Tom Brady claimed his seventh Super Bowl ring on Sunday (Feb 7), passing for 201 yards and three touchdowns as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers throttled the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 at Tampa, Fla.
Brady has won his seventh Super Bowl, extending the mark for the most by any player. That total is more than any NFL team, as his former team, the New England Patriots, and the Pittsburgh Steelers each have six. It was his 10th Super Bowl appearance, also the most of all time.
Brady wasted no time putting the Bucs in position for their second Super Bowl title and first since the 2002 season by firing for three first-half touchdowns and a 21-6 halftime lead.
The early onslaught included a patented drive inside the final minute he capped with a 1-yard strike to Antonio Brown with 6 seconds left. Rob Gronkowski grabbed two touchdowns, padding the postseason record for scoring connections from Brady to 14. Gronkowski had six grabs for 67 yards.
A 27-yard TD run in the third quarter by Leonard Fournette, who recorded 89 yards on 16 touches, made it 28-9. That TD helped ice the outcome as the Bucs constantly pressured the Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes, who suffered his worst NFL defeat.
Brady received his fifth Super Bowl MVP award, adding to his own record.
“They’re all special; it’s been an amazing year,” Brady said. “Just really proud of all the guys, proud of all the coaches, the effort we put in tonight.