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All roads lead to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas Metropolis Chiefs sealed their locations in Nice Bowl LV on Sunday.
The Bucs narrowly edged out the Green Bay Packers within the NFC, with Matt LaFleur’s blueprint to resolve for a arena aim on 4th-and-aim at Tampa Bay’s 8-yard line dominating the conversation after the sport. LaFleur banked on his defense getting a terminate, but Tom Brady successfully ran down the final 2: 05 to set the victory.
The Chiefs did no longer bump into the identical vogue of resistance within the AFC. Patrick Mahomes went 29-of-38 for 325 yards and three touchdowns as Kansas Metropolis coasted previous the Buffalo Bills.
Right here is all the pieces you might want to know as the NFL plans to end the curtain on its 2020 season.
When: Sunday, Feb. 7, at 6: 30 p.m. ET
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As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NFL is capping the attendance for Nice Bowl L. a. spherical 22,000 fans, 7,500 of whom can be vaccinated neatly being care personnel. Nonetheless, that can no longer genuinely stopping the league from celebrating its most attention-grabbing sport with the same outdated level of pageantry.
R&B singer H.E.R. will construct “The USA the Handsome” sooner than Jazmine Sullivan and Eric Church section nationwide anthem responsibilities.
GRAMMY-nominated artists @ericchurch and @jsullivanmusic will join us in Tampa Bay to train the National Anthem at Nice Bowl LV!
GRAMMY-award worthwhile artist @HERMusicx will train The USA the Handsome.
Tune-in on Feb 7 to the Nice Bowl on CBS Kick-Off Demonstrate at 6pm ET https://t.co/mh1Y8fjgpV
All the blueprint thru the halftime intermission, The Weeknd will take center stage. Any one who watched the NFL playoffs doubtlessly caught Pepsi’s ad hyping up the portray.
For the second one year in a row, the NFL worked with Roc Nation to line up the headline act and invent the portray.
“All of us develop up searching on the enviornment’s most attention-grabbing acts playing the Nice Bowl and one can fully dream of being in that establish,” The Weeknd stated in November’s press unlock. “I am humbled, honored and joyful to be the center of that despicable stage this one year.”
Or no longer it’s unclear whether one other considerable artist(s) will join The Weeknd. That has in most cases been the case in previous Nice Bowls, but he would present colossal enjoyment as a solo act. The Nice Bowl LIV portray—the first co-produced by Roc Nation—did no longer embrace any mountainous surprises to complement Shakira and Jennifer Lopez.
Clearly, the pregame and halftime entertainment is continually secondary to the action on the realm.
From a story perspective, it would no longer salvage loads better than Brady vs. Mahomes within the Nice Bowl.
They beforehand met within the AFC Championship Sport in January 2019. Brady and the New England Patriots purchased the upper of Mahomes and the Chiefs in time previous regulation.
Loads has modified since then, no longer the least the very fact that Kansas Metropolis has a much bigger supporting forged spherical its star quarterback. From originate to salvage, the Chiefs had been the fully crew within the fashioned season, and they also fully looked susceptible within the playoffs when Mahomes exited in opposition to the Cleveland Browns within the divisional spherical.
A Nice Bowl LV accumulate for the Chiefs would symbolize a altering of the guard and the continuation of what might doubtlessly be a historical career.
May well unprejudiced peaceful the Bucs prevail, it’d be yet one other marker of Brady’s unimaginable longevity within the NFL.