KEY POINTS

  • Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes will go head-to-head at Super Bowl LV
  • Brady won his first NFC Championship with the Buccaneers
  • Mahomes will look to defend not only the Chief's Super Bowl title but also his MVP crown

Tom Brady is set to make his 10th Super Bowl appearance after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Green Bay Packers, 31-26, to win the NFC Championship on Sunday.

The veteran quarterback is looking to win his seventh Super Bowl ring, which will bolster his profile as the player with the most championship rings in NFL history.

NFL Twitter exploded after Brady’s heroics saw him overcome fellow future Hall of Famers Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers to steer the Buccaneers to the so-called "Game of Games."

The NFL fans were in for an absolute treat just three hours later when the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Buffalo Bills, 38-24, to clinch their second-straight AFC hardware and take the remaining spot at Super Bowl LV.

With the Buccaneers taking on the Chiefs for the prestigious Vince Lombardi trophy, the narrative is now centered on the highly-anticipated duel between Brady and Patrick Mahomes.

Widely regarded as the best quarterback of the new generation, Mahomes is tipped to be one of the few players to most likely take over Brady’s throne.

Moreover, it could well be a real passing of the torch if Mahomes can give the Chiefs their second consecutive Super Bowl title on Feb. 7.

The 25-year-old seems confident that he and his team will come out victorious against Brady and the Buccaneers.

“I trust my team above everyone else," Mahomes quipped in his post-game interview.

Though they are coming into the game as the slight underdogs, the Buccaneers will be having the homecourt advantage as Super Bowl LV is set to take place at the Raymond James Stadium.

Patrick Mahomes (L) and Tom Brady wil go head-to-head in the Super Bowl as the Chiefs face the Buccaneers Patrick Mahomes (L) and Tom Brady wil go head-to-head in the Super Bowl as the Chiefs face the Buccaneers Photo: GETTY IMAGES / JAMIE SQUIRE