The Buccaneers are the first team ever to appear in a Super Bowl played in their home stadium. They got to the Super Bowl by beating the Green Bay Packers 31-26. Brady threw three touchdowns and three interceptions, including a game-sealer in the third quarter to tight end Cameron Brate.
The Chiefs earned their ticket to the Super Bowl by downing the Buffalo Bills, 38-24. Mahomes threw three touchdowns, including a pair to tight end Travis Kelce.
Including the postseason, Mahomes (44-9, .830) and Brady (263-80, .767) have the highest and third-highest winning percentages among starting quarterbacks (minimum 50 starts) since 1950.
Super Bowl LV is the first Super Bowl between the starting quarterbacks who won each of the two most recent Super Bowls [Mahomes won SB LIV with Kansas City; Brady won SB LIII with New England] and the first Super Bowl between starting quarterbacks who have each won at least one Associated Press Most Valuable Player Award and one Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Award prior to the matchup.
Brady (43 years, 188 days old) and Mahomes (25 years, 143 days old on Super Bowl Sunday) are set to have the largest age differential (18 years, 45 days) between opposing starting quarterbacks in Super Bowl history.
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What: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Kansas City Chiefs
When: Sunday Feb. 7, 2021
Where: Raymond James Stadium
Game time: 6:30 p.m. EST
TV: CBS/CBS All Access/ESPN Deportes
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson (field reporter), Evan Washburn (field reporter), Jay Feely (field reporter)
Radio: 81 (KC), 83 (TB) | XM: 226 (KC), 225 (TB), 88 (National). Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Kurt Warner, Tony Boselli, Laura Okmin
Odds: Chiefs -3
Referee: Carl Cheffers