Kansas City Chiefs win coin toss, elect to defer

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The coin toss before the Super Bowl has become one of the more wagered upon prop bets.

On Sunday, prior to Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fl, the Kansas City Chiefs were represented by tight end Travis Kelce. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers sent out Lavonte David, a linebacker.

The Chiefs, as the visiting team, made the call and Kelce said, “Heads.”

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The coin came up heads and the Chiefs decided to defer their choice to the second half, meaning Tampa Bay would receive.

It is the 11th straight Super Bowl the team that won the coin toss opted to defer.

Out of the previous 54 Super Bowls, teams have won the coin flip and the game. In fact, there is a sizable streak currently going on as each team to win the coin toss the past six years has wound up losing. The last team to win the toss and hoist the Lombardi Trophy at the end of the night was the 2013-14 Seattle Seahawks against the Denver Broncos.