Ok, one more Bucs defeat, this was somewhat expected because KC is still KC. Let's start with the good thing and then we can go back to the game: the Bye week is coming. And we've got 4 winnable games to end the regular season. Vs Minny, at Atlanta, at Detroit, vs Atlanta. We win all four and we make the playoffs with 11 wins. Those teams a combined 13-20. We should win at least 3 of those games, and that should be enough to secure playoff football in Tampa. With that said, the Saints are winning the NFC South. They're not going to collapse at this point. Now, onto the game: - Mahomes to Hill won the game. We just couldn't stop them. They dismantled our secondary like nobody had done this season. Also, we dig ourselves a big hole in the first quarter, and you can forget about winning vs the current SB champions if you start the second quarter losing 17-0. - The defense entered the game in the second quarter. It was too late. They weren't that bad the rest of the way, but the damage was already done. Hill had 200 yards and a pair of TDs by the end of the first quarter. - The offense didn't want to disappoint their teammates and started the game with three consecutive three-and-outs. Obviously, that helped the Chiefs immensely. - We were better the rest of the game, but the Chiefs also had another 75-yards drive that ended in Hill's third TD. And we decided it wasn't enough and helped them with two more turnovers by Brady. Gotta admit our defense did a good job the second part of the game, but KC was just trying to ice the game, and they did so thanks, in part, to our own mistakes. - As for more positives, the O-Line did a good job, mostly. And as far as individual achievements, Gronk, RoJo, and Godwin were good. Evans had two more TDs, although he was targeted 9 times for just 3 catches. On defense, the usual suspects played a good game (White, David, JPP, Barrett...) from the second quarter. That's not enough. So... this team is missing Vita Vea A LOT. Not saying we would have won the game with him, or that the defense would have been much better in the first quarter. But we've missed guys with injuries all season long, and Vea is the one we're missing the most. I said we weren't a contender the day Vea's injury was considered season ending. And that's what it looks like.