For the 14th time in NFL history and the first since the 2011 season, the Super Bowl will feature a rematch of teams that met in the regular season. The Chiefs and Buccaneers first squared off Nov. 29, with Kansas City holding off Tampa Bay for a 27-24 win.

It’s a little surprising that even more points weren’t scored, considering both defenses that day were sieves. The Chiefs averaged 7.54 yards per play while the Bucs averaged 7.58. (NFL teams averaged more than 7.5 yards per play in a game only 20 times this season.) There were three turnovers in the red zone, with Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes fumbling at the Tampa Bay 8-yard line and Bucs quarterback Tom Brady throwing interceptions at the Kansas City 11 and 13.

Mahomes finished with 462 passing yards, 269 of them to Tyreek Hill, who scored three touchdowns and had 203 of those yards in the first quarter alone. He became just the third NFL wide receiver with more than 200 receiving yards in one quarter.

Brady passed for 345 yards and threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes to Mike Evans to cut into a 17-point deficit, but the Bucs never got the ball back after their final score with 4:10 remaining.

“We battled back, but we left ourselves a big deficit,” Brady said. “When you play a good offense, we’ve got to do our job offensively and keep them off the field.”

As the teams were shaking hands after the game, CBS’s Tony Romo delivered another one of his spot-on predictions, saying he wouldn’t be surprised to see the Chiefs and Bucs on the same field in Super Bowl LV.

The last Super Bowl to feature teams that met in the regular season was Super Bowl XLVII in February 2012. The Giants defeated the Patriots after also beating New England in the regular season. In fact, all four of New York’s Super Bowl wins came against teams it already had played in the regular season.

The team that won the regular season meeting is 6-7 in the Super Bowl rematch.

Brady was the Patriots’ quarterback for three such Super Bowl rematches, going 1-2.

Game
Season
Regular season result
Super Bowl result
Super Bowl XLVII
2011
Giants 24, Patriots 20
Giants 21, Patriots 17
Super Bowl XLII
2007
Patriots 38, Giants 35
Giants 17, Patriots 14
Super Bowl XXXVI
2001
Rams 24, Patriots 17
Patriots 20, Rams 17
Super Bowl XXXIV
1999
Titans 24, Rams 21
Rams 23, Titans 16
Super Bowl XXIX
1994
49ers 38, Chargers 15
49ers 49, Chargers 26
Super Bowl XXVIII
1993
Bills 13, Cowboys 10
Cowboys 30, Bills 13
Super Bowl XXV
1990
Bills 17, Giants 13
Giants 20, Bills 19
Super Bowl XXI
1986
Giants 19, Broncos 16
Giants 39, Broncos 20
Super Bowl XX
1985
Bears 20, Patriots 7
Bears 46, Patriots 10
Super Bowl XVIII
1983
Redskins 37, Raiders 35
Raiders 38, Redskins 9
Super Bowl XVI
1981
49ers 21, Bengals 3
49ers 26, Bengals 21
Super Bowl XV
1980
Eagles 10, Raiders 7
Raiders 27, Eagles 10
Super Bowl XII
1977
Cowboys 14, Broncos 6
Cowboys 27, Broncos 10