Buccaneers Capitalize on Kansas City’s Penalties in First Half


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lead the Kansas City Chiefs 21-6 in Super Bowl LV. If there were any blueprint on how a team should capitalize on mistakes made by the opposing team, watch the first half of this Super Bowl. The Chiefs have committed eight penalties for 95 yards in which the Buccaneers have been able to drive the ball down the field with somewhat ease.

Tom Brady is 16/20 for 140 yards and three touchdown passes at the end of the second quarter. Running backs Ronald Jones II and Leonard Fournette have been a nice combo tonight. Their combined 63 yards and average rush of over four yards has been nice to see. Tight end Rob Gronkowski has been brilliant thus far. He’s 5 of 5 for 42 yards and two touchdowns. If the Buccaneers can win this game, Gronkowski gets my vote for MVP at this point in the game.

The Buccaneers’ defense has been able to get a lot of pressure on Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes is 9 of 19 for 67 yards and no touchdowns. He has been somewhat productive with his legs as he has 33 rushing yards at the half. Tampa Bay’s defense has three quarterback hits on Mahomes and two tackles for loss. They’ll need to continue to get pressure and hold the Kansas City offense out of the endzone.