- Tom Brady and Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated Green Bay Packers, 31-26
- Kansas City didn’t have any troubles against the Bills, 38-24
It is Tom Brady against Patrick Mahomes in the NFL Super Bowl LV. Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game, while in the AFC, the Kansas City Chiefs were better than the Buffalo Bills.
Brady, Bucs, Show Class, Defeat Packers 31-26
Tom Brady reached his 10th Super Bowl, only this time, he did it with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, becoming one of few players who did that with two different teams.
Brady had 280 passing yards, with three touchdown passes and three interceptions, but was there to step up in the critical moments. Though, we need to say that Matt LeFleur’s decision to go for a field goal with 2:05 to go on fourth-and-goal eight yards away from the endzone, helped the guests a lot.
Aaron Rodgers was visibly unhappy after the game once being asked about that call.
Rodgers had 346 yards for three scores and one interception, and lost his fourth NFC Conference game, the second in a row. He would add following the game that he doesn’t know what the future holds for him, making all the Packers’ fans pretty frighten.
Davante Adams had just 67 receiving yards for one TD and a couple of bad reactions, which most definitely affected his team in a bad way. Marquez Valdes-Scantling caught 115 yards and a score, Allen Lazard had 62, and Robert Tonyan 22 for one TD.
Among the Bucs, Chris Godwin had 110 receiving yards, while Mike Evans, Scotty Miller, and Cameron Brate all posted one TD catch coming from Brady. Leonard Fournette carried the football 12 times for 55 yards, once into the end zone.
Mahomes Rules the AFC
Even if there were some doubts about Patrick Mahomes’ quality, they all vanished following this match. The former NFL MVP was almost perfect against the Buffalo Bills and Josh Allen, leading his Chiefs to a 38-24 victory and the second Super Bowl appearance in a row.
Even though the Bills had a 9-0 edge after the opening frame, the hosts were calm and focused, which quickly erased that deficit, turning it into a huge lead with them posting three straight touchdowns. One by one, Mecole Hardman, Darrel Williams, and Clyde Edwards-Helaire brought points, and all the Bills could do is to watch how their chance for the Super Bowl fades away.
Allen was solid with 287 passing, 88 rushing yards, two touchdowns, and one pick, but with four sacks that forced him to lose 53 yards. It was something that hurt the guests a lot. Stefon Diggs had 77 receiving yards without a TD. Isaiah McKenzie and Dawson Knox were the ones who scored TDs for Buffalo.
Meanwhile, the Chiefs were versatile once attacking, having Tyreek Hill with 172 yards through the air, and Travis Kelce with 118, with the note that the latter one delivered two TDs.
Mahomes himself threw 325 yards for three touchdowns, without a pick, and being sacked just once, for no negative yards.
The Chiefs travel to Tampa Bay now, as the Super Bowl LV occurs at the Raymond James Stadium. That made the Bucs the first team in history to play the title game at home. Minnesota Vikings had a chance to do that at the Super Bowl LII, but a loss to the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game prevented the Vikes from doing that.