A Chiefs penalty helped give the Buccaneers great field position and two more set up Rob Gronkowski‘s second touchdown of the evening.
The score is the 14th in Super Bowl history for that duo and it extended the Chiefs’ lead to 14-3 with just over six minutes to play in the first half. The drive started on the Kansas City 38-yard-line after a holding penalty wiped out a good Tommy Townsend punt that he followed with a shank.
It looked like the Chiefs would escape without any damage when safety Tyrann Mathieu picked off a pass that was tipped at the line of scrimmage, but a holding penalty on Charvarius Ward meant that the Bucs were able to maintain possession.
The Chiefs are up to five penalties and those errors have helped dig a big hole late in the first half.