272 regular season games saw the alignment of the 14 teams vying for a spot in Super Bowl LVII. 12 playoff games saw those 14 teams go to battle each weekend as we saw some teams move on while others went home. And now we have just one game left of the 2022-23 NFL Season. Two teams meeting in Arizona for what could be an all-time Super Bowl. The Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs have achieved all their goals thus far and each just have one more to go: Win the Super Bowl.
The storylines entering Super Bowl LVII are phenomenal. Travis and Jason Kelce become the first two brothers to play each other in a Super Bowl. Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts become the first African-American quarterback duo in Super Bowl history. And Andy Reid goes up against his former team who it took to Super Bowl XXXIX. Both teams have high scoring offenses and have play makers on the defensive side of the ball. But, only one team can be victorious at the final whistle.
Here is everything you need to know about Super Bowl LVII.
How to Watch and Early Betting Lines
- Date/Time: Sun. Feb. 12th, 6:30 p.m. (EST)
- Channel: FOX
- Betting: PHI -1.5, O/U 50.5
Eagles Look for Second Lombardi Trophy in Five Years
Many thought the Philadelphia Eagles still had another year or two before they became serious title contenders but the Eagles had other plans, going 14-3 in the regular season, winning the NFC East and claiming the top seed in the NFC. Then in the playoffs, Philadelphia shined on both sides of the ball as they outscored the Giants and 49ers 69 to 14 on their way to an NFC title. Led by MVP candidate Jalen Hurts, their offense leans heavy on the run game but sees just as much success in the passing game, having two 1,000-yard receivers for the first time in franchise history. And on defense, the Eagles led the league in sacks and was the top passing defense all year long. The Philadelphia Eagles are here and they are for real.
Chiefs Reach Third Super Bowl in Four Years
This is nothing new for the AFC Champion Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs just won their third AFC title in four years and are looking for their second Super Bowl win in that same timespan. However, there were some of those who doubted if the Chiefs could get back to the big game in their first year without Tyreek Hill. Well, not only did they do just that, they did it in impressive fashion, finishing as the AFC's top seed in the regular season with a 14-3 record and then taking down last year's AFC Champion, the Cincinnati Bengals, in this year's AFC title game. Patrick Mahomes had another MVP season and Travis Kelce is on quite hot streak of his own. And they are supported by an underrated defense who makes plays when it matters the most. There were no step backs in Kansas City, just business, and winning as usual
Philadelphia's Keys to Victory: Remember What Got Them Here
Offense: Do what you have done all year and control time of possession and run the ball. Attack both sides of the field getting Smith and Brown involved.
Defense: Contain Mahomes and do not let him get outside the pocket. Eliminate third down conversions and force the Chiefs to punt.
Kansas City's Keys to Victory: Protect Patrick Mahomes
Offense: Try and breakthrough the run game to assist the air attack. The offensive line needs to have their best game against the team with the third most sacks in NFL history.
Defense: Eliminate big runs and do not let the run game control the game. Make Dallas Goedert a non-factor, especially in third down and redzone situations.
The Final Word on Super Bowl LVII
The Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles are identical on paper. Both went 14-3 to get to the Super Bowl, both were the one seed in their conference, and both have scored the same number of points on offense. You can fully expect this Super Bowl to be high-scoring and potentially one of the greatest Super Bowl of all time. Can Mahomes and the Chiefs get their second Lombardi Trophy in four years? Or will Hurts and the Eagles be partying on Broad Street, securing their second ever Super Bowl victory?
Final Score: Philadelphia 34, Kansas City 31.
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