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Andy Reid: The way Tom Brady’s playing at age 43 is unbelievable

Andy Reid has coached against Tom Brady many times and will again in Super Bowl LV. The Chiefs were the last team to beat the Buccaneers this season, back in Week 12. Tampa Bay has won seven games in a row since then, in large part due to Brady’s execution of the offense. “You can [more]

Tom Brady’s parents battled COVID early in the 2020 season

As Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady got started during his first season in Tampa, Brady had other important things on his minds. Both of his parents were dealing with COVID. Appearing with Mike Greenberg of ESPN Radio on Monday, Tom Brady Sr. said that he and his wife, Galynn, had the condition early in the season. [more]

Packers’ intentional penalty could have triggered an unusual rule

At the two-minute warning of Sunday’s NFC Championship Game, the Buccaneers had the lead and the ball, with second-and-1. The Packers made a smart decision: They intentionally jumped offside, figuring it’s easier to stop a team from picking up a first down and running the clock on first-and-10 than on second-and-1. Because it was a [more]

Tom Brady visited Patrick Mahomes in locker room after 2018 AFC title game

Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes previously have met four times, splitting the games. The biggest victory in their head-to-head meetings thus far obviously came two years ago when the Patriots beat the Chiefs in overtime in the AFC Championship Game. After that 37-31 Patriots’ victory, Brady went to the Chiefs’ locker room to speak to [more]

Will Patrick Mahomes catch Tom Brady in Super Bowl appearances, wins?

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes will make his second Super Bowl appearance in four seasons. Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady will make his tenth. So here’s the question: Will Mahomes catch Brady? Brady also had two Super Bowl appearances in his first four seasons, the first of which was spent on the bench. Mahomes also spent his [more]

Mike Pettine under fire after Bucs touchdown before halftime

Kevin King did not have his best game Sunday. The Packers cornerback, who played after being questionable with a back injury, gave up a 39-yard touchdown to Scotty Miller on the next-to-last play of the first half and drew a penalty for defensive pass interference on Tyler Johnson late in the fourth quarter. But King [more]

Brady makes third Super Bowl since turning 40, which no other QB has done once

Tom Brady is the oldest quarterback ever to lead his team to the Super Bowl. And the second-oldest. And the third-oldest. The 43-year-old Brady will start for the Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV, making it the 10th Super Bowl of his career — and the third since turning 40. Brady made the Super Bowl with [more]

Allen Lazard: We were set on going down to Tampa and playing in that game

The Packers are in the same situation on Monday as they were the day after last year’s NFC Championship Game. Instead of getting ready to go to Florida for the Super Bowl, Green Bay players are cleaning out their lockers and doing exit interviews to start the offseason. But after falling to the Buccaneers 31-26, [more]

Bruce Arians already is bracing to face Travis Kelce

Not long ago, Rob Gronkowski created more matchup nightmares than any tight end in football. Now, that title belongs to Travis Kelce of the Chiefs. On Monday, Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians gave some early thoughts on having to deal with Kelce in 13 days. “It’s really hard,” Arians told reporters. “He reminds me a lot [more]

Andy Reid expects “a little bit of a challenge” from Super Bowl week schedule

When the Chiefs made the Super Bowl last year, they arrived in Miami a week ahead of the game in order to take part in media night and the other availabilities in the days leading up to the game. Things will be different this year. They’ll be traveling as if it were a regular road [more]

Andy Reid not optimistic about Mitchell Schwartz returning for Super Bowl

The Chiefs have fought through offensive line issues all season, and will continue to do so in the Super Bowl after left tackle Eric Fisher tore his Achilles during Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. Right tackle Mitchell Schwartz hasn’t played since suffering a back injury during Kansas City’s Week 6 victory over Buffalo. While there’s always [more]

Late bye has fueled Tampa Bay’s Super Bowl run

With no offseason program or preseason, the Buccaneers weren’t as prepared for the 2020 regular season as they could have been. It showed early on, as the Buccaneers developed a habit of falling behind in games. The Bucs won three in a row after a Week One loss to the Saints, lost on a Thursday [more]

Bruce Arians: I’m not really excited to play Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill, and Patrick Mahomes

The Buccaneers have another rematch in store for Super Bowl LV, having lost to the Chiefs back in Week 12. Kansas City was up 27-10 with 7:00 left in the third quarter, but Tampa Bay scored 14 straight points to keep it close. Following Mike Evans‘ seven-yard touchdown catch with 4:00, the Chiefs’ offense held [more]

Bruce Arians: Too early for update on Jordan Whitehead’s shoulder

The Buccaneers opened Sunday’s NFC Championship Game down one safety and they lost another when Jordan Whitehead injured his shoulder during the game. Whitehead was hurt early in the third quarter while forcing an Aaron Jones fumble. The Bucs recovered to set up a short touchdown pass to tight end Cam Brate and take a [more]

In one fateful moment, Matt LaFleur underestimated two GOATs

The Green Bay Packers’ 2020 season came down to one decision. And it was the wrong decision. As time passes, more and more people inside and outside the organization will realize how wrong it was. After landing in a 28-10 hole that created a clear sense that the game was over, the Packers clawed back. [more]

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