Super Bowl LV: 5 players who could be unsung heroes on Sunday

Buccaneers WR Tyler Johnson (Photo by Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports)
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Le'Veon Bell, Kansas City Chiefs, Super Bowl LV
Kansas City Chiefs RB Le’Veon Bell. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /

Le’Veon Bell

This might be the biggest shocker of them all. Honestly, based on what Le’Veon Bell has done with the Chiefs so far this year, it shouldn’t make sense and is a silly selection here. Everything is stacked against him. Clyde Edwards-Helaire is back, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a stout run defense, and this game is poised to be a shootout rather than a game of clock control for the Chiefs.

So, why Bell? In a game as big as the Super Bowl, there will always be key third downs. Whether it be picking up a first down to control the clock, or to keep momentum, they are as inevitable as Thanos thought he was. If there are a couple of these third and short-yardage spots, Bell is the guy for the job. He’s been there, done that, and he’s hungry for a ring. Whether it be picking up key first downs or finding the end zone, Bell could be a big part of a Chiefs repeat.

Bonus: Tanoh Kpassagnon

Everyone knows this, but the Super Bowl will be all about the Chiefs finding a way to pressure Brady. If they get home with four consistently, it will be a rough day at the office for the Buccaneers.

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While Tanoh Kpassagnon has just two sacks this season, one of them came recently in the AFC title game. With plenty of attention on both Chris Jones and Frank Clark, Kpassagnon could be the hero to win one on one and get to Brady in this game.