-Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski connected for two touchdowns and have now combined for 14 in their postseason careers, which is the most of any duo in playoff history (They had been tied with Joe Montana and Jerry Rice, who combined for 12).
-Rob Gronkowski became the first player in Super Bowl history to score the first two touchdowns of a Super Bowl.
-Gronk also joined Jerry Rice (XXIV, XXIX) as the only players ever with two or more receiving touchdowns in multiple Super Bowls.
With the two touchdown catches, Rob Gronkowski now has five for his Super Bowl career, which is the second-most all-time behind only Jerry Rice. Gronk is also the only player ever to have a reception in five different Super Bowls.
-Tom Brady threw a first quarter touchdown pass for the first time in his Super Bowl career.
-The Buccaneers became the first team in NFL history to win a Super Bowl at home.
-Super Bowl LV marked the first time in Patrick Mahomes’ career that the Chiefs didn’t score a single touchdown and it also marked the first time in Mahomes’ career that he lost by more than one score. The game was also the first time the Chiefs didn’t score double-digit points since Mahomes became the starter.
-Patrick Mahomes didn’t throw a TD pass against the Buccaneers, marking the first time since Week 4 of the 2019 season that he didn’t throw a TD pass.
-Patrick Mahomes has only lost two playoff games in his career and they were both to Tom Brady.
-The Buccaneers are the first team in NFL history to score 30 or more points in four different games during a single postseason.
-The Buccaneers playoff run included wins over three former Super Bowl MVPs and they beat all three in consecutive weeks (Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Patrick Mahomes).
-The Buccaneers were the first wild-card team to the win the Super Bowl since the Packers did it in 2010. They were also just the fourth team seeded fifth or lower to win the Super Bowl since 1990.
-The Chiefs became just the third team in Super Bowl history to fail to score a touchdown in the big game, joining the Rams (Super Bowl LIII) and Dolphins (Super Bowl VI).
-The Chiefs beat the Buccaneers in the regular season, but lost in the Super Bowl, which means AFC teams are now 0-5 when going for a season-sweep.
-Bruce Arians became the oldest coach ever to win a Super Bowl (68 years, 127 days), topping the record that was once held by Bill Belichick.
-Jason Pierre-Paul has never lost in the playoffs and is now 8-0 after the win. His first Super Bowl win came in the 2011 season against Tom Brady and his latest win came with Brady.
-Leonard Fournette became just the third player in NFL history to score a touchdown in four different playoff games during a single postseason. Fournette joined Larry Fitzgerald (2008) and Terrell Davis (1997).
-The Chiefs were hit with 120 penalty yards, which was the third-highest total in Super Bowl history.
-In the craziest stat ever, the Chiefs won the coin toss, which means the coin toss winner has now lost seven straight Super Bowls.
Interesting stuff indeed!
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