The Bucs win their second Super Bowl championship in their history
By: Emmanuel Mendez
Super Bowl 55 is in the history books, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are your new Super Bowl Champions! After a very tough start in the season, the Bucs were able to find ways to win every game on the road to the playoffs, and then to the Big Game.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs with a score of 31-9. The Chiefs were the heavy favorites after a dominating season with only two losses, but the Bucs came from an undefeated winning streak after their last loss, coincidentally against the Chiefs.
The Raymond James Stadium had over 24,000 people in attendance, all required to wear masks and social distance. The fans present and around the world got to witness an overall impressive performance from the Bucs.
Their attack and their defense were on point that night which gave the Chiefs many problems. Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs couldn’t score a single touchdown in the game while the defense couldn’t stop Brady and company.
In the first quarter, the Chiefs got the first points of the game after a 49-yard field goal by kicker, Harrison Butker. Brady in the final minute of the first quarter found Rob Gronkowski to score the first touchdown of the game.
The score after the first quarter was 7-3 for the Buccaneers. It was an early sign that the Chiefs were going to have trouble breaking down the defense of the Bucs.
In the second quarter, Brady and the Bucs continued to go up the field and get closer to the touchdown. Brady would find Gronk again for the second touchdown of the game and they led 14-3.
The Chiefs would score another field goal, courtesy of Butker, this time from 34 yards. Brady wouldn’t be done because before halftime, he found Antonio Brown wide open for the third touchdown for the Bucs.
The Bucs led 21-6 at halftime with three downs thrown by Brady. The game was very heated before halftime after Brady exchanged words with Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu.
Halftime arrived, which means the Halftime Show began. The Canadian superstar, the Weeknd performed in this year’s halftime show with many of his hit songs being performed on a stage and then later on the field.
Some of his songs included “Starboy”, “The Hills”, “Save Your Tears”, “Can’t Feel My Face”, and “Blinding Lights”. At the time of writing, the Super Bowl Halftime show has over 27 million views on YouTube and many fans enjoyed the performance.
It is reported that the Weeknd himself contributed seven million dollars for his performance.
The game resumed and in the third quarter, the Chiefs started with yet another field goal from Butker, this time from 52 yards. That didn’t faze the Bucs as their running back, Leonard Fournette scored another touchdown for the Buccaneers.
The score was 28-9 now and the game was slowly coming to an end. The Buccaneers had a field goal of their own after Ryan Succop scored from 52 yards out.
The score after that field goal was the final score, 31-9.
There was still one more quarter to play but neither team was able to score a single point. The fourth quarter was a showcase of Mahomes` trouble finding a pass and a showcase of the Buccaneers making sure nothing gets past them.
Time was running out for the Chiefs and then there was no time left in the Super Bowl. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won their second Super Bowl Championship on their home field and Tom Brady won his seventh Super Bowl at the age of 43.