By Anthony Lundy ‘21
The most electrifying game of the NFL season starts next Sunday between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs. The Buccaneers struggled this season but managed to pull through in the playoffs to make a nice run leading to the Super Bowl. As far as the Chiefs seasons went, they had the best season out of any team in the NFL with only two losses. even with one game having no starters playing.
The Buccaneers are led by Tom Brady, who is the greatest quarterback to ever play the game so far. Tom Brady will be making his 10th Super Bowl appearance. This will be the first time Tom Brady has assets on the team besides one or two players who are not the best in the league but decent enough.
The Buccaneers defense is explosive and has really been dominant in the playoffs so far with huge plays against the Green Bay Packers and the Washington Football Team. The Buccaneers have a good chance of winning the Super Bowl this year, and if the game is down to the wire, do not count Tom Brady out. He has such an amazing playoff clutchness and the best quarterback IQ in the game.
Speaking of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, the Kansas City Chiefs are led by the future legend Patrick Mahomes. He won the Super Bowl in 2020, winning against the San Francisco 49ers. Without a doubt, Patrick Mahomes is a versatile quarterback that has grown to be one of the most entertaining to watch. Another game-changing weapon in his arsenal is Travis Kelce, who led all NFL Tight Ends in receiving yards for the year. The Chiefs defense is very dominant but does have some holes to fill within their secondary and linebackers that could come back to haunt them if Tom Brady is hot.
Overall, this Super Bowl will be one of the most exhilarating games we have seen, with two very experienced teams that know what the Super Bowl is like and can compete. In the end, Tom Brady and the Buccaneers have the upper hand with home field advantage and it would be nice to see Brady win one more. This will not be the last of Patrick Mahomes, but it will be his first Super Bowl loss.