Tony Romo predicted Chiefs, Buccaneers would face in Super Bowl 55 after their Week 12 matchup
Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and current CBS Sports analyst Tony Romo has become known for predicting plays even before they happen on the football field. He even did it in the last NFL playoff game to feature Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes when the New England Patriots faced the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2019 AFC Championship Game, which the Pats won in overtime.
Even now, Romo’s accuracy when it comes to making predictions hasn’t waned, as he predicted that Brady and his Tampa Bay Buccaneers would face Mahomes and the Chiefs in Super Bowl 55 way back in Week 12 last November.
.@TonyRomo is a FORTUNE TELLER. He said in Week 12, when the Bucs lost two straight and dropped to 7-5 entering the bye week, that they’d meet the Chiefs in the Super Bowl. How he knew this? I don’t know. Because they’d only had one signature win up until that point: Green Bay. pic.twitter.com/VBQ8MooHFl
— JennaLaineESPN (@JennaLaineESPN) January 25, 2021
Tony Romo’s NFL prediction happened at the end of the game between the Chiefs and Buccaneers, which Kansas City won, 27-24. As players and coaches from both teams met in the field after the game, the former signal-caller said that “there is a better than good” chance that both teams would end up in Tampa where Super Bowl 55 will be played.
While it wasn’t surprising to hear Romo predict the Chiefs to reach the Super Bowl after winning the last one and bringing back almost the same group the following campaign, the same can’t be said of the Buccaneers, who fell to 7-5 after the loss. At that point in the NFL season, Tampa Bay won just two of their last four games, suffering defeats to the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams.
But since then, the Buccaneers have made Romo’s prediction look solid, winning seven straight, including three playoff victories against the Washington Football Team, Saints, and Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game. The Chiefs, meanwhile, also handled their business in the AFC title game against the Buffalo Bills to set up the highly anticipated NFL clash and making Romo’s predictions become prophetic once again.