After two very completely different video games obtained them right here, the NFL’s two No. 1 seeds – the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas Metropolis Chiefs – face off in Tremendous Bowl LVII in Arizona on Monday February 13.
It’s the primary time in 5 years the 2 primary seeds will face off within the final sport of the season, so, two weeks out from the large sport, who do the chances like?
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES: $1.75 (through Betr)
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS: $2.10 (through Ladbrokes/BlueBet)
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What a arrange for a Tremendous Bowl: between Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts it’s the youngest mixed age (51 years, 337 days) of beginning quarterbacks in NFL historical past.
It’s Kansas Metropolis coach Andy Reid going towards the group he coached for 14 years.
And we’ve got a pair of brothers – Jason (Philly) and Travis Kelce (KC) – on both facet.
Additionally: it’s the AFC and NFC two Quantity One seeds, each of which completed the season with 14 wins and three losses.
It’s the highest offence within the league in yards per sport (Kansas Metropolis) towards the group whose defence was ranked second in yards allowed per sport (Philly).
It additionally occurs to be two of the three prime scoring offences within the league: Kansas Metropolis with 29.2 factors a sport (1st) and Philly at 28.1 (third).
Amazingly that is additionally the highest two groups at snagging street wins within the NFL: 7-2 for the Chiefs, 7-1 for Philly. Not a nasty report heading right into a impartial website Tremendous Bowl.
What. A. Arrange.
FLY EAGLES FLY?
With a closing scoreline of 31-7, the Eagles took care of the San Francisco 49ers in business-like style of their NFC Championship title sport, even when it principally got here towards the Niners fourth-string quarterback Josh Johnson and injured San Francisco third-stringer, Brock Purdy.
However of the 4 groups in motion within the Championship spherical, the Eagles simply appeared like probably the most well-rounded squad, dominating the Niners in any respect ranges and with the ability to put it into cruise-control within the second half.
With offensive weapons like Miles Sanders (2 TDs towards the Niners) and receivers AJ Brown and DeVonta Smith? Alongside a dominant defence that simply made life hell for the Niners offensive line and slowed down the multifaceted Niner offence to the purpose they scored a single landing?
Yeah, the Eagles look hungry and harmful.
CAN THE CHIEFS GIVE ‘EM THE CHOP?
Patrick Mahomes’ ankle was the large query going into the AFC title sport and for good cause: the famous person appeared, what, 60% at greatest?
He nonetheless made some unbelievable throws – together with the primary and final landing passes to Travis Kelce and Marquez Valdes-Scantling – that was capable of get them out of hassle, however with two weeks to recuperate, he must be somewhat extra full of life within the Tremendous Bowl.
The Chiefs gained the sport based mostly on their defence, frequently sacking Joe Burrow and snagging two INTs, however that got here towards a compromised Cincinnati offensive line: the defence may have a a lot more durable time of it towards the Eagles frontline, together with huge Aussie Jordan Mailiata (s/o NFL Straya).
THE EARLY PICK:
Two weeks out it’s exhausting to go towards the Eagles: they’ve appeared mighty spectacular of their two playoff wins.
Regardless of each wins coming towards maybe less-than-stellar opposition, the Eagles have appeared extra well-rounded than a beachball: the speeding assault is singing, the passing sport is there when wanted and each defence and particular groups are doing an awesome job.
At full power Kansas Metropolis would give them a run for his or her cash, however with a less-than-100% Mahomes, it must be Philadelphia.
FIRST-BLUSH SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS:
- Philadelphia Eagles -2.5 $1.96 (through Betr)
[all odds as of Monday January 30]
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Initially revealed as Kansas Metropolis Chiefs or Philadelphia Eagles? Who do first look Tremendous Bowl LVII odds favour?