Chiefs-Bucs Super Bowl has the makings of an offensive shootout

Ben Olson, Photographer, Staff Writer


Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

3:30 p.m. on CBS 

The time has finally come. Super Bowl Sunday is upon us! 

The young superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes takes on the veteran Tom Brady in what looks to be an offensive shootout. Let’s start off with strengths for each team. 

Both offenses have seemed to live and die with their pass attack. Two of the top five leaders in passing yards will be locked and loaded with all offensive playmakers on both sides with a clean bill of health. 

One factor that will make a huge difference will be the Kansas City offensive line, which is missing four of its five original starters from the beginning of the season. This along with the Buccaneers pass rush coming in among the top five  in the league in sacks makes for an interesting matchup. 

Flash back to Week 12  when the Chiefs played the Bucs in Tampa Bay, which is the exact same case as this Super Bowl. In that contest, Mahomes and speedy wide receiver Tyreek Hill torched the Bucs secondary for 13 catches, 269 yards and three touchdowns. Both starting safeties for the Buccaneers, Antoine Winfield and Jordan Whitehead, were questionable as of Saturday.

Each team has more holes than you would think. Tampa Bay is one of the heaviest blitzing defenses in the league, and Mahomes is the league leader against the blitz. Expect the winner of this game to be the team to get the important defensive stop late in the game, since this game is all about OFFENSE OFFENSE OFFENSE. 

And at the end of the day, no offense can keep up with the Chiefs offense.

FINAL SCORE: Chiefs 35-31