The KC Chiefs lost Super Bowl LV in blowout fashion and we certainly learned a lot from the 31-9 spanking the Chiefs took from the Buccaneers.
Well, that wasn’t fun. After weeks of hyping this team up and thinking they’d run it back, it went about as badly as it could have. This game was over by half time and that’s the first time that’s been the case for the Kansas City Chiefs since Patrick Mahomes took over as quarterback.
I know it hurts, but give credit to the Buccaneers. They did something that 30 other teams haven’t been able to do since Mahomes became the starting quarterback of the Chiefs, which is keep them out of the end zone. Tampa Bay whooped the Chiefs in all facets of the game and they deserve that Super Bowl title.
That being said, it was an embarrasing loss for the Chiefs, but whenever teams fail, there’s opportunity to learn from it. Here’s what we learned in the lopsided Chiefs loss in Super Bowl LV.
What we learned in KC Chiefs loss: Blowouts are possible
Not counting the Week 17 loss to the Chargers when the Chiefs sat out the majority of their starters, the Chiefs had not been blown out since Week 4 of the 2016 season. Week 4! That’s insane.
That was what I found the most shocking during this game. It wasn’t that the Chiefs lost, but rather how they lost. Fans weren’t used to seeing the team get outplayed, outcoached, and flat out destroyed on the gridiron in quite some time. It was an odd sight to say the least.
While fans are going to blame the officiating and the banged up offensive line, the final score was 31-9 and it was 21-6 at half time. This game was never in doubt and it’s because the Bucs were the better team on Sunday. They took it to the Chiefs and won fair and square.