Super Bowl LV is only a matter of days away, so let’s look at how the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs have fared in the past.
Tampa Bay has made one Super Bowl appearance, and Kansas State owns three appearances. We break down what happened in each Super Bowl, to give bettors a guide as to what could happen on Sunday.
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Super Bowl XXXVII – Buccaneers 48 Raiders 21
The only visit to the Super Bowl for Tampa Bay was a happy one, as it defeated the Oakland Raiders 48-21 in a rout.
Tampa Bay entered with a 12-4 regular season record, but it was the +4 underdog with online betting agencies.
A big story of the game was Jon Gruden leaving the Raiders to coach Tampa Bay the previous offseason, and it resulted in instant success for the champion coach.
The game was tied at 3-3 after one quarter before the Buccaneers got busy in the second. It was a 17-0 quarter as quarterback Brad Johnson and wide receiver Keenan McCardell got hot.
The lead stretched out to 34-3 at one stage, before the Raiders scored some consolation points, but the game was effectively over at the half.
Not many teams can enter the Super Bowl having never lost one, and the Buccaneers should take confidence from that.
Super Bowl I – Packers 35 Chiefs 10
It wasn’t a dream start to the Super Bowl concept for the Kansas City Chiefs, who were outgunned by the Green Bay Packers.
Down by four points at the half, it was one-way traffic in Green Bay’s favor in the second half. The 21-0 second half put the Chiefs to bed, and the result aligned with the betting odds.
The Chiefs, despite owning an 11-2-1 record, were a +14-point underdog against a strong Packers side. Betting wasn’t as popular in 1967, but bettors were on the money with Green Bay.
The Packers had a 12-2 record and Bart Starr was the quarterback. They were tough to get past, and the Chiefs were soundly beaten in the first edition of the Super Bowl.
Super Bowl IV – Chiefs 23 Vikings 7
The Kansas City Chiefs only had to wait three years to get Super Bowl redemption, beating the Minnesota Vikings 23-7.
It was a game the Chiefs controlled from the outset, establishing a 16-0 lead by halftime. They added another seven points in the third, and held on for the 16-point victory over a gritty Vikings outfit.
Super Bowl IV was a huge upset, with the Vikings going off as 13-point favorites. They had the best regular-season record at 12-2, and they led the older league in points scored and fewest points given up.
However, the win would define the Chiefs franchise for years to come. It looked as though the season was haunted after quarterback Len Dawson was injured early in the season. However, the defense came up strong and limited the Vikings to just seven points.
It would be the final Super Bowl for the Chiefs until Super Bowl LIV, 50 years later.
Super Bowl LIV – Chiefs 31 49ers 20
The Chiefs made it two Super Bowl wins from three appearances when Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs defeated San Francisco.
It was a coming out party for Mahomes, who was touted as the best young quarterback in the NFL. He showed why expectations were high, as he masterfully directed the Chiefs around the field.
All tied up at halftime, the 49ers went 10 points clear after three-quarter time. Showing no panic, the Chiefs rallied back with 21 unanswered points in the fourth to take the Super Bowl.
Mahomes won MVP and he kicked off what could be a dynasty for the Chiefs franchise. This Sunday, he is once again the favorite in our Super Bowl MVP odds.