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Super Bowl LVII Preview: Eagles vs. Chiefs

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David J. Phillip, AP

The four remaining teams in this NFL season fought for a chance to play in Super Bowl LVII in the Championship games. In the AFC, the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20, and in the NFC, the Philadelphia Eagles routed the San Francisco 49ers 31-7.

This will be the first time in five years that both No. 1 seeds made it to the Super Bowl. The last time we saw this was in 2017 when the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots.

This will also be the first time two black starting quarterbacks will face each other in the Super Bowl.

Patrick Mahomes finally beat Joe Burrow in the AFC Championship, and with his performance, he could have locked up the MVP trophy. Since Mahomes became the starting quarterback for the Chiefs, they have played in five straight home AFC Championship games and went to the Super Bowl three times. Mahomes led a league-leading offense all year, and his production numbers didn’t drop with the loss of Tyreek Hill.

In the other conference championship game, the Eagles wasted no time asserting their dominance against the 49ers. The Eagles got up 21-7 early with a dominant run game.

The Eagles didn’t show any mercy to the 49ers with their 4th string quarterback playing. The Eagles’ defense held the Niners scoreless in the second half while the offense added ten more points to the scoreboard.

The Eagles will meet the Chiefs in the Super Bowl, where both coaches have coached for the opposite team at one point in their careers. Andy Reid was the head coach for the Eagles for 14 seasons, and Nick Sirianni worked for the Kansas City Chiefs as an assistant coach.

This will be the battle of No. 1 seeds in both conferences in Glendale, Arizona, on February 12th. The explosive offense of the Kansas City Chiefs is faced with the strong defense of the Eagles. Both offenses will be led by MVP candidates Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts.

This will be Hurts first Super Bowl compared to Mahomes third, but Hurts is not new to big games as he has won two National Championships and two SEC championships at Alabama. He also won a Big 12 title at Oklahoma. Hurts has played in big games but none more significant than this upcoming Sunday. How will Hurts handle the lights of Super Bowl LVII?

A crazy stat comparing both teams is they both have a 16-3 record, scored 546 points, are the No. 1 seed in each conference, and have six All-Pros, including a Kelce brother. This stat comes from ESPN NFL Analyst Field Yates.

This Super Bowl matchup should be one for the ages; a lot of first-time occurrences, two great offenses, and two African American quarterbacks. Will the first-time participant Jalen Hurts outduel the experienced Patrick Mahomes and lead his team to a Super Bowl victory?

Super Bowl LVII will kickoff this Sunday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 PM ET on FOX.

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