Bucs use short field, Chiefs penalties to extend lead to 14-3

NFL: FEB 07 Super Bowl LV - Chiefs v Buccaneers
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A Chiefs penalty helped give the Buccaneers great field position and two more set up Rob Gronkowski‘s second touchdown of the evening.

Chiefs cornerback Antonio Hamilton was offside on a Ryan Succop field goal attempt and the Bucs got a first down as a result. Tom Brady hit Gronkowski for a 17-yard touchdown pass.

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.

21 responses to “Bucs use short field, Chiefs penalties to extend lead to 14-3

  1. Refs doing everything in their hands to help the old man to get a ring. Just like the old days in New England

  2. Refs use short field to extend lead*

    If that was holding on the interception, then you’re saying it’s holding anytime two players touch each other.

  3. Every minute the Bucs lead in the game Belichick seems less and less like a “genius” and more and more like a guy that got lucky with some great players.

  4. Yet again for the 10,000th time. The refs bail brady out with bogus calls. Absolutely pathetic. And even brady fans can’t defend these garbage calls against the Chiefs.

  5. Correction, refs penalties… That hold on the interception was an absolute joke. Chiefs 3, Bucs 7, Refs 7.

  6. KC now has them where they want. Every time they’ve gotten behind like this they’ve come back. Not saying it will happen but KC has seemed to wake up in the second half and rally.

  7. LOL at these ref comments. You cry baby chiefs fans were fine with all the holding non calls in that went in your favor in last year’s super bowl. Be quiet.

  8. thermanmerman99 says:
    February 7, 2021 at 7:56 pm
    Yet again for the 10,000th time. The refs bail brady out with bogus calls. Absolutely pathetic. And even brady fans can’t defend these garbage calls

    Let me translate for everyone

    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  9. Not a fan of either team but why are the refs calling all the ticky tac penalties? It’s a championship game and you have to let them play.

  10. Miner football league, I’m a Colts fan, a rival of the chiefs and I’m speaking the facts. They are getting destroyed by the refs. Absolutely pathetic and rigged. We all saw this coming

  11. As a Dolphins fan who doesn’t mind seeing Brady win outside of New England, this game is hard to watch. Man, this game feels like the refs are getting paid off…

  12. Not even a bucs fan, but the refs aren’t the problem. The chiefs keep taking bad penalties. Stop blaming the refs. That was a pathetic display of discipline by the chiefs, period.

  13. This is BY FAR some of the worst officiating ever. I could care less who wins this game I just wanted an even fair game and the NFL could not even provide that.
    They should be ashamed of this product they put on the field!!

  14. flash1224 says:
    February 7, 2021 at 8:16 pm
    thermanmerman99 says:
    February 7, 2021 at 7:56 pm
    Yet again for the 10,000th time. The refs bail brady out with bogus calls. Absolutely pathetic. And even brady fans can’t defend these garbage calls

    Let me translate for everyone

    ————

    Be a real man and stick with your team. The pats. You are not a bucs fan. Never have been, never will be.

  15. adamb182 says:
    February 7, 2021 at 8:23 pm
    Not even a bucs fan, but the refs aren’t the problem. The chiefs keep taking bad penalties. Stop blaming the refs. That was a pathetic display of discipline by the chiefs, period.

    No no , you can’t take personal responsibility.
    It’s always someone else’s fault

    These people. Are the same people who blame all there life problems on everything else too.

    I got a bad grade “my teacher doesn’t like me”
    I lost my job “my boss doesn’t like me”

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