Kansas City takes on Tampa Bay for Super Bowl LV



Alexandra Puga, Executive Editor

The Kansas City Chiefs will head to Tampa Bay to face the Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV on Feb. 7, making it the first Super Bowl where a team will be playing at their home stadium. 

The Chiefs beat out the Buffalo Bills 38-24 in the AFC Championship, while the Buccaneers beat the Green Bay Packers 31-26 in the NFC Championship. 

This will be Kansas City’s fourth Super Bowl appearance and the second year in a row with quarterback Patrick Mahomes. A win for Mahomes will make him the youngest quarterback to win multiple Super Bowls. 

Super Bowl LV will also provide the Chiefs with an opportunity for a second consecutive Super Bowl win. The last team to win back-to-back Super Bowls was the New England Patriots in 2004 and 2005. 

Tampa Bay will be making their second Super Bowl appearance. The Buccaneers won in 2002, their last time appearing at the Super Bowl.

This will also be Brady’s tenth time heading to the NFL Championship. Brady, 43, is the oldest player to play in a Super Bowl. If Brady wins Super Bowl LV, he would be the second quarterback to win the title for two different teams.

Super Bowl LV will have the best past and present quarterbacks within the league. University senior Emma Note said, “As a Giants fan, I’m not a huge Brady fan, and I still question his involvement in the scandals that took place while he was with the Patriots.”

Note continued, “Nonetheless, I think it’s impressive how he is still able to play at such a high level at his age. I think watching these two quarterbacks will be watching the new vs. the old. I would like to see Mahomes win, though. Brady has many wins under his belt and we have seen him in many Super Bowl games before so it would be more exciting to see a Kansas City win.” 

The performers on Feb. 7 include Jazmine Sullivan and Eric Church, who will be performing the National Anthem together at the start of the game. H.E.R. will follow with a performance of “America the Beautiful.” Writer and rapper Warren “WAWA” Snipe will be alongside all three performing in American Sign Language. The Weeknd is also set to headline the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show.

The NFL announced that Miley Cyrus will headline the NFL TikTok Tailgate pregame show. The show will be the “on-site pregame hospitality event” meant for the 7,500 vaccinated health care workers invited to attend the Super Bowl and will be streamed on the app.

Due to COVID-19 guidelines, there will be just 22,000 fans in attendance, one-third of the capacity of Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay.

You can watch Super Bowl LV on CBS, CBSSports.com, the CBS Sports App or with a CBS All Access subscription. The game will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m. ET.