New Team, Same Result: Brady Wins Another One

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Tyler Holmquist, Sports Editor

On Sunday night, Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Kansas City Chiefs, 31-9, to win the 55th Super Bowl. The game did not really live up to the hype surrounding it beforehand. The Buccaneers, led by Brady, and the Chiefs, led by young quarterback star Patrick Mahomes, were both great offensive teams throughout the regular season, and fans were ready for a high scoring back and forth battle. That battle, though, never really happened. The Buccaneers stifled the Chiefs offense, and it didn’t really help the Chiefs that quarterback Patrick Mahomes was playing with an injured toe.


   After one quarter, the Buccaneers led 7-3, and they never looked back from there. Led by Brady, who passed for 201 yards and three touchdowns, and running back Leonard Fournette, who rushed for 89 yards and one touchdown, the Buccaneers outplayed the Chiefs on offense and defense throughout the whole game.


   Mahomes did throw for 270 yards, but wasn’t able to amass a single touchdown while throwing two interceptions during the course of the game. Tight end Travis Kelce did collect 133 receiving yards, but did not score a touchdown. In fact, the Chiefs didn’t score a single touchdown the whole game, with all nine of their points coming off of field goals. The game was never really in doubt, with Tampa Bay leading the entire way. Brady, who is 43 years old, is still playing, but probably not much longer, while Mahomes has emerged as the bright young star quarterback in the NFL. Many thought that this game might be the passing of the torch from one great quarterback to the next, but we’ll have to wait at least one more year for that to happen.