The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a chance to make history tonight when they host the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55.
Well, the job is almost done for Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as they are one win away from Super Bowl glory and making history for hosting and winning a Super Bowl in their own stadium.
Twenty-two thousand fans, including 7,500 front-line workers, will be in attendance in a Covid reduced capacity, and let me tell you, the ticket prices ain’t cheap at a minimum of $5,000 a piece. The Bucs spent all week practicing with fake crowd noise, trying to get acclimated after spending most of the season playing in empty stadiums.
They face a task that won’t be easy in the defending Super Bowl champs, the Kansas City Chiefs, who are looking to repeat as champs, and if they pull this off, it would the first time it happens since Tom Brady and the New England Patriots did it.
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Bruce Arians and the Bucs coaching staff will have to find a way to stop Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, and Travis Kelce, who will most likely be handling most of the work on Sunday night at Raymond James Stadium.
Here are my keys to victory for the Bucs to come out on top and become Super Bowl Champs.
Bucs need a fast start:
Tom Brady is famous for those opening drive touchdowns in the playoffs, and it will be vital for the offense to start clicking early. It will give them the early momentum needed to take control of the game and gives confidence early, which is also important. Mike Evans, Rob Gronkowski, and Antonio Brown, if cleared, will need to be at their best if they want a good chance at winning.
The defense needs to stand strong:
We all saw when the Bucs defense is on its game, and there was a clear picture last week vs. Green Bay that it can wreak havoc for opposing offense and, most of all, the quarterback. Jordan Whitehead, Lavonte David, and Jamel Dean have been known to target the quarterback for interceptions, and if the defense plays as well as the offense, it will make life even harder for the Chiefs.
Superbowls have been notorious for being low-scoring games, and with the over/under at 56 and the line at 3 with KC as the favorite, I would expect a tight game, and it could come down to the wire.
Again as I mentioned, I am expecting a tight game, and I predict the score will stay under 56 points.
Tampa Bay wins 27-20
Enjoy the game, and go Bucs!