Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face reigning champions Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55 on the 7th February.
Brady threw three touchdown passes against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday (24th Jan) in a thrilling 31-26 win that leads the Buccaneers to their first Super Bowl in 18 years.
The 55th Super Bowl is set to take place at the Buccaneers Raymond James Stadium, which also marks the first time any team has played at their home stadium.
Brady commented after the game “To go on the road and win another play-off game is just a great achievement and now a home Super Bowl for the first time in NFL history I think puts a lot of cool things in perspective”.
“Any time you are the first time doing something it is usually a pretty good thing.”
Mahomes, the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in last season’s Super Bowl, is relishing the chance to go head to head with the player many regard as the NFL’s greatest of all time.
Mahomes commented: “Being able to go up against one of the greatest if not the greatest quarterback of all time, it’s going to be a great experience for me.
“To go out there and have the chance to repeat (the 2020 win) and get to do it against the best, it’s something special and I’m excited for the opportunity.”
Due to Covid-19 still at large there will only be 22,000 fans allowed inside the stadium to watch the game, with 7,500 of these as free tickets to healthcare workers. Just over 30% of the official capacity at Raymond James Stadium.
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