Super Bowl 55 is just hours away, and this year's game will pit the Kansas City Chiefs against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The championship game will be the culmination of the 20th season of the NFL playoffs and will be played on February 4th.
Both the Chiefs and the Bucs are coming off victories in their respective conferences. In fact, both teams won their last games of the regular season yesterday (January 22nd). With these victories, both the Chiefs and the Bucs have secured their spots in the Super Bowl. However, since it is possible that one or both of these teams could get upset by another team in its conference, we will not know until late in the day whether these spots will be filled.
However, we do know that the Patriots will not be back in the game after they lost to the Rams in the Divisional round. It is also unlikely that the Steelers will make it back again after losing to the Jaguars in the AFC Championship Game. This leaves us with two remaining teams: the Eagles and the Raiders. Both of these teams have the potential to beat each other, so we cannot rule out either one of them.
In conclusion, Super Bowl 55 will feature the Chiefs vs the Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
This year's big game includes a clash between last year's Super Bowl winner Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are making their first Super Bowl appearance since 2003. The game will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
The 2021 Superbowl will be the second time that University of Phoenix Stadium has hosted the event. It previously did so in 2008 when the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Seattle Seahawks 24-21 in what would turn out to be Ben Roethlisberger's last game as a member of the Steelers.
The stadium is owned by the city of Glendale, which adopted a plan in 2004 to make improvements to the site of the former Glendale National Bank Park. Some of these improvements include adding a jumbo-trons on either side of the stadium, replacing the natural grass field with an artificial surface called "Perfect Your Pitch," and building two baseball stadiums for the nearby Glendale Desert Dogs team.
The plan was met with resistance from some area residents who believed that it would destroy evidence of old gold mines near the stadium site, but it was approved by voters later in 2004. Work on the stadiums began in 2007 and was completed about a year later for a cost of $250 million. The Pirates played their home games at Sun Devil Stadium during this time.
Super Bowl 55 starts off on Sunday, February 7 at Raymond James Stadium, with the Kansas City Chiefs, last year's Super Bowl champions, taking on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are making their second Super Bowl appearance. The game will be broadcast live from Florida across Canada and the United States on CBS.
The Chiefs won their first championship in 1969, when they defeated the Minnesota Vikings 14-7 in Super Bowl IV. They've been to the playoffs every season since then, except for a strike-shortened 1994 campaign, and have won more than half of their games each year except for 2001 when they went 9-7. They're led by head coach Andy Reid, who has coached the team since 2006. Before that, he was the offensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999 to 2005. He's one of only three coaches (the other two being Bill Belichick and Jon Gruden) to win championships in both the college and professional ranks.
The Bucs joined the NFL in 1992 as an expansion team and have never missed the playoffs since their inaugural season. They've also never lost a game in which they've been ranked first in preseason polls, including their first two seasons when they were awarded Super Bowl bids before losing them after victories in post-season play. Their highest ranking so far is #3, which they achieved twice - in 1998 and again in 2000.