If you had to pick two teams to play in Super Bowl LVI, you’d probably guess the two that just played in Super Bowl LV. Not so fast, according to the latest computer model projections.
Take a look.
Chances to win SUPER BOWL LVI
(after 10,000 simulations)
< 1% NOT LISTED
— SportsLine (@SportsLine) February 9, 2021
It’s sort of unfathomable Tampa Bay is fifth on the list, especially after what we all just witnessed this postseason.
Bucs-Chiefs was expected to be a competitive ball-game, but it became a lopsided affair rather quickly. Tampa Bay dominated Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs en route to Brady winning his seventh Super Bowl and the Bucs winning their second-ever Lombardi Trophy. Brady was so fired up during and after the game that he even trash-talked Tyrann Mathieu.
The Bucs bring almost their entire roster back for the 2021 season, and it’s tough to imagine anyone beating them by season’s end. Kansas City will be in the mix, but it’ll have to address its holes on the offensive line.
Green Bay, Baltimore and Buffalo, meanwhile, should be also in the mix. But until we see anyone upend Brady, we’re rolling with the Bucs in 2021.