Lessons the Las Vegas Raiders can learn from the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV
The Kansas City Chiefs lost handily in Super Bowl LV, what lessons can the Las Vegas Raiders and Raider Nation take from that defeat?
The Kansas City Chiefs were three-point favorites going into Super Bowl LV thanks to their explosive offense, generational talent at quarterback, and a defense that was just good enough to make plays when it counted. Unfortunately for them, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could match them on offense, and had a defense that was downright dominant at the time this year.
You may wonder but what this has to do with the Las Vegas Raiders, but as a team chasing Kansas City for years, there is plenty to learn from the Super Bowl.
On paper, the Super Bowl matchup looked like it would make for an excellent game as two evenly-matched teams were all set to duke it out on the global stage. Pundits wondered if the Tampa Bay defense had what it takes to slow down Patrick Mahomes after their struggles against him in the regular season and if Tom Brady and the Bucs offense could outscore the KC offense.
What happened instead was a level of domination we have not seen in the Super Bowl since Seattle’s Legion of Boom eviscerated Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos’ explosive offense in Super Bowl XLVIII. The Chiefs simply could not get anything going until the game was effectively into garbage time and we will explore the reasons why this is relevant to the Raiders and Raider Nation in particular.
Let’s dive in!