Can Tom Brady, 6 time superbowl champion and future first ballot hall of famer take down Patrick Mahomes and defending superbowl champions, the Kansas City Chiefs? Or will the red hot Kansas City offense continue to put up record numbers to spoil Brady and the Buccaneers.
Tom Brady, debatably the greatest football player of all time, thanks to his six superbowl wins with former team The New England Patriots, looks to add to his trophy collection in his tenth career superbowl game. This time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brady signed a 2-year $50 million-dollar deal over the 2020 offseason, and was quickly accommodated with former teammate and tight end Rob Gronkowski, as well as receiver Antonio Brown who was continuously being released by other NFL teams thanks to his behavior.
Brady led the Bucs to a 11-5 record in his first season, finishing second to the New Orleans Saints in the NFC south, but also securing them with the wildcard spot in the NFC. This was Tampa Bay's first playoff appearance since 2007, and after beating the Washington Football team in the NFC Wild Card round, the Bucs got their first playoff win since their superbowl they won in 2003.
Brady and the Bucs then got past Drew Brees and the Saints thanks to their defense forcing 4 turnovers, as well as beating frontrunner for MVP Aaron Rodgers and the 13-3 Green Bay Packers.
All eyes now turn to the new face of the NFL, Patrick Mahomes, and if he can get his revenge against Brady after the Chiefs lost to the Patriots during Mahomes MVP season in 2019. The Patriots went on to beat the LA Rams in the superbowl for Bradys 6th ring.
Mahomes and the steller Chiefs offense need to find a way to outscore Brady and the Bucs at this year's venue in Tampa, and for the first time ever in the superbowl era, the hosting stadium has their home team playing.
This means the Buccaneers will have home field advantage despite having a worse record which could play a huge factor come game day since the state of Florida is allowing 25,000 fans to attend the biggest game of the year.