The NFL Super Bowl is arguably one of the most popular sporting events in the United States, and it could even be argued that it is the most well-known in the country. This annual event takes place at the end of an NFL (National Football League) season, and the trophy given to the winner of the event is considered to be the most prestigious in the sport. The latest and upcoming Super Bowl that will occur in 2020 is Super Bowl LV, and the two participating teams are the Kansas City Chiefs, who have won the previous trophy at Super LIV, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers which is led by renowned player Tom Brady. With the clash between the two teams building up before the awaited day of the battle, there are many American football fans that are predicting who will win and who will get the prestigious MVP award. Here are the things that you should expect if one of the two teams wins the Vince Lombardi Trophy at Super Bowl LV.
The Soaring Kansas City Chiefs
Before the 2010s and 2020s, the Kansas City Chief was not really known as a strong team in the NFL. In fact, they have only reached the playoffs 11 times from 1971 to 2006. However, the management of the team turned things around during the 2010s, and since then, they have had eight playoff appearances, with six of them occurring consecutively from 2015 to 2020. Many sports betting veterans predict that the Kansas City Chiefs would win the 2021 championship because of their unparalleled strength.
The Kansas City Chiefs were just fresh from the success that they achieved last season, as they were able to bag the Vince Lombardi Trophy in the previous Super Bowl, where two won against the San Francisco 49ers. Interestingly, the Kansas City Chiefs have only won two Super Bowl trophies in the team’s lifetime, with their first win occurring in 1969 at Super Bowl IV. In addition, the team has only reached the Super Bowl four times, with the most recent being in 2021. If they win Super Bowl LV, they will be one of the only eight teams that have won the Super Bowl in two consecutive years.
The current success of the Kansas City Chiefs is mainly attributed to Patrick Mahomes, a young quarterback that has been drafted by the team with the 10th overall pick at the 2017 NFL Draft. Despite being only 25 years old, Mahomes has displayed superior skill and surprising maturity during their 2019 playoff, which led to him winning the MVP trophy at Super Bowl LIV. Fans hope that Mahomes can replicate his success in the last tournament to capture the Super Bowl LV trophy.
The Underdog Tampa Bay Buccaneers
One of the most underrated teams that have reached the Super Bowl is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and their underdog status is actually quite justified given their finish in the previous season. In the 2019 season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers only won seven games and lost nine games, thus making them miss the playoffs. The Buccaneers have only appeared 11 times in the NFL playoffs, although they have won the Super Bowl XXXVII trophy in 2002. It is common knowledge that the team’s peak occurred in the early 2000s, but after their last playoff appearance in 2007, the Buccaneers have suddenly fallen off and become one of the worst teams in the NFL.
So it was quite a surprise when Tom Brady, a player considered to be one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history, has agreed to a two-year contract to play for the Buccaneers after his successful 20-year tenure with the New England Patriots, where he won six Super Bowl championships and five Super Bowl MVP trophies. Despite being a first-year player for the Buccaneers, Tom Brady led the team to an 11-5 record in the regular season, which was enough for them to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2007. With the Buccaneers’ only second Super Bowl appearance (with the first being in 2002), Tom Brady has now reached the Super Bowl ten times in his career, which is now an NFL record for most Super Bowl appearances by a player. If the Buccaneers win the Super Bowl LV trophy, it will be another NFL record for Tom Brady, as he will become the first player to win seven championships in the NFL.
With the anticipated match approaching, it would be fun and exciting for many fans to predict who will win on the grandest stage in the National Football League. Will it be the strong Kansas City Chiefs and the rising star Patrick Mahomes? Or will it be the underrated Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the legendary veteran Tom Brady? We will soon find out as we will eventually watch one of the most competitive sporting events in the United States.