Super Bowl 55 was a dominant performance by Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense and defense. While penalties dominated the Kansas City Chiefs defense and special teams. The Buccaneers came out victorious in this matchup in a score of 31-9. Tom Brady would win his 7th super bowl in dominant fashion.
Buccaneers dominated all phases of football as their offense cashed in 3-5 attempts in the red zone to score touchdowns. Quarterback Tom Brady threw for 201 passing yards and 3 touchdowns on 21/29 passing. Running back Leonard Fournette and Ronald Jones combined for 146 rushing yards as Fournette had 1 rushing touchdown.
Tom Brady started early in this game targeting one of his favorite tight ends Rob Gronkowski as he scored the Buccaneers first 2 touchdowns. Gronkowski would have 67 receiving yards on 7 targets.
The Buccaneers pass rush had a field day going after Patrick Mahomes as they sacked him 3 times losing 27 yards. As they kept going after the backup tackles and winning them battles. They were able to pressure Mahomes and he was running all game throwing for 270 passing yards, 0 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions on 26/49 passing. And the Chiefs never cashed in the end zone as they were 0-2 in red zone attempts. There would be 2 interceptions by Buccaneers Antoine Winfield Jr and Devin White in the game.
What undid the Chiefs was their defense as they racked up multiple holding calls and just in the first half they had 4 penalties for 64 yards as the Buccaneers would punish the Chiefs mistakes and score touchdowns. What would have been a Chiefs Mathieu interception was negated on a defensive hold. Which led to a field goal attempt by Buccaneers kicker Ryan Succop a penalty by Mecole Hardman would lead to a Gronkowski touchdown. Multiple penalties by this team, a majority being the defense as the Chiefs had 11-120 to Buccaneers 4-39.
Tom Brady wins his 7th super bowl after leaving the New England Patriots and coming to the 7-9 Buccaneers and turning them into super bowl champions.
By E.J. Bryan Of Spotlight Sports Network