Super Bowl LV - Everything you need to know ahead of Sunday's game
The wait is almost over as we’re only a few days away from the 55th Super Bowl. Super Bowl LV will put an end to a strange NFL season where the teams and players have had to prove great strength and character. The game that every football fan has been waiting for ever since the season kicked off five months ago will take place on Sunday, 6.30pm ET. Fry the chicken wings, cool down the drinks and bring on your merch – Super Bowl LV is finally here, and you find all information on how and where to watch it on Livesportsontv.com.
Who? Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Kansas City Chiefs
When? September 7th, 6.30pm ET
Where? Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
TV/Stream? The Chiefs face off with the Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV. Stream it live Sunday at 6PM ET on CBS All Access. Try it FREE now on CBS & CBS All Access!
Road to Super Bowl LV
The 2020 NFL season began on September 10th and now, 268 games later, we’ve finally reached the time of the season that every sports fan has been waiting for. Raymond James Stadium in Tampa stands ready to host the biggest sport event of the year as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the defending Super Bowl champions Kansas Chiefs work on the last preparations ahead of Sunday’s game.
Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs went into this season with high expectations on themselves, both from fans and experts, after been lifting the Super Bowl trophy previous season. As defending champions, they were always going to be mentioned as one of the teams who’re going to fight for the title, and as they lived up to the expectations. The Chiefs finished top of the American Football League and proceeded straight to the Divisional Playoffs where they fought off the Cleveland Browns by 22-17. The Buffalo Bills awaited in the AFC Championship game, Bills who had finished just behind the Chiefs in the regular season table. Even if the Chiefs got in to a tough start of the game by losing 9-0 in the first quarter, they showed how relentless and strong they are as they picked up a comfortable lead by winning 21-3 and 10-3 in the following quarters. The game finished 38-24 and the Chiefs secured their spot in Super Bowl LV and a chance to become the first team since the New England Patriots in 2003/04 to win two consecutive Super Bowl games.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
After a less impressive 2019 season the Buccaneers found new strength ahead of this season after adding Mr. Super Bowl himself, Tom Brady, to an already strong squad. The team was obviously aiming for higher goals and wasn’t satisfied with how things turned out in the previous season. Manager Bruce Arians had now got one year together with the team and time to implement his ideas on their way of playing.
The Buccaneers began their season on September 13th by losing against the New Orleans Saints. That loss however was not a sign of what to come, though the Buccaneers went on and won their next three games. After all 16 games were played during the regular season they finished on 5th place in the National Football Conference which rewarded them with one of three Wild Card spots.
First out in the Playoffs were the Washington Football Team, a setup that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won by 31-23. Next up were the New Orleans Saints, same team as they had lost against in the season opener. This time the Buccaneers got their revenge and managed to win by 10 points, 30-20. So far so good for Tom Brady and co. but there was still one game between them and Super Bowl LV, the NFC Championship game against a supreme Green Bay Packers side. The Packers had been outstanding during the regular season and it would take something extra from the Buccaneers to overcome the last obstacle in order to fulfill their dreams of playing a Super Bowl game on home ground. The Buccaneers opened the NFC Championship game best and after two quarters played, they were leading by 11 points. Even though the Packers came closer in the third quarter the Tampa Bay Buccaneers managed to hold onto their lead and the game finished 31-26 which meant that the Buccaneers had qualified for their first Super Bowl since 2002.
Where can I watch Super Bowl LV?
The 55th edition of Super Bowl will kick off on Sunday, 6.30pm ET. 22 000 fans will be allowed in the stadium as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs enters the field of Raymond James Stadium. For all of us who’re not fortunate enough of being in the stands the game will be broadcast by CBS in the US and CTV in Canada. Up to 120 cameras will be in use for Sunday’s game in order to deliver the best possible experience for everyone following the game on TV and stream. Livesportsontv.com has gathered all information on how, when and where to watch Super Bowl LV live. Check out the TV-schedule here and stay up to date with any possible changes by the broadcasting networks.
Super Bowl LV – Interesting facts
- A 30-second commercial during the Super Bowl LV will be charged around $5.5 million, similar to last season’s price
- Budweiser has decided to give away their purchased airtime to the Ad Council for public service announcements regarding Covid-19 vaccination
- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will become the first ever team in the NFL history to play a Super Bowl game at home ground
- The halftime show will be performed by The Weekend
- The national anthem will be done by Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan
- The Buccaneers and the Chiefs have faced each other once this season. A game that finished 24-27 in favor of the Chiefs. Before that the Buccaneers had seven games without a loss against Sunday’s opponent
- Sunday’s Super Bowl will be Tom Brady’s 10th Super Bowl appearance, more than any other player
- Super Bowl LV will be the third ever Super Bowl to played at Raymond James Stadium, previous ones being Super Bowl XXXV and Super Bowl XLIII
Author: Dan Anderson