2020 NFL Super Bowl – Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Preview & Pick

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THE FACTS

When is Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers taking place? Sunday 7th February, 2021 – 23:30 (UK)

Where is Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers taking place? Raymond James Stadium, Tampa

What is the expected weather for Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers? 19c, partly cloudy

What channel is Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers on? Sky Sports will be showing live NFL games during the season so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers? If televised on Sky, subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go. Subscribers to NFL GAMEPASS can also stream matches live on their platform

Where can I get tickets for Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers? Check Ticketmaster for ticket information on selected games

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Kansas City Chiefs 27-24 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

THE TEAM NEWS

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

  • Kansas City Chiefs can become just the eighth team to earn back-to-back Super Bowl wins with just one more victory needed this season to build on last year’s success thanks to claiming the AFC Championship against Buffalo Bills.
  • Any doubts surrounding the fitness of QB Patrick Mahomes were quashed as he threw for 325 yards and three TDs, guiding his team to victory despite trailing 9-0 at the start of the second quarter.
  • TE Travis Kelce was key to that success as he hauled in a record-breaking 13 receptions, the highest number by any player in an NFL Championship game in history, and he is likely to play a huge role once again, although the Chiefs have been hit by the loss LT Eric Fisher who tore his Achilles tendon against the Bills.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers will become the first team in NFL history to host a Super Bowl after they upset the odds by defeating Green Bay Packers to become NFC Champions with a great display at Lambeau Field.
  • Led by the legendary Tom Brady, who will go in search of a record-extending seventh Super Bowl ring, the Buccaneers proved to be too good as they made it seven wins in succession in the 31-26 success.
  • Brady threw for three TDs which included a 39-yard toss to WR Scott Miller with just a second remaining at the end of the first half to put his team in command and the veteran QB will hope to have more options at his disposal with WR Antonio Brown hoping to overcome the knee that forced him to miss the clash with the Packers.

THE PREDICTION

This fascinating Super Bowl clash between Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be seen as passing the baton from future Hall of Fame QB Tom Brady to a man who has shown the talent early in his career to potentially produce similar success in Patrick Mahomes. Brady is the only QB to defeat Mahomes in a play-off game in his three seasons in the NFL to date with the Chiefs going in search of a second consecutive Super Bowl win. There are intriguing matchups all over the field, especially with the way that the Bucs got pressure on Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers in their NFC Championship victory. With the Chiefs missing the injured LT Eric Fisher, they will feel they can also get to Mahomes but the youngster will not be fazed and can use his feet to evade danger. Brady threw three interceptions on three successive drives for the first time in his career against the Packers and a similar number of turnovers could be devastating in this contest with the Chiefs ruthless on offense. They have averaged just under 30 points per game across this season including their two play-off matches and while the Bucs defense will believe they can limit the Chiefs having allowed an average of just over 22 points per game, it is unlikely to be enough to prevent the Chiefs going back-to-back.

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