The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are headed to the Super Bowl after defeating the Green Bay Packers 31-26 in the NFC championship Sunday.
This will be the team’s second trip to the big game. The team won its first trip to the Super Bowl in 2003 against the Oakland Raiders.
“Guys came through. Everyone stepped up to the challenge,” Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady said in a post-game interview. “Football’s the ultimate team sport and everybody plays a role. I’m just so proud of this whole team.”
Brady also made history Sunday. At 43 years old, he will be the oldest player to play in the Super Bowl. This will also be Brady’s 10th trip to the big game. With the New England Patriots — where Brady played for 20 years before signing with the Bucs last March — Brady went to the Super Bowl nine times, leading the team to six wins, the most for any player in NFL history.
Should Brady win the big game in two weeks, he’ll join Peyton Manning as one of two quarterbacks in NFL history to win Super Bowls on two different teams, according to the Buccaneers’ website.
Super Bowl LV is scheduled for February 7 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. This makes the Buccaneers the first team to play in a Super Bowl in their home stadium.
The winner of Sunday’s AFC championship — Kansas City Chiefs or Buffalo Bills — will go on to play the Bucs on Super Bowl Sunday.