Super Bowl 55 Guide | Your Official Guide to 2021 Super Bowl LV

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Super Bowl 55 Matchup

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Super Bowl 55 will have the Kansas City Chiefs taking on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This game will also feature the young QB superstar in Patrick Mahomes taking on Tom Brady, arguably the greatest quarterback in NFL history.

This is the second straight Super Bowl appearance for the Kansas City Chiefs and they are also the defending champs. Tampa Bay has not been in the Super Bowl since 2004 when they won that game against the Oakland Raiders. 

Both teams were top-five in the NFL in scoring this season, and these are the two best passing teams in the league.

Kansas City Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs are the most feared offense in the league, especially when it comes to the passing game. Kansas City led the NFL with over 303 passing yards per game, and quarterback Patrick Mahomes is the future face of the NFL.

Wide receivers Mecole Hardman and Tyreek Hill are nearly impossible to cover, and are dangerous when they are in the open field. Tight end Travis Kelce is an absolute monster and set an NFL record for receiving yards at his position.

The defense is solid as well, but it is the offense that carries this team. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers weren’t even a playoff team a season ago, but Tom Brady changed the direction of the franchise when he showed up. Tampa had some growing pains early in the season, but this team has not lost since that Week 12 loss to the Chiefs.

Tampa Bay averaged 30.8 points per game this season, while holding opponents to just 22 points per game. The Buccaneers racked up 48 sacks during the regular season, and that will come into play in the Super Bowl.

Super Bowl (Vegas) Odds

Super Bowl Predictions

The Kansas City Chiefs were able to win the regular-season matchup over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and it’s hard to see this game playing out any differently. This should be a high-scoring affair and there won’t be a ton of running the football.

Tom Brady always delivers in the Super Bowl and he will have the Buccaneers offense looking sharp in this game. Tampa Bay will hit on some big plays, but they are facing the best offense in the NFL.

  • Kansas City Chiefs: 34
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 27

Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs simply have too many weapons and that offense is nearly impossible to stop. The Chiefs will have to come up with some big plays late, but they are going to win another Super Bowl.

Super Bowl: A Massive Event

The Super Bowl is the biggest sporting event in the United States each year, and arguably the biggest in the world. This game features the top two NFL teams each season, but there is much more to it than just a football game.

Betting on the Super Bowl is also an experience of its own, and it’s annually a huge day for sportsbooks around the world when it comes to Super Bowl odds. The Super Bowl attracts both football fans making NFL predictions and non-football fans and the entire country is glued to their TV sets.

Super Bowl 2021 Time

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Start Time

Pregame festivities will begin well before 6:30, but the league does its best to start the game close to the announced kickoff time.

The length of the National Anthem and other pregame ceremonies could force the game to be delayed, but it won’t be more than a few minutes off.

Kickoff Time

The 2021 Super Bowl has a scheduled kickoff time of 6:30pm ET.

Super Bowl 55

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Super Bowl LV will be held at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on February 7, 2021. This is the fifth time that the Super Bowl will be held in the Tampa area as the league tries to seek out warmer climates for this game.

The AFC and NFC champions will meet up for the right to hoist the Lombardi Trophy as the Super Bowl champion. Sarah Thomas will become the first woman to ever officiate a Super Bowl when she takes the field at Super Bowl 55.

When is the Super Bowl?

The Super Bowl will be held on February 7, 2021, which is the date that was set by the league prior to the season. NFL executives were prepared to move the game back a week if the season was delayed due to COVID-19.

Since 2004 the Super Bowl has been played on the first Sunday in February. There is exactly two weeks between the conference championship games and the Super Bowl.

Who Won the Super Bowl 2020?

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The Kansas City Chiefs won the 2020 Super Bowl by defeating the San Francisco 49ers. The final score of that game was 31-20, and the Chiefs outscored the 49ers 21-0 in the fourth quarter to earn the win.

It was the first Super Bowl for the Chiefs since the IV game, and quarterback Patrick Mahomes was named MVP Super Bowl. Super Bowl LIV was played at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida and the attendance was 62,417.

Super Bowl Tickets

The National Football League has announced that close to 22,000 fans will be able to attend the Super Bowl in 2021. Strict COVID-19 protocols are in place, and they will be scattered throughout the stadium.

14,000 tickets are available to purchase to attend Super Bowl 2021 starting from $5950, and the league has invited more than 7,500 vaccinated health care employees.

Super Bowl Stream Options

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The game will be broadcast on CBS, but it can also be streamed on other mobile devices. The CBS Sports App and CBSSports.com will have free streaming available for the 2021 Super Bowl.

Jim Nantz will provide play-by-play of Super Bowl LV and Tony Romo will be the color commentator.

A CBS All Access Subscription is also available, and these streaming devices can be connected to a television set. Westwood One will provide a live radio broadcast of the 2021 Super Bowl.

Super Bowl Halftime

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The Super Bowl halftime show lasts between 20 to 30 minutes each year, which is twice as long as it normally is during the regular season. This can have a major impact on games as teams must try to stay loose during this period.

Halftime of the Super Bowl also produces some of the most memorable television commercials and companies pay a large amount of money for these advertisement slots. A large production crew works quickly to set up a stage in the middle of the field, and a large contingent of fans are allowed on the field for the halftime performance.

Super Bowl Halftime Show 2021

The Weeknd has been chosen to headline the Halftime Show of the 2021 Super Bowl. Abel Makkonen Tesfaye is the legal name of The Weekend who is a Canadian singer-songwriter.

Typically a list of supplement performers is also announced, but that has not happened yet. It is expected that The Weeknd will have some musical guests join him on stage.

Pepsi is the official sponsor of the Halftime show.

History of the Super Bowl

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The first Super Bowl was played on January 15, 1967, but it did not use the Super Bowl name at that time. AFL–NFL World Championship Game was the first official name until the two leagues merged in 1970 and started Super Bowl history with the namesake it goes by today.

Traditionally, the game was played in January, but it has been played on the first Sunday in February since the 2004 season. Instead of a year, Roman Numerals are used to identify the Super Bowl each year, except for Super Bowl 50.

The Green Bay Packers won the first two Super Bowls ever played, led by legendary coach Vince Lombardi. Following his death, the annual trophy was named the Lombardi Trophy and was first given out at Super Bowl V.

The location of the Super Bowl changes every year, but it has been played in the Miami area more than ten times.

Previous Super Bowl Winners

There have been 20 different NFL franchises that have won a Super Bowl, and eight other franchises have made an appearance. The Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans are the only teams to never appear in the Super Bowl.

Super Bowl Champions

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The New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers have both won six Super Bowl championships, which is a tie for the most all-time. New England also leads the NFL with 11 Super Bowl appearances.

There are seven different franchises that have won back-to-back Super Bowls, and the Steelers have accomplished this feat twice.

Historical Super Bowl champions in the last decade:

Super BowlDateTeamsVenue
LIVFeb. 2, 2020Kansas City 31, San Francisco 20Hard Rock Stadium (Miami)
LIIIFeb. 3, 2019New England 13, Los Angeles Rams 3Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta)
LIIFeb. 4, 2018Philadelphia 41, New England 33U.S. Bank Stadium (Minneapolis)
LIFeb. 5, 2017New England 34, Atlanta 28NRG Stadium (Houston)
50Feb. 7, 2016Denver 24, Carolina 10Levi’s Stadium (Santa Clara, Calif.)
XLIXFeb. 1, 2015New England 28, Seattle 24University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, Ariz.)
XLVIIIFeb. 2, 2014Seattle 43, Denver 8MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, N.J.)
XLVIIFeb. 3, 2013Baltimore 34, San Francisco 31Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans)
XLVIFeb. 5, 2012New York Giants 21, New England 17Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis)
XLVFeb. 6, 2011Green Bay 31, Pittsburgh 25Cowboys Stadium (Arlington, Texas)

Frequently Asked Questions

What time is the Super Bowl?

Pregame festivities will begin well before 6:30, but the league does its best to start the game close to the announced kickoff time.

What channel is Super Bowl on?

CBS will be streaming Super Bowl LV this year to US viewers.

Who won the Super Bowl 2020?

The Kansas City Chiefs won the 2020 Super Bowl by defeating the San Francisco 49ers.

Who’s in the Super Bowl?

The 2021 Super Bowl LV sees the Kansas City Chiefs at Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

How much are Super Bowl tickets?

14,000 tickets are available to purchase starting from $5950.

How do I watch the Super Bowl 2021?

The CBS Sports App and CBSSports.com will have free streaming available for the 2021 Super Bowl. For cable options, CBS will be broadcasting the game this year.

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