Super Bowl Preview


Pike Temple, Sports Editor

At last, the Super Bowl is upon us. The culmination of the season comes down to the big dance. The Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles face off in Glendale, Arizona. The winner will celebrate under confetti, while hoisting the Lombardi Trophy. The loser will go home with little to show for their valiant effort all season. 

Super Bowl Prediction: Philadelphia Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs will play on Sunday night at State Farm Stadium. The Eagles, coming off a win against a 49ers team that lost its 3rd string quarterback to injury in Brock Purdy. Without the ability to pass the ball, San Francisco struggled to put points on the board and fell to Philly 31-7. The Chiefs defeated the Bengals in the final seconds in Arrowhead 23-20. Although the end to the game came down to some controversial calls by the refs, Kansas City vs. Philadelphia is one of the more enticing Super Bowl matchups in recent years. Although a hobbling Mahomes played well enough to beat the Cincinnati Bengals at home, the offense stumbled to a halt in the second half. Philadelphia’s running game is lethal, with a backfield led by Miles Sanders, and Jalen Hurts has one of the better receiving corps in the league. Alongside a stout defense overall, the Eagles boast one of the strongest rosters in the entire NFL. Although the Chiefs offense has serious big play potential, the Eagles rushing attack and defense will travel. Kansas City’s banged up receiving room could make Mahomes’ job slightly more difficult, but as long as Travis Kelce is on the field, the Chiefs have a chance to win. However, I believe the Eagles will win the Super Bowl due to the trajectory of the team and the overall efficiency of the offense as of late.

Super Bowl MVP Prediction: Miles Sanders

If the Eagles end up winning the Super Bowl, it will be a result of their explosive running game. Although Philadelphia has limited Sander’s snaps in recent weeks, in large part to coach Sirianni’s desire to keep him healthy for the Bowl, the starting RB will be the main horse come Sunday. I project Sanders will rush for around 80 or more yards, record a rushing touchdown, and catch a few passes out of the backfield for 40 yards. If Sanders does indeed receive the main workload in the backfield, he could very possibly earn the award. An Eagles victory would definitely be made possible by an excellent performance by Sanders on the big stage.