Super Bowl 57 Pre-Game Report:

Madden Rausch, Staff Writer

The playoffs have come and gone with legendary games, teams overcoming adversity, some people looking before they leap in terms of trash talk, and much more. Some teams surprised football fans and some very very much disappointed football fans. However, as usual, there are only two teams left at the end of the day. And all I have to say is, I called it.

Kansas City Chiefs:

After the previous offseason, tv pundits, fans, players, everyone was writing off the Chiefs. Most people had the Broncos and Chargers ahead and had the Chiefs missing the playoffs. Well, all I got to say is if you strike the kings of the AFC you best not miss. This Chiefs team is not only better than last year, but they are also less expensive. Tyreek Hill leaving was supposed to shut down this offense, it only made them stronger. Tyrann Mathieu heading to the Bayou was supposed to crush this defense, but it had no effect. This Chiefs team is a well-oiled machine led by the best quarterback in the NFL Patrick Mahomes. The only questionable part of this team is special teams but they’ve gotten better. They’re going to have to be on their A-game though, as Andy Reid knows who they are facing in the Super Bowl, and so does Travis Kelce.

Philadelphia Eagles:

The Eagles were also my pick for the super bowl because I couldn’t see anybody else from the NFC. You may say the 49ers would’ve made it with a healthy Brock Purdy but that doesn’t matter. Howie Roseman and the Eagles hyper rebuild has had wonders. From 4-11-1 in 2020 and firing their coach to 14-3 and a Super Bowl berth 2 seasons later. Sirianni and Roseman have done an amazing coaching and managing job.  Jalen Hurts has taken a step to a star quarterback tier, but I feel he wouldn’t be that great in a different offense besides the Chiefs or another team with good offense coaching. He has some good wide receivers in Devonta Smith and AJ Brown; they also have good lines on both sides. Four double-digit sack players on the D-Line are rather impressive, and a sturdy O-Line led by Travis Kelce’s brother, Jason. This is the perfect matchup for both teams.

Game Predictions:

The game will be a fun one to watch, unlike the last Chiefs Super Bowl when they lost 31-9. The Chiefs will miss Mecole Hardman though, but I think Kadarius Toney, if healthy, will fill that role well. The Eagles, even if they lose, still win with a top-10 pick via New Orleans. I think the score will be 28-21 Chiefs, however, turning the ball over less will most likely win it. All we can hope for is not a disappointing game.