Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Green Bay Packers 31-26, advance to Super Bowl in home stadium

10:05 p.m. update:

The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Buffalo Bills Sunday evening 38 to 24 and will head to Tampa to face the Tampa Bay Bucs in the Super Bowl.

Original report:

(AP) – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Green Bay Packers 31-26 in NFC championship game on Sunday.

The win means the Bucs will advance to the Super Bowl, being held in Tampa this year.

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This will be the first time an NFL team will be in their home stadium for a Super Bowl.

Brady owns six Super Bowl rings with New England and now heads to his 10th NFL championship game with his new team. With help from a stifling pass rush led by Shaquil Barrett and Jason Pierre-Paul combining for five sacks, and a curious late call by the Packers, Brady and the Bucs beat top-seeded Green Bay 31-26 for the NFC title Sunday.

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The Bucs (14-5) earned their franchise-record eighth consecutive road victory to reach the Super Bowl for the first time since their 2002 championship season.

They were helped by a strange decision by Packers coach Matt LaFleur with just over two minutes remaining and down by five points. On fourth-and-goal, he elected to kick a field goal. Tampa Bay then ran out the clock on the Packers (14-4).

The Bucs (14-5) will face either the Kansas City Chiefs or Buffalo Bills at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium on Feb. 7.