KC Chiefs: Five players to watch vs Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Anthony Hitchens (53) - Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Anthony Hitchens (53) - Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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Kansas City Chiefs strong safety Tyrann Mathieu (32) – Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports /

Keep an eye on these five players as the KC Chiefs take on the Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV. 

For the second straight year, the Kansas City Chiefs are representing the AFC in the Super Bowl. They got to this point by beating the Browns in the divisional round and blowing out the Bills in the AFC Championship Game. Now, they’ll continue to play another mascot that starts with a B when they face the Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV.

The Bucs are the only thing standing in the Chiefs’ way of running it back and winning title No. 2 for Andy Reid and company. Despite what Chiefs Kingdom thinks, this should be a close game and one that very well could come down to the wire.

Hopefully, if these five players step up and make key plays when needed, the Chiefs will be hoisting the Lombardi Trophy once again.

Here are the players to watch when the KC Chiefs head to Tampa for Super Bowl LV.

Tyrann Mathieu

The Chiefs’ secondary has been playing really well down the stretch and one of the best players in that unit is none other than Tyrann Mathieu, who is playing out of his mind. The Honey Badger finished the regular season with six interceptions and had another one against Cleveland in the divisional round.

Tom Brady knows he can’t throw interceptions against the Chiefs, but it’s probably going to happen. He threw three of them in the NFC Championship and was fortunate that his defense bailed him out of what was an atrocious second half.

If Brady does throw picks, Mathieu is the guy who’s probably going to be coming up with them. He’s been an absolute ballhawk this season and look for him to be the x-factor on defense come Sunday night.