Keys to a Chiefs victory

Derrick Kolle and Dylan Palmberg

Who's going to win Super Bowl 54 at Hard Rock Stadium

  • Kansas City Chiefs (79%, 42 Votes)
  • San Francisco 49ers (21%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 53

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Holding up the front line

The 49ers have arguably the best pass rush in the NFL. Patrick Mahomes is better when he leaves the pocket, and that’s why the Chiefs’ tackles need to step up. If the offensive line can hold up against the 49ers phenomenal pass rush, then Mahomes will have more time to make plays. 

Continue stopping the run

Kansas City held the No. 9 rushing offense (Houston) and the No. 3 rushing offense (Tennessee) to under 100 yards. They allowed a conversion rate of just 32 percent on third down. Titans running back Derrick Henry attributed the Chiefs’ success in the AFC championship game to being “physical.” Raheem Mostert, the 49ers running back, is coming off of a monster game in the NFC Championship, rushing for 220 yards and four touchdowns. Mostert will be an X-factor for the 49ers that the Chiefs must slow down if they want to win. They must be “physical.”

Air raid

The Chiefs have been dominant in the passing game all year. As long as they keep a good run-pass mix, the 49ers will struggle to contain this offense. The Chiefs have arguably the most electric offense in the NFL and very few (if any) defenses have been able to slow down this high-powered Chiefs offense. 

Speed kills

The Chiefs have some of the fastest skill position players in the NFL, including the fastest player in the league, Tyreek Hill. With the combination of Hill and Mecole Hardman at the receiver position, it gives Patrick Mahomes two of the most explosive players in the league to throw the ball to. If Tyreek and Mecole get running down the field, they become nearly impossible to cover with track-like speed.

Super Bowl Food Facts:
Each year…
14 billion hamburgers are grilled nationwide,
with a 20 percent increase in antacid sales.
1.5 million people will call in sick to work the day after the game and
11.2 million pounds of potato and tortilla chips will be consumed, along with
4 million pounds of pretzels
8.2 million pounds of chips
1.25 billion chicken wings
3.8 million pounds of popcorn
12 million pounds of avocado and
50 million cases of beer.