Super Bowl 2021 Chiefs vs Buccaneers Tom Brady returns to the Super Bowl, now with Tampa Bay
Tom Brady is without a doubt one of the best players in all of NFL history., if not the best, and its numbers both collective and personal support it. On Sunday, January 7, at Super Bowl LV he will seek to add his seventh ring championship when facing the reigning NFL champions the Chiefs de Kansas City.
At age 43 and in his first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers He has already led them to their first Super Bowl since 2003 and will be the first team to play the SB at their stadium.
Throughout his career, Brady has played nine Super Bowls and has won six of them.
Tom Brady’s first opportunity to contest the Vince Lombardi trophy was in Super Bowl XXXVI played at the Louisiana Superdome against the Rams of, then, St. Louis.
A pretty defensive game in which the maximum number of points scored in a quarter was 14, in the last, when the Rams scored two touchdowns to tie the game 17-17. With only a minute and a half to play, all those present and spectators thought that the match would be defined in overtime. That was when Brady’s talent came out. On the Pats’ last offensive drive, with no timeout, he brought his kicker to the 30-yard line. With seven seconds left, the kick was good and the Boston team scored their first Super Bowl. This marked the beginning of the Patriots’ golden age. Besides that Brady was the MVP.
The second Super Bowl for the Pats and Tom Brady did not take long, because in February 2004 he returned to star in the great game of the NFL now against the Panthers de Carolina. The scene now would be the Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, in the game remembered by the Janet Jackson’s wardrobe problem.
The first quarter ended with no points but later in the second the Pats scored two TDs and the Panthers only one along with a field goal. The third quarter was a mirage of the first as there were no points. And in the last quarter, there was a minute and a half left, and the match was tied 29-29 and as in the first SB won by the Foxboro team, with a field goal they sentenced the match with a score of 32-29. Again Tom Brady would be named as the MVP.
For the Super Bowl the following year, the stage changed to Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, Florid. The NFC champion were the Eagles de Philadelphia, but what did not change was the AFC champion the Patriots who repeated the feat of playing the SB.
In the first quarter there were no points. In the second and third each team converted a TD. For the last inning, the Pats scored 10 points and the Eagles reduced the difference by scoring a TD, but it was not enough for the comeback. The Pats became the two-time SB champions with a score of 24-21. Another thing that changed in this edition was that the MVP of the game now was not Brady, but the receiver Deion Branch.
In 2008, Super Bowl XVII marked the first setback in Brady’s career in a Super Bowl. The Pats were coming off a perfect season in which they wanted to match the record set by the Miami Dolphins in 1972 when they became the only undefeated team to win the championship. Now, they faced the New York Giants, who gave the surprise in the meeting since the Pats were favorites by 12 points.
It was a game with few points. In the first quarter a lone Giants field goal opened the scoring. Later in the second quarter, a TD by the Pats put them ahead. In the third quarter there were no points. In the last 15 minutes of the match both teams converted a TD giving the Pats the lead 14-10 but With 35 seconds left on the clock, Eli Manning sent a pass to Plaxico Burress with which the Giants gave one of the biggest surprises in the SB and beat the Pats 17-14, moments after having reached rival territory with the David Tyree helmet welcome. As it was expected, the game’s MVP was Manning.
The executioner of Tom Brady and the Patriots was present again four years after that Super Bowl XLII surprise. The story would be the same. The scene was Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis and he again faced Tom Brady with the Pats and Eli Manning with the Giants.
The Pats did not start the game well by not scoring points in the first quarter and trailing 9-0. In the second quarter they took advantage with a field goal and a touchdown. In the third quarter they converted again and the advantage was 17-9. In that same quarter, the Giants scored two field goals. In the fourth quarter, it looked like the Pats would vindicate themselves from that 2008 loss, but With 57 seconds left, a run by Ahmad Bradshaw destroyed Brady’s plans and the Giants won the final again. Again Eli Manning was the MVP.
It took Brady’s Patriots three years to return to a Super Bowl after their second loss to the Giants. Now the rival were the Seahawks de Seattle, who were looking for the two-time championship in Arizona.
A first quarter without points that left them all for the second in which 28 points were scored, divided in half for each of the teams. In the third quarter, the Seahawks took the lead by 10 points until with two Patriots touchdowns turned the game around. Seattle had a great opportunity at the last gasp of the game, But they didn’t get the ball to Marshawn Lynch and Malcolm Butler intercepted Russell Wilson in the end zone for the Pats to win 28-24 and claim their fourth title. Brady was the MVP again, his third.
Two years later, Brady commanded the Pats to make a new SuperBowl this time against the Atlanta Falcons. The setting was NGR Stadium, where Brady won his second ring.
The game started, as usual, without points in the first quarter. For the second would come a rain of points, by converting 24 between the two teams. The surprising thing is that 21 went to the Falcons and only 3 to the Pats. In the third quarter, the Falcons converted a touchdown and led it 28-3 with less than 3 minutes left in the third inning. The Pats cut six in that span and by the fourth quarter, they accomplished the feat with 19 unanswered points, sending the game into overtime for the first time in the Super Bowl. They won the toss and traveled the entire field to win 34-28 and get his fifth title in the NFL. Brady was again the MVP of the game.
The last Super Bowl lost to Brady was in 2018, when the Patriots faced the Philadelphia Eagles at US Bank Stadium in Minnesota.
The game started off with a lot of action with a field goal for each team and a TD for the Eagles. Later, in the second quarter the Pats scored nine points and Philadelphia was still on top by scoring 13 points, including the famous ‘Philly Special’. In the third quarter, the Patriots converted two touchdowns and the Eagles just one. In the fourth quarter, Brady for the first time in the game took a 33-32 lead, but the Eagles scored a touchdown with a missed two-point conversion that left the score 38-33. After an extraordinary defensive play that caused Brady to drop the ball, the Eagles recovered it, scored a field goal and the game ended 41-33 in favor of Philadelphia after Rob Gronkowski could not catch the Ave Maria. Nick Foles was the MVP of the match.
The last Super Bowl for Brady was in 2018, when he faced the Los Angeles Rams, whom he had already beaten in his first Super Bowl, when the now California franchise was in St. Louis, Missouri. The venue where it was played was the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
The custom of leaving the first quarter blank with no points returned, so that in the second a lone field goal by the Pats opened the scoring. By the third quarter, the Rams tied, but In the fourth quarter, the Pats converted a touchdown, Brandin Cooks couldn’t secure the tie and New England scored three more points for 13-3, the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in history, and give Brady his sixth ring. In this match, the man of the match was Julian Edelman.
Tom Brady will seek his seventh Super Bowl ring on January 7, 2021 by facing the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV.