It all started with a total of 32 teams, funnelled down to 14, and now we have only two teams fighting it out for the ultimate trophy in Super Bowl 55.
Several interruptions due to Coronavirus outbreaks in camps was witnessed throughout, and there were other challenges to report too. Finally, an incredible finale is on the cards, pitting Patrick Mahomes Chiefs vs Tom Brady’s Buccaneers. Fans of Super Bowl betting are already too familiar with Brady who makes his 10th Super Bowl appearance. However, this time he’ll be making his debut appearance as Tampa Bay QB.
Everything you need to know about Super Bowl 55
The Super Bowl 2021 will feature Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Kansas City. It is the first time the Buccaneers are featuring in the Super Bowl since 2003, when they beat Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl 37. That time, Bucs were led by Jon Gruden, who was then 39 years. Brady will attempt to win the 2021 edition at the age of 43.
On the other hand, this is Mahomes and Chiefs’ second appearance, and Mahomes is making history already, becoming the youngest QB in NFL history to start two Super Bowls.
The Chiefs go into the tie as field-goal favorites over the Bucs, who will be playing at home. Bookmakers expect this to be a high-scoring game, with an over/under selection sitting just under 60 points. These numbers could move towards the February 7 game, depending on who is available and who is not for both sides.
Chiefs on the Super Bowl
It will be Chiefs’ fourth Super Bowl appearance and carry a 2-1 record in their previous showings. They were beaten 35-10 by Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl 1, before returning in 1970 in Super Bowl 4 to win against pre-game favorites Minnesota Vikings.
They stayed in the cold till 2020 when they made their last Super Bowl appearance, defeating 49ers 31-20 to clinch Super Bowl 54. If they can keep the momentum going, this could be their third Super Bowl win, which could set them among the few teams to win back-to-back Super Bowl trophies.
Betting enthusiasts will be looking at the spreads going into the match which has seen a vast number of punters go for Chiefs. The pressure is off for Tampa Bay, as their inexperience and low expectations could play to their advantage. Kansas City are +195 favorites to clinch the Super Bowl in 2021.
Tampa Bay were paired in the semis against Buffalo but boasted the longest spread in Super Bowl at +430. They were considered underdogs to Buffalo by a single point, representing the meanest spread on the board.
Kansas City played against Green Bay Packers in the other semi in a clash they were considered massive favorites. They were favored 1.2 points above Green bay, and it indeed came to be. They won their way to the finals where they will be facing Tampa Bay in the much-awaited Super Bowl 55.