Brady, improved defense keys to Bucs winning Super Bowl

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won’t be denied. The 43-year-old six-time Super Bowl champion may no longer be the best quarterback in the NFL but he’s shown in his first season with the Bucs that he’s still good enough to lead a team to the NFL title game. And the way Tampa Bay’s defense has played since Patrick Mahomes manhandled it in Week 12 of the regular season gives the NFC champions confidence that Sunday’s rematch with the defending Super Bowl winners will be different.