The Legend vs. The Cheat Code
Today’s the day. The day where modern-day gladiators face off, because today is Super Bowl Sunday! In the United States, this is by far the most anticipated sporting event of the year, though it’s dwarfed by international events like the World Cup Final. But that doesn’t matter right now. The only thing that matters is that we have a faceoff for the ages: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. the Kansas City Chiefs. Or, the everlasting legend, Tom Brady, against a living, breathing cheat code, Patrick Mahomes.
By the way, I’m not kidding when I say that Mahomes is a cheat code. He’s literally the human equivalent of the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas unlimited money cheat code (up, down, up, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, START). Patrick Mahomes is able to do anything and everything he wants on the football field. Throw it 80 yards? He’s got that. Throw pinpoint accurate passes on the run? Done. Evade pressure and run for the first down and more? Are you kidding? The fact is that Mahomes is absolutely unstoppable, so in order to combat his presence, you need help from a living legend.
I’ve never hid my disdain for Tom Brady on this site. I’m a New York Giants fan, and he represented the New England Patriots for nearly 20 years. Basically, New Yorkers are not capable of liking things from Boston and vice versa. But I have to admit that Tom Brady is probably the most amazing quarterback that’s played NFL Football. He’s the only reason why the Buccaneers stand a chance against Mahomes and the Chiefs. Because he’s shown throughout his career that he can perform in the clutch. However, he’s had a few missteps in that department over the past couple of seasons, which worry a bunch of onlookers. In fact, look no further than the three interceptions he threw two weeks ago in the NFC Championship Game, so there’s some cause for worry.
Maybe that’s why the line at William Hill is -165 Chiefs/+145 Bucs. People understand that, despite Brady’s greatness, Mahomes and the Chiefs will likely be too much to handle. They also have Tampa Bay +3, meaning that the point difference at the end will only be a field goal. I think anyone who takes that is out of their mind. The Chiefs are a team that run up the score for fun, and just because the Bucs are the first team to ever play the Super Bowl on home turf does not mean they’re going to take it easy or be courteous.
Now, I don’t think this is going to be a blowout. Not at all. But I think that people should be taking tons of prop bets on Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce to score, as well as Mike Evans, since those players are likely going to get targeted a lot tonight. However, I think the difference will be the running game, and the Chiefs have the advantage there. So, take a prop bet on Clyde Edwards-Helaire to score and maybe even put a couple bucks down on a prop bet for Le’Veon Bell to score too.
It’ll be intense tonight, but no matter what, lots of money will be made and lost at the sportsbook.