This year, the 2023 NFL Super Bowl will be played in Glendale, Arizona at State Farm Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 PM this Sunday, February 12th.
The Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs come into this game having some things in common. They’re both sporting an impressive 16-3 record, and both teams put together at least one five-game winning streak during the regular season. There is, however, one thing that separates them.
It’s amazing when people pull these stats out of their asses, but it’s true, the last ten teams that were victorius in the Super Bowl, brought a defense ranked in the top 10 to the table.
And as far as defenses are concerned, the Eagles are ranked 8th overall in the NFL. It’s a tough group with an even tougher front that features DT, T.J. Edwards, the team leader in tackles (99). They’re a busy unit that knows how to get to the quarterback, and I think they’re 2nd against the run.
The Chiefs are ranked 5th in the NFL in defense against the pass, and that’s definitely a plus for them considering Eagle receivers, Devonta Smith and A.J. Brown combined for 2,692 yards and 18 touchdowns.
I’m not sure how many people knew about Patrick Mahommes being on the injury list with an ankle injury. I don’t think it’s going to slow him down because the report said he got a full practice in, but you never know. I feel like the Chiefs wouldn’t announce any weaknesses going into the biggest game of the season where every little edge helps, especially when it pertains to their star QB. So, that’s something we’ll have to keep an eye on.
Without a doubt, all eyes will be on Mahommes, who completed 67% of his passes while throwing for more than 5,000 yards.
The other guy is Jalen Hurts, and I guess we can call him the other guy since Mahommes is one of the most popular players in the league, and he happens to play the same position.
Hurts is in his 3rd year out of Oklahoma, and it never hurts to have a Sooner on the squad. 🤔 Get it? Anyway, he’s neck and neck with Patrick Mahommes in completion percentage, Hurts is completing 66.5% of his tosses. He’s good, and he has help behind him with RB, Mike Sanders. Sanders is averaging just about five yards per touch (4.9 YPC), and he rushed for almost 1,300 yards this season. That’s production!
I don’t know, man. I haven’t watched enough of either team this year to deliver one of my world-famous lock picks with confidence. All I know is that the Eagles are favored by 1.5 points, so we’re almost talking about a pickem here, and your guess is just as good as mine.
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