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LIVE BLOG: Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV

Bucs defeat Chiefs 31-9 at Raymond James Stadium
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Posted at 5:41 PM, Feb 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 12:18:34-05

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 in Super Bowl LV!

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The Morning After

Super Bowl LV Monday morning recap

MIDNIGHT

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor tells ABC Action News Tampa Bay will celebrate the Bucs' Super Bowl Championship.

"We definitely will have a safe celebration. You can't not celebrate this!" Castor said.

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor hints at a Bucs celebration some time this week

FEBRUARY 8, 2021

11:44 pm

After the Bucs won Super Bowl LV, fans in Tampa Bay began celebrating

Bucs Win!
Bucs Win!

11:08 PM

Tampa Bay Bucs take the celebration to the locker room!

10:38 PM

​​​Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady was voted the winner of the Pete Rozelle Trophy awarded to the Super Bowl LV Most Valuable Player.

10:34 PM

Walt Disney World congratulates the Buccaneers on their Super Bowl LV win

10:17 PM

Vice President Kamala Harris send her congratulations to the Tampa Bay Bucs.

10:21 PM

Gov. Ron DeSantis congratulates the Tampa Bay Bucs on their Super Bowl win

10:12 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 in Super Bowl LV. They're the first team to win at their home stadium

Final score: Tampa Bay 31 | Kansas City 9

10:07 PM

We have hit the two-minute warning and the Buccaneers are up!

Score: Tampa Bay 31 | Kansas City 9

9:14 PM

Tampa Bay Bucs score a field goal with 2:45 left in the third quarter.

Score: Tampa Bay 31 | Kansas City 9

8:59 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers scored a touchdown with 7:45 left in the third quarter. The field goal is good

Score: Tampa Bay 28 | Kansas City 9

8:50 PM

Chiefs score a field goal with 11 minutes left in the third quarter

Score: Tampa Bay 21 | Kansas City 9

8:45 PM

Buccaneers are up 21-6 as they head into the second half

8:30 PM

The Weeknd performs his halftime show at Raymond James Stadium for Super Bowl LV

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The Weeknd performs during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game between during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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The Weeknd performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

8:17 PM

We have made it to halftime! Buccaneers are up 21-6

Score: Tampa Bay 21 | Kansas City 6

8:13 PM

With seconds left in the second quarter, the Bucs scored a touchdown. The field goal kick is good.

Score: Tampa Bay 21 | Kansas City 6

8:02 PM

With one minute left in the second quarter, the Chiefs make a field goal.

Score: Tampa Bay 14 | Kansas City 6

7:48 PM

Buccaneers score a touchdown with 6:05 left in the second quarter. The field goal kick is good.

Score: Tampa Bay 14 | Kansas City 3

7:11 PM

Tom Brady throws to Rob Gronkowski to score the first touchdown in Super Bowl LV.

Score: Tampa Bay 7 | Kansas City 3

7:01 PM

Kansas City Chiefs take the lead in the first quarter of the game 3-0 with a field goal.

Score: Tampa Bay 0 | Kansas City 3

6:51 PM

The Chiefs defense sacks Tom Brady with 9:10 left in the first quarter

6:39 PM

Kickoff time!

6:31 PM

Kansas City Chiefs won the coin toss and choose to defer to the Buccaneers

6:30 PM

What a majestic moment! Three different Air Force Global Strike Command bombers conducted a first-of-its-kind "trifecta flyover" near the end of the National Anthem performance at Super Bowl LV over Raymond James Stadium. Our reporters Erik Waxler, Kyle Burger and Michael Paluska all captured the moment in history.

Jet Fly over
Jet Flyover part 2

6:28 PM

Jasmine Sullivan and Eric Church perform the National Anthem at the Super Bowl

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Jazmine Sullivan performs with Eric Church during the national anthem before the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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Eric Church performs the national anthem before the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

6:22 PM

The Buccaneers and the Chiefs have walked on the field!

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers take the field before the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers players stand along the sideline before their NFL Super Bowl 55 football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady listens as Alicia Keys performs "Lift Every Voice and Sing," before the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

6:14 PM

Bucs fans across the Tampa Bay area found different ways to watch the Super Bowl from the comfort of their homes. ABC Action News received dozens of pictures and comments from fans on how they plan to celebrate, with decorated homes, yards, and pets sporting red and pewter! A group of neighbors in Tampa even set up a 150 inch projector screen in their backyard to watch the game outside while socially distanced.

How fans are celebrating the big game.

6:09 PM

Local vendors near Raymond James Stadium cash in for Super Bowl Sunday. Reporter Rebecca Petit has the latest

Vendors near Raymond James Stadium cash in Super Bowl Sunday

6:05 PM

The grills are hot and the spirits are high! Tailgaters are soaking in the glory of their hometown team playing in the Super Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. Bucs and Chiefs fans spent the day Sunday turning grassy lots into party spots.

Octavia Powell and her family have spent every home game tailgating in the lot adjacent to Raymond James but she says Sunday’s game is the most special.

“It’s like so surreal! In our own city, Tampa, making history!” she said with energy.

Parking is at a premium outside Raymond James Stadium with fans paying a pretty penny in some lots to park their cars for $200 a pop. Some are even venturing more than a thousand miles to be part of the atmosphere.

Chiefs fan Alfred Tetuan is basking in the Florida sunshine for the first time in his life. He says it’s too important of a moment to miss out on.

“We’re gonna run it back, take it home and be the Super Bowl champions for the second time,” he said confidently. David Otterness is lucky enough to have a ticket to the Super Bowl. “We paid about $7,000 for tickets. Don’t tell my wife that,” he said with a laugh.

Tailgaters are soaking in excitement

6:01 PM

Sports Anchors Kevin Lewis and Kyle Burger are recapping the past week

Super Bowl LV wrap-up

5:45 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady shouts after running on to the field!

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady shouts after running on to the field before the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)

5:35 PM

Families and neighbors in Tampa Bay are finding unique and safe ways to watch the Bucs take on the Chiefs tonight! Reporter Mary O'Connell has the latest

5:35 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is warming up before the big game

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady warms up before the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

5:15 PM

Tampa Bay Bucs have arrived at Raymond James Stadium!

4:59 PM

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes kneels next to the goal post before the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game.

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes kneels next to the goal post before the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

4:47 PM

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes warms up before the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game.

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes warms up before the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

4:45 PM

Miley Cyrus performs before the Kansas City Chiefs play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV

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Miley Cyrus performs before the Kansas City Chiefs play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV, Sunday. Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla.
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Miley Cyrus performs before the Kansas City Chiefs play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV, Sunday. Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Doug Benc)

4:40 PM

ABC Action News Sport Anchors Kyle Burger and Kevin Lewis previewed tonight's game!

3:28 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady walks on the field before the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady walks on the field before the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

2:28 PM

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8:30 AM

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