It’s hard to believe we’ve made it Super Bowl LV. We’re just a few short days away from the Big Game, and to help get you ready for Sunday, our content team has come up with their list of picks, predictions, and what they’re most looking forward to when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Kansas City Chiefs. Here is the Sports 2.0 Super Bowl LV Prediction!
This might not be the exact Super Bowl LV matchup that I predicted before week one, but after a long, hard-fought season Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be hosting Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs for all the marbles.
After a near slip up against the Cleveland Browns and a dominant performance against the Buffalo Bills, the defending Super Bowl Champion Chiefs opened as -3.5 point favorites against the Bucs.
A major reason the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were able to defeat the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship was in part to their ferocious pass rush that seemingly lived in the backfield all game. Chiefs starting left tackle Eric Fisher left the game against the Bills with a torn Achilles and will be out for the remainder of the season. Green Bay’s starting left tackle David Bakhtiari did not play against Tampa, and Buccaneers defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul dominated with two sacks as his counterpart defensive end Shaquille Barrett tallied three sacks.
Tampa Bay’s pass rush is the only reason the Bucs can stay in this game, but ultimately the Chief’s offense is too powerful.
Knup Sports Super Bowl LV Prediction: Chiefs 34 Buccaneers 21.
This game seems too easy, but I’ll bite anyway. Give me Patrick Mahomes.
Mahomes is 25-1 in his last 26 starts. Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce are firing on all cylinders, and the coaching mismatch between Andy Reid and Bruce Arians shouldn’t be discounted.
Tom Brady is the G.O.A.T., and the Buccaneers offense is no joke, but the Chiefs are rolling. The Chiefs are getting to 30-35 points without a doubt, and I’m not sure Tampa Bay can get there without some fluke turnovers like they got in the Packers game.
Mahomes has thrown for fewer than two touchdowns only twice all season in games where he played all four quarters. Ultimately, in every game that has truly mattered for the last two years, Mahomes and the Chiefs have found a way to win. Bet against Mahomes at your own risk – I won’t.
My pick is Mahomes to throw 2+ TD’s, and the Chiefs win.
Knup Sports Super Bowl LV Prediction: Kansas City 34 Tampa Bay 27.
Some players enter the NFL and revolutionize the way we view their position: Marshall Faulk shattered the paradigm of what a running back should be as a threat to catch passes out of the backfield. Deacon Jones’ speed off the edge set the gold standard for the modern pass rusher. Tony Gonzalez stretched the field as one of the first prominent pass-catching tight ends.
Two of the all-time great tight ends who have furthered Gonzalez’s example will be spotlighted in Super Bowl LV. Travis Kelce could lead the Kansas City Chiefs in receiving yards at the end of the game, while Rob Gronkowski is a constant red zone threat for the Buccaneers.
In their Week 12 meeting, the Chiefs allowed 140 yards to Tampa Bay tight ends, 106 of which were to Gronkowski. Meanwhile, the Bucs allowed 82 yards to Kelce (though Kelce didn’t need to dominate as much, with Tyreek Hill amassing 269 receiving yards and three touchdowns).
While much of the talk will be on dominant quarterback play, appreciate the tight end excellence as well. It will be some time before we see a matchup like this again.
Knup Sports Super Bowl LV Prediction: Chiefs 31, Buccaneers 21.
Super Bowl LV is going to be one that has every eyeball on it. We’ve got the next all-time great quarterback in Patrick Mahomes looking to go back-to-back. And who’s trying to stop him? 43-year-old Tom Brady, who is hoping to win just one more time.
Tom has already quarterbacked six Super Bowl champions, two more than anybody else ever has. And this is his tenth appearance in the big dance. He is 1-0 against Mahomes in his playoff career, having knocked his Chiefs off in the 2019 AFC Championship game two years ago.
Who would have thought that when Brady went to Tampa Bay after 20 years in New England, he’d end up in the Super Bowl? Tom himself. Perhaps Bruce Arians and GM Jason Licht. But there weren’t many others. This has been an incredible showing from a Bucs team that hadn’t been in the playoffs in 12 years.
At the end of the day, the play of each team’s quarterback will decide the matchup. And in this case, we’ll get one last hoorah from Brady. He won’t be retiring, but this will effectively mark his final Super Bowl appearance, and he’s guiding his team to a win.
Knup Sports Super Bowl LV Prediction: Buccaneers 34 Chiefs 28.
To me, this is pretty simple. I do not need to bore you with more stats.
I took the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in July, with Tom Brady and the Buccaneers coming out on top. There is absolutely no reason to change that now. While I think this is going to be a fun game, give me the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Mike Evans scores the first AND LAST touchdown of the game. The Buccaneers quarterback – Mr. Brady throws an impressive four touchdown passes and Tampa Bay wins this game 31-24 over Kansas City.
First things first, Tom Brady to the Buccaneers and they make the Super Bowl in year one… Add to that, the game is in Tampa! You can’t draw up a better story.
That said, Kansas City wins this game. Patrick Mahomes proved last year he has that “winners mentality.” He has the weapons around him to put up points in Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill. The question becomes, which defense shows up on Super Bowl Sunday?
I trust the Chiefs defense a bit more! This team is battle-tested from just a year ago. Give me the Chiefs!
Knup Sports Super Bowl LV Prediction: Chiefs 34 – Buccaneers 27, with the Super Bowl MVP going to Mr. Mahomes.
The perfect ending to this story would be Tom Brady winning his seventh Super Bowl title in his first year with the Buccaneers. The only problem is that Patrick Mahomes is on the other side of the field.
Both teams can really score, but I just trust Mahomes and those weapons he has on offense a bit more. The Chiefs have been the best team in the NFL all season long, and that doesn’t change in the Super Bowl.
Betting the over is the right play in this game, but it will be the Chiefs that do the most damage.
Mahomes throws for four touchdowns in Super Bowl LV en route to the MVP.
Knup Sports Super Bowl LV Prediction: Chiefs 38 Bucs 27.
This game is going to be awesome. It’s either a passing off of the torch from the greatest quarterback of all time to someone who could very well follow in his footsteps, or it’s the G.O.A.T. showing the young bull that he still runs the league.
As a bettor who put a future on the Bucs to win the Super Bowl, I’m really hoping Brady gets one final ring. That why I’m doubling down on the Tampa Bay moneyline.
Brady, at home, in the Super Bowl. You couldn’t script it better. It’s just way too good of a storyline.
Knup Sports Super Bowl LV Prediction: Buccaneers 34 Chiefs 31.
The game starts in the trenches, and Tampa Bay has a significant advantage on both sides of the line.
Do not underestimate the loss of Pro Bowl left tackle Eric Fisher for Kansas City. This Buccaneers’ defensive line ravaged the Packers’ backup tackle en route to sacking Rodgers five times and seem poised to make life difficult on Mahomes and his turf toe.
On the other side, the Tampa offensive line should have no problems against the Chiefs’ lackluster edge rushers and poor run defense. Keeping Brady upright and getting Playoff Leonard Fournette rolling will be the key in this one.
Knup Sports Super Bowl LV Prediction: Bucs 31 Chiefs 28.
There are definitely plenty of factors that go into this year’s Super Bowl, but to me, the biggest is going to be the play at quarterback.
Tom Brady has had the most success on the NFL’s biggest stage as any player in league history. But this is 43-year-old Tom Brady, who threw three interceptions in the NFC Championship Game, nearly costing the Buccaneers their Super Bowl trip. Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers were unable to take advantage of those miscues, but that won’t be the case for Kansas City.
The Chiefs have the best player in the league today in Patrick Mahomes, and this isn’t going to be too big of a moment for him. Mahomes has both played and won the Super Bowl before and played in the postseason against Brady.
To me, it’s the Buccaneers who must play perfectly if they hope to win, and I don’t see Brady being able to do that at his age. I like the Chiefs’ secondary more than the Packers’ as well, which means more turnovers could be in Brady’s future.
Much like the regular-season meeting between these two, I see the Chiefs getting out to a fast start, with Tampa Bay having to try to rally to make it a game. The Buccaneers couldn’t come all the way back in November, and they won’t do it Sunday either. The Chiefs are going to repeat as Super Bowl champs.
Knup Sports Super Bowl LV Prediction: Kansas City 31, Tampa Bay 23.
I have been a Tom Brady disciple since I watched him win his first Super Bowl in 2001. Call me soft, but the G.O.A.T. holds a special place in my heart. Watching Tom Brady compete in Super Bowl LV will be bittersweet. I love the New England Patriots, but I am still rooting for Tom Brady.
I think the Chiefs are a better football team, but the Buccaneers will find a way to win this game. With Eric Fisher sidelined, I think the Buccaneers defensive line has a massive advantage.
This unit has been ruthless all season long, and I can’t imagine that anything will change on the biggest stage in football. If the Tampa Bay defensive line can make Patrick Mahomes uncomfortable, the Buccaneers will win their first Super Bowl since 2002.
Stopping Patrick Mahomes is easier said than done, but the Buccaneers have the defensive talent to slow down Kansas City. Call me biased, but Tom Brady and the Buccaneers will find a way to celebrate a Super Bowl Championship on their home turf.
Knup Sports Super Bowl LV Prediction: Buccaneers 34 Chiefs 27.
Game script is the most important factor to consider for any player prop wager. The Super Bowl amplifies the importance of the script. It is no longer “just another game.” The final game of the year requires players to read and react more instinctively than other games because this is it.
Enter Patrick Mahomes, who finds himself facing a stout front line in the Buccaneers defense. Last year was no different with San Francisco, and the Chiefs’ QB rushed nine times for 29 yards and a touchdown. I expect the same from Mahomes this year. He will need to scramble when plays break down, and more importantly, evade the pocket to get away from Jason Pierre-Paul and Ndamukong Suh.
We know Mahomes is not a run-first QB, but the opportunities and Super Bowl pressure will be there. The number for Mahomes’ rushing yards is 19.5. During the regular season, he went over that total nine times. At -110, that sounds like a great bet to me. I’ll also sprinkle +250 on Mahomes for an anytime TD.
The Bets: Mahomes over 19.5 Rush Yds (-110) and Mahomes Anytime TD (+250)
Knup Sports Super Bowl LV Prediction: Buccaneers 27 Chiefs 24.
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