It’s official, the Philadelphia Eagles will face off against the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL Super Bowl LVII, as the two best teams in the league this season prepare for a showdown.
The two teams with the best regular season record across the NFL will meet at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on February 12th in the biggest sporting occasion of the year.
We’ll look at the game and break down the exciting match-ups to give you our best free NFL picks, and see if we can earn you some extra cash for the end of the weekend.
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On one side of the field will be the Eagles, who were the team with the joint best regular season record in the NFL this season by going 14-3.
Philadelphia opened the season with an eight-game winning streak, beating Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Washington Commanders, Jacksonville Jaguars, Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers and Houston Texans before their second meeting with Washington ended in a one-sided defeat.
They responded to that by going on another five-game run of victories, before losing two of their final three games of the season including against the Cowboys and New Orleans Saints.
In the playoffs they have been dominant, beating the New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers while conceding just 14 points combined across the two games to make it to their first Super Bowl since being victorious in 2017.
The Chiefs made light work of the NFL season once again this year, and joined the Eagles as the team with the best record in the league this season.
They suffered their first defeat in game week three against the Indianapolis Colts before a run of seven wins in eight games, including a five-game winning run against San Francisco 49ers, Tennesse Titans, Jacksonville, Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams.
Their only defeat in the final 11 games of the regular season came against the Cincinnati Bengals back in week 13, and they head into this game with a huge wave of confidence on a seven-game winning streak.
Their playoff performance has been great too, holding both the Jaguars and the Bengals to just 20 point games and scoring for fun throughout those games even with Patrick Mahomes not 100% fit.
These are without a doubt the two best teams in the NFL right now, and we’re in for a very high level game of football when they take to the field in two weeks’ time.
Both teams are defensively solid with an excellent quarterback leading their offensive charge, but the fitness of Mahomes cannot be overlooked.
He was forced out of the Divisional clash through injury, and while he returned against the Bengals and played well he still didn’t quite look to be at his best. If that is the case on February 12th, then Kansas are in for a long night.
Defensively this season it’s the Eagles who have been the most impressive of the two sides despite their identical records.
They have conceded just 14 points combined in the playoffs so far, while they’ve been able to score for fun all season long. Their regular season record was simply sublime, and likely would have been even better if they didn’t rest players in the final game.
With the Eagles in a great rhythm and being at full strength too, seeing them not win this game by at least a field goal will be pretty surprising.
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Kansas City and Philadelphia have both got formidable offensive lines, but defensively is where they shine and have done all season long.
The Chiefs just limited the Bengals to 20 points last time out, which is quite the feat considering they are an offense that have enjoyed a really strong second half of the season and were favorites to win that game.
In fact, Kansas City has allowed 20 points or less in four of its last five games going back to Week 16. Over the course of the regular season their aggregate points saw them score 496 points and concede just 369.
Even more impressive than that is Philadelphia, who shouldn’t be overlooked just because they got quite a lucky break with Brock Purdy‘s injury in the NFC Championship game.
Their defensive completely silenced the Giants in the Divisional Round and has given up 20 or fewer points in five of the previous six outings to cement themselves as the favorites for this game.
Each of the last four Super Bowl games have seen the Under land, and both of these teams will be relying on their defense to win them this title because if you don’t give up points you can’t lose games.
Four of Kansas’ last five games have been under this total, and five of the last six Eagles games have gone under too, so it seems like the right bet.
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