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Super Bowl LVII predictions: Eagles have the weapons to take down Chiefs
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Alex Jack
Nick Sirianni is aiming for his first Super Bowl win in just his second season as a head coach
Nick Sirianni is aiming for his first Super Bowl win in just his second season as a head coach

- The Philadelphia Eagles return to the Super Bowl for the first time since winning it in 2018
- Kansas City Chiefs suffered a 31-9 defeat to Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV
- Recommended bet: PHI Eagles -1.5 Spread

It all comes down to Super Bowl Sunday as the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Kansas City Chiefs at State Farm Stadium this weekend.

The Eagles have enjoyed a strong season under head coach Nick Sirianni and will be hoping to emulate the team of 2018 that lifted the Vince Lombardi Trophy for the first time under then coach Doug Pederson.

As for Kansas, Andy Reid's Chiefs have reached two of the last three Super Bowls, beating the San Francisco 49ers in 2020, before losing to Tom Brady's Tampa Bay Buccaneers the following year.

Team news

While all teams that reach the Super Bowl are banged up with knocks and bruises, the Eagles have a relatively clean bill of health going into Sunday's showdown in Arizona.

Monday's injury report noted five players being rested but the likes of Lane Johnson, Landon Dickerson, Cam Jurgens, Avonte Maddox and Robert Quinn are all set to be ready for the weekend.

There have been concerns regarding Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and his ankle injury but after coming through the AFC Championship game unscathed he is set to start from the off.

Wide receiver Mecole Hardman has been put on the injured reserve list due to a pelvis problem, while the likes of JuJu Smith-Schuster, L'Jarius Sneed, Kadarius Toney and Willie Gay Jr are all deemed questionable.

The stats

Patrick Mahomes ended up with 41 touchdowns in the regular season
Patrick Mahomes ended up with 41 touchdowns in the regular season

While it has been two years since the last time these teams met, Kansas City have had the better of the most recent record.

The last three meetings, going back to 2013, have seen the Chiefs win all three games, with the last victory a 42-30 win at Lincoln Financial Field.

Philadelphia have come a long way since then and in quarterback Jalen Hurts they have found a real star.

Working his way past Carson Wentz as the franchise quarterback in Philly, Hurts has enjoyed an impressive season, with the Eagles holding a 16-1 record when he's not been injured.

Philadelphia have also been strong on defence this season, with 70 sacks during the regular season.

As for the Chiefs, Mahomes enjoyed his last meeting with the Eagles, throwing five touchdown passes in that 42-30 victory in Philadelphia in 2021.

With star wide receiver Tyreek Hill moving on to the Miami Dolphins, Mahomes has been happy to distribute his passes evenly across his current group.

No receiver has made more than 26% of Kansas City's air yards this season, while Hill accounted for over 30% in the Chiefs' last two campaigns.


It looks set to be an even contest at State Farm Stadium on Sunday but the Eagles might just be able to edge this one.

With their ferocious defence, and weapons in offence that include Hurts, wide receivers A.J Brown, DeVonta Smith and running back Miles Sanders, the Eagles have the players to come out on top.

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