Super Bowl Matchup: Super Bowl Matchup Odds Favor Rare Repeat Matchup Between Bucs and Chiefs

By | December 15, 2021

Are we in for a rare sight when Super Bowl 56 takes place at SoFi Stadium in February 2022? Based on the latest Super Bowl 56 odds, that is the likeliest matchup as we move into the final few weeks of the regular season.

Last February, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers dominated the Kansas City Chiefs to win Super Bowl 55. It was the franchise’s second Super Bowl win, with their previous title coming in Super Bowl XXXVII.

A lot of football remains before we find out the exact Super Bowl matchup. Expect many twists and turns over the remainder of the regular season and into the NFL playoffs. But for now, the odds favor the Bucs and Chiefs to meet again.

The most popular type of Super Bowl betting is betting on who will win the game. But in addition to wagering on which team will lift the Lombardi Trophy, bettors can also make bets on what the specific Super Bowl matchup will be.

While the likeliest matchup odds-wise would be a rematch of last year’s title tilt, a number of the other potential matchups would have some familiarity as well. Super Bowl 55 was a rematch of a game played in the regular season, and a number of possible Super Bowl 56 matchups would be as well.

Let’s take a look at the current Super Bowl 56 matchup odds.

Correct Super Bowl 56 Matchup Odds (After Week 14 of the 2021 NFL Season)

Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+1100)

Last Matchup: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31, Kansas City Chiefs 9 (Super Bowl 55)

Unsurprisingly, these two teams entered the season as Super Bowl 56 favorites. But while the Bucs have been in or around top spot the entire season, the Chiefs had to overcome a rough start to find their way back to familiar territory.

New England Patriots vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+1300)

Last Matchup: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19, New England Patriots 17 (October 3, 2021)

Such a matchup appeared impossible when Tom Brady returned to Gillette Stadium in Week 4’s Sunday Night Football matchup. But the Patriots haven’t lost since an overtime loss to Dallas in Week 6, reeling off eight straight wins. As a result, they enter the final four weeks of the regular season as the second favorite in the AFC.

Kansas City Chiefs vs Green Bay Packers (+1400)

Last Matchup: Kansas City Chiefs 13, Green Bay Packers 7 (November 7, 2021)

When the Chiefs and Packers met in Kansas City in Week 9, the Packers were without Aaron Rodgers, who missed the game after a positive COVID test. With backup Jordan Love starting, the Packers were held scoreless for over 55 minutes. That negated a strong defensive effort against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs’ offense.

New England Patriots vs Green Bay Packers (+1700)

Last Matchup: New England Patriots 31, Green Bay Packers 17 (November 4, 2018)

Like the top matchup on this list, this potential Super Bowl 56 matchup would be a rematch of a previous Super Bowl. In Super Bowl XXXI, Brett Favre and the Packers defeated the Patriots 35-21 at the Superdome in New Orleans.

Kansas City Chiefs vs Arizona Cardinals (+1800)

Last Matchup: Kansas City Chiefs 26, Arizona Cardinals 14 (November 11, 2018)

The last time that the Chiefs and Cardinals faced off, Patrick Mahomes was in the middle of his stellar first season as a starter, while the Cardinals, with Steve Wilks in his lone year as head coach and Josh Rosen in his lone season as the Cardinals’ #1 at quarterback, were in the middle of a disastrous 3-13 season. It’s safe to say a lot has changed for the Cardinals since then.

Other Potential Super Bowl 56 Matchups

  • Buffalo Bills vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+2200)
  • Kansas City Chiefs vs Los Angeles Rams (+2200)
  • New England Patriots vs Arizona Cardinals (+2200)
  • Kansas City Chiefs vs Dallas Cowboys (+2400)
  • New England Patriots vs Los Angeles Rams (+2600)

Super Bowl matchup odds listed above are from FanDuel Sportsbook as of Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

Historical Matchup Facts and Figures

Question: How many times have two teams met in the Super Bowl in consecutive seasons?

Answer: Once.

It would seem like this would have occurred more than once, but that is not the case. The only the same two teams have contested the title in consecutive seasons is when the Cowboys and Bills met in Super Bowl XXVII and Super Bowl XXVIII. The Cowboys won both meetings.

Question: How many overall repeat matchups have there been in the Super Bowl?

Answer: Eight.

  • Miami Dolphins vs Washington Football Team: Super Bowl VII (Miami 14, Washington 7) and Super Bowl XVII (Washington 27, Miami 17)
  • Dallas Cowboys vs Pittsburgh Steelers: Super Bowl X (Pittsburgh 21, Dallas 17), Super Bowl XIII (Pittsburgh 35, Dallas 31), and Super Bowl XXX (Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 17)
  • Cincinnati Bengals vs San Francisco 49ers: Super Bowl XVI (San Francisco 26, Cincinnati 21) and Super Bowl XIII (San Francisco 20, Cincinnati 16)
  • Buffalo Bills vs Dallas Cowboys: Super Bowl XXVII (Dallas 52, Buffalo 17) and Super Bowl XXVIII (Dallas 30, Buffalo 13)
  • New England Patriots vs St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams: Super Bowl XXXVI (New England 20, St. Louis 17) and Super Bowl LIII (New England 13, Los Angeles 3)
  • New England Patriots vs Philadelphia Eagles: Super Bowl XXXIX (New England 24, Philadelphia 21) and Super Bowl LII (Philadelphia 41, New England 33)
  • New England Patriots vs New York Giants: Super Bowl XLII (New York 17, New England 14) and Super Bowl XLVI (New York 21, New England 17)

Question: How many rookie starting quarterbacks have won the Super Bowl?

Answer: Zero.

In fact, the Super Bowl has never featured a rookie starting quarterback. If Mac Jones and the Patriots reach and win Super Bowl 56, history would be made in both of those areas.

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