It all boils down to this moment: the master versus the student, the legend versus the pretender, Tom Brady versus Patrick Mahomes, Tampa Bay Buccaneers versus Kansas City Chiefs. This is Super Bowl 2021, and we are ready for it.
The Chiefs head into this as the champions but they’re up against the most successful Super Bowl quarterback in the history of the sport.
Brady – at the age of 43 – is going all out for an unprecedented seventh Super Bowl ring, to add to his already unprecedented collection of six.
Mahomes has arrived though. The Chiefs’ stunning young QB has led his team to three consecutive AFC Championship games, including two Super Bowl jaunts. Can he fend of his most fearsome counterpart and add to his growing legend status?
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When is Chiefs v Buccaneers Super Bowl on TV?
Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs face off in the Super Bowl on Sunday 7th February 2021.
What time is kick-off?
Chiefs v Buccaneers will kick off at 11:30pm.
UK fans must be willing to sacrifice their Monday morning if they are to stay up for the whole spectacle, especially with the Super Bowl halftime show wedged into the game.
What TV channel is Chiefs v Buccaneers Super Bowl on?
The Super Bowl will be shown live on BBC One from 11:30pm.
How to live stream Chiefs v Buccaneers Super Bowl online
You can stream the game live on BBC iPlayer via a host of devices including smartphones and tablets.
NFL Gamepass are offering a special Super Bowl Pass which will give you the full US coverage – including all the Super Bowl commercials not broadcast on UK TV channels – for a special price of just 99p.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers injury news
- WR Antonio Brown (knee) questionable
- LB Lavonte David (hamstring) questionable
- S Jordan Whitehead (shoulder, knee) questionable
- S Antoine Winfield Jr. (ankle) questionable
Kansas City Chiefs injury news
- OT Eric Fisher (Achilles) out
- RB Le’Veon Bell (knee) questionable
- CB Rashad Fenton (foot) questionable
- LB Willie Gay (ankle) out
- WR Sammy Watkins (calf) questionable
- WR Demarcus Robinson (COVID-19 protocols) questionable
- C Daniel Kilgore (COVID-19 protocols) questionable
Chiefs v Buccaneers odds
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Our prediction: Chiefs v Buccaneers
This could be one of the most finely poised Super Bowl encounters of recent times. Across the board, the Chiefs are probably the most rounded team in the league, but the Bucs have the right tools in the right places, none more so than at quarterback.
In terms of experience, the Chiefs take a slender advantage having already lifted the Vince Lombardi trophy, but Brady and fellow ex-Patriots star Rob Gronkowski are at home in the showpiece game and can guide their younger teammates through the wild ordeal.
In reality, Tampa Bay’s stunning NFC Championship win over Green Bay was largely a product of their defence making huge plays to stop Aaron Rodgers dead in his tracks, while Brady threw an intensely un-Brady-like three interceptions. That bodes well for the Bucs though. They are more than a one-man unit.
The defence has also proven its ability to shut down run games, although that will simply give Mahomes a greater number of opportunities to sling deep shots, with human roadrunner Tyreek Hill primed for a massive game.
Add the fact that the Buccaneers are the first team in the Super Bowl era to be playing the showpiece game at their home stadium, and you can see how many times we’ve dipped back and forth between the sides in terms of predictions.
However, we’ll leave it at this: Tom Brady finds a way. He always has, he always will. The Chiefs are very feasible champions, and regardless of Sunday, they have all the makings of an empire in Tampa Bay, but Brady was born to command Super Bowls. Are you brave enough to bet against him?
Our prediction: Tampa Bay Buccaneers win 34-31
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