The last Super Bowl champion to repeat were the 2003 and 2004 Patriots.
It’s pretty simple. Dating back to Week 12 and including two postseason runs, the Kansas City Chiefs are a combined 25-2 in their last 27 games.
They look to become the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowls since the 2003 and ’04 New England Patriots. Andy Reid’s team handed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers their last loss of 2020 in Week 12 at Raymond James Stadium, the site of Super Bowl LV.
5. Utilize the short passing game
A year ago, in Kansas City’s 31-20 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV, running back Damien Williams turned in quite the performance. He totaled 17 carries for 104 yards and one scores on the ground, plus caught four passes for 29 yards and another touchdown.
The team certainly missed him this season although rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire was effective when available. The last pick in the first round totaled 803 yards rushing and scored four times, plus caught 36 passes for 297 yards and one score in 13 games and starts.
The impressive rookie returned to action last week and struggled, totaling seven yards rushing and one score on six carries. He caught one pass for zero yards in the win. All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce, who recently earned high praise from Rob Gronkowski (see Nick Shook of NFL.com) will see his share of throws his way as usual.
But it will also be interesting to see what kind of role he plays on Sunday and what if any running back Darrel Williams and Le’Veon Bell have in the game plan. The Chiefs would be wise to keep the Buccaneers’ talented linebacking corps busy.