Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs are too good for Bucs in Super Bowl LV rematch

The Kansas City Chiefs crafted a terrific offensive performance and won their Super Bowl LV rematch with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday night at Raymond James Stadium.

Patrick Mahomes threw three touchdown passes to prevail in his quarterback duel with Tom Brady.

The Chiefs beat the Buccaneers, 41-31, in a game played in Tampa four days after Hurricane Ian made landfall Wednesday along the western coast of Florida as a powerful Category 4 storm.

“They just found a way to play better than we did,” Buccaneers Coach Todd Bowles said.

“They played harder. They played better. They played tougher. And they won the ballgame. Hats off to them.”

The teams and the NFL decided Thursday not to reschedule or relocate the game at the behest of local officials, including Tampa Mayor Jane Castor (D).

Tom Brady threw his third touchdown pass of the game as the Buccaneers cashed in on an interception of Patrick Mahomes.

Brady’s touchdown covered five yards to tailback Leonard Fournette.

His two previous touchdown throws had gone to wide receiver Mike Evans.