The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have gained Tremendous Bowl LV, beating Kansas Metropolis Chiefs 31 to 9 in Florida.
The win means legendary quarterback Tom Brady, who was additionally named the sport’s Most Precious Participant (MVP), walks away along with his seventh Tremendous Bowl victory – a document for the game, after profitable his first six with the New England Patriots.
The 43-year-old arrange three touchdowns earlier than half-time, all however sealing the win in opposition to the reigning champions, with the staff wrapping up the victory within the third quarter with a fourth journey over the road.
After the win, Brady stated: “I am so happy with all of those guys out right here, every thing we handled all 12 months. We had a tough month of November however BA (Bruce Arians, head coach) had all the boldness in us, the staff had a whole lot of confidence and we got here collectively on the proper time.
“I feel we knew this was going to occur, did not we? We ended up enjoying our greatest recreation of the 12 months.”
It’s the second time Tampa Bay have lifted the Vince Lombardi Trophy, after first profitable the occasion in 2003 in San Diego.
The Kansas Metropolis Chiefs’ talisman Patrick Mahomes did not make an affect in a recreation he was anticipated to dominate for the 2020 champions, after a season that noticed him turn out to be one of many youngest quarterbacks in Tremendous Bowl historical past.
The large occasion, which befell on the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, was held in entrance of a lowered crowd and 1000’s of cardboard cut-outs amid the COVID-19 outbreak in Florida.
Throughout your entire NFL, greater than one million coronavirus checks have been carried out through the season in an effort to maintain the game going regardless of the pandemic.
A lot of the season was performed behind closed doorways, with some video games later permitting a restricted variety of followers within the stands.
And whereas the sport is the primary focus of proceedings for the Tremendous Bowl, the halftime present and commercials additionally come underneath the highlight.
Canadian singer The Weeknd had the honour of performing on the halftime present, blasting his hits reminiscent of Cannot Really feel My Face and Starboy backed by violinists and dancers.
His look hit its climax on the pitch, the place he was joined by a military of masked dancers to carry out his mega-hit Blinding Lights.
In the meantime, numerous main manufacturers spent a rumoured $5.5m (£3.9m) on 30-second advert spots through the recreation.
Mike Myers and Dana Carvey reprised their roles from Wayne’s World alongside Cardi B for Uber Eats, whereas rapper Drake alongside actor Paul Rudd appeared in a industrial for State Farm insurance coverage.
Earlier than the occasion singer H.E.R carried out America The Stunning, whereas nation star Eric Church was joined by Jazmine Sullivan for the nationwide anthem.
Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old poet who shot to world stardom after showing at Joe Biden’s inauguration, additionally carried out forward of the sport.
Normally, members of the profitable staff would yell “I will Disney World” down the digicam earlier than heading over to close by Orlando the subsequent day to participate in a Tremendous Bowl parade on the Magic Kingdom – however COVID-19 has put a halt to that this 12 months, with Disney deciding in opposition to the annual occasion in order to not entice crowds to the park.