There were some statistical oddities in the Super Bowl, including a surprising name at the top of the running back leaderboard and a top receiver who caught only one pass. Statistically, Patrick Mahomes had the worst game of his NFL career, but you probably had guessed that already.
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Even in the Chiefs' worst games this year, Patrick Mahomes was still pretty good. To beat Kansas City in the Super Bowl, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers may need to do things on offense and defense that they have been unable or unwilling to do all season.
We look back at the Bucs' worst games of 2020 in search of weaknesses that could cost them the Lombardi Trophy. On offense, the Chiefs will look to get big rushing plays out of Patrick Mahomes and big catches from some surprising names; on defense, they'll want Leonard Fournette and Ronald Jones to be getting the ball as often as possible.
The Bills' offensive strategy this weekend against Baltimore boiled down to handing the ball to Josh Allen and asking him to win the game on his own. We put Buffalo's pass-happy strategy into perspective and look at the best passers, runners, and receivers of the divisional round.
We once again remind you that Philip Rivers has spent his entire career down by one score in the last two minutes of the game -- and point out that he hasn't fared very well in those situations. Plus the best passers, runners, and receivers of the first round of the postseason.
The best players this year include a quarterback who has already won an MVP award; a running back who has produced both on the ground and in the air; a wide receiver who once looked like a bust but has developed into a dominant player; and a Hall of Fame tight end who somehow played better than ever at age 31.