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Offensive showdown: A look at Tampa’s offense vs KC’s defense in S.B LV

Super Bowl LV is going to be an offensive showdown. It features two of the best offenses in the league that are firing on all cylinders. Each defense is going to have their hands full, but how does Tampa Bay’s offense matchup against Kansas City’s defense?

Offensive Line

The Buccaneers offense line has come a long way this season. They have been superb this postseason in protecting Tom Brady. Allowing only five sacks in three games, three of them coming in the Wild Card game against Washington. On the flip side the Chiefs ranked 19th in sacks during the regular season. With just 32 sacks averaging out to 2 per game, Kansas City’s defense line is no where near as formidable as other teams the Bucs have played this postseason.

It is well known that Tom Brady does not perform well when pressured. Therefore it is likely in the Chiefs game plan to bring extra pressure. This would open up things for the passing game and considering Tampa’s depth at receiver, would see favorable match-ups. The offensive line for Tampa will be a key factor in the Buccaneers’ ability to keep up with Patrick Mahomes.

Run the Ball

A key part of Tampa’s ability to have success in Super Bowl LV is the run game. Leonard Fournette has reached a new level since the postseason began. The former Jacksonville Jaguars’ running back has been the go-to-guy this postseason, as Ronald Jones has been nursing an injury. If Tampa Bay is going to walk out of Raymond James Stadium with the Lombardi Trophy, Fournette will have to play his bruising style of running and be an effective pass catcher out of the backfield. Combine the likes of Fournette and Jones out of the backfield for the Buccaneers, Tampa Bay should be able to eat up tons of clock time Sunday evening.

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