To prep you for Super Bowl LV in Tampa, here are the numbers you need to know about Sunday’s matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
0: First-team All-Pros on the Buccaneers’ roster.
1: Pro Bowlers on the Buccaneers’ roster.
1: Games lost by the Chiefs in Patrick Mahomes’ last 26 regular-season and playoff starts, a stretch which dates back to November 2019.
1: Number of Super Bowls won by the Buccaneers in their 44-year existence.
2: Number of Super Bowls won by the Chiefs in their 55-year history in the Super Bowl era.
2: Games won by both Mahomes and Bucs quarterback Tom Brady in four all-time matchups between the two legends. Sunday will present a tiebreaker.
3: First-team All-Pros on the Chiefs’ roster (wide receiver Tyreek Hill, tight end Travis Kelce, and safety Tyrann Mathieu).
4: Sacks recorded by the Chiefs in their AFC Championship victory over the Buffalo Bills. Now they face a Bucs team that has no Super Bowl experience along the offensive line and features a quarterback whose kryptonite is a strong pass rush.
5: Sacks recorded by the Bucs in their NFC Championship road victory over the Green Bay Packers. Now they face a Chiefs team that’s likely to be without their two starting offensive tackles.
5: Players who have won multiple Super Bowl MVPs. The 25-year-old Mahomes is favored to join that list, which already contains Brady.
6: Mahomes’ age when Brady when his first Super Bowl at the end of the 2001 season.
6: Super Bowls won to date by Brady. Nobody else has won more than five.
7: Pro Bowlers on the Chiefs’ roster.
7: Consecutive games won by the Bucs since losing to the Chiefs on the road ahead of their Week 13 bye.
9: Super Bowls played to date by Brady. Nobody else has played in more than five.
11: Takeaways from the Tampa defense in the team’s last five games.
16: Years since there’s been a repeat Super Bowl champion. The Chiefs can end that drought Sunday night.
25: Wins by Chiefs head coach Andy Reid in his career when operating following a bye week, including the playoffs and last year’s Super Bowl. He’s lost just five games under those circumstances.
31: Ranking out of 32 teams for the Chiefs run defense in terms of DVOA (Defense-adjusted Value over Average) this season. The Bucs ranked first in the same category.
33: Playoff wins for Brady, which is more than twice as many as any quarterback in league history (Joe Montana is second with 16).
62: Reid’s age, making him the fifth-oldest head coach in the NFL.
68: Bruce Arians’ age, making him the third-oldest head coach in the NFL.
76: 20-plus-yard plays for the Bucs this season, ranking first in the NFC.
79: 20-plus yard plays for the Chiefs this season, ranking first in the NFL.
109.8: Mahomes’ career playoff passer rating, which is five points higher than the next-highest-rated quarterback in playoff history (min. 200 attempts). Brady is way back at 89.9.
110.2: Brady’s passer rating on deep throws since the Bucs’ Week 13 bye. His deep rating before that was just 79.0.
269: Receiving yards posted by Hill in the regular-season meeting between these teams.
1,416: Receiving yards posted by Kelce this season, an NFL single-season record at the tight end position.