Brady remains on top

After a long, non-traditional NFL season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tom Brady won Super Bowl 55. The Buccaneers soundly defeated the Kansas City Chiefs by a score of 31-9. The Chiefs simply could not get anything going offensively as the Buccaneers defense, led by Devin White, Antonio Winfield, and Shaquille Barrett, was too much for the Chiefs. The absence of starting offensive tackles, Mitchell Swartz and Eric Fisher, hurt the Chiefs offense, as Patrick Mahomes had little time in the pocket. On the other side, Brady once again played at a championship level.

Brady threw for three passing touchdowns and made it look easy. He connected twice with his former New England tight end, Rob Gronkowski, and once with Antonio Brown. Halfback Leonard Fournette ran in for the other score. The Buccaneers defense held their own, not letting the Chiefs get into the endzone. The Buccaneers played an all-around amazing game on both sides of the ball. Brady had a lot of people doubting him coming into this game, and Vegas had Brady and the Bucs as the underdogs in the game.

This Super Bowl victory may have been the one that Brady wanted the most. For 20 years, Brady, former coach Bill Belicheck, and the New England Patriots broke the hearts of many opponents and dominated the NFL, winning six Super Bowls together. There was much speculation as to whether the key to their success was Belicheck’s coaching or Brady’s play on the field. Tom Brady came to a Bucs team that hadn’t been to the playoffs since 2007 and in his first season brought them a Lombardi trophy. Bill Belicheck and the Patriots on the other side finished the season with a 7-9 record and missed the playoffs.