It’s been two weeks since we had the AFC and NFC Conference championship games. The Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles will meet in the Super Bowl. They both were the top seeds in their conferences. The path to the Super Bowl for both included a bye during Wild Card Weekend. Kansas City defeated Jacksonville and Cincinnati to reach the Super Bowl. Philadelphia took down the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers before reaching the big game. Super Bowl LVII has many storylines between these two teams. First off, this is the first time in the games 57-year history two Black QBs square off. The second one being the first time a pair of brothers on opposite sides.
The Kelce Brothers will play a significant role in the outcome of this game. Jason from Philadelphia is an All-Pro Center and future Hall-Of-Famer. Travis from Kansas City is an All-Pro Tight End and he’s also a potential future Hall-Of-Famer. The third one being that Andy Reid coached the Eagles from 1999-2012 and had an incredible amount of success. When Andy Reid became coach of the Chiefs, he chose not to keep Nick Sirianni on his coaching staff. As we all know, Nick Sirianni is the coach of the Eagles. Nick Sirianni still has a chip on his shoulder for being snubbed by Reid. In this contest, we have two of the top-3 scoring teams in the NFL this past season. The Chiefs defense was middle of the pack as far as scoring defense. Philadelphia’s defense was top-10 in scoring and one of the better overall defenses in the league. Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts will most likely finish 1st and 2nd in the MVP race. Who leaves Arizona as the Super Bowl LVII champions?
As mentioned before, Mahomes and Hurts will most likely finish first and second in the MVP race. Patrick Mahomes is arguably the best QB in the league as he’s in a class by himself. Mahomes is the best pure passer and can improvise with the best of them. Jalen Hurts isn’t the passer that Mahomes is, but he’s more effective with his legs. Hurts runs the Run-Pass-Option better than anyone in the league. Mahomes should be close to 100% with his high ankle strain. Hurts is still dealing with his shoulder issues, but he looks healthier with each passing game. When Mahomes lost Tyreek Hill, many people thought it would affect the offense. The Chiefs went out and had an even better season without their All-Pro wide out. Travis Kelce is still one of, if not the best tight end in the NFL.
The running game by the Chiefs is done by a committee. They have 4 running backs that will get some play at one point of the game. Philadelphia is also capable of subbing in different running backs also. Miles Sanders finished with his first 1,000-yard season and Kenneth Gainwell has been their MVP of the playoffs. The Eagles also possess arguably the greatest WR duo in the league. A.J. Brown set the team record for most receiving yards in a season. DeVonta Smith set the record for most catches in a season, and he has the best hands I’ve seen. Both offenses can score at will, which is why this is probably a tie between the two. Advantage: No One
Both defenses can pressure the opposing QB into mistakes or even turnovers. Chris Jones from Kansas City is one of the best defensive linemen in the league. The defense forced 3 INTs in their two playoff games. At times, the Chiefs defense can look like a dominant front. There are other times that they will give up big plays and a lot of yards. Can they contain the RPOs of Hurts and the Eagles offense? The Eagles defense has been talked about for most of the season. They combined for a total of 70 sacks in the regular season. In their two playoff games, they pressured the QBs even more and allowed a total of 14 points. Of course, they knocked out both QBs in the NFC Championship game. They will have their hands full against Patrick Mahomes.
They will need to get Mahomes early and often like the Bucs did in the Super Bowl a couple years ago. Kansas City also have a tough cover in Travis Kelce and the Chiefs receiving core. If we’re comparing defenses in this matchup, you will have to give it to the Eagles. Advantage: Philadelphia
Who Will Win and Where to Bet
Betting on the Super Bowl has never been easier. You need to be over 21 and live in a U.S state where sport betting is legal. Luckily, there of sports betting (online or in person) is legal in more than half of the US states so the chances you will be able to a place a bet on America’s biggest sports event of the year are high. My only suggestion is to look for sportsbooks that will offer the best Super Bowl bonuses and promotions for new players. If you spend enough time searching you may find one that would even offer a risk-free bet, meaning that if you lose your bet, the sportsbook will refund your money in the form of site credit.
This should be a great game and one I’m thinking will be high scoring. Kansas City averages about 29 points a game. Philadelphia averages about 28 points a game. The game will come down to which defense can pressure the QB the most and forced turnovers. The game will come down to one of the Eagles defenders forcing a late turnover and win the game for Philly. Eagles Win 35-31
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