One Patrick Mahomes stat could have Buccaneers followers nervous forward of Sunday’s Tremendous Bowl matchup.
This year’s Super Bowl truly features an all-time matchup between Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady. The latter heading to the NFC allowed for some first-time postseason matchups and now he’ll look to claim his dominance within the Tremendous Bowl as soon as once more.
Whereas the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are enjoying at dwelling, they’re nonetheless underdogs in opposition to Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. One Mahomes stat, amongst many others, proves why the Chiefs are so robust to cease on offense and why it’s onerous to wager in opposition to them in any sport.
Mahomes and the Chiefs are practically computerized within the purple zone
Mahomes being so dominant within the purple zone is one factor. Then take into account how the Buccaneers have the 19th-ranked red zone defense in 2020 and it could take a shootout to take down the Chiefs on Sunday.
The primary assembly between these groups again in November noticed Mahomes tear up the Tampa protection. He threw for 462 yards and three touchdowns. Just one got here within the precise purple zone, however that’s solely as a result of Mahomes and Tyreek Hill linked for touchdowns of 75 yards and 44 yards within the first quarter. They had been doing so properly there was no have to even get right down to the 20-yard line.
The Chiefs took that first assembly by a last of 27-24 because the Bucs lastly slowed down the Kansas Metropolis offense after a 17-point first quarter. That unit ought to have a greater plan in place to gradual Hill, which may imply longer drives for the Chiefs that attain the purple zone.
Mahomes is already on tempo to be a legend of the sport. It should take a confirmed legend in Brady to decelerate that narrative, whereas the Bucs protection can assist the trigger as properly with a purple zone cease or two.