Kansas City Chiefs v. Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl Preview


R. Lasky

Chiefs and Eagles go head to head in the NFL’s big game.

This year’s Super Bowl LVII matchup will be the AFC champion Kansas City Chiefs and the NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles. The game is scheduled to be played on Sunday, February 12, 2023, at the State Farm Stadium in Arizona, with kickoff time at 3:30 PM (PST).

The Kansas City Chiefs have made it to the Super Bowl 3 times in the last 4 years with the 2021 Super Bowl being the last time they made it, but they lost to the Tampa Buccaneers 31-9. However, they did win the Super Bowl in 2020 before COVID-19 beating the 49ers 31-20.

The Philadelphia Eagles haven’t been to the Super Bowl since 2018, where they beat Tom Brady and the Patriots 41-33.

The top teams in offense and defense are facing off in the Super Bowl. The Chiefs are ranked 1st in offense in the NFL, and the Eagles are ranked 1st in defense in the NFL.

The Chiefs ended their season with a 14-3 record and 1st seed in the AFC West. The Eagles have also ended their season with a 14-3 record and 1st seed in the NFC East. Both teams have defeated 1st seed teams in the Conference Championships game to go to the Super Bowl. The Chiefs defeated the Bengals 23-20, and the Eagles defeated the 49ers 31-7.

Two of the top quarterbacks in the NFL are facing off in this Super Bowl game with that being Patrick Mahomes, who is the starting QB for the Chiefs and is having a MVP caliber season, and Jalen Hurts, who is the starting QB for the Eagles, the 2nd youngest QB in NFL history to go to the Super Bowl.

These teams have Pro Bowl (star players in the NFL) receivers, Pro Bowl running backs, and Pro Bowl Tight Ends. The Eagles have Pro Bowler Wide Receiver AJ Brown, Pro Bowler Running Back Miles Sanders, and a great Tight End Dallas Goedert. The Chiefs have Pro Bowler and top 5 greatest tight ends of all time Travis Kelce and a rookie running back who is having a great rookie season, Isiah Pacheco. The Chiefs lack a little talent in the wide receiver position, but players like Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Jerick McKinnon could potentially have a great game.

Many speculate if Patrick Mahomes will be 100% healthy going into this game; he recently suffered a high ankle sprain in the Divisional Round vs. the Jaguars in the first quarter. He was also not 100% healthy vs. the Bengals in the AFC championship game, so we will have to see if he is healthy in the Super Bowl.

According to ESPN Analytics (a prediction where ESPN Analysts come together to make a percentage for the game), they predict this game to be 50%-50% for either team.