Why Kansas City Will Win The Super Bowl
Yeah, the Tampa Bay defense is playing well.
It’s been fantastic in the playoffs against Hall of Famers Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers, it’s been outstanding at forcing mistakes with 11 takeaways in the last five games, and it gave up Kansas City’s biggest offensive day of the season
The Chiefs cranked out 543 yards in the win in Tampa, Patrick Mahomes went off, the O had the ball for close to 37 minutes, and it was a better win than the 27-24 final score with the Bucs scoring two touchdowns late.
The Kansas City attack struggled against Cleveland once Mahomes was knocked out, but it was unstoppable before that, and it rolled at relative will against Buffalo after it got going in the second quarter.
Yeah, the Tampa Bay defense is the best in the NFL in several areas, but the Kansas City D has stepped up its play in the post-season, too. Cleveland was able to work a little bit, and Josh Allen and the Bills had their moments, but the Chief D is getting the job done with good pressure and enough third down stops to get by.
But of course it’s about the offense with KC. Tyreek Hill isn’t going to catch 13 passes for 269 yards and three touchdowns like he did in the first meeting, but he’s going to be rested and healthy. Mahomes will be several weeks past his concussion, and the team will be a wee bit fresher thanks to that playoff bye.
Thanks to not needing Week 17, most of the key parts have played just two games that matter in the last six weeks. Tampa Bay had to keep pressing until the finish line.