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In the early game on Championship Sunday, Tom Brady led the Buccaneers to a 31-26 victory over the Packers at Lambeau Field, which makes it Brady's 10th trip to the Super Bowl. The Buccaneers will also be the first team in NFL history to play at their home stadium in a Super Bowl.
The Chiefs defeated the Bills 38-24 in the late game at Arrowhead Stadium and they will return to the Super Bowl for the second consecutive year. The Chiefs could become the first team since the 2003-2004 Patriots to win the Super Bowl in back-to-back years.
Former Steelers' players Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell will also be apart of Super Bowl LV. Brown with Tampa Bay and Bell with Kansas City. Both players were out for the Championship games as they were both dealing with knee injuries. It's unclear as of now what their status will be two weeks from now, but I'd assume they'll both be active.
It has been well documented how both Brown and Bell left the Steelers on bad terms. Both in different ways. Bell had a contract dispute with the organization and held out the entire 2018 season. Brown just went completely off the rails and forced his way out of Pittsburgh after the 2018 season, mainly due to his falling out with Ben Roethlisberger. Brown skipped several practices and meetings in the final week of the 2018 season because of a heated disagreement with Roethlisberger. Tomlin benched Brown in the Week 17 game against the Bengals because he skipped an MRI for his knee that Tomlin requested.
Bell didn't pan out with the Jets and was released in October and landed with the Chiefs shortly after. Bell has not been impressive with the Chiefs and is currently the third-string running back. That's how far he's fallen off.
Brown was suspended for the first eight weeks of the 2020 NFL season for multiple violations of the league's personal-conduct policy. Brown signed a one-year contract with the Buccaneers on Oct. 27. Brown has been more productive in Tampa Bay compared to Bell, but he's not the focal point of the offense, as Brady has a slew of weapons to target.
No matter the impact Brown and Bell have for their respective teams in Super Bowl LV, it's guaranteed that at least one former Steeler, who once was beloved and turned into a foe, will be crowned a Super Bowl champion on Feb. 7.