Super Bowl 2021: Tracing the Most Intriguing Match Ups Heading Into Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Game

Published 01/27/2021, 11:49 AM EST
Jan 24, 2021; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) yells before the AFC Championship Game against the Buffalo Bills at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports


Super Bowl 2021 is just around the corner. The summit clash between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers promises to be a matchup of 2 of the most feared offensive units in the league.

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We delve deeper into some key encounters to look out for on February 7th at Tampa, Florida.

Patrick Mahomes vs Tom Brady

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The match up between the 2 quarterbacks is set to be the one to dominate headlines in the days to come. The GOAT Tom Brady versus the man with the most realistic chance of usurping his throne in the years to come, Patrick Mahomes.

The 2 quarterbacks have had dominant runs through the Playoffs. Their regular-season records are not too contrasting either. Mahomes had 38 touchdowns, while Brady ended up with 40.

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Jan 24, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates with his teammates after beating the Green Bay Packers. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The key differentiator between the 2 is the number of interceptions they recorded. While Mahomes threw only 5, Brady ended up with 12. Thus the quarterback with the lesser turnovers for the night might be the one who ends up with the Lombardi Trophy.

Travis Kelce vs Rob Gronkowski

Travis Kelce and Rob Gronkowski are 2 revolutionary tight ends. A departure from the notion that tight end is primarily being blockers, the 2 are potent weapons on offense.

Kelce has had a record-breaking 2020 season. With 1,416 receiving yards, the Kansas City Chiefs’ tight end broke the all-time record for receiving yards by a player of his position through the course of a regular season.

Jan 17, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) runs the ball against the Cleveland Browns at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Gronkowski might not have had a similar output this season, but he remains one of the greatest TE’s to have played in the league.

Mike Evans vs Tyreek Hill

Two of the best in the business, Mike Evans and Tyreek Hill are the most proficient wide receivers in the league. Majorly underrated, the 2 have consistently delivered for their teams when needed.

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Evans became the first wide receiver in history to record 7 consecutive seasons with 1,000+ receiving yards. Going one better than the legendary Randy Moss.

Hill, on the other hand, has been as dominant as ever. With 15 touchdowns, the ‘Cheetah’, as he is referred to, has been a key target for Patrick Mahomes this season.

With the Super Bowl just days away, who will come out on top?

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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