- Who: San Francisco 49ers vs Kansas City Chiefs
- When: Sunday, Feb 11th at 6:30pm ET
- Where: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas NV
49ers: favorites bidding for six
Five Super Bowl victories make the San Francisco 49ers one of the most successful franchises in the history of the NFL. But four of those wins came in the eighties, and the most recent in 1994. After a three-decade drought, that long wait could be coming to an end.
The new NFC champions have been the bookmakers’ favorites for much of the season, catching the eye with a 12-5 record. A three-game skid in midseason and a final-week loss without the starters accounts for the majority of that, and they head into the Super Bowl favored by two points.
San Francisco has looked shaky in the Playoffs, doing it the hard way with comeback wins against the Packers and the Lions. They’ll need to be quicker out the blocks on Sunday if they want to make it six.
Chiefs: the team that just won’t quit
Here they come again. An up and down season for the Chiefs, but they’ve made it back to their fourth Super Bowl in five years. Despite not looking like their usual selves, Kansas City still went 11-6 and wrapped up their eight straight AFC West title.
As third seeds, Chiefs had to go on the road in the Playoffs – something we’ve rarely seen in recent years – but that wasn’t a problem in impressive takedowns of Buffalo and Baltimore. A dogged defense and a sprinkling of Mahomes magic have been at the heart of it, saving their best performances for the postseason.
More of the same in Vegas, and we could be seeing a similar result to this one…