Jayden's Journal: KC to win Super Bowl
By Jayden Hewitt
On Sunday, Feb. 12. Super Bowl LVII (57) will be played at 6:30 p.m. ET at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. The game will feature the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Eagles are coming in after a convincing win over the San Francisco 49ers, 31-7 on Sunday, Jan. 29.
The Chiefs on the other hand, the team I find myself often personally rooting for after seeing the Lions fail to make the playoffs yet again, won controversially over the Cincinnati Bengals.
The game involved a late-hit penalty resulting in a field goal attempt that would ultimately lead to a victory. I’m not here to say whether it was or was not a penalty. I’ll leave that up to football fans to bump heads over for the next 40 years.
I believe the Chiefs will pull out the victory. They come in with far more experience, even with a hobbled receiving core and star quarterback Patrick Mahomes dealing with an ankle injury.
Why? As I said, they’ve been there before. So have the Eagles, but, quarterbacks are key, and it’s the first Super Bowl for Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts, while it will be Patrick Mahomes’ third appearance.
The Chiefs are currently 1-1 in Super Bowls led by Mahomes; with a win in 2020 and a loss in 2021.
The Eagles last Super Bowl was recent as well. In 2018 Philadelphia took home the trophy.
I hope to see a well-played, close game, as do all football fans. But I’m not afraid to say I hope the Chiefs come out on top.
I believe the Mahomes-Travis Kelce connection will be too hard for the Eagles to stop, even with an elite defense; the number-eight ranked team defense to be exact, according to Pro Football Reference.
But, it’s hard to stop the number-one scoring offense in all of the NFL, also according to Pro Football Reference, which was the Kansas City Chiefs, while the Eagles were number two in the NFL.
Fun fact: center Jason Kelce (Eagles) and tight end Travis Kelce (Chiefs) will be the only two brothers to play against each other in a Super Bowl.
There are many reasons I could argue as to why I believe the Chiefs will win, and there are almost – key-word almost – as many reasons the Eagles can win.
I’d like to hear from others as to why either Philadelphia, or Kansas City will win, with score predictions as well. Mine is 31-21, with the Chiefs winning.