Super Bowl Matchup Set With Historic First

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Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL — January 25, 2021

Michigan Wolverine alumn Tom Brady has made a lot of history during his time in the NFL. Sunday afternoon he helped accomplish something that has never happened in the modern era of NFL Championships being contested in the Super Bowl.

Brady led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to their 2nd Super Bowl appearance and the first time any team has won the right to play the game on their home turf. This will be the 5th time the game has been staged in Tampa and the matchup is what every Bucs fan dreamed about when their team signed Brady after leaving the New England Patriots with four Super Bowl Championship rings on his fingers.

Brady leads Bucs to NFC Championship win. AP Photo / Matt Ludtke

The wild-card Bucs won three road contests beating Washington, New Orleans, and Green Bay to accomplish the feat. Yesterday’s 31-26 nailbiter over the Packers sealed the deal.

The Matchup

It won’t be easy for Brady to add that 5th Championship to his resume. The Kansas City Chiefs eliminated the Buffalo Bills 38-24 to book their return ticket to defend the title they won last year over the San Francisco 49ers in Miami.

Kansas City Chiefs return to defend title in Super Bowl. AP Photo / Jeff Roberson

The Chiefs are listed as a 3.5-point favorite to defeat Brady’s Buccaneers. But just ask Aaron Rodgers, who Packers were home favorites in their Sunday loss. That’s why they play the game.

Both teams will enjoy a brief rest as there is an off week before the contest kicks off in Raymond James Stadium at 6:30 pm on February 7th. The Lasco Press will bring you continuing coverage of the event with our Sports Editor, Steve Sweitzer, in Tampa for the big game.