kurt Warner 1,156

3. Joe Montana 1,142

4. John Elway 1,128

5. Peyton Manning 1,001

PASSING TOUCHDOWN LEADERS – SUPER BOWL HISTORY

Rank Player TD

1. Tom Brady 21

2. Joe Montana 11

3. Terry Bradshaw 9

4. Roger Staubach 8

5t. Kurt Warner 6

5t. Steve Young 6

MOST PASSING TOUCHDOWNS – BUCCANEERS POSTSEASON HISTORY

Rank Player TD

1. Tom Brady 10

2. Brad Johnson 5

3. Doug Williams 2

4t. Trent Dilfer 1

4t. Jeff Garcia 1

4t. Shaun King 1

MOST PLAYOFF PASSING TOUCHDOWNS – NFL HISTORY

Rank Player TD

1. Tom Brady 83

2t. Aaron Rodgers 45

2t. Joe Montana 45

4. Brett Favre 44

5. Peyton Manning 40

- Brady has now thrown for three-or-more touchdowns in a Super Bowl four times. Three of his touchdowns came in the opening half vs. Kansas City, marking the second time he has had three touchdown passes in a single half of a Super Bowl. He became the only player to have three-or-more touchdown passes in a half multiple times in Super Bowl history. Brady’s 12 postseason games with three-or-more touchdown passes are the most in NFL history.

MOST GAMES WITH 3+ PASSING TOUCHDOWNS – NFL POSTSEASON HISTORY

Rank Player TD

1. Tom Brady 12

2. Joe Montana 9

3. Aaron Rodgers 8

4t. Brett Favre 6

4t. Peyton Manning 6

- The game’s first touchdown came on an eight-yard pass from Brady to TE Rob Gronkowski. Brady again found Gronkowski for the game’s second touchdown on a 17-yard pass, marking the 14th time the duo has connected for a postseason score – the most in NFL postseason history. The second touchdown was the 100th touchdown of Gronkowski’s career (regular season + postseason combined).

- With two touchdowns in Super Bowl LV, Gronkowski joins Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice as the only players in NFL history with multiple Super Bowl performances with 2+ touchdown receptions.

- Gronkowski’s 14 postseason receiving touchdowns surpassed John Stallworth (12 from 1985-2000) for the second-most postseason touchdown receptions in NFL history, trailing only Rice. Gronkowski also ranks second behind Rice (8) in Super Bowl touchdown receptions with five.

PLAYOFF RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS – NFL POSTSEASON HISTORY

Rank Player TD

1. Jerry Rice 22

2. Rob Gronkowski 14

3. John Stallworth 12

4t. Larry Fitzgerald 10

4t. Randy Moss 10

4t. Hines Ward 10

4t. Fred Biletnikoff 10

4t. Antonio Freeman 10

Gronkowski’s two receiving touchdowns tied him with Mike Evans and Keenan McCardell for the most in Buccaneers postseason history.

MOST RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS – BUCCANEERS POSTSEASON HISTORY

Rank Player TD

1t. Mike Evans 2

1t. Rob Gronkowski 2

1t. Keenan McCardell 2

3. Many Players Tied 1

- With just six seconds remaining in the half, Brady found WR Antonio Brown for a one-yard touchdown pass, marking the first Super Bowl touchdown reception of Brown’s career and his sixth in the postseason. The Buccaneers scored within the final two minutes of each of their four postseason games.

- The first touchdown of the second half for the Buccaneers came on a 27-yard run from RB Leonard Fournette, marking the longest postseason rush of his NFL career. Fournette has seven rushing touchdowns and eight total touchdowns in just seven career postseason games.

MOST TOTAL TOUCHDOWNS – BUCCANEERS POSTSEASON HISTORY

Rank Player TD

1. Mike Alstott 7

2. Leonard Fournette 4

3t. Mike Evans 2

3t. Rob Gronkowski 2

3t. Ricky Bell 2

3t. Keenan McCardell 2

3t. Dwight Smith 2

- Fournette finished with 16 rushes for 89 yards, while RB Ronald Jones II rushed 12 times for 61 yards. The team’s 145 net rushing yards are the third-most in team history.

MOST CAREER POSTSEASON SCRIMMAGE YARDS – BUCCANEERS POSTSEASON HISTORY

Rank Player Yards

1. Mike Alstott 502

2. Leonard Fournette 448

3. Warrick Dunn 387

4. Keyshawn Johnson 375

5. Michael Pittman 342

MOST SCRIMMAGE YARDS IN A SINGLE POSTSEASON – BUCCANEERS POSTSEASON HISTORY

Rank Player Yards

1. Leonard Fournette (2020) 448

2. Michael Pittman (2002) 245

3. Chris Godwin (2020) 238

4. Ricky Bell (1979) 213

5. Mike Evans (2020) 204

MOST SINGLE GAME TEAM RUSHING YARDS – BUCCANEERS POSTSEASON HISTORY

Rank Opponent, Date Yards

1. vs. PHI, 12/29/79 186

2. vs. OAK, 1/26/03 150

3. vs. KC, 2/7/21 145

4. at WFT, 1/9/21 144

5. vs. DET, 12/28/97 141

- In the third quarter, S Mike Edwards deflected a pass that was intercepted by S Antoine Winfield Jr. for his first career postseason interception. Winfield Jr. became just the seventh rookie in NFL history to record an interception in the Super Bowl.

- OLB Shaquil Barrett dropped Kansas City QB Patrick Mahomes for a six-yard loss in the third quarter, bringing his postseason sack total to 4.0. Barrett’s 4.0 sacks are tied for the third-most in Buccaneers postseason history.

MOST POSTSEASON SACKS – BUCCANEERS POSTSEASON HISTORY

Rank Player Sacks

1. Simeon Rice 7.0

2. Warren Sapp 5.5

3t. Shaquil Barrett 4.0

3t. Steve White 4.0

5t. Jason Pierre-Paul 2.0

5t. Greg Spires 2.0

5t. Ellis Wyms 2.0

- LB Devin White led the team with 12 tackles – his third-straight postseason game with 10-or-more tackles. He joins Darius Leonard as the only players since at least 2000 with 10-or-more tackles in each of their first three career postseason games. He also added an interception, marking the second of his postseason.

MOST SINGLE GAME TACKLES – BUCCANEERS POSTSEASON HISTORY

Rank Player (Opp, Date) Tackles

1. Devin White (at GB, 1/24/21) 15

2. Devin White (vs. KC, 2/7/21) 12

2t. Devin White (at NO, 1/17/21) 11

2t. Derrick Brooks (vs. NYG, 1/6/08) 11

2t. Jermaine Phillips (vs. NYG, 1/6/08) 11

2t. Shelton Quarles (vs. WAS, 1/7/06) 11

2t. Jamie Duncan (at PHI, 12/31/00) 11