Super Bowl LV was pretty incredible, with Tom Brady proving all the naysayers wrong and showing that even at 43 years old, the old man still has plenty of life in him.
For those of you who didn’t tune into the Big Game last night, Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers put the hurt on Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, running them into the ground in a decisive 31-9 win. It was a thing of beauty.. unless you were a Chiefs/Mahomes fan, in which case the game was pretty painful to watch.
Tom Brady, who won his seventh Super Bowl and was named MVP of the game, but the Buccaneers defense deserves a lot of the credit as well, limiting Mahomes to only 26 of 49 for 270 yards and two interceptions, and limited the offense to three field goals.
It took awhile for Brady to find his rhythm, but once he did towards the end of the first quarter, it was game on (literally), firing a pass to his good buddy Rob Gronkowski for a touchdown. From there, he was pretty much unstoppable, closing out the game with a near-perfect QB rating of 125.8.
Afterwards, Tom sounded off about the game they played. “I’m so proud of all these guys out here. We had a rough month of November but (Bruce Arians) had all the confidence in us, the team had a lot of confidence, we came together at the right time and I think we knew this was going to happen tonight, didn’t we? We ended up playing our best game of the year.”
Despite what you think about Brady, you have got to give the man credit. He’s spent 20 years in New England. He could run the Patriots’ offense with his eyes closed and still wind up with an AFC championship. When he signed with the Buccaneers in March, it mean he’d have to adjust to a new coach, a new system, new teammates, not to mention dealing with the pandemic disruptions. But despite it all, he came out victorious, and he shows no signs of being ready to hand the trophy to anyone else anytime soon.
Fun fact: Brady is the fourth QB to play on two different Super Bowl franchises, joining Craig Morton, Kurt Warner and Peyton Manning.
In the video above, Chris Berman, Steve Young and Booger McFarland discuss Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski’s dominance in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Super Bowl LV victory against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, and also react to the duo breaking Joe Montana and Jerry Rice’s record for most touchdowns by a QB-receiver duo in NFL playoff history.
What did you think of Super Bowl LV? And do you think Brady and the Bucs can repeat history next season?