Chiefs Versus Eagles In Super Bowl LVII: Predicting A Winner Is A Coin Flip
For this Super Bowl, it’s tough to pick a winner and there are just too many variables that make it wait and see.
Odds makers favor the Philadelphia Eagles by 1.5 points.
However, that’s of course a super thin margin. In comparison with last year, the Los Angeles Rams, which went on to win the Super Bowl, were favored by 4.5 points.
While the Eagles won its two playoff games convincingly, many would argue it has yet to face a big test this postseason.
In the NFC championship game, for example, both Brock Purdy and backup quarterback Josh Johnson got hurt.
Since Johnson was out in the concussion protocol, Purdy was forced to play with a torn UCL in his right elbow and literally could not throw the football.
The Kansas City Chiefs, on the other hand, have had to overcome adversity.
Most notably, star quarterback Patrick Mahomes suffered a high ankle sprain in the AFC divisional round.
While he’s been in obvious pain at times, he still found a way to lead the Chiefs back to the Super Bowl.
Remarkably, Mahomes has thrown for more than 500 yards this postseason with four touchdown passes and no interceptions on perhaps one foot.
But now it looks like he might be at or close to full strength, as he has practiced fully this week.
I certainly wouldn’t bet against Mahomes – especially now.
Also, the Chiefs defense stepped up big time in the AFC Championship game – forcing Joe Burrow to throw two interceptions.
That said, Philadelphia Eagles have a lot of talent all the way through its lineup.
Whether it’s Jalen Hurts throwing touchdown passes to AJ Brown, the rushing attack or making plays on the defensive side of the ball – the Eagles can beat teams in so many ways.
It’s going to come down to which team is best prepared to play and how much of the game Mahomes can control.
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