- Tony Romo had a hunch that the Buccaneers and Chiefs would face off in Super Bowl LV.
- He let fans know back in November.
- The Cowboys QB-turned-commentator said “I think there’s a better than good chance, I don’t even know what that percentage is, that these two are gonna be here in Tampa.”
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Tony Romo called it.
The longtime Dallas Cowboys quarterback-turned-CBS broadcaster correctly guessed which two NFL teams would compete for the Lombardi Trophy two months before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs punched their tickets to Super Bowl LV.
After Tom Brady and his Bucs came up just short in a Week 12 matchup against Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City, Romo â€” who was on the call for Tampa Bay’s 27-24 home victory â€” made a “slight guess” while the coaches and quarterbacks shook hands on-screen.
“I think there’s a better than good chance, I don’t even know what that percentage is, that these two are gonna be here in Tampa,” Romo said.
The 40-year-old’s November 29th prediction officially came to fruition Sunday night.
With their 31-26 victory over the Green Bay Packers, the Buccaneers won the NFC Championship and locked in their spot in history as the first NFL team to ever compete in a Super Bowl held at their home stadium. Later in the evening, the Chiefs took down the Buffalo Bills 38-24 to win the Lamar Hunt Trophy and secure a trip to defend their 2020 Super Bowl title.
Romo isn’t the only commentator to correctly guess this year’s Super Bowl matchup â€” Nate Burleson had it right all the way back in Week 1 â€” but it’s the former quarterback who’s become known for his fortune-telling abilities. And while it’s unclear whether Romo has issued an official prediction for who will win the February 7th matchup, it’s safe to say plenty of wise people will place their bets as soon as he does.
Check out the clip of Romo’s prediction below:
After calling Chiefs/Bucs in Week 12, Tony Romo had a feeling they’d be back in Tampa for Super Bowl LV. pic.twitter.com/lIqUsFXP0o
— NFLonCBS (@NFLonCBS) January 25, 2021
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