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Tampa Bay Buccaneers win Super Bowl, dethroning Kansas City Chiefs




 The [Tampa Bay Buccaneers capped](https://www.wfla.com/sports/pirates/tom-brady-wins-super-bowl-no-7-marauders beat-bosses 31-9/) the most abnormal season in expert football history Sunday night by organizing a natural scene: Tom Brady lifting the [Vince Lombardi Trophy](https://www.nfl.com/100/encounters/lombardi-prize/post). 


Brady tossed three score passes, two to long-term partner Rob Gronkowski, as Tampa Bay crushed the authoritative hero [Kansas City Chiefs**,** 31-9, in Super Bowl LV](https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2021/02/07/the-pirates win-super-bowl-lv/) at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, the principal current title game ever played on the home field of one of the two finalists. 


The game should be an epic clash of the ages, pitting the record-breaking extraordinary Brady and Patrick Mahomes, 25, broadly viewed as the best youthful quarterback in the game. 


The Chiefs entered Sunday night as 3-point top picks, yet the Buccaneers raged to a 21-6 halftime lead and were rarely genuinely tested. Tampa Bay's stifling safeguard kept the Chiefs, who found the middle value of 30.8 focuses per game in the ordinary season, from marking the end zone even once on Sunday. 


[Brady, 43,](https://www.nfl.com/players/tom-brady/) was named [Super Bowl MVP](https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2021/02/07/tom-brady-is-the-super-bowl-mvp/) for a remarkable the fifth time and will presently be fitted for his seventh title ring. 


The Buccaneers seemed, by all accounts, to be a somewhat better-than-normal group, sitting at 7-5 in late November. After they were crushed by the Chiefs [in an ordinary season game on Nov. 29](https://www.nbcsports.com/boston/nationalists/how-tom-brady-fared-marauders week-12-misfortune patrick-mahomes-bosses), the Bucs didn't lose once more. 


"We had a harsh month of November," Brady said from the prize introduction platform. "We met up at the perfect time. I think we realize this planned to happen now isn't that right? We wound up playing our most impressive showing of the year." 


Brady paralyzed the football world 11 months prior, [leaving the New England Patriots](https://www.nbcnews.com/news/sports/tom-brady-reports he-leaving-new-britain loyalists n1161476) and marking a free-specialist bargain in Tampa. 


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## [Fans observe Buccaneers' success, youth artist respects Covid laborers, Weeknd gives high energy halftime show](https://www.nbcnews.com/video/tampa-straight pirates win-super-bowl-youth-artist praises Coronavirus forefront laborers 100671557929) 


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By quitting New England in courtesy ofTampa Bay, Brady dumped an establishment that he and mentor Bill Belichick raised from average quality to significance for a club that is infrequently been related with winning. 


The Bucs won the 2003 Super Bowl in their solitary past appearance in star football's definitive game. 


In any case, Tampa Bay is better referred to for [entering play as an extension group in 1976](https://www.nfl.com/photographs/the-timetable 0-26-bucs-0ap3000000745119#:~:text=Created%20as%20an%20expansion%20team,against%20the%20New%20Orleans%20Saints.) and [losing 26 sequential games](https://www.nbcsports.com/longest-losing-streaks-sports#slide-7), the longest run of awkwardness since the [NFL-AFL merger](https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/06/28/fmia-visitor joe-browne-afl-nfl-consolidation/). 


From the time Brady, [husband of supermodel Gisele Bündchen](https://www.nbcboston.com/boston-business-diary/gisele-bundchen-tom-brady-sell-brookline-new-york-homes/2274682/), set foot in Florida, he made winning stylish again in Tampa. He finished passes for 4,633 yards, third most in the NFL, during a 11-5 standard season. 


It was only the Bucs' fourteenth winning season out of 45 missions in establishment history. 


"It's simply a unimaginable story," said Gronkowski, who emerged from retirement to join his previous New England partner in Tampa. 


"Just to have a circumstance like this with such countless extraordinary players and be Super Bowl LV champs, it's simply incredible." 


The Buccaneers' old neighborhood Super Bowl triumph covered an amazing five-month run for nearby avid supporters. 


The [Tampa Bay Lightning lifted the Stanley Cup](https://nhl.nbcsports.com/2020/09/28/lightning-win-stanley-cup-by-covering stars-in-game-6/), master hockey's definitive prize, in late September as the NHL completed the Covid postponed season playing in two Canadian air pockets. 


In Major League Baseball's seriously shortened season, the Tampa Rays knocked off the Houston Astros [to catch the American League flag in October](https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/tampa-inlet beams win-american-alliance flag will-confront dodgers-n1243600) prior to tumbling to [the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series](https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/dodgers-rally-beat-beams catch first-world-arrangement title-1988-n1244197). 


Tampa Mayor Jane Castor kidded Sunday night she'd be okay with changing the city's name, tweeting: Tom Brady - see you in my office on Monday to examine 'Tompa' Bay." 


What's more, if there were any questions that Brady may become complacent and hang up his spikes, he set out to settle that. 


"Definitely [we're coming back](https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2021/02/07/tom-brady-were-returning/)" for the 2021 season, Brady said on the platform. 


> pic.twitter.com/EimUHZbX6e—Jane Castor (@JaneCastor) February 8, 2021 


Sunday night's title game in Tampa will end the most odd mission in expert football history, with various games being delayed and scarcely any fans — assuming any — in participation at arenas on account of the lethal [coronavirus pandemic](https://www.nbcnews.com/wellbeing/Covid). 


Coronavirus abrogations were especially hard-felt on Thanksgiving, a yearly genius football crevasse of three broadly broadcast games. Yet, this current season's ideal time nightcap between prominent opponents the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens must be [moved because of a flare-up inside the Ravens organization](https://www.nfl.com/news/ravens-steelers-game-moved-from-thursday-to-sunday). 


The game was first rescheduled for three days after the fact and afterward moved again to [Dec. 2](https://nflcdns.nfl.com/liveupdate/gamecenter/58331/PIT_Gamebook.pdf), in an extraordinarily uncommon Wednesday challenge. 


In spite of episodes and deferments, the NFL by one way or another figured out how to get in 16 standard season games for each of the 32 clubs — however real onlookers to those games were rare. 


Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady celebrates during the final quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on Feb. 7, 2021.Mark J. Rebilas/Reuters 


Almost [half the association played their eight standard season dates](https://www.pro-football-reference.com/a long time/2020/attendance.htm) without one paying client in the stands. 


Also, of clubs that permitted fans inside, it was at profoundly diminished limit. For instance, Dallas drove the NFL in tickets sold this season with 219,021 entryway clicks, [compared to the Cowboys 2019 all out of 727,432](https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/01/03/nfl-participation hits-a-15-year-low/).

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