NFL Kansas City will defend their crown
After a bizarre, COVID-19 impacted, gruelling NFL season there are only two teams left standing, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and a generational duel between Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes will take place in Super Bowl 55.
Only 22,000 fans will be in attendance at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, but television audiences for the CBS broadcast are expected to break records.
Brady, having guided his Buccaneers past the No.1 seed Green Bay Packers on the road on Sunday evening, will play in his 10th Super Bowl, whilst Mahomes will appear in his second.
Mahomes had a far easier night of it that Brady did on Sunday, as the Chiefs cruised to victory over a plucky Buffalo Bills team, but in truth the 15-1 Chiefs should always have reached this point, they are far and away the best team in football.
After passing concussion protocol in the week and fighting off the effects of turf-toe, Mahomes was at his mobile best against the Bills, throwing for 325 yards.
The game in Tampa is largely seen as the greatest quarterback of the last generation taking on his heir-apparent.
You look at Mahomes and he’s just 25 years old, but he plays with the poise and leadership of a veteran presence.
It’s hard to consider he will have a career with just one Super Bowl ring, despite how hard it is to sustain success in a league system that is designed to prevent dynasties from being built, with the Salary Cap and reverse draft order.
Having faced each other three times before, Brady has won twice and Mahomes once, so Super Bowl 55 is a perfect chance for the youngster to even his record against perhaps the greatest of all time, especially with the chances of them facing each other many more times dwindling.