This is a game of two excellent quarterbacks, one who has done it all and one who has the potential to have it all and showed the world what he could do last year by winning the SuperBowl in his second season and being named the MVP.
If Tom Brady’s wins on Sunday, he will become the only player with more SuperBowl wins then any other team franchise.
If Patrick Mahomes wins, he will be the youngest QB to win two SuperBowls.
Yes, the Cheifs did beat the Buccaneers in week 12 quite comfortably, but the Bus are a different team and give The Cheifs a different problem this Sunday.
Here are a few key facts to know, before Sunday’s game.
How did they finish the regular season?
Kansas City finished 14-2 in the AFC and entered the postseason in the number 1 spot.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished 11-5 and went into the postseason through the wildcard game.
What are the positives and negatives of each team?
The Bucs defensive rush will be key if they are wanting to win. Tampa Bay’s front seven is regarded as the best in the NFL with the likes of Jason Pierre-Paul, Shaq Barret, Ndamukong Suh and Devin White to name a few.
What the Bucs have to stop is Brady receiving pressure. Brady is rated 5th best QB this season when not under pressure, but rated 31st when pressured. The Bus defensive line has to protect their best offensive asset.
On paper the Chiefs have no weaknesses, this isn’t to say they can’t be beaten, but Tampa has to stop Mahomes moving out of the pocket and throwing darts from within the pocket.
The Cheifs offensive line is full of attacking options with the speed of Tyreek Hill and tight end Travis Kelce, can they make any play anywhere on the field.
What Tampa can take advantage of is the Kansas City offensive line. The Cheifs number one left tackle tore his Achilles in the AFC Championship game, so backup lineman Mike Remmers is filling in.
Right Guard All-Pro Mitchell Schwartz is also out with a back injury, plus both starting guards are also out. The only starter in his original position in the defensive line is centre Austin Reiter.
The last time Remmers was in a SuperBowl 5 years ago, he gave up three sacks for the Panthers against eventual winners the Denver Broncos.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have to stop an unstoppable offensive and The Cheifs have to not be outplayed by Tom Brady.
Who are you going for?