We are two days out from the Super Bowl, and the hype and excitement could not be higher. With storylines galore and two excellent teams that are very different in philosophy, this one could go either way. Here’s how the Anchor Sports Staff sees it going down.
Ben Dainis: Eagles 27, Chiefs 21
As I mentioned before, these two teams operate very differently. The Eagles can run the heck out of the football and have three excellent passing options in AJ Brown, Devonta Smith, and Dallas Goedert when they decide to pass. The Chiefs are a high-octane passing team led by the MVP, Patrick Mahomes. I see the Eagles’ pass rush, who led the league in sacks, disrupting Mahomes enough for him to make a few mistakes and for Philly to run all over Kansas City, burning the clock as they do.
Cameron Ellinwood: Eagles 31, Chiefs 28
This should be a very interesting game. The Eagles have the number one pass defense in the league, giving up only 179.8 yards per game. On top of that, Philly also leads the league in sacks with 70. I think their defense can stop Kansas City’s high-powered offense enough to come away with the win. As a Patriots fan, I hate to say it but Go Birds.
Mason Smoller: Eagles 31, Chiefs 26
First off – the Andy Reid storyline in this Super Bowl is legendary. However, his Kansas City Chiefs will not come away as champions, as a beaten-up offensive line and Patrick Mahomes cannot overcome a historic Eagles pass rush. Travis Kelce will challenge, but DeVonta Smith will walk away with the Super Bowl MVP award with over 10 receptions and at least two touchdowns.
Justin McCarthy: Chiefs 34, Eagles 24
Patrick Mahomes will have a strong outing against the Eagles’ defense and I think the pressure gets to Jalen Hurts. Mahomes will go over 300 yards and it should be a close game up until the 4th when Kansas City will pull away late.
Mark Radigan: Chiefs 34, Eagles 31
Going to be an offensive masterclass. Hurts and Mahomes will trade blows as they have a duel for the ages. Watch for Kadarious Toney, who I think will have a breakout game. In the end, with what has become customary for ending massive games, the Chiefs will win on a field goal courtesy of Harrison Butker. Mahomes will cap off his MVP Season with a Super Bowl MVP, and Travis will take home the Kelce Family bragging rights.
Ben Culina: Eagles 31, Chiefs 27
This game is going to be won in the trenches, the Eagles’ O-Line has been playing some of their best football. Mahomes is still recovering from his high ankle sprain and the Philly D-Line is unforgiving.
Jack Benevides: Eagles 27, Chiefs 17
I think Philadelphia’s offensive line is second to none in the NFL, followed up by a top 5 defense at every position on the other side of the ball. On top of that, the Eagles have an extremely complete receiving core that has great chemistry with superstar Jalen Hurts. I like the narrative around the Chiefs, getting to the big game without your past go-to guy Tyreek Hill is a testament to Patrick Mahomes’ early greatness, but I think with Mahomes not 100%, and a lackluster defense, the Eagles take the big ring and Jalen Hurts takes Super Bowl MVP.
Ilan Kramer: Chiefs 35, Eagles 30
I believe that the Chiefs will win the Super Bowl. I know that the Eagles’ Defense is really good, but I believe that the better quarterback is the key to the win. If you look at past Super Bowls, especially the Patriots Super Bowls, Tom Brady was the better quarterback in those matchups, and most of the time he ended up winning. So, therefore, the Chiefs will pull out the victory.