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Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski have connected on another TD pass.
Bradys second touchdown pass to Gronkowski in the first half gave the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a 14-3 lead over the Kansas City Chiefs in the second quarter of the Super Bowl.
The two combined on their 13th career playoff touchdown in the first quarter that broke the record for most playoff TD passes for a duo that had been held by Joe Montana and Jerry Rice.
The latest TD came after a potential interception was wiped out by a holding call on Charvarius Ward. The drive was extended again when Antonio Hamilton lined up offside on a field goal. Brady threw the TD pass on the next play.
Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs are off to a slow start in the Super Bowl.
Mahomes is 3 for 12 for 23 yards through the first four drives against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Its the fewest yards hes ever had after four drives in a game. His previous low was 23 against the Chargers on Nov. 18, 2019.
The Chiefs have punted three times and scored one field goal and trail the Bucs 7-3.
Mahomes hasnt gotten a lot of help from his receivers with Travis Kelce dropping a third-down pass to end Kansas Citys fourth drive.
Punter Tommy Townsend is off to a rough start as well. He has punts of 27, 29 and 51 yards. His 51-yarder bounced into the end zone for a touchback. Townsend had just one punt in the Chiefs first two playoff games.
The Kansas City Chiefs goal-line stand has kept the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from adding to their 7-3 lead in Super Bowl 55.
Running back Ronald Jones II was stuffed on fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line.
Thats just the third time a team went for it on fourth down from the 1 in the last 21 Super Bowls. The Eagles converted on Philly Special three years ago and the Saints were stuffed by the Colts on a Pierre Thomas run 11 years ago.
Tom Brady took a lead heading into the second quarter for the first time in his 10 career Super Bowls thanks to an 8-yard touchdown toss to Rob Gronkowski with 37 seconds left in the first quarter.
Tom Brady has his first touchdown pass in the first quarter in his 10 career Super Bowls.
Brady hooked up with former Patriots teammate Rob Gronkowski for an 8-yard touchdown to put Tampa Bay up 7-3 over the Kansas City Chiefs with 37 seconds left in the first quarter.
It was the 13th time Brady and Gronk have hooked up for a postseason touchdown. That breaks the record they shared with Jerry Rice and Joe Montana.
Bradys nine Super Bowl teams in New England produced just three points total in the first quarter. That came on a field goal in the Patriots 41-33 loss to the Eagles in Super Bowl 52.
The Buccaneers punted on their first two possessions before Brady engineered an eight-play, 75-yard drive.
The Kansas City Chiefs have scored first in the Super Bowl.
Harrison Butker kicked a 49-yard field goal on Kansas Citys second drive to give the Chiefs a 3-0 lead over Tampa Bay.
Patrick Mahomes missed a deep pass to Tyreek Hill on third down to lead to the kick. Mahomes is just 1 for 6 for 3 yards early in the game. He has rushed for 24 yards and two first downs for the most yards rushing for a QB in the first quarter of the Super Bowl since Steve Young had 36 for the 49ers 26 years ago.
The Buccaneers punted on their first two possessions. Quarterback Tom Brady has led only one scoring drive in 19 attempts in the first quarter of his 10 career Super Bowls.
Poet Amanda Gorman has honored teachers, military veterans and frontline healthcare workers in her poem recited at Super Bowl 55.
Gorman, who graduated from Harvard University last year, captivated Americans with the recent recitation of her poem on national unity at President Joe Bidens inauguration.
Afterward, the NFL invited the 22-year-old poet laureate to participate in the pregame pageantry at the NFL championship.
The poem preceded the pregame coin flip won by the Kansas City Chiefs, who kicked off to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Super Bowl has kicked off with Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers getting the first possession.
The Chiefs won the coin toss and deferred to the second half.
Brady is hoping to accomplish one of the few things he hasnt done in nine previous Super Bowl trips by scoring a TD in the first quarter.
In 17 drives that started and ended in the opening quarter in those games, he led New England to only one field goal, although he did score an opening drive TD in the opening minute of the second quarter in Super Bowl 42 against the Giants.
The quarterback matchup between Brady and Patrick Mahomes is the sixth ever in the Super Bowl between former AP MVPs, the second between former Super Bowl MVPs and the first between players who had previously won both awards.
Pregame festivities for the Super Bowl have started with a video recording of Lift Every Voice and Sing as players from Tampa Bay and Kansas City lined up on each goal line.
The NFL opened the season with the same show of racial solidarity and did it again before the final game. Both teams went to their locker rooms after the rendition by Alicia Keys.
The league chose Lift Every Voice and Sing as an addition to the national anthem for opening weekend and for the Super Bowl after a national reckoning over race sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis.
The first socially distanced Super Bowl is set for 25,000 fans with 7,500 vaccinated health care workers attending the Tampa Bay-Kansas City matchup for free.
The NFL is providing masks to all fans and following many of the guidelines used during the regular season in stadiums that allowed fans.
Purchases are cashless, and the first rows of fans are not close to the field. The rows closest to the field in Tampa Bay’s home stadium are covered. The Buccaneers are the first team to play the Super Bowl at home. Raymond James Stadium normally holds about 75,000 fans.
Locker room access is limited compared to previous Super Bowls, and Super Bowl week was much different. Most events were virtual, and Kansas City didn’t travel until the day before the game. Teams traditionally arrive about a week early.
President Joe Biden says its his hope and expectation that next years Super Bowl can be played in front of a fan-filled stadium.
Biden says the NFL title game is just one of those great American celebrations and laments all those house parties, all those things that arent happening because of the coronavirus.
He tells CBS News in an interview aired during the pregame show that, with Gods help, fans can celebrate the game as usual a year from now.
The NFL is allowing 25,000 fans in Tampa Bay’s home stadium for the matchup with Kansas City. The crowd is expected to include 7,500 vaccinated health care workers.
Biden declined to pick sides between the Chiefs and the but says Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady are both great quarterbacks.
He says one is just a younger version, potentially, of an old, great quarterback. Not old. In NFL terms, old.
Super Bowl 55 pits two of the oldest head coaches in the NFL in an age when young offensive-minded coaches are all the rage.
Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid is 62. With a win over Tampa Bay, Reid would surpass Vince Lombardi as the oldest coach to win back-to-back Super Bowls.
Lombardi was 54 when his Packers won Super Bowl II over the Oakland Raiders.
Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians is 68. A victory over the Chiefs would make him the oldest to win a Super Bowl.
Bill Belichick was 66 when he won Super Bowl 53 with New England two years ago.
President Joe Biden says his administration intends to take up the NFL on its offer to use all of the league’s stadiums as COVID-19 vaccination sites.
Biden mentioned the offer that came from Commissioner Roger Goodell in a letter this past week during an interview on CBS’ Super Bowl pregame show.
Seven NFL stadiums are already being used as vaccination sites. Goodell’s offer extends to the rest of them.
Biden says absolutely we will when asked if the federal government intended to use all the stadiums to try to ramp up distribution of vaccines. Biden says, I’m going to tell my team they’re available and I believe we’ll use them.
Tom Brady is looking to extend his record with a seventh Super Bowl title while Patrick Mahomes goes for the repeat and his second crown when Tampa Bay becomes the first team to play the big game on its home field against Kansas City.
The Brady-Mahomes matchup is the first among players who have won both the NFL MVP and Super Bowl MVP awards. Its the sixth meeting between former regular-season MVPs and the second between former Super Bowl MVPs.
The meeting between the two superstars is the largest age differential among starting quarterbacks in Super Bowl history at 18 years, 45 days. Tampa Bays Brady is 43, and KCs Mahomes is 25.
Brady, who has said he might play past 45, is only seven years younger than Mahomes dad, 50-year-old former major league pitcher Pat Mahomes.
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Marcelinho, Roy Krishna Give ATKMB 2-0 Lead
ISL 2020-21 Bengaluru FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan Live Updates: ATK Mohun Bagan lead Bengaluru FC 2-0 as the two teams take on each other in the Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21 during Match No.88 at the Fatorda Stadium in on Tuesday. Gurpreet denies Sandesh Jhingan’s attempt at goal. ATKMB were denied another penalty and instead got a free kick just outside the box but Marcelinho found the back of the net from that. Pratik Caudhari gives away a silly penalty and Roy Krishna makes no mistake from the spot. Another big save from Gurpreet as Carl McHugh went for goal. Roy Krishna has the ball in the BFC half after a mistake from Pratik but his fizzing shot is palmed out by Gurpreet. Early on, the game is balanced with both teams looking for spaces to work with. Cleiton Silva is not available today and hence, Kristian Opseth gets a start. For ATK Mohun Bagan, Pritam Kotal is suspended and hence, missing from the line-up. ATK Mohun Bagan are coming into the game at the back of an emphatic 4-1 win over Odisha FC while Bengaluru FC played out a goalless draw against Chennaiyin FC in their previous fixture. Follow all the live updates of Bengaluru FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan in News18 Sports’ blog.
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ATK Mohun Bagan and Bengaluru FC last played each other on December 21 and the former came out victorious 1-0. The deciding goal was a scintillating strike by David Williams in the 33rd minute of the game. Both the teams were pretty close in terms of the number of shots they took at each other with BFC just edging ATKMB but the Green and Maroon Brigade had one more shot on target than Bengaluru.
Ahead of the match, BFC interim coach Naushad Moosa stressed on the need for his side to stay compact. “The way Bagan is playing, they have been scoring even after conceding and that is one thing we have to be careful (about). We have to be more compact. It won’t be an easy match,” he said. “First (thing) is not to concede goals as we know we can score anytime. With Sunil (Chhetri), Cleiton Silva, anything can happen,”
ATK Mohun Bagan are comfortably sitting in second position and are three points behind leaders Mumbai City FC. A win will put them on par with the Islanders. However, coach Antonio Habas prefers to take each game at a time. “The aim is to be in the playoffs mathematically and then be in the 1st position. And after that semi-finals and then in the final, if possible. We are going to go match by match and day by day,” said Habas. “The Bengaluru match is just another game. The team is continuing to do well in defense. We are improving in attack and this is important for us.”
Shocked Konta Retires From Australian Open Due To Injury
MELBOURNE: Briton Johanna Konta said she was in shock after an abdominal injury abruptly ended her Australian Open challenge in the first-round on Tuesday even though she was leading Slovenia’s Kaja Juvan 6-4 0-2.
Konta, seeded 13th at Melbourne Park, left the court for a medical timeout to get treatment on her abdomen when serving at 5-4 in the opening set.
“I pulled my ab and that made it difficult for me to serve and that is why I had to retire,” Konta, 29, told reporters.
“I feel like I am in a bit of shock so I don’t fully know yet anything. I haven’t yet been able to check in with the physios.”
Konta, ranked 15th in the world, said she felt the injury for the first time during her second service game and then it started getting painful.
“I tried to just manage it the best I could but in the last service game of the first set, that is where I needed to intervene with the physios to try and offload it with tape and stuff like that,” added Konta.
Konta came back to serve out the set but continued to struggle and lost the first two games of the second set before deciding she was unable to continue.
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Indian Arrows have been winless in the I-League 2020-21 till now. With their next match scheduled against RoundGlass Punjab FC, the team will certainly be eyeing their debut win. The team have till now lost four out of five matches and as a result, they are at the last spot with only one point to their credit. Indian Arrows lost the last outing that they played against Real Kashmir by 0-6. RoundGlass Punjab FC have not tasted defeat in their last three matches. In fact,the team was on the winning end of their latest kick off against TRAU by 2-0. After the win, their score stands at eight point from six matches.
I-League 2020-21 Indian Arrows vs RoundGlass Punjab FC match will be held on Tuesday, February 9 at Kalyani Stadium. The kick off will start from 4:05 pm IST.
Take a look at the squads of the two sides:
I-League 2020-21 Indian Arrows squad: Syed Zahid Hussain Bukhari, Dipu Halder, Sajad Hussain Parray, Sumer Sehgal, Leewan Castanha, Evan Thapa, Lalchhanhima Sailo, Vibin Mohanan, Harsh Shailesh Patre, Vanlalruatfela Thlacheu, Parthib Sunder Gogoi, Gurkirat Singh, Irengbam Santosh Singh, Ricky John Shabong, Vellington Fernandes, Shreyas Ketkar, Brijesh Giri, Godwin Johnson, Chris Anthoy White, Kanwar Rudraansh Singh, Ahaan Prakash, P Lalrampana, Praful Kumar Y V, Abdul Hannan, Pragyan Medhi, Vishva Vijay Shinde, Gurpanthjeet Singh, Tankadhar Bag, C Lalchhanhima
I-League 2020-21 RoundGlass Punjab squad: Bhaskar Roy, Kiran Chemjong, Prosenjit Chakraborty, Teah Dennis, Danilo Quipapб, Anwar Ali, Yumnam Raju, Thoiba Singh, Devansh Dabas, Imanuel Hs Lalthazuala, Samuel Shadap, Munmun Lugun, Souvik Das, Calvin Lobo, Maheson Singh, Sanju Pradhan, Alwyn George, Lalrinchhana, Denzil Kharshandi, Kuti Ademola, Bali Gagandeep, Sйrgio Da Silva Jъnior, Jason Stewart Hart, Makan Chote, Valci Teixeira Jъnior, Aser Pierrick Dipanda, Himanshu Jangra, Girik Mahesh Khosla, Moinuddin Khan
When will the I-League 2020-21 Indian Arrows vs RoundGlass Punjab FC match start?
The I-League 2020-21 Indian Arrows vs RoundGlass Punjab FC match will be played on Tuesday, February 9.
Where will the I-League 2020-21 Indian Arrows vs RoundGlass Punjab FC match be played?
The I-League 2020-21 Indian Arrows vs RoundGlass Punjab FCmatch will be played at the Kalyani Stadium in West Bengal.
What time will the I-League 2020-21 Indian Arrows vs RoundGlass Punjab FC match begin?
The I-League 2020-21 Indian Arrows vs RoundGlass Punjab FC match is scheduled to start at 4:05 pm IST.
Which TV channels will broadcast the I-League 2020-21 Indian Arrows vs RoundGlass Punjab FC match?
Football enthusiasts can enjoy live telecasts of all the I-League 2020-21 games on 1Sports channel.
How do I watch live streaming of the I-League 2020-21 Indian Arrows vs RoundGlass Punjab FCmatch?
The live streaming of all the I-League games will be available on the Facebook page of 1Sports.
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