The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are bringing home their 2nd Lombardi Trophy after beating the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9.
Tom Brady won his 7th Super Bowl in his 10th appearance on Sunday night. Brady also won his 5th Super Bowl MVP award. Brady now ties LeBron James for the 2nd-most championship round MVP’s in NFL/NBA/MLB/NHL history. Brady also joins Peyton Manning as the only QB’s to have Super Bowl wins and MVP’s for two different franchises. Even more impressive, he now has more Super Bowl titles than any franchise in NFL history, passing the Steelers and Patriots.
Patrick Mahomes had one of his worst games ever, coming at the worst possible time: The Super Bowl. Mahomes lost by 22 points, the first time in his NFL career he lost by more than one score. The last time he lost by more than one score was in 2016, playing at Texas Tech, losing 66-10 vs Iowa State.
Mahomes finished the game throwing for 270 yards on no touchdowns and two interceptions. On the other hand, Brady had 201 yards on 3 touchdowns, with two of them going to Rob Gronkowski. Gronk had 6 receptions for 67 yards. In the running game, Leonard Fournette played well. Fournette had 16 carries for 89 yards and a touchdown. He now joins Larry Fitzgerald and Terrell Davis as the only players to score a TD in 4 games within a single postseason.
The Buccaneers had one of their best defensive showings of the year, coming at the best time possible. Patrick Mahomes was pressured more than any QB in Super Bowl history (29). This led to Mahomes running for a total of 497 yards before his passes/sacks. That’s the most pre-throw/pre-sack yards run by any quarterback in any game this season. And according to Next Gen Stats, Shaquil Barrett generated a season-high 8 pressures and one sack on 41 pass rushes (19.5% pressure rate). It was evident that the Buccaneers defense was amazing on Sunday, especially when holding a high-octane Chiefs offense to just 9 points.
Meanwhile, the Chiefs defense was completely different. They only pressured Brady 4 times, the least amount in any of his 10 Super Bowl appearances.