NFL past and future face off in Super Bowl LV


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Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers set to face off against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV.

By Paul Gustafson, Lead multimedia & social media editor

Following the conference championship games, the matchup for Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium, in Tampa Bay, Florida has been set. The big game will feature Tom Brady and the NFC Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers facing off against the AFC Champion Kansas City Chiefs. Two of the most exciting offensive nucleuses in the NFL will be ready to put on a show for fans across the country. The teams faced off earlier this season in an exciting nationally televised matchup. Kansas City came out on top with a 27-24 victory featuring a historic 269 yard performance from star wide receiver Tyreek Hill. 

After an impressive upset victory over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game, Tampa Bay finds themselves in uncharted territory. The Buccaneers will become the first team in the history of the NFL to play the Super Bowl at their home stadium. While the stadium will not be packed to capacity with screaming fans due to COVID restrictions, the home environment will help in the advantage of Tampa Bay. After 20 successful seasons with the New England Patriots, superstar quarterback Tom Brady signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers prior to the 2020 season. Brady will be playing his record tenth Super Bowl while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers franchise will be participating in only their second Super Bowl. 

The Kansas City Chiefs are no stranger to the big game, having won the 2020 Super Bowl. Kansas City is headed to Tampa Bay to defend their title. The Chiefs defeated the talented Buffalo Bills in blowout fashion to clinch their second straight Super Bowl berth. With a generational offense led by Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, the Chiefs are betting favorites to win the game. Expect an all time great showdown between the past, Tom Brady, and the future, Patrick Mahomes.