Super Bowl LV live blog: Brady cements GOAT status with 7th championship

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February 5th, 2021

Brady shines on football’s biggest stage

Tom Brady eliminated any doubt about his status as the greatest quarterback of all time on Sunday night by capturing his seventh Super Bowl title. The 43-year-old signal caller went 21-for-29 for 201 yards and three touchdowns and staked the Bucs to an early lead they never relinquished. The performance earned TB12 his record fifth Super Bowl MVP award.

Bucs defense puts Chiefs out of their misery

Devin White put an exclamation point on Tampa Bay's big night with an end zone pick of Patrick Mahomes with under two minutes remaining on the clock. That sound you hear is the Fat Lady warming up.

It's all Tampa Bay heading into the 4th quarter

Gronk has been a difference maker

Rob Gronkowski is having himself a day. Our TwinSpires ambassador Brett Favre called it earlier this week in his Super Bowl predictions.

3rd quarter: Bucs are looking untouchable

It's good! Ryan Succop extends Tampa Bay's lead to 31-9 after connecting on a 52-yard field goal.

3rd Quarter: Mahomes throws a pick

Patrick Mahomes' struggles are continuing after throwing an interception to Antoine Winfield. The Super Bowl LIV MVP is now 11-for-23 for just 75 yards.

3rd Quarter: Fournette breaks it open

The Bucs have a little more breathing room after a 27-yard touchdown run by Tampa Bay RB Leonard Fournette. The home team is now up 28-9 with 7:45 remaining in the third quarter.

3rd Quarter: Butker boots it from deep

KC kicker Harrison Butker narrows the gap by nailing a 52-yard field goal for the Chiefs. Kansas City is still down 21-9.

The Weeknd Dazzles During Pepsi Halftime Show

The Weeknd defied the odds by leading off his halftime set with his 2016 hit "Starboy." The tune topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 when it was first released.

Does his pitch perfect performance crack your personal list of the best Super Bowl halftime performances of all time?

2nd quarter: Brady finds Brown for TD before halftime

With six seconds remaining in the first half, Brady leads the Bucs down the field for another score — this time to former Patriots teammate Antonio Brown.

Bucs lead 21-6 at the half.

2nd quarter: Chiefs hit field goal

Chiefs nail a 34-yard field goal to narrow the scoring gap. Bucs lead 14-6 with 1:02 left in the first half.

2nd quarter: Brady, Gronk connect for another score

Brady and Gronk score for the second time tonight, after the Chiefs commit a neutral-zone infraction on a Ryan Succop field goal and extend the Bucs' drive.

2nd quarter: Chiefs stuff Bucs on fourth-and-goal

The Bucs nearly score on their second straight possession, but the Chiefs defense steps up big to hold Tampa Bay on fourth-and-goal.

1st quarter: Bucs take first-quarter lead with Gronk touchdown

With under a minute left in the first quarter, Tom Brady connects with former Patriots teammate Rob Gronkowski for a touchdown. The score also marks Brady's first first-quarter touchdown drive of his record 10 Super Bowl appearances.

1st quarter: Chiefs on the board with field goal

Chiefs nearly score on a deep pass to Tyreek Hill but settle for a 49-yard Harrison Butker field goal to go up 3-0 midway through the first quarter.

6:32: Chiefs call heads, win coin toss

Another Super Bowl prop bet outcome has been determined, as the Kansas City Chiefs win the coin toss by correctly calling heads!

6:30: National anthem goes Over two minutes

Jazmine Sullivan and Eric Church sync up to deliver a moving rendition of the national anthem that clocks in OVER two minutes.

5:30 p.m. ET: One hour until Super Bowl LV kickoff

We're less than an hour away from kickoff of Super Bowl LV, between the Kansas City Chiefs (-3) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers!

Be sure to check out the nearly 200 markets available for Sunday's matchup, including a full list of player and novelty props at TwinSpires' sportsbook!

Also, don't miss out on TwinSpires' Big Game Profit Boost, where you can wager up to $100 on either Kansas City or Tampa Bay to score the first touchdown of the game and get a 50% profit boost on your winnings!

Super Bowl Sunday is finally here! The defending champion Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face off at Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium tonight at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Sun, February 7 2021, 11:30 PM

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The most anticipated football matchup of the year will pit last year’s Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes against six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady.

Mahomes guided his team to a No. 1 seed in the playoffs, after Kansas City achieved a league-best 14-2 record.

Brady, on the other hand, got off to a slow start in his first season with Tampa Bay. It wasn’t until a 27-24 loss to Kansas City in Week 12 that TB and his team seemed to find a rhythm. Following their bye week, the Bucs finished on a four-win streak to close out the regular season and won three straight road playoff games to reach Sunday’s contest.

The fifth-seeded Bucs will enter as a three-point underdog in Super Bowl LV. This is only the second time in Brady’s record 10 Super Bowl appearances that his team is an underdog. The first time occurred in 2001, Brady’s first year as a starter, when his New England Patriots defeated the Saint Louis Rams’ high-octane offense, known as "The Greatest Show on Turf."

In order for Tampa Bay to win its second Super Bowl in franchise history, Brady and his Bucs must stop another dynamic offense in the Chiefs.

Find out here which team ultimately comes out on top! TwinSpires will present live updates all throughout Super Bowl LV, from the coin toss to the Weeknd's halftime show, and the naming of Super Bowl MVP.

Kickoff of Super Bowl LV is set for 6:30 p.m. ET on CBS. Bookmark this page for all the latest news and notes.