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The longtime teammates won their first Super Bowl together since leaving the New England Patriots

By Jason Duaine Hahn
Updated February 07, 2021 11:37 PM
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Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski have done it again.

The two longtime teammates, who played together on the New England Patriots before they joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the offseason, are Super Bowl champions once more after beating Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 on Sunday.

This is the duo's fourth Super Bowl win together — it's the fourth overall for Gronkowski, 31, and the seventh for 43-year-old Brady.

The two shared a celebratory moment after their Super Bowl LV victory, which took place on their home field at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

"It was just unbelievable," Gronkowski told CBS reporters on the field after the game of playing with Brady. "It felt like old times and that's how it needs to be and how it's going to be."

The chemistry between the two was on display early in the game, with Brady connecting with Gronkowski in the waning minutes of the first quarter to score the first touchdown of the game, giving the Bucs an early 7-0 lead. The Buccaneers scored their second touchdown — again, by way of Gronkowski — in the middle of the second quarter.

But Brady and Gronkowski weren't the only ones celebrating their performance — their old Patriots teammates tweeted their amazement as the game played out.

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"Beast mode," wrote Julian Edelman.

"ROBBIE G!!!!" added Devin and Jason McCourty.

Even those across the sports world remarked on the Buccaneers' commanding victory.

"IF YOU KNOW YOU KNOW!! GOAT TALK," wrote Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James.

In their first season together in Tampa Bay, Brady and Gronkowski helped the team earn an 11-5 record during the regular season. Meanwhile, the Patriots — the team Brady left in March after a 20-year career — missed the playoffs for the first time in 12 years.

Before Sunday, Tampa Bay had not been to a Super Bowl since 2003, when they beat the Oakland Raiders in San Diego.

During the playoffs, the Buccaneers trounced the Washington Football Team in the Wild Card round before beating the New Orleans Saints. They topped off their run by edging out a close game against the Green Bay Packers for the NFC Championship.

Gronkowski recently divulged how he and Brady celebrated their win over the Packers.

"We just gave each other a big hug and said, 'This is what it's all about. This is why we came down here. This is, you know, a dream,'" Gronkowski said while on The Late Late Show with James Corden. "All the work we put in — we knew we had to put a lot of work in — and just coming to an organization that was ready for success. A lot of great players on this team, a lot of great coaches."

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"We just gave each other a big hug and said, 'Man, we're doing it. We're doing it big," he added. "And it's for real. We're going to the Super Bowl. We came down to Tampa, man. Let's finish it off.' "