Referee says Chris Jones landed on Derek Carr with full body weight, drawing the flag

The referee at the center of a controversial call says he followed the rule. Referee Carl Cheffers stated he went by the rule when he made the eye-popping roughing the passer call in Monday night’s Chiefs v Raiders contests. Kansas City has just scored to draw them within ten at 17-7, when on the ensuing Las Vegas offensive posssesion, Chiefs defensive tackle strip-sacked quarterback Derek Carr, landing on top of him as he secured the football. This great play would have set the Chiefs up with an opportunity to further…

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Chiefs lost battle up front and that torpedoed repeat bid

From Nick Shook at nfl.com: It’s said often, and once again proved to be true on the greatest stage, football is won and lost in the trenches. Tampa Bay dominated up front on both sides of the ball in Super Bowl LV, turning what promised to be an entertaining game into a lopsided affair and a 31-9 Buccaneers win over the Kansas City Chiefs. The Bucs capitalized on the absence of the Chiefs’ starting tackles, pressuring Patrick Mahomes on plenty of his dropbacks Sunday night and shutting down Kansas City’s famously explosive…

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers take Super Bowl LV, 31-9

From Jordan Frieman of cbsnews.com: The Tampa Bay defense stifled Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs all night and the Buccaneers earned a decisive 31-9 victory in Super Bowl LV. Tom Brady, who already held the record for most Super Bowl wins by any player, has now won his seventh championship. The Chiefs failed to score a touchdown, as Mahomes found himself scrambling around in the backfield time after time. Mahomes ended the game with 2 interceptions and went 26/49 for 270 yards. Brady, who broke his own record…

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Brady and Buccaneers take down Mahomes and Chiefs in Super Bowl LV, 31-9

From Scott Polacek of B/R: He did it. Again. Tom Brady is a Super Bowl champion for the seventh time in his illustrious career, only this time as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He and the defense helped lead the Buccaneers to a 31-9 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium to win their second Lombardi Trophy in franchise history. Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs couldn’t even score a touchdown against the stout Buccaneers defense, meaning they were unable to become the the first team…

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Tampa Bay claims Super Bowl XIV 31-9 over Kansas City

From Jenna Laine of ESPN: TAMPA, Fla. — Eleven months ago, it was inconceivable that quarterback Tom Bradywould choose, of all teams, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to continue his football journey. Equally implausible was this partnership — forged in an offseason ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, with little time to connect with new teammates or master a new playbook — would yield Brady’s seventh Lombardi trophy and 10th Super Bowl. At the age of 43. On his home turf at Raymond James Stadium. But Sunday night, playing for the first hometown crowd in…

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Patriots v Chiefs postponed amid positive COVID-19 tests

from nfl.com’s Michael Baca: Sunday’s Week 4 game between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs has been postponed in wake of multiple positive COVID-19 tests, the league announced Saturday. “The New England-Kansas City game scheduled for 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday will be rescheduled to Monday or Tuesday after positive COVID-19 tests on both teams,” the league announced in a statement. “In consultation with infectious disease experts, both clubs are working closely with the NFL and the NFLPA to evaluate multiple close contacts, perform additional testing and monitor developments.…

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