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Bedard: Chiefs offensive line beaten up as Brady wins No. 7, and other Super Bowl thoughts

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Go ahead, keep making fun of offensive linemen and those who rightfully tout their importance in the biggest of games.

As if you needed another example, Super Bowl LV was decided by the offensive lines of the Chiefs and Buccaneers.

Kansas City, which has been ravaged by injuries this season and got the death blow in the AFC Championship when LT Eric Fisher tore his Achilles, had one of the worst performances in Super Bowl history and made Patrick Mahomes look ordinary scoring all of nine points.

Tom Brady was barely touched — he had his lowest pressure percentage of all 11 of his Super Bowl trips — and was able to be an efficient 21 of 29 for 201 yards and three touchdowns on his way to his fifth MVP, (mostly because one Bucs defender didn't stand out statistically and defensive coordinator Todd Bowles was ineligible) as the Bucs won 31-9.

You think that is hyperbole?

If you look back on all of Brady's Super Bowls, he was pressured 29.6 percent of the time in the seven wins. In his three losses — Eagles and both Giants defeats — Brady was pressured at least 40.7 percent, and an average of 47.1 percent.

On Sunday night, Mahomes was pressured