Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-26 Inexperienced Bay Packers; Buffalo Payments 24-38 Kansas Metropolis Chiefs
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Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face reigning champions the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs in Tremendous Bowl 55 on 7 February.
Quarterback Brady, 43, threw three landing passes to assist the Buccaneers defeat the Inexperienced Bay Packers 31-26 within the NFC Championship sport to achieve their first Tremendous Bowl in 18 seasons.
The Chiefs then beat the Buffalo Payments 38-24 at Arrowhead Stadium to seal the AFC Championship, because of touchdowns from Mecole Hardman, Darrel Williams, Clyde Edwards-Helaire and two from Travis Kelce.
Tremendous Bowl 55 will happen on the Buccaneers’ Raymond James Stadium and it is going to be the primary time a group have performed in NFL’s showpiece at their house stadium.
Because of Covid-19 restrictions, solely 22,000 folks shall be on the match, with 7,500 locations reserved for well being care staff, who’ve been given free tickets.
Brady reaches his tenth Tremendous Bowl and is aiming for his seventh win
The Buccaneers, whose solely Tremendous Bowl victory got here within the 2002 marketing campaign after they beat the Oakland Raiders 48-21, had been up in opposition to the top-seeded Packers at their Lambeau Area floor.
It took 4 minutes for the away facet to take the lead as Brady, who received six Tremendous Bowls with the New England Patriots, discovered Mike Evans and he caught the go above his head whereas working backwards.
Nonetheless, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, anticipated to be named the NFL’s Most Useful Participant for the third time in his profession, introduced the rating degree with a shocking 50-yard go to Marquez Valdez-Scantling.
The Buccaneers regained the lead with an excellent 20-yard run from Leonard Fournette earlier than Brady’s 39-yard throw linked with Scotty Miller with one second of the primary half left, to present the guests a 21-10 lead at half-time.
The Packers, aiming for his or her first Tremendous Bowl success because the 2010 marketing campaign, had been booed off the sphere by their house supporters.
Brady, enjoying within the 14th championship match of his profession, then threw an eight-yard landing for Cameron Brate early within the third quarter to present the Buccaneers a 17-point benefit at 27-10.
Nonetheless, the Packers, four-time Tremendous Bowl champions, fought again as Rodgers linked with an eight-yard go to Robert Tonyan.
Following a sack on Brady, Rodgers discovered Davante Adams for a two-yard landing, though they missed the two-point conversion try to present the Buccaneers a five-point benefit going into the ultimate quarter.
Brady was sacked twice extra, however the Packers couldn’t capitalise and a 46-yard discipline aim from Ryan Succop prolonged the Buccaneers’ result in eight factors.
After a sustained interval of stress, the Packers needed to accept a 26-yard Mason Crosby discipline aim with two minutes left and the Buccaneers saved possession to say the victory.
Brady, who left the Patriots on the finish of final season earlier than becoming a member of the Buccaneers, will now be enjoying in his tenth Tremendous Bowl.
Chiefs on target for back-to-back Tremendous Bowl wins
Earlier than the AFC Championship, the Chiefs had been boosted as quarterback Patrick Mahomes, MVP in final season’s Tremendous Bowl, was declared match to play after he had suffered a concussion within the 22-17 play-off victory in opposition to the Cleveland Browns per week in the past.
Nonetheless, the Payments, who misplaced in 4 successive Tremendous Bowls within the early Nineties and haven’t reached the showpiece since 1993, made a vivid begin in entrance of 19,000 followers at Arrowhead.
Tyler Bass kicked a 51-yard discipline aim to place the Payments forward and an error from Hardman, who dropped a punt, enabled the guests to attain the primary landing with Josh Allen’s three-yard go to Dawson Knox.
However Hardman rapidly made amends as he caught Mahomes’ three-yard go for the Chiefs first rating of the match. Hardman then made a effective 50-yard run to get the Chiefs shut and Williams did the remainder from shut vary to place the reigning champions forward for the primary time.
They might not go behind once more as Edwards-Helaire stretched their lead with a one-yard landing, working by means of the center of the Payments’ defence.
The Payments had a whole lot of possession on the finish of the primary half, however the Chiefs defence restricted them to a 20-yard Bass discipline aim because the hosts held a 21-12 lead at half-time.
Either side kicked discipline objectives within the third quarter – Harrison Butker from 45 yards for the Chiefs and Bass from 26 yards for the Payments, however an underarm go from Mahomes to Kelce, who scored from two yards out, gave the Chiefs a large benefit.
Mahomes and Kelce then linked up once more for the quarterback’s third landing go, earlier than Allen made an eight-yard go to Isaiah McKenzie and Bass’ 51-yard discipline aim gave the scoreline a bit extra respectability.
The Chiefs stay on target to grow to be the primary facet to win back-to-back Tremendous Bowls since Brady’s Patriots lifted the Vince Lombardi Trophy within the 2003 and 2004 seasons.