This weekend we are going to discover out who’s enjoying in Tremendous Bowl LV. Will the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs get the prospect to defend their Lombardi Trophy received final season? Will the Buffalo Payments attempt to get off the snide of getting misplaced 4 straight Tremendous Bowls from 1990-1993 a plateau they haven’t reached since? Can Tom Brady win his seventh Tremendous Bowl ring as he seems in his 14th convention championship sport? For Brady, that is his first NFC title sport however it’s a tremendous statistic that he’s enjoying in his 14th title sport in 21 seasons. Extra superb is that he has been the quarterback for New England and Tampa making the playoffs 18 occasions in these 21 seasons.
Brady has solely missed the postseason as a beginning quarterback twice in his profession, in 2008 despite the fact that the Patriots completed 11-5, and 2002 with a 9-7 document. In his rookie season of 2000 when Drew Bledsoe was the QB, New England additionally did not make the playoffs because the staff completed 5-11. To succeed in his ninth Tremendous Bowl Brady and the Buccaneers must defeat the crimson sizzling Inexperienced Bay Packers at Lambeau Discipline. Aaron Rodgers very a lot needs to win his second Tremendous Bowl as so many writers are indicating he must do to cement his legacy.
In Kansas Metropolis, Patrick Mahomes continues to work in the direction of therapeutic from a concussion that knocked him out of the divisional playoff victory over Cleveland so with out him, can Chad Henne exchange him with a victory? Each video games are distinctive matchups and for Pittsburgh Steelers followers, they’re getting a double whammy of former Black and Gold gamers who now will have an effect on each video games.
In Inexperienced Bay, Antonio Brown has grow to be a significant weapon for Tom Brady. In Kansas Metropolis, Le’Veon Bell will play an important half within the Chiefs’ operating sport. Final week I believed Baltimore would upend the Payments however Buffalo continues to impress as they’ve finished all season. I additionally picked Drew Bress and firm to get previous Tampa, however just like the Cleveland/Pittsburgh sport, nobody anticipated the efficiency put out by the Saints. I did choose the Chiefs and Packers as winners and now it’s down to only two predictions.
Buffalo Payments vs Kansas Metropolis Chiefs
On the time of this writing, Patrick Mahomes had taken half in Kansas Metropolis’s Wednesday observe. However he’s nonetheless beneath concussion protocol. Clyde Edwards-Helaire can also be questionable for the Chiefs. With out realizing whether or not Mahomes will play or not, that forces two predictions. With him and with out him as a result of that makes a significant distinction. The Payments aren’t any joke and have confirmed that. They’ve terrific offensive weapons and are a really robust defensive staff.
The Kansas Metropolis Chiefs don’t match up defensively with Buffalo in my estimation and are slightly forward offensively. Make no mistake, the Payments can rating. With Patrick Mahomes beneath middle, I imagine this could possibly be a shootout. If Chad Henne takes the reigns, that favors Buffalo mightily. So one of many two following predictions will ring true as to who wins the sport.
Prediction (with Patrick Mahomes): Chiefs 37, Payments 34. Prediction (with out Mahomes): Payments 27, Chiefs 17.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Inexperienced Bay Packers
Each groups are very gifted on either side of the ball. I feel the Bucs protection is best they usually can also have a number of higher weapons offensively than does Inexperienced Bay. As a lot as I don’t like Tom Brady, anybody who additionally doesn’t favor the previous Patriots quarterback has to respect what he has finished. For me, he’s simply not likable however to have performed in 14 convention championships in 21 seasons and lacking the playoffs simply twice? That’s exceptional. It’s going to most likely not ever be finished once more. Is he the best quarterback of all time? On a expertise stage, I don’t suppose he’s. On a winner’s stage, there will be no argument there.
Tom Brady has essentially the most Tremendous Bowl rings in historical past. All he is aware of is profitable. He will get up for giant video games and for Packers followers, that’s a scary thought. Aaron Rodgers whereas top-of-the-line quarterbacks ever, is lower than the strain stage that Brady can play beneath. For this sport, despite the fact that it’s a street sport, my intestine is saying Brady will discover a solution to win this sport.
However, Aaron Rodgers’ dedication to get to a different Tremendous Bowl is one thing to think about. I imagine this sport goes to be like a heavyweight boxing match. It ought to be very bodily and if Tampa prevails, they are going to grow to be the primary staff to play a Tremendous Bowl of their stadium. If that turns into the case, sadly, there received’t be full capability available resulting from COVID. I feel in the long run, Inexperienced Bay will be capable to put sufficient strain on Tom Brady to drive him right into a sub-par sport.
Prediction: Packers 34, Bucs 28.