Super Bowl 2021 live score: Chiefs vs. Buccaneers updates, highlights, results from Super Bowl 55
The Chiefs and Bucs face off for the second — and final — time of the 2020 season in Super Bowl 55 on Sunday. And the stakes are a little higher than their Week 12 meeting this season.
Kansas City is looking for its second consecutive Super Bowl under Andy Reid. A win at Raymond James Stadium would also mark the second such victory for quarterback Patrick Mahomes — an incredible feat for someone still on their rookie contract. That would also keep him within striking distance of Tom Brady for all-time GOAT status.
Speaking of Brady, he will look for his seventh Super Bowl victory in 10 tries, cementing perhaps forever his place as the greatest NFL player of all time. That argument would certainly be compounded by the fact he would do it with the Buccaneers in his first season in Tampa Bay after earning his first six wins in New England. That he could do it against a challenger to his all-time greatness would be another facet in his favor.Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Super Bowl 55 between the Chiefs and Buccaneers. Follow below for complete results and more.MORE: Watch Super Bowl 55 live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Super Bowl 2021 score
Chiefs vs. Buccaneers live updates, highlights from Super Bowl 55Second quarter: Buccaneers 7, Chiefs 37:20 p.m.: Mahomes’ screen pass bounces off the intended target’s hands. That’s a three-and-out, and Tampa Bay will take over at the 30 after just a 27-yard punt from Tommy Townsend.End of first quarter: Buccaneers 7, Chiefs 37:16 p.m.: Mahomes to Hill for 6 yards on second-and-10. That’ll be the last play of the quarter, and the Chiefs will face third-and-4 on their first play after the break.7:15 p.m.: Byron Pringle takes the kickoff from 4 yards deep for a 41-yard return to the 37.7:14 p.m.: Curious bit of trivia: That Brady touchdown to Gronk not only is his first-ever first-quarter in the Super Bowl (it took 10 tries) but also breaks the Joe Montana-Jerry Rice record of tandem Super Bowl touchdowns.7:10 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, BUCCANEERS. The Bucs’ magnificent pass is capped by a beautiful touchdown connection between Brady and Rob Gronkowski; the tight end goes in motion in the backfield and is already running full speed when Brady connects with him on the tight end screen. It’s 7-3 Bucs with 37 seconds left in the first quarter.7:09 p.m.: Brady to Brown on a quick pass; the receiver delivers a monster stiff-arm to Breeland to make it second-and-5 from the 8.7:09 p.m.: Fournette bounces at the line of scrimmage, regains his center of gravity and takes it 11 yards up the right sideline for a first down to the 13. Bucs can get a first down without a score.7:08 p.m.: Now they go Cameron Brate on the tight end screen, getting 15 yards down to the 24-yard line.7:07 p.m.: Now Brady finds Antonio Brown on a go route that comes back just a bit; that gives Tampa a first down at the Chiefs 39 after the gain of 16.7:07 p.m.: Bashaun Breeland nearly intercepts a Brady pass, but he’s called for holding on Mike Evans. First down Bucs at their 45.7:06 p.m.: Fournette gets 6 on the third carry, giving the Bucs a first down at their own 35.7:05 p.m.: Leonard Fournette gets back-to-back carries, bringing up third-and-1 at the 29.7:04 p.m.: Brady and Co. again take over at the 25 following a touchback on the kickoff.7:01 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, CHIEFS. Harrison Butker’s 49-yard field goal is good! There’s your first points of the Super Bowl; Chiefs lead 3-0 with 5:14 left in the first quarter.7 p.m.: Mahomes avoids the double corner blitz and throws a side-arm pass downfield, but the ball goes through Hill’s hands and hits him square in the face mask. Here comes a long field goal attempt.6:57 p.m.: Mahomes gets a free play and nearly finds his receiver in the end zone, but it’s batted away at the last minute by Sean Murphy-Bunting. It’s a first down for the Chiefs at the Bucs’ 30 following the offsides by Jason Pierre-Paul.6:56 p.m.: Tough running by the rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who powers through a couple of tackles for a (near) first down at the K.C. 48. Mahomes gets the first down on the following play with an 11-yard scramble to the Tampa 41.6:55 p.m.: Tyreek Hill gets his first touch of the game, a toss left for 5 yards.6:54 p.m.: Officials moved it back to the 38; still good field position.6:51 p.m.: Bradley Pinion’s punt takes a Chiefs bounce to the Kansas City 42. Bucs are going to need to score soon; they can’t keep playing a (losing) battle of field position.6:51 p.m.: Frank Clark gets to Brady for a 1-yard loss, bringing up fourth-and-14. Another punt upcoming.6:49 p.m.: That’s followed immediately by a reverse to receiver Scotty Miller, who is tackled for a 3-yard loss by Frank Clark. Second-and-13 upcoming.6:49 p.m.: Ronald Jones II gets the Bucs’ first first down of the game with a 13-yard burst to the right. Tampa Bay driving at the 33.6:45 p.m.: Touchback on the 51-yard punt.6:45 p.m.: Interesting play there; Bucs again dial up the pressure, but Mahomes overthrows a fairly wide-open Mecole Hardman downfield. Here comes the second punt of the day (and Kansas City’s second of the postseason).6:44 p.m.: Chiefs again face third-and-8. Bucs doing a good job in coverage so far.6:43 p.m.: Barrett again pressures from Mahomes’ right, but he scrambles for 11 yards out to the 47.6:42 p.m.: Shaq Barrett blitzes off the edge and has a completely open lane to Mahomes, forcing him to throw it in the dirt. Third-and-7 upcoming now.6:40 p.m.: A 40-yard punt is downed at the 33-yard line. That’s where Mahomes and Co. will take over.6:39 p.m.: Tampa already facing third-and-6 after a couple short gains … and Brady’s throw to Chris Godwin in the flats is too long. They’ll go three-and-out to start the game.6:38 p.m.: Bucs start their series at the 23. Super Bowl 55, here we go.6:34 p.m.: The Chiefs call heads and win the toss, electing to defer to the second half. Brady and the Bucs get the ball first.6:31 p.m.: Travis Kelce and Lavonte David taking the coin toss for the Chiefs and Bucs, respectively.6:21 p.m.: President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden give a pregame message to the Super Bowl contestants; they ask for a moment of silence for those who have died due to COVID-19. Raymond James Stadium is … notably loud.6:14 p.m.: Also, for those who missed it: The playing of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” by Alicia Keys, played before the Super Bowl:6:09 p.m.: It’s about that time. Here are inactives for both teams: It seems the Bucs will have plenty of options ready with Antonio Brown, LeSean McCoy, Sammy Watkins and Cameron Brate all active:
Here are the Chiefs’ inactives for Super Bowl LV:CB BoPete KeyesRB Darwin ThompsonTE Ricky Seals-JonesDE Tim WardDT Khalen SaundersQB Matt MooreCB Chris Lammons
— Matt McMullen (@KCChiefs_Matt) February 7, 2021Super Bowl start timeDate: Sunday, Feb. 7Time: 6:30 p.m. ETSuper Bowl 55 between the Chiefs and Buccaneers kicks off at 6:30 p.m. ET, which has become the usual time for Super Bowls. The game will be played on Sunday, Feb. 7, which is two weeks after the conference championship games determined that Kansas City and Tampa Bay would play in the season’s final game.
You should be able to find Super Bowl coverage all over your cable channels throughout the day, including morning coverage on NFL network and extended pregame shows on CBS before kickoff.What channel is the Super Bowl on?The 2021 Super Bowl will be broadcast on CBS, which has actually flipped its turn in the three-network rotation with NBC. NBC wanted to trade to broadcast the 2022 Super Bowl to pair its advertising with its 2022 Winter Olympics coverage.This will be the 21st Super Bowl on CBS, the most of any channel. It will also be the last during the current broadcast agreement that expires after 2022 and featured the three-network rotation of CBS, NBC and Fox, which broadcasted last year’s game.