Super Bowl LV Preview: The Kansas City Chiefs take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers


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An unparalleled season comes to an end tomorrow as the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. This game looks like it can go down as one of the greatest Super Bowls of all time, as well as one of the hardest Super Bowls to predict. Despite this, here are some of my predictions for the 2021 Super Bowl.

To start, I want to explain some of the strengths of both teams. Each team brings something different to the table that can help them realistically win a ring this year.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a lot of talent on the offensive side of the ball, especially in their wideouts with Pro-Bowlers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. They also have all-time talented veterans like Rob Gronkowski and Antonio Brown; however, everyone knows why the Bucs are a real threat, and that is Tom Brady at quarterback. The GOAT is looking for his seventh ring, his first with his new team.

Tom Brady has not missed a beat with his new team in the playoffs this year, beating future Hall of Famers Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers on his way to the Super Bowl. Despite this, he looks like he still has something to prove to his new team, and winning the Super Bowl in his home stadium can be just that.

Finally, it would not be fair to talk about Tampa Bay without mentioning their elite defense led by Jason Pierre-Paul and Ndamukong Suh. They will need to be on top form to battle the Chiefs’ elite offense.

The Kansas City Chiefs have the most dangerous offense in all the NFL. Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce are two of the top offensive players in the game. By combining them with a steady running game and tough line this team always puts up big numbers on the scoreboard. Just like the Bucs, the Chiefs have a star quarterback. Patrick Mahomes is arguably the best player in the league and one of the most talented the game has ever seen.

Experts and analysts are already saying that the 25-year-old Mahomes may become the greatest player in NFL history. He has one of the best arms in the league and is incredibly crafty when scrambling. With all the weapons he must throw the ball to, and a coach that will always go for the big play, he can make something out of nothing on what seems like every play.

On the defensive side of the ball, this defense has been on lock so far in the postseason, only allowing a combined 38 points against some stiff competition in the Browns and Bills. They will also need to stay rock-solid to try to stop Brady in the Playoffs.

This game is almost impossible to predict. Both teams have elite offenses and defenses, but it boils down to the battle of the quarterbacks. The 43-year-old GOAT, Brady against the best thing going right now, gunslinger Mahomes. Who will win?

Overall, I believe that after an incredibly close and thrilling game, Brady and the Buccaneers will win at home by no more than three points.  

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