The Super Bowl LV will be a generational battle; Brady vs Mahomes. Tom Brady will be attending his 10th Super Bowl, while it’ll be just the second for Mahomes. However you dress it up, this really is a special one this year. But, which generation wins?
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The two quarterbacks will go head-to-head as the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL. Mahomes may be the younger man at 25, but there is little between these two on the field. Mahomes has spoken of the respect he has for Brady and we don’t expect to see it on the field on the 7th of February.
Against the Super Bowl odds, Brady led his team to a 31-26 victory over a very strong Green Bay Packers side to claim the NFC championship. It ended what had been an excellent season for Aaron Rodgers, another veteran quarterback hoping to make his mark on the season.
|Super Bowl 2023 Odds|
|Kansas City Chiefs||7.00||7.00||7.25|
|Los Angeles Rams||11.00||11.00||11.00|
|Green Bay Packers||15.00||15.00||15.00|
While there may not be too much between Brady and Mahomes on their day, the real difference is that the Chiefs enter this one with a stronger side. Mahomes has the likes of Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce to feed, who just seem to be getting better and better.
Mahomes led his team to a 38-24 victory over the Bills to grab the AFC championship for the second season in a row. But, can Kansas City be the first back-to-back Super Bowl champions since Brady and the Patriots managed the feat in 2003-04?
Kansas City Chiefs (1.59) vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2.50)
We mentioned the supporting cast of Mahomes, but Brady isn’t out there on his own either. Ronald Jones II and Leonard Fournette will provide the pace, while Chris Godwin, Mike Evans, and Rob Gronkowski will provide the receiving game.
Beyond that, Tampa will have two of the NFL’s best linebackers in the form of Devin White and Levonte David. Both teams are loaded in the pivotal positions on the field, which will make for a thrilling spectacle whatever the outcome. Will this be the year coach Bruce Asians get his hands on the Super Bowl?
As for the Chiefs, we mentioned the scoring potential of Hill and Kelce, who combined for 290 yards and two touchdowns against the Packers. But it won’t just be these two superstars making their mark on the game. NFL Rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Kansas’ Safety Tyrann Mathieu will lead things in defence.
As Super Bowl fans will know, anything can happen on the day. However, things are geared towards a back-to-back win for the Chiefs, with all top-tier sportsbooks tending to agree.
Take the Chiefs to win.
Super Bowl Over 56.5 (1.87)
The Chiefs have led the NFL Super Bowl odds to win everything this season since futures were released before things kicked off in the second week of September last year. So, one can see why oddsmakers are backing them to win it. But what about the over/under?
The Mahomes vs Brady matchup means it’s likely we’ll see a high total. But, in equal measures, it could be quite the opposite, as we’ve seen with the Chiefs going under on 9 occasions this season.
One advantage that the Buccaneers will have is that Brady is well-acquainted with the Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, as he was part of the Giants’ setup during the 2007 Super Bowl.
Over the last 4 games, Mahomes and Brady go 2-2 overall. We feel Tampa playing on their home turf will certainly give them an edge, coupled with a confident Brady we expect them to put up points. All of that may be true, but the game is still the Chiefs to lose.
We’ve seen the kind of focus and leadership qualities Mahomes brings to the team and if he can carry that into the Super Bowl, they should be on course for the back-to-back.
We predict a 35-32 to the Chiefs.
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