Tom Brady wins Super Bowl No. 7, Buccaneers beat Chiefs 31-9
Six former LSU players will play in the Super Bowl LV in Tampa Bay. According to LSU Sports, that is the most of any team in college football.
There are three Tigers on each team with running backs Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Darrel Williams along with safety Tyrann Mathieu who play for the Chiefs and running back Leonard Fournette and linebackers Devin White and Kevin Minter who play for the Buccaneers.
This will be the 20th year straight in a row where a former LSU player participates in the Super Bowl, which ties with Georgia as the longest streak in the SEC, according to LSU Sports.
Tom Brady made his seventh Super Bowl title look familiar - despite moving south to a new team and conference during a pandemic.
Brady threw two touchdown passes to old friend Rob Gronkowski and one to good pal Antonio Brown, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City 31-9 on their home field in Super Bowl 55 on Sunday.
The GOAT extended his Super Bowl titles’ record in his 10th appearance, his first without Patriots coach Bill Belichick. The 43-year-old Brady broke his own mark for oldest player to win a Super Bowl and joins Hall of Famer Peyton Manning as the only quarterbacks to win one with multiple franchises.
The Buccaneers (15-5) won their second NFL title and first in 18 years while becoming the first team to play the big game at home, capping an unusual and challenging season played through the novel coronavirus. They won three road games as a wild-card team to reach the Super Bowl.
Tampa’s victory prevented Mahomes and the Chiefs (16-3) from becoming the first repeat champions since Brady’s Patriots did it in 2003-04.
The NFL completed its 269-game season on time without any cancellations, a remarkable accomplishment that required nearly 1 million COVID-19 tests for players and team personnel.
Due to the virus, only 25,000 mask-wearing fans were allowed in, including approximately 7,500 vaccinated health care workers who were given free tickets by the NFL. About 30,000 cardboard cutouts made the stadium look full.
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