The reigning champs advanced to their second straight Super Bowl after dispatching the Ravens 17-10 in the AFC Championship. Kansas City is seeking to become the first repeat champion since the 2004 Patriots. Patrick Mahomes is on pace to set more NFL history with a win Sunday. What else is new there?
Patrick Mahomes has the chance to be the first player in NFL history to win 3 championships and 2 MVPs within his first 7 seasons in the league.— DraftKings (@DraftKings) February 8, 2024
Other NBA, MLB, NHL players to do this:
• Larry Bird
• Bill Russell
• Stan Musial
• Mickey Mantle
• Joe DiMaggio
• Guy LaFleur pic.twitter.com/FZOwUOlPHn
San Francisco may have been the NFC’s top seed, yet they didn’t play like it in the first half against the Lions. Detroit led 24-7 at the break before the Niners went on a 27-7 run to cap off a thrilling 34-31 victory. Brock Purdy has gone from Mr. Irrelevant to the Super Bowl in just his second year. Go ahead and say all the crappy, NSFW things you want about the L.A. Rams’ foe, but they’ve been a steady postseason presence under Kyle Shanahan.
Super Bowl LVIII kicks off at 3:30 p.m. PT while the 49ers are 2-point favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook.
I’ve picked against Mahomes and Taylor Swift the last two rounds and you can bet I won’t be stupid enough to do that again. On paper, the Niners are far and away the more talented squad but I expect Kansas City’s defense to give Brock Purdy fits in a surprisingly low-scoring affair.
Give me the Chiefs 17-13 as Kyle Shanahan and company head home empty-handed once again. Sucks to suck Whiners!