Super Bowl LV – Chris Berman’s Swami Sez pick for Kansas City Chiefs-Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Chris Berman is back again for his Swami Sez NFL decide on for Tremendous Bowl LV involving the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

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Kansas Metropolis Chiefs (-3, 56) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Useless to say, the storylines are as juicy as they arrive for this 55th version of the Tremendous Bowl. My preferred is that Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs are seeking to repeat as champs and sign up for that unique club, and the guy guarding the castle to make absolutely sure they will not go by means of is the previous guy to do it, the GOAT himself, Tom Brady, with the 2003-04 New England Patriots.

Brady currently being here for the 10th time — we will possibly under no circumstances see that once more, unless it occurs to require the guy he is enjoying versus. This game is the past and current common-bearer versus the current and feasible future common-bearer of the finest quarterbacks to at any time enjoy the game.

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When you glimpse at the Chiefs, this is a team with talent unquestioned. In the two playoff video games this year, Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill have somewhere around 40 catches and 400 yards put together — which is ridiculous. On top of the talent, this is a team that has enjoyable enjoying, which comes from their head mentor, Andy Reid. Often this year, they had so considerably enjoyable doing it that they took the foot off the gasoline and, like in the earlier acquire above Tampa, could’ve gained by above 20 factors but instead had to kill clock up by 3.

Until the Buffalo game, the Chiefs hadn’t performed a whole sixty-moment game since early November. If they can do that once more, enjoy all sixty minutes, then I think it could be also considerably for Tampa Bay to deal with — even with the magic of the great one himself, Tom Brady.

Tampa Bay, with the pass-catching core of Chris Godwin, Mike Evans and Rob Gronkowski, is one of the couple groups that has about as numerous headliners as the Chiefs. Insert to that, you have Leonard Fournette, who ran the finest he had all year vs. the Environmentally friendly Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Video game, an included dynamic that provides the offense a experience that it’s possible — just it’s possible — it can trade factors with the Chiefs, which very couple groups can say they can. The Bucs could.

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The reduction to the Chiefs throughout Thanksgiving weekend set the Bucs at 7-five entering the previous bye of the year. For a veteran team to have a bye that late in the year was fantastic, and it responded. I said it on Primetime, this will the most essential bye of all 32 groups. Lo and behold, Swami bought it correct. The Bucs haven’t missing since. The new sections jelled and the team set it all collectively. You will not normally get to rest in Week 13, and that paid out off. That are unable to be ignored.

K.C. has 3 distinction-makers on defense in Chris Jones, Frank Clark and the Honey Badger, Tyrann Mathieu. Can they set more than enough stress on Brady to make him really feel a little bit uneasy? I am heading to be searching to see if they do in the to start with quarter, which could established the tone for the game. If Brady is snug, the Bucs can trade factors with the Chiefs. But do not underestimate defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, whose timing of when to mail a linebacker or cornerback can be fantastic. He presently conquer Brady in a Tremendous Bowl once. He can preserve you off stability.

Tampa Bay’s entrance seven is very very good. Jason Pierre-Paul had a heck of year, and linebackers Devin White and Shaq Barrett are heading up versus a team without having their two commencing tackles. Ndamukong Suh and Lavonte David can also enjoy massive. Will the Bucs’ entrance seven be in a position to dictate the game on its individual? The Chiefs have to really feel that if Mahomes receives some time, they can conquer the secondary, as they did in the to start with game.

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One other year-lengthy observation: Just as the Bucs’ late bye was what the doctor ordered, the Chiefs bought an unexpected split also. Positive, they had been the preseason favorites to repeat and draw a good deal of interest, but that early reduction to the Las Vegas Raiders was a blessing in disguise. All of the discuss of heading undefeated went to the Pittsburgh Steelers, who commenced 11-. Insert to it Brady currently being in yet another Tremendous Bowl, and which is at minimum as massive of a storyline as the Chiefs seeking to repeat. A minor fewer spotlight than expected under no circumstances hurts.

In this to start with Tremendous Bowl performed in a convention champion’s residence stadium, if the Bucs arrive jogging out of the locker area 30 minutes ahead of kickoff in the Creamsicle uniforms, it really is all above … Tampa wins and Tom receives his seventh ring. But they are not authorized to, even if they needed to. Observing this is not going to occur, I am heading with the champs to repeat, and Andy Reid and his team will sign up for that elite repeat team. You know them: the Packers, Dolphins, Steelers (two times), Niners, Cowboys, Broncos and Tom’s Patriots. Each and every ten years has had at minimum one repeat champ — in the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and 2000s. Then the Chiefs gained it in 2019, so we will phone it back again-to-back again in that ten years as well, and the craze proceeds.

Swami Sez: Chiefs 30, Bucs 20