The ageless Tom Brady put together another Super Bowl masterpiece, his first one as a Buccaneer, to lead Tampa Bay to a 31-9 victory over Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs in Super Bowl 2021 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.
The 43-year-old Brady won his record seventh Lombardi Trophy in his 10th trip to the Super Bowl, giving the Buccaneers their second Super Bowl title and denying the Chiefs their bid at a repeat. Brady, who was named Super Bowl MVP for a fifth time, controlled the game and threw for three touchdown passes, including one in the final seconds of the first half. He was helped by an undisciplined Chiefs defense that committed six penalties in the first half.
On the other side of the ball, former Jets coach Todd Bowles frustrated Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes, who did very little damage until the fourth quarter when Bowles began playing a prevent look. It was the first double-digit loss of Mahomes’ career.
Brady showed he is not ready to be beaten by Father Time or by the 25-year-old Mahomes. He went 21 of 29 for 201 yards and the three scores. Mahomes completed 26 of 49 for 270 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions.