Ladies and gentlemen, we have finally made it to the concluding grand finale of the 2020 NFL season- the Super Bowl LV, the greatest sporting event in the United States of American.
The 55th Super Bowl is going to be a dazzling showdown featuring defending champions Kansas City Chiefs who are to be challenged of the throne by Tampa Bay Buccaneers, setting themselves up with a home field advantage at the Raymond James Stadium.
Now the question is, will Chiefs successfully retain their trophy and become champions for the second straight year? Or is it going to be the night for Buccaneers, breaking their curse after 18 years? Click here to find out about the waging odds for the Super Bowl LV.
Chiefs marksman Patrick Mahomes has his aim set
If you’re an NFL fan and have not been living under a rock, Patrick Mahomes has become a household name in the league’s ecosystem. The 2019 Super Bowl MVP has been utterly magnificent this season as well and the Chiefs are banking on their superstar quarterback’s abilities to win the championship for the second straight year, a feat that Mahomes’ adversary QB of Sunday, Tom Brady, had achieved all the way back in 2003-04 with New England Patriots.
Chiefs finished the regular season with 14 wins and 2 losses and defeated Cleveland Browns in the Divisional Round, followed by AFC Championship victory over Buffalo Bills.
Alongside Mahomes, safety Tyrann Mathieu will be the one to watch out for in the reigning champions’ defense, while tight end Travis Kelce is expected to coordinate with the in-form Tyreek Hill.
The experience and composure of Tom Brady powering the Buccaneers
Touted as one of the greatest NFL players of all time, Tom Brady has been the driving force behind the Bucs and their road to the final. The former Patriots icon, who has won the Super Bowl six times, arrived at Tampa Bay last season as a blessing for Bruce Arians and the rest of the dressing room. The final piece of the puzzle comes down to hosting the defending champions at their own stadium, which will mark the 43-year-old’s tenth Super Bowl appearance, and the veteran is still going strong at his age.
With 11 wins and five losses, Bucs made it to the playoffs after 13 years. Their Divisional Round win came against New Orleans Saints, before they clinched their 2nd NFC Championship against the Green Bay Packers.
Wide receiver Antonio Brown has been remarkable in the season, having established a serene on pitch connection with his former Patriots quarterback. Chris Godwin is also expected to shine on the grand finale, while Shaquil Barrett will be on-duty to counter the opposition QB.
Super Bowl LV Money Line waging odds: Kansas City Chiefs (1.60) vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2.40)
Kansas City Chiefs are the waging favorites and are priced at 1.60, meaning if you bet $100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making $160.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers are priced at 2.40 and are the waging underdogs. Betting $100 on them will earn you $240 if they come out as winners.
Super Bowl among COVID: Raymond James to have crowd, somewhat
In a perfect world, Bucs and Chiefs would have the roaring of almost 66,000 voices cheering from the stands of the Raymond James Stadium on the eve of the Super Bowl. However, the pandemic regulations and safety precautions, which saw the entirety of the regular season behind conducted behind closed doors, will still allow one third of the capacity of the stadium to be filled with spectators.
All in all, after months of toiling amidst adverse situations, the season is reaching its conclusion. The greatest sporting event in the country is on the horizon, and with it, the majestic excitement to see two of the greatest NFL sides lock horns for the Vince Lombardi Trophy.