In Super Bowl LV, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs to get down to business
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers crushed the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game on Sunday, 31 to 26, to progress to Super Bowl 55. Later Sunday night, the supreme Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs brought home the AFC Championship with a 38 to 24 win over the Buffalo Bills, making sure about a spot in a subsequent straight Super Bowl.
Super Bowl 55 is booked to be played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, making this the first run through in Super Bowl history that one of the contending groups will play in their home arena.
The last time a group vieing for the NFL title played in their home arena was in 1966, when the Packers vanquished the Cleveland Browns at Lambeau Field, one season before the beginning of the Super Bowl period.
Twice in Super Bowl history, California groups have played in a similar city as their home field, however in an alternate setting. The Los Angeles Rams, who at the time called the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum home, played at the Rose Bowl in Super Bowl 14. The San Francisco 49ers played at Stanford Stadium in Super Bowl 19, yet their home games were played at Candlestick Park.
Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady, who played with the New England Patriots for 20 seasons, driven Tampa Bay to its first Super Bowl appearance since they won it in 2003. Until this season, that was Tampa Bay’s just Super Bowl appearance in establishment history. Brady will show up in his tenth Super Bowl, having just won six, both excellent grades for any major part in NFL history.
The Buccaneers got off to a hot beginning on Sunday, taking a 21-10 lead into halftime. The offense faltered in the subsequent half, nonetheless, thanks partially to 3 block attempts tossed by Brady. In any case, with barely 2 minutes staying in the game and confronting a fourth down from their rival’s 8 yard line, the Packers chose for kick a field objective as opposed to go for the score, which would have put them a two point change away from a tie. They never got the ball back, as the Bucs offense got two all the more first downs on the resulting ownership.
“It’s been a great journey thus far,” Brady said after Sunday’s game. “We put the work in. Guys just embraced everything, really, when [head coach Bruce Arians] got here last year. There was a lot of great things that were happening, a lot of great young players. I just made a decision. I’ve loved coming to work every day with this group of guys.”
Brady will go head to head against Patrick Mahomes, who acquired the title of Super Bowl MVP subsequent to driving the Chiefs to a 31-20 success over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 54. The impending matchup will be the biggest age hole between contradicting quarterbacks in Super Bowl history, as Mahomes is 18 years, multi month and 4 days more youthful than Brady.
The Chiefs confronted a mid 9-0 shortfall in the AFC Championship after a blundered punt gave Buffalo the ball at the 3 yard line. The Bills, effectively up 3, scored a score on the principal play of the drive, however missed the additional point.
From that point forward, the Chiefs’ offense sprung up, scoring 21 focuses in the subsequent quarter while their safeguard held the Bills to only three focuses. The Bills wouldn’t score another score until the 4:08 characteristic of the final quarter.
After an ineffective 2-point change, Buffalo ended up somewhere near 17. They figured out how to recuperate an onside kick, however the accompanying belonging just added up to another field objective, slicing the lead to 14 with somewhat more than three minutes staying in the game. The Chiefs at that point set up an eight-play drive, including three stoop downs, to run out the clock and secure the triumph.