By Zane Miller
On Sunday, February 7th, 2021, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 in Super Bowl LV to win the 101st championship in NFL history. It was the second (and, as of this writing, most recent) championship for the Buccaneers franchise, as Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady won his fifth Super Bowl MVP Award. The game was held at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, as the first NFL championship to be won at the winning team’s home stadium since the Green Bay Packers in the 1965 season.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers won his third MVP Award with 48 passing touchdowns and 4,299 passing yards, while Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald won his third Defensive Player of the Year Award with four forced fumbles and 13.5 sacks.
Out of Playoffs: Miami Dolphins (10-6), Las Vegas Raiders (8-8), Arizona Cardinals (8-8), Minnesota Vikings (7-9), Los Angeles Chargers (7-9), New England Patriots (7-9), Dallas Cowboys (6-10), New York Giants (6-10), San Francisco 49ers (6-10), Carolina Panthers (5-11), Detroit Lions (5-11), Denver Broncos (5-11), Philadelphia Eagles (4-11-1), Cincinnati Bengals (4-11-1), Houston Texans (4-12), Atlanta Falcons (4-12), New York Jets (2-14), Jacksonville Jaguars (1-15)
Out in first round: Pittsburgh Steelers (L 48-37 to Browns), Seattle Seahawks (L 30-20 to Rams), Washington Football Team (L 31-23 to Buccaneers), Tennessee Titans (L 20-13 to Ravens), Indianapolis Colts (L 27-24 to Bills), Chicago Bears (L 21-9 to Saints)
Out in second round: New Orleans Saints (L 30-20 to Buccaneers), Baltimore Ravens (L 17-3 to Bills), Los Angeles Rams (L 32-18 to Packers), Cleveland Browns (L 22-17 to Chiefs)
Out in third round: Green Bay Packers (L 31-26 to Buccaneers), Buffalo Bills (L 38-24 to Chiefs)
Most passing touchdowns: #12 Aaron Rodgers (Packers)- 48 TD
Most rushing touchdowns: #22 Derrick Henry (Titans)- 17 TD
Most receiving touchdowns: #17 Davante Adams (Packers)- 18 TD
Most sacks: #90 TJ Watt (Steelers)- 15 sacks
Most forced fumbles: #44 Marlon Humprey (Ravens)- 8 FF
Most interceptions: #25 Xavien Howard (Dolphins)- 10 INT
Best field goal percentage (min. 12 attempts): #5 Jason Myers (Seahawks)- 24 for 24, 100%
Link to stats database: https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/2020/
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