Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson and Frank Schwab discuss Kansas City’s convincing win over Tom Brady and Tampa Bay on Sunday Night Football. Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs offense were virtually unstoppable, including outrushing the Bucs 189-3. Tom Brady had a decent game, but could not keep pace with KC. Hear the full conversation on the You Pod to Win the Game podcast. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen.
CHARLES ROBINSON: Let's get on to football. You and I wanted to talk about the Sunday night game, which it was an interesting game. I think it was a microcosm, but not in the way that you do. The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Really whip them. 41 to 31, the score is--
FRANK SCHWAB: I thought not that close.
CHARLES ROBINSON: Yeah. No, not even indicative. The Chiefs, obviously, controlled this game, really put it on Tampa. Tampa looked outclassed in this game. And it was, frankly, stunning because it is a respectable Tampa Bay defense. That is a good defense that Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce, and the Chiefs just put it on. And, by the way, a lot of Chiefs running backs are now getting involved. And in one way, I look at this, and I'm like, OK, it's coming to fruition, what this offense is going to start to look like at its best without a Tyreek Hill. All the different things it can use, how good Mahomes can be. He used his legs and ran a couple of times as well, was able to inflict damage that way. He didn't have to throw for 600 yards to pound the living hell out of Tampa. I want to hear you speak on it. I think I have a counter opinion to what you're going to say. But go ahead.
FRANK SCHWAB: Oh, I think, first of all, just a ton of credit to the Chiefs, and Mahomes and Andy Reid, because they're doing this in an unconventional way. Look, three different tight ends scored for the Chiefs. Andy's just, he's that chef In the kitchen who, if you're watching MasterChef, and they're like, hey, go to the 7-Eleven and pick out five things, and make a gourmet meal out of it. That's Andy Reid right now. He's like, well, I ain't got no receivers. But I got a couple of running backs, I got some tight ends, they could do some different things. I'm going to make this thing work. And he's got the point man for it. Mahomes is just great. He's so ridiculously good. And on the other side, I just don't know where I'm at with Tampa Bay.
Look, Tom Brady's not 2015 Peyton Manning. We talked about this last week. But everything is labored for them. And even-- they put up 31 points. But a lot of that was just seemed like garbage. Like, it just seemed like empty calories at the end of a blowout, where the Chiefs aren't exactly digging in on every down. And I just wonder where the Buccaneers go from here. I don't know what their ceiling is anymore.
This is healthy as they're going to be, honestly. Like, we can talk about the Buccaneers' injuries, but Donovan Smith was in there, Mike Evans was in there, Chris Godwin was in there, Julio played, Russell Gage. I get it, not all these guys are 100%. But it's about as good as it's going to get for the Buccaneers this year, health-wise. And they still just labored through this game. Brady wasn't terrible. He was not awful. I'm not saying he's washed up, but you just start to wonder, like, how much better is this really going to get for the Bucs? Especially on offense, because I still think their defense is pretty good.
CHARLES ROBINSON: Well, they got out rushed 189 to 3.
FRANK SCHWAB: It don't help, it don't help.
CHARLES ROBINSON: It's not a good situation, OK. My counterpoint to this is, number one, I have a couple of thoughts. First off, I believe this is the Chiefs. Look, I believe that the Chiefs are one of the very best teams in the NFL. I think it's going to continue to unfold. I'm not saying that there aren't going to be bumps along the way, but I think by the time we get to the end of this, we're going to be like, oh yeah. OK, this is a lot closer to the edition of the Chiefs that we've been waiting for the last couple of years, that we didn't expect to get blown out in the Super Bowl. And they face Tampa Bay. That Pat Mahomes comes into his own and is now a veteran. He's the guy, he owns the league. That's what we kind of expected out of the Chiefs.
FRANK SCHWAB: Man, he's good, too. Man, he's good. He's such a great player.
CHARLES ROBINSON: No, they look fantastic. They did, straight up. They look great.