Super Bowl preview: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Mahomes and Brady face off on the biggest stage in the NFL


The Kansas City Star

Patrick Mahomes (left) and Tom Brady (right) set to face off in Super Bowl LV.

Haley Spicer, Sports Reporter

The Super Bowl LIV champions Kansas City Chiefs look to repeat when they battle the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the 2021 Lombardi Trophy. With the Chiefs’ team being familiar to the big stage, the Tampa Bay quarterback has taken part in the season-ending game before, as he is competing for his seventh ring.

Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes have met in the playoffs before, battling it out in the American Football Conference title game when Tom Brady played for the New England Patriots.

When Brady and Mahomes are compared against each other, the only thing that they have in common is that they both have two wins against each other. Brady has more total team points at 121 to Mahomes’s 120. However, Mahomes has more yards per attempt at 8.9 to Brady’s 7.6. Mahomes has 11 touchdowns with 3 interceptions, while Brady has 6 touchdowns and 5 interceptions.

This edition of the NFL’s biggest game is set to be played in Tampa, Florida at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday February 7,2021, giving the Tampa Bay Buccaneers home field advantage. This is the first time a team has gotten to play the Super Bowl in their home stadium. 

The matchup between these two is being labeled as “the G.O.A.T. versus the MVP” and “the older G.O.A.T. versus the younger G.O.A.T.” When Mahomes got asked about playing against Brady, he said:

“To go up against one of the greatest, if not the greatest quarterback of all-time in his 150th Super Bowl is gonna be a great experience”.

Brady has had a great career, and the past five seasons have been nothing short of it, considering his age. He has thrown just under 22,000 passing yards, 153 touchdowns, and has appeared in 4 Super Bowls and won one Super Bowl MVP award. He has nothing but respect for the young spectacular quarterback.

Ahead of the Super Bowl, ESPN host Mike Greenberg said “This is the best quarterback matchup in Super Bowl history. This is like if Michael Jordan got to play Lebron James in the Finals!”

There is high praise for both of these quarterbacks, with Mahomes just getting started and Brady still going strong. Both teams have elite scoring playmakers on their offenses and the game will be one for the ages, regardless of whether it is a high scoring or low scoring occasion.