Super Bowl 2021 – Buccaneers vs Chiefs LIVE: Stream, TV channel as Brady and Mahomes clash in Tampa – latest updates
SUPER BOWL LV is finally here as Tom Brady's Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on Patrick Mahomes' defending champions the Kansas City chiefs.
Expect fireworks throughout as the NFL's greatest player in Brady takes on arguably the game's best current star Mahomes at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
- Start time: 6.30pm ET/3.30pm PT
- TV/Live stream: CBS/CBSsports.com
- Venue: Raymond James Stadium
Follow ALL the action with our live blog below…
What time will Super Bowl LV kick-off?
- Fans can expect Super Bowl LV: Buccaneers vs Chiefs to begin at 6.30pm ET/3.30pm PT/5.30pm CT on Sunday, February 7.
- If you're watching in the UK, the action will begin from 11.30pm GMT and 12:30am for the rest of mainland Europe.
What channel is it on and can it be live streamed?
- This year's Super Bowl will be shown live on CBS, who swapped the rights to broadcast the event with NBC, who will now air it in 2022.
- You can live stream Super Bowl LV from the CBS Sports app, which can be downloaded onto your mobile or tablet device.
- The action will also be available over on CBSsports.com.
What a 12 months Mahomes has had.
Winning the Super Bowl 12 months ago, signing a $500m contract, proposing to high school sweetheart Brittany Matthews and now expecting a baby girl.
He also spoke up last summer when anti-racism protests spread across America in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minnesota.
FLUENT IN FOOTBALL
Brady was asked about his Portuguese this week by a Brazilian reporter.
He said: “My son, who is 10, his Portuguese is amazing. My eight-year-old daughter is fluent in Portuguese.
“Unfortunately, their dad is way behind in his understanding of how to speak the language.
“I can usually understand a lot of things my wife will say – 'Papai nao sabe de nada,' which means 'Daddy doesn't know anything.' I usually get that a lot in the house.”
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What’s worth noting is that Brady has been home alone this week in the rented $29m mansion.
Gisele and kids left town so Brady could focus on his Super Bowl goal.
The quarterback said: “I really had an empty house for what will be 12 days leading up to the game.
“That’s the most time I’ve had to really focus on what I need to do from a football standpoint.
“It’s a home game so we’re staying in our own homes and you don’t have to eat hotel food for a week.”
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DECADES OF DOMINANCE
I spoke to former NFL kicker Morten Andersen this week about Brady’s longevity…
"I played against Brady and it was a really tall task. You kind of know that if he has the ball in the last five minutes of the fourth quarter and it's a close game then he's going to deliver his magic.
"Winning the first Super Bowl in 2001 was key. That made everybody buy in and then they had a real influx of quality players who wanted to play there.
"As we age we have to change our behaviours, manage our bodies better and be smarter. The No 1 goal of any player to stay healthy. It's the most difficult thing to do but he's been able to skirt any serious injuries and manage his body.
"His diet is spot on, he gets his rest, he knows what he needs to do."
EAT LIKE A GOAT
This is the diet discipline it takes for Brady to still be doing what he does at 43.
I'd crack after two days – tops.
Mahomes' arm looks READY!
Brady and Mahomes met in the AFC Championship Game in 2018 – and what a game.
The Patriots won 37-31 in overtime to reach the Super Bowl and Brady won his sixth in Atlanta.
Both quarterbacks were asked about that game this week, and their conversation after.
Mahomes said: “It was affirmation of what I’d been doing the whole year, that I was doing it the right way. As a young quarterback you don’t understand that. You try to put in as much time and work as possible and try to win as many games as possible, and for him to come talk to me and show me that respect, from Tom, it meant I was doing it the right way. Obviously I have a ton of respect for him and everything he has done.”
Brady explained: “What happened was we won in overtime, and the field got crazy, so I didn’t get a chance to just go over and just tell him what I thought of him. And then I just wanted to make sure before he left that I let him know what I thought about watching him play all year, how he dealt with all the different things that he had to deal with.”
THE INACTIVES ARE IN
Antonio Brown officially ACTIVE for the Bucs. Sammy Watkins also ACTIVE for the Chiefs.
But that wasn't the biggest Aaron Rodgers news last night.
More on that here from the entertainment team…
The season didn’t end how Aaron Rodgers wanted – his Green Bay Packers lost in the NFC Championship to the Bucs – but he scooped the MVP prize last night.
The margin was somewhat surprising. He got 44 out of 50 votes – 4 for Josh Allen and just 2 for Mahomes.
That’s gotta have driven Mahomes crazy all day, right? Can’t wait to see how he comes out in this game.
These two met in the regular season in week 12 at Raymond James Stadium.
Kansas City raced into a 17-0 lead and held off a Brady fightback to win 27-24.
Mahomes threw for 462 yards and three TDs – all of those to Tyreek Hill, who caught 13 passes for 269 yards.
It’s been a simpler road for the No 1 seed Chiefs in the AFC playoffs.
Mind you, they were made to sweat by the Cleveland Browns when Mahomes injured himself in the divisional round.
But their leader was back under center in a one-sided win against the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship Game.
It’s been largely serene progress for the Chiefs all year but they’ll be tested tonight.
After all their road games, the Bucs have achieved a Super Bowl first tonight.
They’re the first team ever to play a Super Bowl in their home stadium.
Will that be a factor tonight?
Tampa Bay won three playoff games on the road in the NFC playoffs to reach this stage.
Brady and Co were a wild card side after the New Orleans Saints won their NFC South division.
They went first of all to the capital to beat Washington, then down to New Orleans to take down those Saints.
And it culminated in an NFC Championship Game victory against the Green Bay Packers, at a cold Lambeau Field.
Nobody can say these Bucs aren’t battle hardened.
RUN IT BACK
That was the motto of the Chiefs this season and they’re oh so close now.
Mahomes led Kansas City past the San Francisco 49ers in Miami 12 months ago to end Chiefs Kingdom’s 50-year wait for a title.
The way 25-year-old Mahomes is playing and the weapons he has at his disposal, it would take a brave person to say they won’t be back here again in the near future.
It’s incredible isn’t it? That we’re here talking about Brady in a Super Bowl again.
I was sure Houston four years ago would be his last, then Minneapolis the following year, but definitely Atlanta in 2019.
I was wrong. He’s back for a 10th time in this game having won six of nine with the Patriots.
Is this his best achievement? Would this win mean more to him than any other?
This being a pandemic season, the pre-game festivities look a bit different.
Miley Cyrus is currently hosting a TikTok tailgate in Tampa.
Here’s more on that from our entertainment team…
First thing to report on is the weather in Tampa.
It looks beautiful right now. Mid 60s and set fair.
There had been fears all week over inclement weather, possibly storms, but it’s looking clear at the moment.
And then there's this outfit from Shaq Barrett to tell you about as well…
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