‘Embarrassed on National TV’ – Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill Still Reeling From Super Bowl LV Loss to Buccaneers

Published 07/11/2021, 11:41 AM EDT
Feb 7, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) reacts after loosing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


For the current Kansas City Chiefs roster, Super Bowl LV will forever remain a nightmare. A blemish on what could’ve been a near-perfect season. All to be thwarted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Tom Brady in his first season with the Bucs was on top form claiming the Super Bowl MVP award as the home team managed to trump the Chiefs 31-9. A remarkable achievement given the Chiefs’ scoring record. 

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The Kanas City Chiefs are loaded with offensive talent. The trio of Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, and Travis Kelce is one of the most feared in the league.

Thus holding them to a single point was quite an effort. And all the more reason for the Chiefs to feel defeated. The 31-9 scoreline is still clearly living fresh in the minds of the certain Chiefs as was seen by Hill’s recent comments. 

Tyreek Hill looking to bounce back from Super Bowl defeat 

Speaking to TMZ, Hill talked about the game and expressed how he feels about the loss.  

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“I feel like we were kind of embarrassed on national TV during the biggest game, you know, in the last game of the year,” he said. 

But the defeat isn’t one to bog him down. The wide receiver said he’d been putting in the extra hours to make sure history doesn’t repeat itself. 

Feb 7, 2020; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers strong safety Antoine Winfield Jr. (31) breaks up a pass intended for Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

“Man, you know what, man?” Hill said. “I’ve been grinding my tail off ever since that loss… We definitely don’t want to go down that route again. We’ll be back,” the 27-year-old wide receiver said.

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Hill was phenomenal for the Chiefs in 2020. Earning his second All-Pro call-up, the wide receiver chipped in with the TDs whenever called upon. 

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Yet on the night, they needed him the most, he disappeared. The Kansas City Chiefs played out live for all to see. And now it’s on their shoulders to undo the wrongs of the past.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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