TAMPA, Fla. — Welcome to the city of champions.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 in Super Bowl LV as quarterback Tom Brady extended his all-time Super Bowl title record to seven.
Tampa Bay? More like Champa Bay, with the Bucs following just months behind the Tampa Bay Lightning to bring home a second championship.
The Bucs weren't favored to win just prior to kickoff -- and the Chiefs made that apparent, striking first with a 3-point field goal in the first quarter. But a pass from Brady to Rob Gronkowski gave the Bucs their first touchdown of the game.
TDs No. 2 and No. 3 came in the second quarter, courtesy of Gronkowski and Antonio Brown, with a Chiefs' field goal in the middle -- and the Bucs extended the lead to 21-6 going into halftime.
A field goal gave the Chiefs a few extra points in the third quarter, but it was the Bucs' own 3-pointer and a TD that extended their lead to 31-9.
Tampa fans were happy in the fourth quarter as the Bucs' defense held back the Chiefs and, in a moment of confusion for all, Florida man took the field.
One of the major storylines going into Super Bowl LV turned out to be the biggest: In the battle between Brady and Patrick Mahomes, an all-star vs. one vying to be a back-to-back title champ, it was Brady and a team effort that kept the Vince Lombardi Trophy in Tampa Bay.
After the game, fans poured out of the stadium and into the streets to celebrate the big win. Those people who couldn't get in celebrated along the Tampa Riverwalk and elsewhere across the city.
Vice President Kamala Harris even gave the Buccaneers' a shout:
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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