American football lovers can look forward to seeing one of the world’s greatest annual
sporting events, the National Football League (NFL) Super Bowl, live on ESPN on Sunday
7 February 2021 from 11pm. DStv and GOtv is your home of the Entertainment and Sports
Super Bowl LV (55) will be the 51st modern-era National Football League championship
game, pitting together the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Kansas City
Chiefs (who are also the defending Super Bowl champions) and the National Football
Conference (NFC) champions the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
It will be held at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. This will be the fifth
Super Bowl hosted by the Tampa area and the third held at this particular venue. It will
also be the fourth time that the Super Bowl is played in the same state in back-to-back
years, since Super Bowl LIV (54) took place at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida in
Super Bowl LV will mark three milestones, as the Buccaneers will be the first team to play
a Super Bowl in their home stadium, Tampa Bay quarterback and NFL legend Tom Brady
will play in his record 10th Super Bowl, and Covid-19 health restrictions have limited the
stadium capacity to 22,000 fans, which will make this the lowest attended Super Bowl in
Country music singer Eric Church will sing the United States national anthem prior to the
match, while the half-time show will be headlined by the Weeknd.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were long shots to reach the Super Bowl when the season
started, but 43-year-old Brady has guided their team with an expert hand, throwing for
three touchdowns and 280 yards in their upset 31-26 win over the Green Bay Packers in
the NFC championship game.
“It’s been a long process for the whole team, and today was just a great team effort,”
Brady said afterwards. The victory represented a stunning vindication of his decision to
leave the Patriots in March last year after a glittering two-decade career in New England
that yielded six Super Bowl wins.
“It’s been a great journey thus far,” Brady said. “We put the work in. I just made a decision.
I’ve loved coming to work every day with this group of guys. I’m just so proud of this whole
Brady’s counterpart at the Kansas City Chiefs is Patrick Mahomes, with the 25-year-old
considered the best of his generation of quarterbacks. In fact, the showdown between
Brady and Mahomes is being compared to a hypothetical dream basketball scenario
where Michael Jordan would take on LeBron James in the NBA finals to decide who is the
greatest of all.
“The thing about this team is that we trust each other, and every time we go on the field we
give it everything we have,” said Mahomes. “But the job’s not finished – we’re going to
Tampa and we’re going to try and run it back. We’ve just got to go to Tampa and be
ourselves. I trust my guys over anybody.”
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Super Bowl LV Broadcast Details
Sunday 8 February
11:30pm: NFL Super Bowl, Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Kansas City Chiefs – LIVE on ESPN