One of the biggest events on the sporting calendar is upon us, as the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers go head-to-head in Miami in Super Bowl LIV.
The NFL’s most explosive offence in the Chiefs take on the league’s most destructive defence in the 49ers. A star quarterback who has achieved nearly everything within the first three years of his career, against the long time understudy who now finally has the opportunity in the main role.
These teams are very different, but both are equally as incredible.
The Chiefs have dug themselves out of some big holes in both their playoff encounters so far. Against the Texans in the divisional round they trailed 24-0, before Patrick Mahomes orchestrated a remarkable comeback that resulted in a 51-31 victory.
In the AFC Championship game the Chiefs trailed the Titans 10-0 and 17-7, before rallying again to win 35-24.
Mahomes has 615 passing yards, eight passing touchdowns and no interceptions in this playoff campaign.
This Chiefs team has shown it’s never out of any game, and they only need one good quarter of football to win a game.
The 49ers made light work of the Vikings in the divisional round, before steamrolling the Packers in a game that read 27-0 before Aaron Rodgers added some late respectability for the Packers.
Running back Raheem Mostert put in a performance for the ages with 220 rushing yards and 4 rushing touchdowns.
The 49ers stifling defence and dominant run game has held up in the big games this season.
However there are some questions being raised around Jimmy Garoppolo and if the 49ers can trust him after only throwing eight times in the NFC Championship game.
The clash also throws up a battle between the two best tight ends in the NFL, Travis Kelce and George Kittle. Kelce (76.81 receiving yards per game) and Kittle (75.21 receiving yards per game) rank first and second amongst tight ends.
The game revolves around the age old question, offence or defence?
Can Nick Bosa and Richard Sherman stop Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce?
Will the game be a shootout or a slug fest?
This game faces up to be an incredible clash between two teams with long Super Bowl victory droughts, the 49ers despite being one of the most successful franchises in NFL history, haven’t hoisted the Vincent Lombardi Trophy in twenty five years. The Chiefs hold a fifty year drought, with their only Super Bowl victory coming way back in Super Bowl IV. The Chiefs will head into the game as favourites with BetEasy.
The stage is set for one of the best Super Bowl match ups in years, with so many incredible storylines.
NFL Super Bowl LIV Betting Odds at BetEasy
|Kansas City Chiefs ($1.78)||San Francisco 49ers ($2.08)|