Super Bowl LV Will Be One For The Record Books

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The Super Bowl, the National Football League's championship game, will be played on February 7, 2021 (Credit: NFL.com)

The countdown to Super Bowl LV (55) has begun! On February 7, 2021, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will battle it out for the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida. The National Football League's (NFL) championship game, which will pit the league's youngest Super Bowl–winning quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, against its most storied quarterback, Tom Brady, has already established numerous records.

For starters, the Buccaneers will be the first NFL team to have a home field advantage in a Super Bowl. Brady will make his own history as the first quarterback to make a 10th Super Bowl appearance. To put it in perspective, that is four times more than the next player on the list. It is also more championship games than the Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns, New York Jets, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, and Los Angeles Chargers have played in their combined history!

Brady and Mahomes — who won Super Bowl LIII and Super Bowl LIV, respectively — will also be the first NFL quarterbacks from the previous two championship games to face off against one another.

Tampa Bay Buccaneer quarterback Tom Brady could set several new records on February 7, 2021 (Credit: Jeffrey Beall/CC-By-4.0 /Wikimedia Commons)

Here are a few more history-making moments on the horizon once football's biggest game gets underway at 3:30 PM PST on Sunday.

A Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl Victory

If the Buccaneers can overcome the Chiefs, 68-year-old Bruce Arians will become the NFL's oldest head coach to win the Super Bowl. The record is currently held by Bill Belichick, who was 66 when the New England Patriots won the title in 2019. They will also be the only team in NFL history to claim Super Bowl victory in their home stadium!

Brady, meanwhile, will earn his seventh Super Bowl ring, breaking his own record of six championships, established at Super Bowl 53 in 2019. The 43-year-old will also be the only quarterback to record a win across three decades. His first three victories came between 2000 and 2010, and the next three between 2011 and 2020. Though Sunday's game marks the end of the 2020 NFL season, it will qualify as Brady's third decade given that it is being played in 2021.

Outside of football, a seventh ring would also move the phenomenal quarterback ahead of all-time basketball great Michael Jordan's six NBA titles and put him on par with baseball legend Babe Ruth's seven World Series titles!

A Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl Victory

25-year-old Patrick Mahomes may become the NFL"s youngest quarterback to win back-to-back Super Bowls on February 7, 2021
(Credit: Jeffrey Beall, CC BY 4.0/ Wikimedia Commons)

If the Chiefs win the Super Bowl, they will become the first team to win consecutive championships in over a decade. The last team to accomplish this was — you guessed it — the New England Patriots who, with some help from Brady, won back-to-back Super Bowls in 2004 and 2005 with their victories in Super Bowl XXXVIII and XXXIX.

Mahomes has an added incentive to win the championship, given that a back-to-back victory will make the 25-year-old the league's youngest quarterback with two Super Bowl rings. However, that will not come easy, given that the record is held by none other than Brady, who was 26 when he accomplished the feat in the early 2000s. Ironically, Brady's 2019 Super Bowl win against the Los Angeles Rams also earned him the title of the oldest quarterback to take home the championship!

Given the slew of exciting firsts that could happen, it is safe to say that Super Bowl LV will keep football fans at the edge of their seats till the very end.

Go Buccaneers! Go Chiefs!

Resources: wtsp.com, newsweek.com, wikipedia.org

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366 Comments
  • 29zabraham
    29zabrahamTuesday, June 1, 2021 at 8:38 am
    Everyone thought the cheifs would win but i guess their luck was low.
    • dizeduwa-162196656533
      dizeduwa-162196656533Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 6:58 am
      That was a little embarrassing for the chiefs
      • damariclap
        damariclapMonday, May 24, 2021 at 11:56 am
        i canth belvie kansses city lost
        • damariclap
          damariclapMonday, May 24, 2021 at 11:55 am
          i love the chiefs
          • benjovi
            benjoviMonday, May 24, 2021 at 8:17 am
            I Love the Bucs🏆
            • 29zabraham
              29zabrahamTuesday, June 1, 2021 at 8:39 am
              I was cheering for them during the Super Bowl.
            • benjovi
              benjoviMonday, May 24, 2021 at 8:15 am
              I Watched the Super Bowl at my friends house.
              • aminnick-lujan
                aminnick-lujanThursday, May 20, 2021 at 6:34 am
                the super bowl was so cold we wore a lot of layers to stay warm
                • jordan_the_best
                  jordan_the_bestFriday, May 21, 2021 at 9:12 am
                  where did you get the t-shirt🤔
                • aminnick-lujan
                  aminnick-lujanWednesday, May 19, 2021 at 11:46 am
                  this is a great article Tom Brady won the super bowl I was wearing my Tom Brady t shirt
                  • zachatack
                    zachatackTuesday, May 18, 2021 at 8:53 am
                    Tom brady took it i like both of these teams so on super bowl day i wore my mixed jersy with patrick mahomes and tom brady but after bucs won i wore my tom brady jersy!
                    • aminnick-lujan
                      aminnick-lujanWednesday, May 19, 2021 at 11:47 am
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                    • destroy_fafnir
                      destroy_fafnirThursday, April 29, 2021 at 7:50 am
                      Thanks for the info, I love watching football. I don´t want to say who I was rooting for but that was a very exciting game.