Super Bowl LV Predictions: DTR Staff Gives Their Super Bowl Winner

The Kansas City Chiefs will play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday in Super Bowl LV. The Downtown Rams staff gives their predictions.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV. The Buccaneers are the first team to host a Super Bowl that they’re playing in and let’s not forget about the all-time great quarterback matchup. Tom Brady and his six rings will be going head-to-head against the next great quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Some have labeled it ‘The Goat vs. The Kid’.

The Downtown Rams staff sat down and gave their predictions for Super Bowl LV.

Blaine Grisak

This is either going to be a very close game or the Chiefs win in a blowout. The Chiefs seems to be one of those teams that can coast through close wins in the regular season and then show up ready to play when it matters. These two teams played earlier this year with the Chiefs winning 27-24. However, Kansas City was leading 27-10 entering the fourth quarter and that game was also played in Tampa Bay.

The Buccaneers have found their stride and haven’t lost since losing to the Chiefs in Week 12. Tom Brady is going to need a fast start in this one much like two weeks ago against the Green Bay Packers. Unfortunately, the Chiefs might be too much. I’ll be rooting for Brady to get his seventh ring, but this seems like a passing of the torch moment. I have the Chiefs winning 34-17 with Mahomes taking MVP.

The Pick: Chiefs 34, Bucs 17
MVP: Patrick Mahomes

Hunter Sanders

It’s very hard to pick against Brady, but I’m going to here. The Chiefs are simply too good, and to beat them you simply have to play a near perfect game. The Bucs got lucky against the Packers, winning despite allowing Rodgers to carve them up all day. I don’t think they can let the Chiefs do the same and still win.

The Pick: Chiefs 34, Bucs 31.
MVP: Travis Kelce: 11 catches, 116 yards, 2 TDs

Jordan Hughes

GOAT vs Baby Goat, who will emerge as the victor and who will fall short? All the odds and experts are saying Patrick Mahomes and co. will win their second consecutive Super Bowl.

However, one thing I have learned since the Patriots beat the Rams in 2001, was that when it comes to the Super Bowl, you can never count Tom Brady out. Brady is not the same Brady that he was even two years ago, but he is still Brady. He has shown that even with subpar stats this postseason, he finds a way to win and advance to the next round. So, do not count Brady and the Buccaneers out just yet, they may come out and beat Goliath.

The Pick: Buccaneers 31, Chiefs 27
MVP: Tom Brady

Rich Harriman

Vegas has the Chiefs by 3.5 in what is essentially a road game and there are two forces here that should cause professional and casual bettors pause.  As a rule, most would not bet against Brady in the playoffs and never against Mahomes in any situation.

I’ve had the Chiefs in the top three all season long and I’ll take Andy Reid vs Bruce Arians any day.  I struggle with picking against Brady, but I see it playing out like this:  Tampa Bay will be up at half-time, Mahomes will have a major second half and pull the Chiefs past the Bucs and away to win the game.

The Pick: Chiefs 41, Bucs 31
MVP: Travis Kelce

Skyler Carlin

Super Bowl LV will feature the GOAT at quarterback in Tom Brady to the possible future GOAT in Patrick Mahomes. The last time these two teams faced off in Week 12, the Chiefs were able to do whatever they wanted offensively as Tyreek Hill exploded for 269 yards and three touchdowns by his lonesome.

While the Buccaneers nearly made a double-digit comeback, Kansas City’s offense proved to be too much for Tampa Bay’s young secondary. I expect it to be more of the same in the Super Bowl as the Buccaneers have a pass-funneling defense that should play right into Mahomes’ hands.

The Pick: Chiefs 34, Bucs 27
MVP: Patrick Mahomes

Jason Tyra

I think Mahomes will steal a page out of the Rams’ playbook, hitting the Bucs with the intermediate routes.

The Pick: Chiefs 38, Bucs 34
MVP: Patrick Mahomes

CJ Barber

 The focus around this game is on the offensive line of Kansas City. Andy Reid must be hyper aware of their injury and matchup problems at both offensive tackle positions. Much of their game plan offensively will likely revolve around keeping Tampa’s four-man rush at bay, so I could easily see both Shaq Barrett and Jason Pierre Paul coming away with at least one sack each throughout this game.

On top of that, I predict part of Kansas City’s game plan will include creative screens from Andy Reid behind both edge rushers for the Buccaneers. Reid has to make sure that these screens are creative enough to beat a very lengthy, athletic and cerebral Jason-Pierre Paul. 

The Pick: Bucs 28, Chiefs 25
MVP: Jason Pierre-Paul

Lewie Bartone

The Pick: Chiefs
MVP: Travis Kelce

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