On Feb. 12, the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadephia Eagles will face off in a Super Bowl LVII matchup of the two teams that dominated the NFL in 2022-2023 and seemed on a championship collision course all season long.
Two weeks ago, the Eagles made easy work of the San Francisco 49ers and punched their ticket to the NFL title game. Beating the NFC West champions 31-7. They will be joined in Super Bowl 57 by the AFC West champion Kansas City Chiefs, who exercised their demons against the Cincinnati Bengals in the conference title game and ended a three-game losing streak by defeating the AFC North champs 23-20.
For much of the season, the Eagles and Chiefs were the top teams in their respective conferences. A matchup between the two is something fans wanted to see but did not get on the ’22-’23 NFL schedule. Fortunately, they will now get to see the elite squads battle it out with an NFL title on the line.
With the matchup of NFL titans this Sunday, we make five bold predictions for Philadelphia Eagles vs. Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII.
Philadelphia Eagles rush for 170 yards in Super Bowl LVII
The Philadelphia Eagles’ offense is one of the most balanced units in the NFL. While QB Jalen Hurts and his talented receiving corps. are dangerous through the air, the rushing attack led by Pro Bowler Miles Sanders can be an absolutely dominant force at times. Especially when RB2 Boston Scott and Hurts are also chipping in.
They were a top-five rushing team during the season and have rumbled over opponents in the NFL Playoffs. That is unlikely to stop in the big game with a favorable matchup on the ground versus the Chiefs. Look for the run game to spearhead the Philly offense in Super Bowl 57 and post 170-plus yards combined on the ground.
Patrick Mahomes tosses three touchdowns for Kansas City Chiefs
It was quite apparent during the AFC Championship game that Chiefs MVP candidate Patrick Mahomes is not healthy. He limped his way through a win with an injury that can take as much as a month to heal. Yet, despite the limitations, it did not stop him from throwing superb passes and running out what would be a massive first down that helped to lock up the win.
The off week will be a huge benefit and Mahomes will get the treatment he needs. While he will be far from 100% he will still show why he is the favorite to win MVP and throw for three touchdowns. He may not toss for 300 yards as he has done for much of the year, but he will put up points. Even against a great Eagles defense.
Eagles’ ferocious pass rush racks up five sacks in Super Bowl 57
The Eagles’ defense made history this season by being only the fourth unit ever to record 70 sacks in an NFL season. They are a special group that is a handful in every facet of the game. Haason Reddick and his two-sack performance showed that as they limited a talented but hobbled San Francisco 49ers offense to just seven points in the NFC Championship game.
While they will certainly go up against are far better QB and offense than they did on Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles’ defense is on a roll right now and that is scary this far into the season. While it won’t be easy against KC, expect the Philly defense to put a bunch of pressure on the injured Mahomes and post five sacks on the night.
Isiah Pacheco rushes for 100 yards and exploits the Eagles’ only weakness
The Philadelphia Eagles are one of the most complete teams in the NFL. Their defense is a beast, and their offense can beat any team on the ground or through the air. If there was one area where they struggle at times, it is in their rush defense. In the three games they loss this year, the opponent had good days on the ground.
While rushing is not the Kansas City Chiefs offensive bread and butter, look for rookie running back Isiah Pacheco to shine. The Eagles must respect the dangers of Mahomes and weapons like Travis Kelce. It will allow Pacheco more opportunities to make an impact and he will showcase his explosiveness by bringing 100 rushing yards balance to the O on Super Sunday.
Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles will surpass 50 points in Super Bowl
Heading into Super Bowl week, the over/under on the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Philadelphia Eagles title game is 50 points. Considering that the teams are two of three squads at the top of our NFL offense rankings, it is a safe bet they will surpass that numbers.
While the Philly defense is an elite group, Mahomes is a once-in-a-generation talent who plays his best in the biggest games. Even if the Eagles make life difficult for the one-time NFL MVP, he is just too gifted to keep quiet and he and stars like Travis Kelce should at least put 25 points on the board.
The Eagles offense is one of the most balanced in the league, and while the Chiefs defense led by Chris Jones is a solid bunch, Philly is sure to score over 25 on Sunday. Put the house on the Super Bowl having more than 50 points scored.
Eagles beat Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII
The Chiefs are the league’s current dynasty, but they still have many more weaknesses than their opponents at Super Bowl 57. Mahomes is a better player at the most important position, but not by much since he and Hurts are both finalists for this year’s MVP.
However, the Philly defense was one of the best all season, and in the biggest games defense and the ability to pound away on the ground still matter. No team in the NFL this season does it better in both categories than the Eagles and it will help bring their second Super Bowl title home on Feb. 12.