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  • Writer's pictureEd Gaines

Tom Brady Wins Ring No. 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defeat the Kansas City Chiefs

Tom Brady won his record seventh Super Bowl Sunday as his Tampa Bay Buccaneers overpowered the Kansas City Chiefs, 31-9.

The 43-year-old Brady threw for three touchdowns, including two to his old teammate on the New England Patriots, Rob Gronkowski. The pair now have 14 post-season touchdowns, the new NFL record.

Meanwhile, Tampa Bay's defense kept the defending champs Chiefs, led by 25-year-old QB Patrick Mahomes, largely under wraps all game. Kansas City's potent offense failed to score a TD and had to settle for three field goals.

Brady was named Super Bowl MVP (for a 5th time) and extended his Super Bowl titles' record in his 10th appearance-- his first without Patriots coach Bill Belichick.

Brady also broke his own mark for oldest player to win a Super Bowl and joins Hall of Famer Peyton Manning as the only quarterbacks to win one with multiple franchises. The Buccaneers won their second NFL title and first in 18 years while becoming the first team to play the big game at home, capping an unusual and challenging season played through the coronavirus.

Due to the virus, only 25,000 mask-wearing fans were allowed in, including approximately 7,500 vaccinated health care workers who were given free tickets by the NFL. About 30,000 cardboard cutouts made the stadium look full.

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