The moment Tom Brady decided to switch teams and conferences was the moment we all knew that this season would be different. One year into the pandemic that wreaked havoc in our country and the NFL, we finally made it to the final showdown. Feel free to play Journey’s Final Countdown if you’d like as it seems fitting. The time is upon us. Some said Brady’s Buccaneers wouldn’t make it this far. There were too many questions about the offensive line. Set the questions aside, they mean nothing now. The defending Super Bowl Champion Kansas City takes on the GOAT of all quarterbacks with his six Super Bowl rings.
It’s the winner takes all game. Two high-flying offenses will showcase their skills in front of the national audience. Granted, many seats will be empty but don’t let that take away energy. The nostalgia is the air and it’s not going away.
The Buccaneers have all of the balance on their side. They have the offense and the defense to win. The Chiefs have the offense to overcome virtually any deficit, however. It seems like the Buccaneers have the home field advantage since the big game is in their city.
Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill will light up the scoreboard. Running backs Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Le’Veon Bell should help take the pressure off of Mahomes. No one should forget about Mecole Hardman and Sammy Watkins though. The Buccaneers defense will have its hands full.
Brady could still have Antonio Brown to throw to despite Brown being on the injury report with a knee injury. He still has Mike Evans and Chris Godwin to throw to so the Buccaneers offense should still score points at will. The Buccaneers have a good running game that they rely on with Ronald Jones II and former Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette. It shouldn’t shock anyone if the Buccaneers rack up over 125 total rushing yards with this dynamic duo of runners.
This Super Bowl fits the description of a toss-up. The Chiefs are the slight favorite but Tampa Bay has an equal chance of winning. It will be exciting to see how this game plays out. Both of these offenses finished in the top ten in passing offense. The Buccaneers pass defense ranked seventh in the league. These are a few interesting points to keep in mind.
Predictions with the final score:
Kansas City’s offense will fire all on cylinders from the first possession until the end of the game. Tyreek Hill will score the first touchdown of the game. Neither team will have a lead of more than 10 points. There is just too much offensive talent on both sides which negates the chance of a substantial lead. The Buccaneers will keep it close throughout but they will lose a heartbreaker.
Final Score: Kansas City Chiefs 38 Tampa Bay Bucs 35