Here we are, the finale of the 2020 NFL season. It appears that this crazy, hectic season is over. The Kansas City Chiefs lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and it turns out, they are human after all.
The Chiefs had a terrible first half, just to state the obvious. Down 21-6 at the half, the Chiefs did not do an excellent job of capitalizing on mistakes, while the Buccaneers did.
Well, here is how they got to that point. The game started well on the defensive side for both teams. They both forced the other to punt on the first offensive drive.
Eventually, Kansas City would score first with a field goal. Next thing you know, the Buccaneers are up big and score right before the half. When you hear the phrase “the worst game possible,” that applies to this situation.
The Chiefs got down big, and both the offense and defense need to take responsibility here. Of course, some fans will tell you the referees were a big part of that as well.
Chiefs Lose to Buccaneers on Offense and Defense
On the defensive side of things, the Chiefs had a tough time defending the run. Leonard Fournette and Ronald Jones made it very easy for Tom Brady to open up the play-action.
After getting the run going, the Buccaneers found players like Mike Evans and Rob Gronkowski over the top. Tampa Bay also did a good job running screenplays with their tight ends and running backs, another thing Kansas City just could not stop.
Offensively, the team just could not get anything going. Much of those struggles had to do with Patrick Mahomes being rushed every snap.
The offensive line played terrible in this game, and Mahomes made it look better than what it really was. There are times when it looked like he was running for his life.
One man can only do so much, and while the stat sheet will make it look like Mahomes had a bad game, it was not on him. The offensive line and the number of drops by receivers can attribute to that as well.
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