The Kansas City Chiefs ran out 27-24 winners when they visited Tampa Bay earlier in the season, but could history repeat itself when they return to Raymond James Stadium to face the Buccaneers in Super Bowl 55 on February 7?
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The eyes of the sporting world will be on Florida as the most unique NFL season of all time finally comes to a close in historic fashion. Tampa Bay will be the first team to ever play in a Super Bowl in their home stadium and will want to take full advantage of home comforts as they look to lift the Vince Lombardi Trophy. However, to do it they will have to do something they failed to do earlier this season, beat Kansas City.
KC paid a visit to Raymond James Stadium back in November and they made a blistering start. Tyreek Hill hauled in 75-yard and 44-yard touchdown passes in the first quarter as the Chiefs raced into a 17-0 lead, and there was still plenty of time for the talented wide receiver to complete his hat-trick of scores as his team fended off a second-half fight back from Tampa to win 27-24.
Could we see similar scenes in Super Bowl 55?
Bookmaker William Hill has launched a Correct Score #YourOdds market for the biggest game of the season and is 150/1 that the Chiefs beat the Buccaneers 27-24, while the same odds are available for a reversal of that final score with the Bucs winning Super Bowl 55 27-24.
So does history suggest that this 150/1 bet would be a winner? This will be the 14th time that two teams have met in the regular season and have then gone on to square off again in that season’s Super Bowl, and here are the key statistics from those previous 13 encounters…
- Seven teams have avenged their regular season defeat by winning the rematch in the Super Bowl rematch
- Only once has a team scored the exact same points in both the regular season game and the Super Bowl
- Only once has the losing team’s total been the same in both the regular season game and the Super Bowl
- Tom Brady has played a team in both the regular season and the Super Bowl on three occasions, going 1-2 in the Super Bowl
So should you back one of these teams to win 27-24 on February 7? History suggests it is unlikely, but I am not going to leave you hanging. If you are looking for Super Bowl tips you should check out our Super Bowl tips page as well as our guide to backing a 96/1 Super Bowl bet – RISK FREE!
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