What to Expect for Super Bowl LV

Super Bowl LV is up and coming, and here are the standings.

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This year’s Super Bowl will be much different than usual.

Nessah Wendt, Columnist

With the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems that everything has had to make some sort of adjustment or change, and Super Bowl LV is no exception. Super Bowl LV is on Feb. 7, 2021, and is taking place in Tampa, Florida, home of the Tamba Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium.

With the first week of the playoffs well underway, we can start to see a couple teams with a chance to win it all at the Super Bowl. The defending champion, the Kansas City Chiefs, are currently the top seed in the AFC conference with the Buffalo Bills holding down the second. The Chiefs will host the sixth seed Cleveland Browns in the early game on Jan. 17. The Browns survived their coach being out with COVID to win their first playoff game since 1994. The Ravens will travel to frigid Buffalo where they will play the Bills on a snowy, Saturday night. According to ProFootballTalk, the Baltimore Ravens’ quarterback, Lamar Jackson, has admitted to never having played a snow game. Fans in Buffalo are joyfully awaiting the snow, while the Baltimore fans are not.

Over in the NFC conference, the top seeded Green Bay Packers will play the sixth seed Los Angeles Rams on Saturday, looking to upset the cheeseheads on their home turf. The Rams will be taking on the Packers in the playoff for the first time since their Super Bowl run in 2001 with high hopes of defeating Green Bay once again. The Sunday game features the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traveling to New Orleans to play the second seeded Saints. “When the Buccaneers play the Saints on Sunday, we’ll see the oldest quarterback matchup in NFL history,” says ProFootballTalk.

Odd makers have the Chiefs as a heavy favorite to advance to the AFC championship game where they will face the winner from the Saturday night Buffalo game. In the NFC, things are a little more tight where the Packers are favored by a touchdown and Tom Brady and the Buccaneers are the underdog against Drew Brees and the Saints. The following week will decide who will most likely play in Super Bowl LV based on the current standings.