Buccaneers to host Chiefs in Super Bowl rematch on 'Sunday Night Football'

Tampa Bay to make 3 appearances on WPTV this season
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes and Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady greet after Super Bowl LV
Posted at 1:44 PM, May 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-12 22:15:03-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take on Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in a Super Bowl rematch on NBC's "Sunday Night Football" this season.

The NFL announced Thursday that the game – a rematch of Super Bowl LV – would be played in prime time on Oct. 2 at Raymond James Stadium, where Brady and the Buccaneers pounded the Chiefs 31-9 to become the first team to win a Super Bowl on their home field.

The announcement came ahead of the complete "Sunday Night Football" schedule, which was released Thursday evening.

Kansas City and Tampa Bay met twice in Tampa during the 2020 season, with the Chiefs winning 27-24 in the regular season.

It would be the last time the Buccaneers lost that season, going 7-0 on their way to a dominating Super Bowl performance.

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Tampa Bay's defense sacked Mahomes three times in the Super Bowl and kept the pressure on him. Mahomes finished the game with 270 passing yards and two interceptions.

Brady, meanwhile, won his seventh Super Bowl ring and fifth Super Bowl MVP award in his first season as a Buccaneer.

The Buccaneers will also face the Dallas Cowboys on the first Sunday evening of the season. Brady is a perfect 6-0 against the Cowboys in his career — the most wins by any quarterback without a loss against Dallas.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady throws vs. Dallas Cowboys, Sept. 9, 202
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady throws a pass against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of the NFL season opener, Sept. 9, 2021, in Tampa, Fla.

Tampa Bay will also visit the Arizona Cardinals on Christmas night. The Buccaneers will be poised to return to State Farm Stadium for Super Bowl LVII in February.

It will be the third "Sunday Night Football" appearance featuring Brady and the Buccaneers this season.

The NFL season will commence Sept. 8 when the Buffalo Bills travel to SoFi Stadium to face the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams in the annual Thursday night kickoff game.

Another season of "Sunday Night Football" on WPTV begins Sept. 11, immediately after "Football Night in America."