The Kansas City Chiefs struggle in loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl 55

Christopher Adams, Sports Writer

The Chiefs were not able to win back-to-back Super Bowl’s after the disappointing 31-9 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

Both sides of the ball struggled during this game as the offense failed to score a single touchdown, and the defense gave up 31 points. 

The main problem was the offensive line. The Chiefs were already without their best lineman Mitchell Schwartz, but they also lost their second-best lineman Eric Fisher who tore his achilles in the AFC Championship game against the Buffalo Bills. 

This resulted in linemen playing in positions they have never played before, and it hurt the Chiefs more than anyone expected. 

Patrick Mahomes only got sacked three times, but according to NextGenStats, Mahomes ran 497 yards in total from scrambling trying to escape the Buccaneers’ pressure. 

“You battled your tail off all year and stood tall. Keep your eyes looking up and forward. We didn’t play our best game today, but we’re going to get ourselves ready for next year,” said Chiefs head coach Andy Reid to his players after the game.

Although Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes didn’t have the best game stat wise, he gave it his all on the field and tried ANYTHING to get his team back in the game. 

“It hurts right now. It hurts a lot, but we’re going to continue to get better. We can’t let this define us. We have to be even better next year to hopefully be in this game again,” Mahomes said. 

Chiefs fans are not too happy with the turnout of the game, but we can look forward to our guys having even more motivation for next season, and making it back to Super Bowl LVI and winning it.