Super Bowl Prediction: Chiefs Roll


Jack Garrigus, Editor in Chief

I believe that NFL fans across the globe have struck gold with this game. This Super Bowl is shaping up to be one of the best in recent memories. Both teams boast high-octane offenses, great quarterbacks, stars all over the field, and two coaches who are definitely not risk averse. With the over/under set to 56.5, a night full of touchdowns seems to be in the future. 

Tony Romo, after the Week 12 victory of the Chiefs over the Bucs, predicted we’d see these teams again. And he was right. In one corner, we have the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs led by superstars Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, and Travis Kelce. In the other, we have the new-look Tampa Bay Buccaneers led by the greatest NFL player of all time Tom Brady and co. 

The first meeting of the two teams ended in a 27-24 final score, which is kind of misleading. The Chiefs jumped to a lead early and never looked back, leading 27-10 going into the 4th quarter. However, since that game the Chiefs have lost two of their offensive tackles. They will need all the help they can get against the ferocious front four of the Bucs D, led by pro-bowler Jason Pierre Paul. 

For this matchup, ignore the storylines. We are all aware that this is Brady’s 10th Super Bowl. We all know he has six rings. But in my opinion, Vegas and the public are lending far too much credit to Brady for his postseason experience.

In short, the Chiefs are the better team with one of the best offenses in recent memory. Mahomes is hungry for success in chasing down Brady for the title of GOAT one day, and a head to head title would help that chase a lot. 

My prediction: The Bucs score first, opening up a 7-0 lead. The Chiefs are not stopped on either of their first 2 drives leading to a 14-7 score early in the 2nd quarter. By halftime the lead will balloon to 24-10. In the second half, the Bucs will make it interesting with some stellar defensive plays, but Mahomes and co. are too much to handle for the Bucs secondary. Chiefs win 35-30.