For the second time in franchise historical past, the Buccaneers are Super Bowl champions. And for the seventh time in his profession, Tom Brady is a Super Bowl champion.
Brady outdueled Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs on Sunday evening, holding them from repeating as Super Bowl champs. He did that by finishing 21 of 29 passes for 201 yards and three touchdowns to no interceptions. He additionally bought assist from operating backs Ronald Jones II (12 carries, 61 yards) and Leonard Fournette (16 carries, 89 yards, one rating) in the Bucs’ 31-9 rout.
If total items might win Super Bowl MVP, nonetheless, this 12 months’s award would undoubtedly go to Todd Bowles’ Buccaneers protection: The group restricted Mahomes to 26-of-49 passing for 270 yards and pulled in two interceptions. Rookie operating again Clyde Edwards-Helaire was the Chiefs’ main rusher with 64 yards, whereas tight finish Travis Kelce led all receivers with 10 receptions and 133 yards. Tyreek Hill caught seven passes for 67 yards.
The Bucs’ protection was quick and aggressive, attacking Mahomes in the backfield all evening and sacking him thrice for 27 yards in losses. It additionally allowed simply three third-down conversions on 13 makes an attempt, and solely certainly one of three fourth-down makes an attempt.
Sporting News tracked scoring updates and highlights from Super Bowl 55 between the Chiefs and Buccaneers. Check out the entire outcomes beneath:
Super Bowl 2021 final rating
Chiefs vs. Buccaneers outcomes from Super Bowl 55
Final: Buccaneers 31, Chiefs 9
10:11 p.m.: Final: Bucs 31, Chiefs 9
10:10 p.m.: Victory kneels.
10:10 p.m.: Bruce Arians is about to be the oldest coach to win the Super Bowl. Incredible.
10:09 p.m.: Interception, Bucs. No such luck for Mahomes. White defends Kelce on the objective line, bats the ball up in the air and brings in the interception in the top zone. That’ll do it.
10:09 p.m.: Mahomes to Hill for 4 yards right down to the 10-yard line. Only enjoying for pleasure at this level.
10:06 p.m.: Two-minute warning (2:00)
10:05 p.m.: Mahomes’ first fourth-down completion goes to Robinson for 11 yards right down to the Tampa 14.
10:05 p.m.: And now fourth-and-3.
10:04 p.m.: Mahomes connects with Kelce for 16 yards right down to the Tampa 26 to convey up third-and-4.
10:03 p.m.: Holding is known as on the Chiefs, making it first-and-20 from the Tampa 42.
10:02 p.m.: No stop in this Chiefs staff. Mahomes connects with Edwards-Helaire on third down for 18 yards out to the Tampa 32.
10 p.m.: The Chiefs have the ball at their very own 43.
9:59 p.m.: Brady once more goes lengthy however overthrows Brown. Punt upcoming from the 19 on fourth-and-5.
9:58 p.m.: Timeout, Kansas metropolis (3:46)
9:58 p.m.: Fournette will get 4 yards to make it third-and-5 from the 19.
9:57 p.m.: Timeout, Kansas City (3:52)
9:57 p.m.: Bucs get a yard on first-and-10.
9:53 p.m.: Turnover on downs, Chiefs. Mahomes makes extra performs together with his toes however cannot join with Hill. But Winfield is known as for taunting after the cross break-up, in order that’ll transfer the Bucs again to the 13.
9:52 p.m.: Mahomes finds Hill beneath the protection and he takes it 23 yards to make it fourth-and-10 from the 27.
9:51 p.m.: Now it is Ndamukong Suh who sacks Mahomes; he and Cam Gill converge on the quarterback, making it third-and-33 from midfield.
9:48 p.m.: A fan has snuck out onto the sector. At least he is sporting shorts.
9:47 p.m.: Remmers is known as for holding, making it first-and-20 from the 37.
9:46 p.m.: Mahomes completes his first third-down cross of the evening (1 for 9) for two yards and a primary down on the 29. Hats off to Todd Bowles for an unimaginable sport.
9:45 p.m.: Mahomes finds Kelce once more for a 12-yard acquire to the Bucs’ 40. He has been his favourite goal of the evening, little question.
9:44 p.m.: Mahomes is crushed by three Bucs defenders, with Pierre-Paul known as for roughing the passer. That 15-yard penalty makes it first-and-10 on the Kansas City 48.
9:43 p.m.: Mahomes is operating for his life and once more throws an incomplete cross. But there is a flag in the backfield.
9:42 p.m.: Barrett will get to Mahomes once more for an 8-yard loss to the 33.
9:42 p.m.: Mahomes will get a 33-yard catch-and-run from Kelce out to the 41.
9:38 p.m: Pinion’s 39-yard punt is fair-caught on the 8-yard line.
9:38 p.m.: Brady goes deep to Gronk, however overthrows him. He might need tried to attract a cross interference, however it’s a must to put the ball in a catchable radius for that. Punt upcoming.
9:36 p.m.: Fournette displaying somewhat shiftiness and will get 8 yards out to the Chiefs’ 47.
9:36 p.m.: Brady to Brate for six yards and a primary right down to the 45.
9:33 p.m.: Jones’ fourth straight carry goes for 4 yards and another first down on the 35.
9:33 p.m.: Another 8 yards for Jones, straight up the intestine. Against a stacked field, too.
9:33 p.m.: Ronald Jones will get 8 on the second-down carry. That makes it first-and-10 from the 23.
9:32 p.m.: Ronald Jones will get 4 yards on the carry, making it second-and-6 from the 15. Don’t be stunned if Tampa Bay runs out the clock right here.
9:29 p.m.: Turnover on downs, Chiefs. Through no fault of Mahomes, it is a turnover on downs. He scrambles and geese in and out of defenders and throws a cross parallel to the bottom, just for the ball to hit Williams in the face masks. Tampa Bay takes over on the 11.
9:28 p.m.: Timeout, Kansas City (13:43)
9:27 p.m.: Mahomes is operating for his life making an attempt to increase the play and flings it downfield whereas being introduced down. He targets Pringle in the nook of the top zone however cannot join. Fourth-and-9 from the 12 upcoming.
9:26 p.m.: More yard soccer from Mahomes, however Demarcus Robinson cannot convey it in on the excessive cross. That would have been a rating.
9:25 p.m.: Mahomes splits two defenders to hit Kelce for a 17-yard acquire to the 12.
9:22 p.m.: Chiefs will face second-and-10 from the 29 on their first play of the primary quarter.
End of third quarter: Buccaneers 31, Chiefs 9
9:21 p.m.: Sammy Watkins will get his first reception with a 13-yard acquire out to the 29. Mahomes is noticeably limping.
9:20 p.m.: Mahomes lastly finds Hill in the open for a 21-yard acquire out to the Bucs’ 42.
9:19 p.m.: Hill is known as for a false begin, making it first-and-15 Chiefs from their 37.
9:18 p.m.: Edwards-Helaire with some extra powerful operating will get 8 yards on second down out to the 42.
9:17 p.m.: Mahomes seems to scramble, stops simply wanting the road of scrimmage and heaves one to Kelce. The ball falls incomplete, however Carlton Davis is known as for defensive holding. That’s a 5-yard penalty and automated first right down to the 30.
9:13 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, BUCCANEERS. Even when issues go fallacious for Tampa Bay, it finally ends up all proper. Succop sneaks the ball contained in the left upright to make it 31-9 Bucs with 2:50 left in the third quarter.
9:12 p.m.: Disaster averted for the Bucs; the snap goes somewhat excessive and quick and Brady cannot convey it in. He correctly dives on it for a 14-yard loss, bringing Ryan Succop on for a 52-yard subject objective try.
9:11 p.m.: Brady overthrows his receivers on consecutive performs, lacking Tanner Hudson in the top zone and Godwin alongside the sidelines. The first would have been a landing, the second a primary down.
9:10 p.m.: Jones will get 2 yards and a brand new set of downs on the 19.
9:09 p.m.: A pair runs by Fournette and Jones makes it third-and-1 from the 21.
9:08 p.m.: Brady retains it going. Fakes the handoff to Fournette then high-lows again to the operating again out of the backfield for a 15-yard acquire. Bucs driving on the 30.
9:04 p.m.: Interception, Chiefs. Is it too early to name this sport? Mahomes’ cross to Hill is knocked in the air by Mike Edwards, and Antoine Winfield Jr. brings down the interception. Tampa Bay could have the ball at Kansas City’s 45.
9:03 p.m.: Barrett lastly will get house, beating Mike Remmers for a 6-yard sack on Mahomes to convey up third-and-14.
9:02 p.m.: Pringle returns the kickoff to the 25. Chiefs want a landing right here; no kicks.
8:58 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, BUCCANEERS. Tampa Bay is not slowing down in any respect. Fournette goes off proper sort out, untouched, for a 27-yard subject objective. That makes it 28-9, Bucs, with 7:45 left in the third quarter.
8:57 p.m.: Gronkowski’s having an enormous sport. He’s the recipient of another huge reception as he takes it 25 yards to the 27-yard line.
8:56 p.m.: Brady finds Fournette out of the backfield, and he takes it 14 yards out to the 46.
8:55 p.m.: Third-and-4 upcoming. Kansas City would love a three-and-out to begin the half.
8:54 p.m.: Mickens’ return will get the Bucs a begin on the 26-yard line. The Chiefs want a cease right here, big-time.
8:50 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, CHIEFS. Kansas City needed a landing, nevertheless it should accept a 52-yard subject objective from Butker. It’s 21-9, Bucs, with 11:31 left in the third.
8:50 p.m.: Chiefs once more fail to transform on third down. Another subject objective try upcoming.
8:48 p.m.: Edwards-Helaire jukes Barrett in his personal backfield and will get the ball to the 37 after a 9-yard acquire. First down.
8:47 p.m.: Mahomes to Kelce for a 9-yard acquire to the Bucs 46.
8:46 p.m.: Good begin: Edwards-Helaire takes the ball up the left sideline for a 26-yard acquire to the 45 — the staff’s first acquire of 20 or extra yards all sport.
8:46 p.m.: Second half upcoming. The Chiefs begin at their 19.
Halftime: Buccaneers 21, Chiefs 6
8:17 p.m.: Halftime stats:
Total performs: Bucs 35, Chiefs 30
Total yards: Bucs 194, Chiefs 124
Passing: Bucs 16 of 20, 134 yards, three touchdowns; Chiefs 9 of 19, 67 yards
Rushing: Bucs 14 for 60; Chiefs 11 for 57
First downs: Bucs 18; Chiefs 9
Third-down conversions: Bucs 2 for six (0 for 1 fourth down); Chiefs 1 for six
Penalties: Bucs 1 for five yards; Chiefs 8 for 95 yards
Time of possession: Bucs 16:41; Chiefs 13:19
8:15 p.m.: Kneel. That’ll finish the primary half with an unimaginable deficit doubtless nobody predicted.
8:15 p.m.: Touchback. Now: Kneel or Hail Mary?
8:14 p.m.: Mathieu can also be known as for unsportsmanlike conduct after the landing. Not that it issues with so little time left in the half.
8:12 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, BUCCANEERS. Brady fakes the handoff and finds Brown in the top zone. Tampa Bay, by some means, did it once more. That makes it 21-6 Bucs with simply six seconds left in the half.
8:11 p.m.: Mathieu is known as for cross interference in the top zone, nevertheless it seems like Brady approach overthrew Evans.
8:10 p.m.: Timeout, Kansas City (0:13)
8:09 p.m.: Timeout, Tampa Bay (0:13)
8:09 p.m.: Brady finds Fournette for an enormous acquire for 15 yards to the 9.
8:08 p.m.: Kansas City’s timeouts chew them in the butt. Breeland is known as for cross interference on Evans on the Chiefs’ 24-yard line with 18 seconds left.
8:08 p.m.: Gronk will get the cross and will get the primary down on the 42.
8:07 p.m.: Timeout, Kansas City (0:44)
8:06 p.m.: Brady goes to Godwin for a 8 yards to convey up third-and-2.
8:06 p.m.: Timeout, Kansas City (0:49)
8:05 p.m.: Fournette is stopped on the line of scrimmage. Second-and-10 upcoming.
8:05 p.m.: Jayden Mickens returns the kickoff out to the 29, giving Brady 55 seconds left to get his staff in scoring place.
8:02 p.m.: Chiefs will now attempt to keep away from the Packers’ last-minute come-apart of the NFC championship sport.
8:01 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, CHIEFS. Butker’s true from 34 yards out, giving the Chiefs their second rating of the sport. That makes it 14-6 Bucs with 1:04 left in the half.
8 p.m.: Barrett once more will get after Mahomes, forcing him to retreat and throws the ball away. Another subject objective try upcoming.
8 p.m.: Mahomes’ cross to Kelce will get to the 15, citing third-and-6. Four-down territory right here?
7:59 p.m.: Mahomes once more pressured to increase performs together with his toes. HIis dump-down cross to Hill is swallowed up for a 1-yard loss.
7:56 p.m.: Two-minute warning (2:00)
7:55 p.m.: Kelce will get the cross once more after Mahomes performs somewhat yard soccer in the backfield. That’s another first down, with the Chiefs driving on the 18.
7:54 p.m.: Edwards-Helaire will get 7 on first down out to the 29-yard line.
7:54 p.m.: Mahomes scrambles left for a primary down on the 36. The clock is winding down at about 3:30.
7:53 p.m.: Mahomes seems to run, pulls up on the final second in the pocket and finds Kelce once more for a primary down. The Chiefs are actually driving throughout midfield on the 46.
7:51 p.m.: Mahomes to Kelce on the primary play of the drive. Short reminiscences by each. Kansas City is driving on the 38.
7:51 p.m.: The Chiefs are at it once more from their 25, they usually want a rating right here earlier than halftime.
7:47 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, BUCCANEERS. Brady to Gronk AGAIN! Kansas City’s L’Jarius Sneed tried to carry the tight finish and he nonetheless caught it in the top zone to make it 14-3 Bucs with 6:03 left earlier than halftime.
7:45 p.m.: Incredible. The Bucs’ subject objective is nice, however the Chiefs’ Antonio Hamilton is known as for lining up in the impartial zone. That outcomes in a primary down on the 17. Just unimaginable.
7:45 p.m.: Brady and his receivers aren’t in sync and it hits Tyler Johnson in his shoulder pad with out his seeing it. Gronkowski can also be in the world.
7:44 p.m.: Brady to Fournette goes for about 5 yards to the 22. The Bucs have third-and-5 from there.
7:42 p.m.: Quite a bit to unpack: Brady’s cross is deflected on the line of scrimmage, it bounces off Fournette’s palms and Tyrann Mathieu pulls in an interception. But Charvarius Ward is known as for holding earlier than the cross, giving Tampa a primary down on the 27.
7:41 p.m.: Brady to Gronk in the crossing route for 9 yards. Third-and-4 upcoming from the 32.
7:40 p.m.: The Chiefs knock Brown for a lack of 3 on the jet sweep. Second-and-13 upcoming from the 41.
7:37 p.m.: Wow. Townsend shanks the punt for under a 29-yard acquire to the Kansas City 38.
7:36 p.m.: The Chiefs are known as for holding on the punt, ensuing in a 10-yard penalty. Here comes another Chiefs punt, this one from the 9-yard line.
7:35 p.m.: Oof. Mahomes once more is pressured, however he finds Kelce for the primary down … till the proficient tight finish drops it. Another punt upcoming, and the Chiefs have solely 4 first downs up to now. Incredible defensive effort by Tampa up to now.
7:34 p.m.: Darrel Williams solely will get 2 yards on second down, citing third-and-8.
7:33 p.m.: Mahomes to Hill on the fast slant, and he weaves in and out of defenders for a 14-yard acquire to the 15.
7:31 p.m.: The Bucs challenged the decision, nevertheless it stands. That value Tampa its second timeout and a capability to problem later. Chiefs, in the meantime, take over on the 1-yard line.
7:28 p.m.: Turnover on downs, Bucs. The Chiefs go for it on fourth-and-goal and Jones is known as quick once more! A goal-line stand! This one’s undoubtedly going to the sales space for assessment although.
7:28 p.m.: Ronald Jones is stopped on the objective line.
7:27 p.m.: Joe Haeg practically will get a fat-man landing, nevertheless it’s damaged up in the top zone. Incredible defensive play (and a cause you by no means go for a fat-man landing in the Super Bowl).
7:26 p.m.: Ronald Jones will get 4 yards right down to the two. Chris Jones is in on the sort out.
7:25 p.m.: Timeout, Tampa Bay (12:25)
7:24 p.m.: Bucs go hurry up, and Brady connects with Mike Evans on the deep crossing route for a 31-yard acquire to the 6-yard line. Bucs are rolling on offense proper now.
7:23 p.m.: Jones will get a 7-yard acquire on first right down to the Chiefs 45. He follows that up with a first-down run to the 37.
7:22 p.m.: Uh-oh. Chris Jones is known as for pointless roughness after the play. Ryan Jensen bought somewhat shove on the whistle, however Jones is caught retaliating. Either approach, it is first down on the Bucs 48.
7:22 p.m.: Third-and-6 upcoming already for the Bucs.
7:20 p.m.: Mahomes’ display cross bounces off the supposed goal’s palms. That’s a three-and-out, and Tampa Bay will take over on the 30 after only a 27-yard punt from Tommy Townsend.
End of first quarter: Buccaneers 7, Chiefs 3
7:16 p.m.: Mahomes to Hill for six yards on second-and-10. That’ll be the final play of the quarter, and the Chiefs will face third-and-4 on their first play after the break.
7:15 p.m.: Byron Pringle takes the kickoff from 4 yards deep for a 41-yard return to the 37.
7:14 p.m.: Curious little bit of trivia: That Brady landing to Gronk not solely is his first-ever first-quarter in the Super Bowl (it took 10 tries) but in addition breaks the Joe Montana-Jerry Rice record of tandem Super Bowl touchdowns.
7:10 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, BUCCANEERS. The Bucs’ magnificent cross is capped by an attractive landing connection between Brady and Rob Gronkowski; the tight finish goes in movement in the backfield and is already operating full pace when Brady connects with him on the tight finish display. It’s 7-3 Bucs with 37 seconds left in the primary quarter.
7:09 p.m.: Brady to Brown on a fast cross; the receiver delivers a monster stiff-arm to Breeland to make it second-and-5 from the 8.
7:09 p.m.: Fournette bounces on the line of scrimmage, regains his middle of gravity and takes it 11 yards up the fitting sideline for a primary right down to the 13. Bucs can get a primary down and not using a rating.
7:08 p.m.: Now they go Cameron Brate on the tight finish display, getting 15 yards right down to the 24-yard line.
7:07 p.m.: Now Brady finds Antonio Brown on a go route that comes again only a bit; that offers Tampa a primary down on the Chiefs 39 after the acquire of 16.
7:07 p.m.: Bashaun Breeland practically intercepts a Brady cross, however he is known as for holding on Mike Evans. First down Bucs at their 45.
7:06 p.m.: Fournette will get 6 on the third carry, giving the Bucs a primary down at their very own 35.
7:05 p.m.: Leonard Fournette will get back-to-back carries, citing third-and-1 on the 29.
7:04 p.m.: Brady and Co. once more take over on the 25 following a touchback on the kickoff.
7:01 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, CHIEFS. Harrison Butker’s 49-yard subject objective is nice! There’s your first factors of the Super Bowl; Chiefs lead 3-0 with 5:14 left in the primary quarter.
7 p.m.: Mahomes avoids the double nook blitz and throws a side-arm cross downfield, however the ball goes by means of Hill’s palms and hits him sq. in the face masks. Here comes a protracted subject objective try.
6:57 p.m.: Mahomes will get a free play and practically finds his receiver in the top zone, nevertheless it’s batted away on the final minute by Sean Murphy-Bunting. It’s a primary down for the Chiefs on the Bucs’ 30 following the offsides by Jason Pierre-Paul.
6:56 p.m.: Tough operating by the rookie operating again Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who powers by means of a few tackles for a (close to) first down on the Okay.C. 48. Mahomes will get the primary down on the next play with an 11-yard scramble to the Tampa 41.
6:55 p.m.: Tyreek Hill will get his first contact of the sport, a toss left for five yards.
6:54 p.m.: Officials moved it again to the 38; nonetheless good subject place.
6:51 p.m.: Bradley Pinion’s punt takes a Chiefs bounce to the Kansas City 42. Bucs are going to wish to attain quickly; they cannot maintain enjoying a (shedding) battle of subject place.
6:51 p.m.: Frank Clark will get to Brady for a 1-yard loss, citing fourth-and-14. Another punt upcoming.
6:49 p.m.: That’s adopted instantly by a reverse to receiver Scotty Miller, who’s tackled for a 3-yard loss by Frank Clark. Second-and-13 upcoming.
6:49 p.m.: Ronald Jones II will get the Bucs’ first first down of the sport with a 13-yard burst to the fitting. Tampa Bay driving on the 33.
6:45 p.m.: Touchback on the 51-yard punt.
6:45 p.m.: Interesting play there; Bucs once more dial up the stress, however Mahomes overthrows a reasonably wide-open Mecole Hardman downfield. Here comes the second punt of the day (and Kansas City’s second of the postseason).
6:44 p.m.: Chiefs once more face third-and-8. Bucs doing a very good job in protection up to now.
6:43 p.m.: Barrett once more pressures from Mahomes’ proper, however he scrambles for 11 yards out to the 47.
6:42 p.m.: Shaq Barrett blitzes off the sting and has a very open lane to Mahomes, forcing him to throw it in the grime. Third-and-7 upcoming now.
6:40 p.m.: A 40-yard punt is downed on the 33-yard line. That’s the place Mahomes and Co. will take over.
6:39 p.m.: Tampa already dealing with third-and-6 after a pair quick positive factors … and Brady’s throw to Chris Godwin in the flats is just too lengthy. They’ll go three-and-out to begin the sport.
6:38 p.m.: Bucs begin their sequence on the 23. Super Bowl 55, right here we go.
6:34 p.m.: The Chiefs name heads and win the toss, electing to defer to the second half. Brady and the Bucs get the ball first.
6:31 p.m.: Travis Kelce and Lavonte David taking the coin toss for the Chiefs and Bucs, respectively.
6:21 p.m.: President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden give a pregame message to the Super Bowl contestants; they ask for a second of silence for many who have died on account of COVID-19. Raymond James Stadium is … notably loud.
6:14 p.m.: Also, for many who missed it: The enjoying of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” by Alicia Keys, performed earlier than the Super Bowl:
6:09 p.m.: It’s about that point. Here are inactives for each groups: It appears the Bucs could have loads of choices prepared with Antonio Brown, LeSean McCoy, Sammy Watkins and Cameron Brate all energetic:
Here are the Chiefs’ inactives for Super Bowl LV:
CB BoPete Keyes
RB Darwin Thompson
TE Ricky Seals-Jones
DE Tim Ward
DT Khalen Saunders
QB Matt Moore
CB Chris Lammons
— Matt McMullen (@KCChiefs_Matt) February 7, 2021
Super Bowl begin time
- Date: Sunday, Feb. 7
- Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Super Bowl 55 between the Chiefs and Buccaneers kicks off at 6:30 p.m. ET, which has turn into the same old time for Super Bowls. The sport might be performed on Sunday, Feb. 7, which is 2 weeks after the convention championship video games decided that Kansas City and Tampa Bay would play in the season’s final sport.
You ought to be capable to discover Super Bowl protection all over your cable channels all through the day, together with morning protection on NFL community and prolonged pregame exhibits on CBS earlier than kickoff.
What channel is the Super Bowl on?
The 2021 Super Bowl might be broadcast on CBS, which has truly flipped its flip in the three-network rotation with NBC. NBC needed to commerce to broadcast the 2022 Super Bowl to pair its promoting with its 2022 Winter Olympics protection.
This would be the twenty first Super Bowl on CBS, probably the most of any channel. It may even be the final in the course of the present broadcast settlement that expires after 2022 and featured the three-network rotation of CBS, NBC and Fox, which broadcasted final 12 months’s sport.