February 6, 2024
Keegan Poulton

What to Expect from the Super Bowl (1 minute read)

The Super Bowl, one of the greatest sports spectacles, is just around the corner, and we are in for a special one. We have waited for the rematch of Super Bowl LIV, and it is finally here. Competing in the big game is nothing new for the Kansas City Chiefs, as this marks their fourth appearance in the last five years. For some reason, it feels as if people had written them off, but with a track record like that, is it really a surprise to see them here?

This Chiefs team is once again led by none other than Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce. These two have been terrorizing teams for years and will look to do the same against this stout 49ers defence. One player who has emerged as a star is young running back Isiah Pacheco. If this Chiefs team is able to establish the run early, it will open up plenty of opportunities for Mahomes to pick apart this defence. Throughout the year, the biggest question mark for this team has been at the Wide Receiver position. Kelce can only do so much, so will Patrick Mahomes be able to rely on other Receivers like Rashee Rice and Marquez Valdes-Scantling to pick up the slack if need be? We also can't forget about the Chiefs' Defense, which looks to be getting hot at the right time. Three games in a row, they have done a great job against elite quarterbacks Lamar Jackson, Josh Allen and Tua Tagovailoa. Will this Defense be the one to get into the head of Brock Purdy, who seems to be unshakeable and completely composed under pressure?

For this 49ers team, we have a couple of new faces since the last time these two faced off in the Super Bowl. The most notable change is at the Quarterback position with Brock Purdy. Coming off a regular season where he was named an MVP finalist is a feat in itself, but he has demonstrated time after time in the playoffs that no game is too big for him. Also, Christian McCaffrey is, by all means, in his prime. With these two leading your Offense, it makes them one of the hardest to bet against at this juncture of the season. This 49ers team is stacked from top to bottom and may very well be one of the best teams assembled in recent history. The way they turned it around against the Lions shows that this team, at its best, is truly an unstoppable force. Look for the 49ers to lean on McCaffrey as much as possible in this one to set up more plays in the passing game for Purdy. If the Chiefs somehow slow down CMC, Purdy will still have plenty of weapons to turn to.

Score Prediction: 30-27 Super Bowl victory for the 49ers.