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The Super Bowl is set. the Philadelphia Eagles wounded knock San Francisco 49ers band while Kansas City Chiefs narrowly defeated Cincinnati Bengals On a late field goal in the Conference Finals on Sunday.
As we look forward to the big game, here are three storylines worth watching Super Bowl LVII in Arizona (Sunday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. ET on FOX and the FOX Sports App).
1. Patrick Mahomes against. Jalen Hurts
Two quarterbacks who have been atop the MVP leaderboard for most of the regular season meet in the Super Bowl. Both quarterbacks win in different styles, but both are electric with the ball in their hands. the headsPlaying through an ankle injury Sunday, Patrick Mahomes threw for 326 yards on 29 completions with two touchdowns. His late scrambling play combined with a personal foul by the Bengals resulted in a game-winning field goal. Mahomes was able to work his magic despite losing three wide receivers to injury during the game and the Chiefs’ lackluster game against the Bengals defense.
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Mahomes will be tested to the max against this one the Eagles defense and a pass rush that will pressure Hick out of it. He’ll need options to hit it fast and/or be able to run away with a healthier ankle. The times he gets pressured quickly after a snap early in matches, he does get a little restless, so making sure the bosses relieve him early with protection will be important.
Some offenses play the quarterback and some offenses are the quarterback. Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts is the Eagles offense. His running ability keeps defenses honest on the running game and his large arm allows the Eagles to play explosive games on the field. Yes, this offense benefits from their outstanding offensive line (more on that later), but it’s always Jalen Hurts. Hurts didn’t have much to do on Sunday, just throwing 25 times and rushing 11 times for 160 yards. The Eagles will need more on both Sundays, but we know Hurts is up for it. I can’t wait to watch this match head to head. It’s a quarterback league, and we’ve got two MVPs this season.
2. The trenches
I’m going to cheat here and I’m going to discuss this whole battle between the big boys in this game. I hope the Chiefs are ready because the Eagles can bring it on, man. The 49ers defensive front was dominated by the Eagles’ offensive line, which is the best in the NFL. There is no match where I feel like a superstar chef Chris Jones He will dominate as he did on Sunday. also, Frank Clark He turns All-Pro during the post-season and is now climbing the leaderboard for most playoff sacks of all time. However, the Eagles have two of the best offensive tackles in the league. How will he make the bosses uncomfortable? Because if they don’t, the Eagles won’t be stopped.
On the flip side, what’s the plan Hasson Riddick And Javon Hargrave? The Chiefs have good matchups on the inside but Andrew Wylie against Reddick could be problematic. How the Chiefs design an offense that is effective but also not one-dimensional out of fear of the Eagles’ D-line. This is why the Chiefs beefed up their offensive line after losing Tampa Bay. I can’t wait for this match. Thinking about this will drain me for two weeks.
NFC Championship Cup to raise the Eagles
The Eagles celebrated the NFC Championship as Jalen Hurts sang “Fly Eagles Fly” with the Philadelphia fans.
3. Andy Reid vs. his legacy
Hall of Fame coach Andy Reid. He’s one of the winningest coaches in NFL history, and it’s unfair how people denigrate greatness by pointing out playoff losses late in the season. For example, LeBron James Lost six times in the finals while Michael Jordan She’s never lost once, though LeBron has managed to hit more of them. However unfair this may be, this is the standard by which we judge greatness. If Reid doesn’t win this Super Bowl, especially in Andy Reid style, his legacy could suffer. He would have one Super Bowl win and three losses (two with the Chiefs). He will have lost to an unproven younger coach in Nick Siriani. He has the best midfielder in this match.
Now, if Reed can win this game with the squiggly Mahomes – after trading Terek Hill In the off-season and several rookies played on defense throughout the year—his legacy is set in cement. One of the best coaches in NFL history.
Jeff Schwartz played eight seasons in the NFL for five different teams. He started right tackle with the University of Oregon for three seasons and was a second team All-Pac-12 selection his senior year. He is an NFL analyst for FOX Sports. Follow him on Twitter at @tweet.
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