Looking back at the Super Bowl LV odds, it’s known to many that the Chiefs had the upper hand on the Buccaneers. However, many were surprised as soon as the whistle for the start of the first quarter was blown.
The Tom Brady-Rob Gronkowski connection proved the test of time. Both veterans were on fire during the first half of the match, connecting for two first-half touchdowns of the match to close with a 21-3 scoreline at the break. The opening score came after a field goal by Kansas City and recorded a 75-yard drive by the Buccaneers. The next touchdown followed when the Chiefs made defensive errors, including a penalty of a fourth-and 5 field goal attempt that handed over the Bucs a first down. Succeeding that penalty is a rocket pass by Brady to Gronk in the end zone for the second time.
What frustrated the Chiefs were multiple penalties in the first half, which mostly happened in the final seconds of the second half. This involves two interference penalties by the Chiefs at the one-yard line with Brady capitalizing on one with a passing score to Antonio Brown.
The other end of the spectrum, Tampa Bay, lacked defensive skill. Although Patrick Mahomes seemed healthy right before the match, he did not display his usual intensity throughout the game. They did not start the second half with confidence either. They only converted points through a field goal. This was answered by another Buccaneers touchdown as Leonard Fournette completed 27-yards for the Bucs first rushing touchdown to stretch their lead to 28-9. After a Patrick Mahomes interception, Tampa Bay gave up points once again. Ryan Succop secured a 52-yard field goal, extending the lead to 31-9. This was one of the biggest surprises of the Super Bowl LV, leaving the Kansas City Chiefs without a touchdown at the end of the game.
Super Bowl MVP
If you looked at the Super Bowl MVP odds, you will find that Tom Brady is among the favorites to win it. True enough, he bagged the reward along with several records under his belt. He was named Super Bowl MVP for the fifth time after helping his team lead to a 31-9 blowout, completing 21 of 29 passes for 201 yards, three touchdown passes, and zero turnovers. This alone shows how dominant he can be when he’s on top of his game.
Brady reignited his connection with New England Patriots teammate Rob Gronkowski for his first two scores before a touchdown to Antonio Brown just before halftime. This is when the Bucs sealed their win against the Chiefs. The 21-6 lead was already untouchable at that point.
Furthermore, Brady already holds the record for Super Bowl MVPs after surpassing Joe Montana with his fourth trophy when he beat the Atlanta Falcons while playing for the New England Patriots.