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Live Reporting

Michael Beardmore and Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodnight

    Thank you so much for joining us this evening - we hope you have enjoyed our live text coverage of Sunday's NFL Conference Championship games.

    We will be back right here in a fortnight's time for the big one.

    Tom Brady's Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Patrick Mahomes' Kansas City Chiefs.

    Your mouths are watering already, aren't they?

  2. Super Bowl 55 live on the BBC

    You can, of course, watch Super Bowl 55 live on the BBC as reigning champions Kansas City take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Super Bowl 55 will take place in Florida at the Raymond James Stadium - the home ground of the Buccaneers. It's the first time a host club has featured in the big game.

    The game gets under way at 23:30 GMT on 7 February, with BBC TV's live coverage starting at 23:00 GMT on BBC Two before switching to BBC One at 23:30.

    There will also be live radio and text commentary, plus post-match video highlights.

  3. Post update

    Will Tom Brady claim Super Bowl ring number seven?

    Or will Patrick Mahomes collect his second?

    If he does, could the Kansas City Chiefs go on to create a dynasty to rival that of Brady's former charges the New England Patriots?

    Questions aplenty - but the answers will be revealed in time. A fortnight's time to be exact.

  4. Buccaneers to face Chiefs in Super Bowl - read the report

    Tom Brady

    Tom Brady's Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face reigning champions the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55 on 7 February.

    Quarterback Brady, 43, threw three touchdown passes to help the Buccaneers defeat the Green Bay Packers 31-26 in the NFC Championship game to reach their first Super Bowl in 18 seasons.

    The Chiefs then beat the Buffalo Bills 38-24 at Arrowhead Stadium to seal the AFC Championship, thanks to touchdowns from Mecole Hardman, Darrel Williams, Clyde Edwards-Helaire and two from Travis Kelce.

    Super Bowl 55 will take place at the Buccaneers' Raymond James Stadium and it will be the first time a team have played in NFL's showpiece at their home stadium.

    As a result of Covid-19 restrictions, only 22,000 people will be at the match, with 7,500 places reserved for health care workers, who have been given free tickets.

  5. Post update

    That, of course, is one for another time. Two weeks' time, to be precise.

    Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes are locked at 2-2 in their four head-to-head meetings to date.

    As we alluded to, Brady won the biggest of those four meetings - will Mahomes gain retribution on the grandest stage of all?

    We'll have to wait to find out - in the meantime, let's revisit what we've seen tonight as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs sealed their Super Bowl berths.

  6. Get Involved

    #bbcnfl

    Jarleth Eaton: Mahomes now moves to 6-1 in the post season with his second straight AFC Championship win. The only quarterback to beat him in the playoffs? Tom Brady.

    Extra spice - if any was needed. That Brady victory came with the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game in January 2018.

  7. Heartbreaker

    Buffalo Bills 24-38 Kansas City Chiefs

    For the Bills, their wait for a first ever Super Bowl success goes on for another year.

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  8. "The job's not finished" - Mahomes

    Buffalo Bills 24-38 Kansas City Chiefs

    Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes:

    "It was trusting each other - the best thing about this team is we believe in each other and every single time we hit the field we give it everything we have.

    "But the job's not finished - we're going to Tampa and we are trying to run it back. I trust my guys over anybody."

  9. "Now we've got to get the big one"

    Buffalo Bills 24-38 Kansas City Chiefs

    Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid:

    "I'm proud of these guys behind me, they did a phenomenal job. Our hats go off to the Buffalo Bills and the great job they did all year.

    "We've got the Lamar Hunt Trophy back in Kansas City and now we've got to go get the big one."

  10. Recap: Chiefs beat Bills to reach Super Bowl again

    Buffalo Bills 24-38 Kansas City Chiefs

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face reigning champions the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55 on 7 February.

    The Chiefs beat the Buffalo Bills 38-24 at Arrowhead Stadium to seal the AFC Championship, thanks to touchdowns from Mecole Hardman, Darrel Williams, Clyde Edwards-Helaire and two from Travis Kelce.

  11. Recap: Brady's Bucs beat Packers

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-26 Green Bay Packers

    Quarterback Tom Brady, 43, threw three touchdown passes to help the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeat the Green Bay Packers 31-26 in the NFC Championship game to reach their first Super Bowl in 18 seasons.

    Mike Evans, Cameron Brate, Scotty Miller and Leonard Fournette all scored touchdowns for the Bucs.

    Brady, who left the Patriots at the end of last season before joining the Buccaneers, will now be playing in his 10th Super Bowl.

  12. Post update

    A word for tonight's losing teams.

    The Green Bay Packers and Buffalo Bills both went the regular season with a 13-3 record.

    They will surely be back in contention next year - Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers seeking that elusive second Super Bowl ring and the Bills looking to build on the progress made with Josh Allen under centre.

  13. Post update

    It's been a long evening so why don't you refresh your memory of the action from both of the NFL Conference Championship games?

    Michael Emons has helpfully prepared a round-up that will help you do just that...

  14. Post update

    Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes

    So it's the Super Bowl many neutrals wanted - the GOAT vs the Baby GOAT.

    Patrick Mahomes' Kansas City Chiefs will travel to Tom Brady's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who will be the first side in history to enjoy home advantage in a Super Bowl, on 7 February.

    A quarterback who holds virtually all the NFL records versus a quarterback who holds virtually all the records for performance over the first four seasons of a career.

  15. BreakingKansas City reach Super Bowl 55

    FT: Buffalo Bills 24-38 Kansas City Chiefs

    A second successive Super Bowl appearance for the Kansas City Chiefs.

    It was never really in doubt once they turned a 9-0 deficit into a 21-9 lead during the first half.

    They were always able to keep Buffalo at arm's length from there.

    The Bills just could not handle the Chiefs' triple threat of Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill and double touchdown scoring tight end Travis Kelce.