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Kansas City Chiefs vs. Philadelphia Eagles, Super Bowl Preview

Super Bowl Preview: Chiefs vs Eagles

The Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles have each taken a long journey in order to get to Super Bowl LVII.

And both are more than deserving of coming away as champions, given the challenges they’ve overcome.

Let’s take a look at both of these rosters and think about what we will be seeing from them.

Starting off with the Chiefs here, they are led by their dynamic trio. The combination of Andy Reid, Patrick Mahomes, and Travis Kelce have been the reason that the Chiefs are consistently dominant. Dominant as in, they’ve made the AFC Championship in the past five years, two of those years making Super Bowl appearances. Simply put, these guys are more than enough to remain competitive against the Eagles when it comes down to it.

 The rest of the roster is a little worrisome for Kansas City. Their secondary is unbelievably young and the majority of their offensive playmakers are inconsistent. 

These are the two flaws of this roster. 

If these two position groups can show up ready to play on Sunday, then the Chiefs become a well-rounded roster with the best quarterback, tight end, and arguably best head coach in the NFL.

Flipping to the Eagles, they have the better overall roster.

 It seems like everywhere you look, they are just stacked. Offensively, Jalen Hurts takes control alongside head coach Nick Sirianni. Hurts has a variety of weapons in the passing game to hit down the field, including AJ Brown, DeVonta Smith and Dallas Goedert. 

If the passing game doesn’t work, they have a trio of running backs that are all capable of receiving a large workload on the field.

In the trenches, they may field the best offensive line in the NFL with Jason Kelce leading the way up front. 

On the other side of the ball, Philadelphia boasts a veteran defensive line, sure-tackling linebackers, and a ball-hawking secondary including newly added Chauncey Gardner-Johnson. Talent-wise, the Eagles seem much better than the Chiefs from top to bottom.

On paper, Philadelphia certainly seems like the team to beat coming into this matchup. However, we should know at this point not to discount what the Chiefs have been able to do these last few seasons. Experience could also play a large factor, as the Chiefs have won a Super Bowl (LIV 2020) with their main core of players while consistently making deep postseason runs. 

Jalen Hurts and Sirianni don’t have Super Bowl experience in Philadelphia and it could make for more significant nerves early on than what Mahomes and Reid might deal with. Kansas City will be listed as the underdogs, and for good reason. But be careful about ignoring what they can do on the field.

Don’t be surprised if they shock the Eagles and become champions. Regardless of who might win this game, one thing’s for sure though: this has the potential to be an exhilarating matchup.