Major Update Develops on Buccanners vs. Chiefs Matchup in Tampa Amid Hurricane Ian; Will Tom Brady Meet Patrick Mahomes in Week 4?

Published 09/29/2022, 11:01 PM EDT

The NFL authority has taken a controversial decision regarding a highly anticipated game in game-week 4. In a major update, the match between Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes will begin in Tampa amid the ongoing hurricane. Meanwhile, Hurricane Ian has already caused heavy rainfall in the southwestern part of Florida.

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However, the NFL wants to take a chance with the hurricane slowly losing power. The Sunday Night Football game will be one of the biggest of the 2022-23 season. With both teams coming from a loss, the onus will be high on them to change the trajectory of their performance so far. The match will also be a meetup between two of the greatest quarterbacks in Gridiron history.

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NFL fans are divided over the decision to play in Florida

When Tampa Bay Buccaneers shifted their training camp to Miami some days ago because of the upcoming hurricane, most of the fans thought the venue will shift too. Besides that, some reports mentioned that there is an understanding among the authority about shifting the venue to US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. However, as per Ian Rapoport, the match will now happen at the Raymond James Stadium.

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Many of the fans sound surprised by the decision of the authority and express their concerns.

While some fans seem excited at the chance of witnessing this duel.

There are some Twitter handles that brought out their A-game based on memes.

Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes – A crucial game for both of them

The Bucs and The Chiefs both are 2-1 in their respective divisions. This gave out a signal that none of these two title contenders are invincible. That is why both Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes will be eager to prove their critics wrong.

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TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 07: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs speak after Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. The Buccaneers defeated the Chiefs 31-9.
(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Although, the situation regarding the hurricane almost took away that chance from them. Besides that, the authorities can still move the match if the situation worsens.

Our thoughts and prayers remain with the many thousands in the Southwest Florida region who have been severely impacted by Hurricane Ian,’ the Bucs said in a statement. ‘We have informed the NFL, after consulting with local and state agencies, that we are ready to play Sunday night’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Raymond James Stadium as originally scheduled.’

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NFL fans will have to wait till Sunday to know whether the game will be played in Tampa or somewhere else. However, irrespective of the venue, experts expect the game to be a firecracker.

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Sangeet Bhattacharyya

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Sangeet Bhattacharyya is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. He completed his Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering from Jalpaiguri Govt Engineering College. A passionate football fan, Sangeet supports the Green Bay Packers with all his heart, and is a huge fan of Aaron Rodgers.

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