The 2021 Bowl LV was the 55th Super Bowl in American football. The game was played on Feb 7, 2021 at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida. This was the fifth Super Bowl hosted in the Tampa area, and the third one held at Raymond James Stadium.
The National Football Conference (NFC) champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers played the American Football Conference (AFC) champion and defending Super Bowl champions Kansas City Chiefs.
Buccaneers, led by quarterback Tom Brady, won the game 31-9, earning their second Super Bowl title in franchise history. Brady was named the game's MVP after throwing for three touchdowns and completing 21 of 29 passes for 201 yards.
The Super Bowl LV halftime show featured The Weeknd as the headlining performer. The game was played during the COVID-19 pandemic and was one of the few major sporting events to take place with limited attendance due to pandemic restrictions.
2021 Super Bowl Trivia
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers was the first team to play a Super Bowl in its home stadium.
- Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady played in his record 10th Super Bowl.
- Quarterback Tom Brady was named the Super Bowl MVP, becoming the oldest player to ever win the award at 43 years old.
- It was the lowest attended Super Bowl due to COVID-19 health restrictions limiting the stadium capacity to just 22,000 fans.
- Sarah Thomas (as Down judge) became the first woman to officiate a Super Bowl.