Tom Brady has helped guide the Tampa Bay Buccaneers back to the Super Bowl for the first time in nearly two decades. The Buccaneers will have a stiff challenge against the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55. In the brief time ahead of the contest, Brady and the Buccaneers just got a significant boost.
Tom Brady helps lead Buccaneers to Super Bowl 55
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers kept their playoff journey going after an impressive road win in the NFC championship game over the Green Bay Packers.
Tom Brady had a performance that was a tale of two halves as he recorded a pair of touchdown passes that gave the Buccaneers a 21-10 lead at halftime. In the second half, Brady struggled with three interceptions that opened the door for Aaron Rodgers to guide the Packers to narrow the gap to five points in the third quarter.
However, the Buccaneers defense buckled down while Brady did enough to lift his team to the Super Bowl. The win secured the 43-year-old’s 10th Super Bowl appearance and the franchise’s first return to that stage in nearly two decades.
Brady also joined Hall of Famers Norm Van Brocklin and Johnny Unitas as the only players to secure championship game appearances in three different decades. He is also the only quarterback to start a Super Bowl in his 40s, which his latest feat will mark his third since turning 40.
Beyond that, Brady and the Buccaneers are receiving a significant boost ahead of their Super Bowl 55 against the Chiefs.
Tom Brady and Buccaneers just got huge boost for Super Bowl 55
The Buccaneers came into the NFC championship game a little hobbled without one of their primary offensive weapons.
Star wideout Antonio Brown missed the contest due to a nagging knee injury that has bothered him over the last few weeks. According to ESPN, Brown is expected to be ready to go for Super Bowl 55.
His return to the fold will provide the Buccaneers with another explosive passing game option. Brown may not be Tom Brady’s top target, but he has shown that he can contribute in a major way. He finished the regular season with 11 catches for 138 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Brown is also one of the Buccaneers’ most experienced offensive factors that Brady could lean on in the Super Bowl. The 32-year-old is still an exceptional talent that can present some significant problems for the Chiefs’ secondary.
The next week or so will be crucial in providing Brown the chance to get as much rest as possible to potentially be a pivotal factor in Super Bowl 55.
Chiefs will pose a difficult challenge ahead
Tom Brady and the Buccaneers may be getting back one of their best offensive talents, but the challenge ahead remains quite steep.
Their defense will have their hands full attempting to figure out how to slow down reigning Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes. The 25-year-old has become the ultimate x-factor behind his play. He has been the driving force to the franchise’s success over the last three seasons.
The pressure will be on the Buccaneers’ pass rush to create problems for Mahomes. That alone could be the deciding factor in determining the game’s outcome. Brady will have the task of leading the Buccaneers’ offense to keep up with the Chiefs’ explosive unit that seemingly no opposing defense has figured out a way to effectively limit them.
The Super Bowl 55 matchup has the star power that should set the stage for a highly entertaining contest.