So the game is finally here. Chiefs. Bucs. Super Bowl LV.
This game has me conflicted for several reasons, but chiefly this: line play is the most underrated storyline in just about every Super Bowl — think of the Patriots' upset losses to the Giants — and I believe the game in the trenches is vastly important.
If that indeed holds true, then the Bucs will win on Sunday night. Under normal circumstances and with a normal team, the Chiefs' offensive line would be too banged up — they have one original starter (center Austin Reiter, who was benched at one point this season) — still playing, the other four players (LT Eric Fisher, LG Kelechi Osemele, RG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, RT Mitchell Schwartz) are all out.
But Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs' offense could be the rare exception, a group so talented that they can overcome it.
And that's where the conflict starts as we work our way to our pick.