TAMPA, Fla — The Super Bowl will be this Sunday on WUSA9 (CBS) for many in the DC metro region.
The game between the Tamp Bay Bucs and Kansas City Chiefs is being played from Tampa Bay, Florida.
This Game Is In Tampa Bay
The Bucs will be the first team to play the Super Bowl at their home stadium, although two others got to play for the title in their home markets.
Five Super Bowls have been hosted in the Tampa area, and it will be the first hosted since Super Bowl XLIII in 2009 and the third held at Raymond James Stadium (Super Bowl XXXV in 2001 and Super Bowl XLIII in 2009).
Matchup To Watch: Brady versus Mahomes
There has never been a Super Bowl matchup of accomplished quarterbacks quite like the one coming up next week between Tampa Bay’s Tom Brady and Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes.
This will be the sixth Super Bowl matchup between former AP NFL MVPs, the second between former Super Bowl MVP winning quarterbacks and the first between players who had previously won both awards.
Brady has won a record six Super Bowl titles, four Super MVPs and three league MVP awards since becoming the starter in New England in 2001.
Mahomes is just getting started in his career and already has one league MVP and one Super Bowl MVP to his credit and is back in the title game for the second time.
The first Super Bowl matchup of former league MVPs came in the 1976 season when Oakland’s Ken Stabler (1974 winner) beat Minnesota’s Fran Tarkenton (1975 winner).
Super Bowl LV Halftime Show
The Weekend will perform the Halftime Show for Super Bowl LV. He reportedly spent $7 million to make the show "what he envisioned."
There Will Be Fans In The Stands On Sunday
There will be fans in the stands in Tampa on Sunday for Super Bowl LV. The NFL will be allowing 22,000 fans into the Raymond James Stadium, according to reports from ESPN.
DC Native Buron Leftwich Will Coach For Bucs In Super Bowl
Byron Leftwich competed in the Turkey Bowl as a Washington D.C. prep player. He will now be an offensive coordinator in the Super Bowl for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The 41-year-old — who was a first-round pick for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2003 out of Marshal University — played for Howard D. Woodson High School when he grew up in D.C.
Leftwich has been with Tampa Bay as its offensive coordinator since 2019. He has already won a Super Bowl as a player when he was a backup quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2009.
While he is still newer than some head coaching prospects in the National Football League, Leftwich brings a great knowledge of the game that could make him a head coach in the league in future years.
In 2017, Leftwich started his career with the Arizona Cardinals as the team's quarterback coach, before becoming Arizona's interim offensive coordinator in 2018.