Super Bowl LV
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs will contest Super Bowl LV.
It’s the champ versus the challenger, with legendary six-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady taking on the new phenom Patrick Mahomes.
Buoyed by the surprise offseason acquisition of Brady, the normally wishy-washy Buccaneers turned into a contender overnight. They finished second in the NFC South with an 11-5 record, before eking out tough playoff wins over Washington, New Orleans and Green Bay – with Brady knocking off longtime nemeses Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers in the process – to progress to the Super Bowl.
It’s Tampa Bay’s first Super Bowl appearance since their triumph in 2003 and just second overall. However, they’ll be just the third team in NFL history to boast home ground advantage in the big game.
Kansas City, on the other hand, are going for back-to-back titles after they broke a 50-year drought with a win over San Francisco last season. The Chiefs have been virtually untroubled all season, finishing the regular season with an NFL-best record of 14-2, before knocking off Cleveland and Buffalo to lock in their second straight Super Bowl appearance.