Buccaneers dominate Chiefs in Super Bowl LV

Tampa Bay leads the entire game against the Kansas City in a memorable mid-pandemic Super Bowl



The Super Bowl LV crowd engages in after-game celebration after the Chiefs win on February 7.

Mackenzie Sroka, Staff Writer

Super Bowl LV was held last Sunday, February 7. The Buccaneers hosted the Chiefs at their own home field in Tampa, Florida. The Chiefs battled against the Buccaneers, but were unsuccessful in staying ahead in points. 

The Buccaneers won the Super Bowl for the second time in history. They won the game 31-9. Each team had all successful field goal attempts, but only one team was able to get touchdowns. The Chiefs were unsuccessful all night when it came to touchdowns, but Harrison Butker, the kicker for the Chiefs, kicked three field goals and didn’t miss a single attempt. Announcers commented on how impressive one of his field goal kicks was, one of Butker’s field goals was a 52 yard field goal kick, which was the farthest field goal kick in the 2021 Super Bowl. Butker kicked the first points and field goal of the game. 

Tom Brady, the Buccaneers quarterback, threw three touchdown passes. The first two touchdowns were received by Rob Gronkowski, a tight end for the Buccaneers. The last touchdown Tom Brady threw of the season was to Antonio Brown, a wide receiver of the Buccaneers. 

Many of the important plays of the game didn’t result in points, but they shaped the end result of the game. The Chief’s defense many times had holding calls on them, which resulted in a positive play for the offense. Almost every holding call negatively affected the Chiefs. 

For example, during one of the plays Tom Brady threw a pass, but it was tipped and caught by Tryann Mathieu, a Chief’s defensive safety. It was ruled not an interception though because there was holding on the defense during the play. Another example of this would be when Ryan Succup, the Buccaneers kicker, kicked a field goal but the defense held on the play, so the Buccaneers got another attempt at a touchdown. Which is when Gronkowski got his second touchdown completion.  

The Chiefs offensive players also struggled, but with catching the ball. Patrick Mahomes, the quarterback for the Chiefs, threw a pass to a player in the endzone and hit him in the face after the ball went through his hands, and they had to punt after Travis Kelcey, a tight end for the Chiefs, didn’t catch the ball as well. But they gave it their all. 

Since the Buccaneers won the Super Bowl, some records were broken and set. Tom Brady now has the most superbowl wins, 7, than any other player or team in the NFL. Brady has also played in more super bowls, 10, than anyone in the NFL. The Buccaneers were the first team to play at their home field and win the Super Bowl. Bruce Arianas, the Buccaneers head coach, is the oldest head coach to win a super bowl. The Chiefs also set and tied records, but they aren’t records to be proud of.  

After the Super Bowl, Brady was named Most Valuable Player of the game, which was his fifth time winning Super Bowl MVP. Brady proved over the game that his team and him deserved to win the Super Bowl-and for him to be MVP of the superbowl. 

The Super Bowl had many ups and downs, which kept viewers at the edge of their seats. There were many records broken, set, and tied by both teams. Each team worked very hard to win the Super Bowl, but the Buccaneers proved they were the stronger team by being victorious.