It’s finally here. Super Bowl 55 kicks off today as the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers face off for the right to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.
The Chiefs are back in the title game after winning it all last season, the first of what will likely be several championships for NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes, who’s got a chance to claim his second title in just his third season as a full-time starter.
While his adversary, Tom Brady, is currently regarded as the greatest QB of all-time, Mahomes is off to a fast start toward making that claim before his career is over.
But to be the best, you gotta beat the best, and that’s what’s at stake tonight in just the second postseason matchup between Brady and Mahomes.
Mahomes has a long hill to climb to ever surpass Brady as the NFL’s greatest QB of all time, but beating him in tonight’s Super Bowl would be a big step forward.
If Brady wins, however, he’ll claim his seventh Lombardi Trophy, two of which will have come at Mahomes’ expense after Brady’s Patriots beat the Chiefs in the 2018-19 AFC Championship. A win tonight would further solidify Brady as the greatest and make it hard for anyone to ever pass him.
Of course, both teams are here not just because of their QB play. Tampa’s defense is arguably the best in the NFL now that star defensive tackle Vita Vea is back in the lineup after a leg injury nearly ended his season in October.
Through three playoff games, Tampa is allowing an average of 23 points per game, have forced seven turnovers, and allowed just eight touchdowns.
The Chiefs’ defense has been great in its own right, holding the Browns to just 17 points in the Divisional Round, then suffocated the Bills in the AFC Championship (KC led 38-15 with five minutes left in the fourth quarter).
Tonight should be a great game and hopefully one we’ll all enjoy before heading into the offseason.
Here is what you need to know about Super Bowl 55.
How to watch Super Bowl 55
- Teams: Buccaneers vs. Chiefs
- Date: Sunday, Feb. 7
- Game Time: 6:30 p.m.)
- Location: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
- TV Channel: CBS
- Announcers: Jim Nantz and Tony Romo
- Online Stream: FuboTV, CBS All-Access and CBS Sports.
- SB Nation’s Chiefs Blog: Arrowhead Pride
- SB Nation’s Bucs Blog: Bucs Nation