TAMPA (CBSMiami/AP) – Here’s how the second half of Super Bowl 55 is going:
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Tom Brady threw two of his three touchdown passes to Rob Gronkowski and the Tampa Bay defense frustrated Patrick Mahomes to lead the Buccaneers to an 31-9 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night for Brady’s record seventh Super Bowl title.
Brady connected twice in the first half with Gronkowski to give the pair an NFL record 14 playoff TD passes and then added another to Antonio Brown to stake the Bucs to a big halftime lead that the defense had no problem holding.
Mahomes was unable to get the Chiefs into the end zone for the first time in his career. He went 26 for 49 for 270 yards and two interceptions.
Brady won it all in his first season in Tampa Bay after winning six Super Bowls with New England. The Bucs got their second championship following the one in the 2002 season.
An unknown man slipped onto the field at the Super Bowl and ran toward midfield, drawing applause from the 25,000 fans in attendance.
The man took off his shirt, waved it above his head and kept running. He slipped between two security guards and then made a beeline for the goal line.
With more security closing in, he wisely slid at the 3-yard line. But he wasn’t afforded the same protection as NFL quarterbacks. Guards piled atop him as he hit the grass, tied his hands and escorted him into a nearby tunnel. He got another ovation as he exited the stadium.
The Chiefs trailed 31-9 and managed just three field goals at the time of the streaker’s appearance.
Tom Brady is closing in on a record seventh Super Bowl title as the struggles continue for Patrick Mahomes.
Mahomes threw incomplete after long scrambles on third and fourth down deep in Tampa Bay territory. The stalled drive left the Chiefs trailing 31-9 early in the fourth quarter.
Brady has thrown for three touchdowns, including a pair to old longtime New England teammate Rob Gronkowski in their first season together with the Buccaneers. Mahomes is 15 of 32 for 131 yards with an interception.
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President Joe Biden says he spent part of Super Bowl Sunday calling watch parties hosting U.S. troops to thank them for their service.
In a tweet Sunday evening, Biden said he called watch parties in Kabul, Afghanistan, and on board the USS Nimitz, an aircraft carrier deployed to the Middle East.
Biden says, “We are forever in debt to those who sacrifice so much to keep us safe.”
The president also spoke to the millions of people watching the game on television. Biden and his wife, Jill, appeared in a taped message that aired before the game, calling on the public to observe a moment of silence in remembrance of the more than 400,000 deaths to COVID-19 in the U.S.
The Buccaneers are pulling away from the Chiefs in the Super Bowl.
Leonard Fournette ran untouched 27 yards for a touchdown to give Tampa Bay a 28-9 lead after Kansas City had opened the second half with a drive to its third field goal.
Patrick Mahomes’ Chiefs are still without a touchdown, and the star quarterback is 0 of 6 passing on third down.
Tom Brady has led the Buccaneers to touchdowns on four of their past five drives after punting on the first two possessions.
Fournette joins Terrell Davis (1997 season) and Larry Fitzgerald (2008) as the only players to score in four playoff games in a single postseason. Fournette has his sixth straight playoff game with at least one TD and 50 yards rushing.
The Kansas City Chiefs got another field goal to start the second half but are still seeking their first touchdown of the Super Bowl.
Harrison Butker kicked a 52-yard field goal to cut Tampa Bay’s lead to 21-9. The long kick came after Patrick Mahomes couldn’t connect with Travis Kelce on third and 8.
Mahomes is 0 for 6 passing on third down in the game with Kansas City’s only conversion coming on his run. He led the NFL in the regular season with 47% of his third-down passes going for first downs.
Butker also connected from 49 and 34 yards in the first half and has made all six attempts this season from at least 50 yards.Trump A Dominant Force At Conservative Conference In Orlando
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