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Relive Bucs’ historic Super Bowl win through pictures

See photos from Times photographers on a day Tampa Bay will never forget.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) holds the Lombardi Trophy while celebrating the Buccaneers 31-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55 Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 in Tampa.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) holds the Lombardi Trophy while celebrating the Buccaneers 31-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55 Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 in Tampa. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times ]
Published Feb. 8
Updated Feb. 8

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are world champions for a second time, and we have the photos to prove it. It was a historic day for fans, the city and, of course, the team. Below you’ll find highlights from Tampa Bay Times photographers, both inside and outside of Raymond James Stadium. Scroll through, and enjoy reliving a joyous night in “Champa Bay.”

Pre-game: Miley, national anthem and a flyover

Jerry Medlin, of Orlando, primps cardboard images of Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans in the stands at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, in Tampa.
Jerry Medlin, of Orlando, primps cardboard images of Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans in the stands at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, in Tampa. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times ]
Miley Cyrus warms up before the pregame show for Super Bowl 55 between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla.
Miley Cyrus warms up before the pregame show for Super Bowl 55 between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
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Grammy-winning singer-songwriter H.E.R. concludes her performance of "America the Beautiful" during Super Bowl LV on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, at Raymond James Stadium.
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter H.E.R. concludes her performance of "America the Beautiful" during Super Bowl LV on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, at Raymond James Stadium. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times ]
Country music's Eric Church, left, and R&B's Jazmine Sullivan perform the National Anthem, making them the first Super Bowl duo to perform the anthem since Aretha Franklin and Aaron Neville sang it at Super Bowl XL in 2006, before the start of Super Bowl LV on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, at Raymond James Stadium.
Country music's Eric Church, left, and R&B's Jazmine Sullivan perform the National Anthem, making them the first Super Bowl duo to perform the anthem since Aretha Franklin and Aaron Neville sang it at Super Bowl XL in 2006, before the start of Super Bowl LV on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, at Raymond James Stadium. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times ]
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A flyover including a B-1, B-2 and B-52 bombers are seen over Raymond James Stadium just prior to Super Bowl 55 between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 in Tampa.
A flyover including a B-1, B-2 and B-52 bombers are seen over Raymond James Stadium just prior to Super Bowl 55 between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 in Tampa. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times ]
Alyssa Gallegos voices her concern with Kansas City Chiefs fans walking nearby their protest. FIREE local indigenous rights group stage a protest at Raymond James Stadium to urge the team to ditch the “Chiefs” moniker out of respect for Native American people in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, February 7, 2021
Alyssa Gallegos voices her concern with Kansas City Chiefs fans walking nearby their protest. FIREE local indigenous rights group stage a protest at Raymond James Stadium to urge the team to ditch the “Chiefs” moniker out of respect for Native American people in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, February 7, 2021 [ OCTAVIO JONES | Times ]

Super Bowl 55: First half

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) celebrates a first quarter touchdown during Super Bowl 55 between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the  Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 in Tampa.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) celebrates a first quarter touchdown during Super Bowl 55 between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 in Tampa. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times ]
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates with tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) after his first touchdown of Super Bowl 55 between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates with tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) after his first touchdown of Super Bowl 55 between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Socially distant and maskless Kansas City Chiefs fans watch the Super Bowl on the Jumbotron at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021.
Socially distant and maskless Kansas City Chiefs fans watch the Super Bowl on the Jumbotron at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. [ JAMES BORCHUCK | Times ]
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) exchanges words with the Chiefs defense after a touchdown in the second quarter of Super Bowl 55, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) exchanges words with the Chiefs defense after a touchdown in the second quarter of Super Bowl 55, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) is interfered with in the second quarter of Super Bowl 55 between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) is interfered with in the second quarter of Super Bowl 55 between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown (81) makes a touchdown catch in the second quarter of Super Bowl 55 between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown (81) makes a touchdown catch in the second quarter of Super Bowl 55 between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
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Halftime show by The Weeknd

The Weeknd performs in front of fans during the halftime show for Super Bowl 55 in Tampa on Sunday February, 7, 2021.
The Weeknd performs in front of fans during the halftime show for Super Bowl 55 in Tampa on Sunday February, 7, 2021. [ MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE | MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE | Times ]
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The Weeknd preforms during the halftime show at Super Bowl 55 between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 in Tampa.
The Weeknd preforms during the halftime show at Super Bowl 55 between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 in Tampa. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times ]
Unidentified fans are seen during the halftime performance by The Weeknd at Super Bowl 55 between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 in Tampa.
Unidentified fans are seen during the halftime performance by The Weeknd at Super Bowl 55 between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 in Tampa. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times ]
Attendees hold up signs thanking teachers and health care workers as The Weeknd performs during the halftime show for Super Bowl 55 in Tampa on Sunday February, 7, 2021,
Attendees hold up signs thanking teachers and health care workers as The Weeknd performs during the halftime show for Super Bowl 55 in Tampa on Sunday February, 7, 2021, [ MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE | MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE | Times ]

Super Bowl 55: Second half

Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett (58), center, along with outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul (90), right, and linebacker Devin White (45) celebrate Barrett's sack on Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) during the third quarter of Super Bowl 55 Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 in Tampa.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett (58), center, along with outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul (90), right, and linebacker Devin White (45) celebrate Barrett's sack on Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) during the third quarter of Super Bowl 55 Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 in Tampa. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times ]
Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrate an Antoine Winfield Jr. (31), third quarter interception during Super Bowl 55 between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrate an Antoine Winfield Jr. (31), third quarter interception during Super Bowl 55 between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times ]
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) hands the ball off to running back Ronald Jones (27) during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl 55 against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 in Tampa.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) hands the ball off to running back Ronald Jones (27) during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl 55 against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 in Tampa. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times ]
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) is sacked in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl 55 between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) is sacked in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl 55 between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
A fan on the field is tacked in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl 55 between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa.
A fan on the field is tacked in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl 55 between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Tampa Bay Buccaneers strong safety Antoine Winfield Jr. (31), right, gestures to Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) during the final minutes of the fourth quarter in Super Bowl 55 between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 in Tampa.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers strong safety Antoine Winfield Jr. (31), right, gestures to Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) during the final minutes of the fourth quarter in Super Bowl 55 between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 in Tampa. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times ]

The Celebration: Bucs are Super Bowl champs!

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates victory in Super Bowl 55 between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates victory in Super Bowl 55 between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Tampa Bay Buccaneers center Ryan Jensen (66) celebrates the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-9 win with an unidentified child on the field after the Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55 Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 in Tampa.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers center Ryan Jensen (66) celebrates the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-9 win with an unidentified child on the field after the Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55 Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 in Tampa. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times ]
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates with his family after Super Bowl 55 between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates with his family after Super Bowl 55 between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Rob Gronkowski celebrates as the crowd chants "We want Gronk! We want Gronk!"  after Super Bowl 55 between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla.
Rob Gronkowski celebrates as the crowd chants "We want Gronk! We want Gronk!" after Super Bowl 55 between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Tampa Bay Buccaneers strong safety Antoine Winfield Jr. (31) is hugged by an unidentified man as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers players celebrate their 31-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55 Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 in Tampa.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers strong safety Antoine Winfield Jr. (31) is hugged by an unidentified man as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers players celebrate their 31-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55 Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 in Tampa. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times ]
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Fireworks to celebrate the Bucs win in Super Bowl 55, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa.
Fireworks to celebrate the Bucs win in Super Bowl 55, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
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Fans celebrate the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55 outside Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021.
Fans celebrate the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55 outside Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
Tampa Bay Buccaneer fans celebrate the team's Super Bowl 55 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, February 7, 2021.
Tampa Bay Buccaneer fans celebrate the team's Super Bowl 55 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, February 7, 2021. [ LUIS SANTANA | TIMES | Tampa Bay Times ]
Tampa Bay Bucs fans celebrate the team's Super Bowl 55 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, February 7, 2021.
Tampa Bay Bucs fans celebrate the team's Super Bowl 55 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, February 7, 2021. [ LUIS SANTANA | TIMES | Tampa Bay Times ]

Today’s front pages

Tampa Bay Times front pages from Monday, Feb. 8, 2021
Tampa Bay Times front pages from Monday, Feb. 8, 2021 [ Tampa Bay Times ]

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