Super Bowl LV live blog: Brady cements GOAT status with 7th championship
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.
There's one player in Sunday's big game that @TS_Sportsbook Ambassador @BrettFavre says you shouldn't be forgetting about!— TwinSpires Sportsbook 💵 (@TS_Sportsbook) February 5, 2021
He's made him the focus of his best player prop bet and we've given it a boost for you to play.
Market here: https://t.co/5ICGZirF1p pic.twitter.com/RFdOTB1MVY
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.
Succop strong tonight. Super Bowl edition:— Andrew Brandt (@AndrewBrandt) February 8, 2021
Kickers are like lawyers; never fully appreciated until you need a good one.
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.
Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski have now connected for 13 postseason touchdowns, the most by any two players in NFL history.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) February 8, 2021
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
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.
🏈 Big Game Week! 🏈— TwinSpires Sportsbook 💵 (@TS_Sportsbook) February 5, 2021
At TwinSpires, we're dedicated to legendary moments, and there's none bigger than the Big Game this Sunday!
Place your Big Game bets with promo code FREE1000 for seven days of risk-free betting!https://t.co/8cGs5xrRPW pic.twitter.com/h0L2XCck1U
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.