Super Bowl LV will officially feature the Tampa Bay Buccaneers against the Kansas City Chiefs. The final matchup is all set after an eventful Conference Championship round of the NFL Playoffs.
The Chiefs open as an early 3.5 favorite against the Buccaneers. The odds can change a little depending on factors like injuries.
The Buccaneers road to Super Bowl LV
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are heading to the Super Bowl after making the playoffs as the 5th ranked NFC team. They finished the regular season strong but it wasn’t enough to avoid the wild card round. They did not have an easy route to Super Bowl LV.
During the Wild Card round, the Buccaneers beat the Washington Football team 31-23. After that, they moved on to the Divisional round where they sent Drew Brees and the Saints home beating them 30-20. The last win came against MVP front runner Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. The Buccaneers ending up winning that game 31-26 to advance on to Super Bowl LV.
Tampa Bay made it to the Super Bowl after missing the playoffs and finishing 7-9 in 2019. In 2020 the Buccaneers made a huge splash in free agency adding 6 time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Tom Brady.
The Chiefs road to Super Bowl LV
The Kansas City Chiefs had an easier road to the Super Bowl. They entered the playoffs as the #1 overall seed in the AFC. They did not have to play until the second week of the NFL Playoffs.
During the Divisional round, the Chiefs defeated the Browns 22-17. During that game, they had a scare with Patrick Mahomes leaving the game for the concussion protocol. Mahomes returned to practice quickly and was cleared for the AFC Conference Championship.
The Chiefs handled the Buffalo Bills fairly easily in the AFC Conference game. They started out slow, then took control of the game in the second quarter. They ended up winning 38-24.
Looking forward to the Super Bowl
The Chiefs and the Buccaneers met one time during the regular season. The Chiefs won in a close contest defeating the Buccaneers 27-24 on November 29th. The Super Bowl kicks off on February 7th, 2021 at 6:30 pm CST in Tampa Bay, FL. After an announcement from the NFL last week, the Super Bowl is hosting 22,000 fans in attendance.