Super Bowl 55 – or LV, if you’re a fan of Roman numerals – now has its two contenders. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers face the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, February 7 at Raymond James Field in Tampa.
The game promises to be one for the ages, and marks the first time a team (Tampa) will play in the Super Bowl on their field. That’s not quite the benefit it would have been, since only around 22,000 fans will be allowed to attend the Big Game, thanks to the pandemic.
CBS will air Super Bowl LV at 6:30 p.m. ET, with endless hours of speculation and discussion sure to come ahead of time.
Tampa Bay, led by timeless quarterback Tom Brady, won his right to enter the Championship by beating the Green Bay Packers 31-26. Brady beat compatriot Aaron Rodgers, quarterback legend, with 3 touchdowns, but with 3 interceptions. Rodgers also had three touchdowns, but was under relentless pressure the entire game from the Tampa Bay defense, being sacked five times.
In the night game, the defending Kansas City Chiefs champion faced the Buffalo Bills, beating them 38-24.