Alright people, the time to figure out which two teams will be duking it out in the upcoming Super Bowl LVII is finally upon us.
After another action-packed weekend full of thrills from both the AFC and NFC, four teams are left standing in the running for a shot at this season’s Lombardi Trophy.
Over in the AFC, the Cincinnati Bengals decided that one trip to the Super Bowl wasn’t enough for them, which is why they’ll be trying to make it two in a row as they prepare to pay a visit to Arrowhead Stadium where Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs will be waiting.
Meanwhile, in the NFC, the stage is set for the game we’ve all been waiting to watch. Philadelphia’s high-flying offense against San Francisco’s ground-and-pound defense, do we need to say anything more?
While we could talk for hours and continue to hype you up for what’s to come, how about we just get down to it and talk some Conference Title football?
Is Kansas City Ready For “Joe Cool?
When thinking about dangers in professional football receiving a blasting hit is right at the top of the list. But you know what’s most dangerous right now? Having to face a red-hot but still cool-as-ice Joe Burrow and his Cincinnati Bengals as they try to make their way once again into the Super Bowl.
After putting on a performance that was dominant from beginning to end against the Bills in Buffalo, Burrow and the Bengals are ready to take their show on the road once again and give Mahomes and the Chiefs a one-way ticket to the offseason.
Now of course, to beat a team like the Chiefs, it won’t only take a strong performance from Burrow. This will most definitely be a complete team mission here, with Cincinnati’s offensive line being the most important unit to keep an eye on.
Burrow is the kind of passer who thrives when given enough time to move in his pocket and pass the ball. To do so though, he needs to get enough protection from his O-line, something that the Bengals have continued to struggle with this season.
Yes, Cincinnati was able to keep Buffalo’s elite front-seven defense under check in their divisional round win, but against the Chiefs, it will only take a small slip-up for KC to unleash their fury on them.
Given that the Chiefs hold the best offense in the conference, to beat the Chiefs, outsourcing them will be of the essence.
Simply put, in a game between two teams who continuously explode on offense but are not necessarily known for their defensive prowesses, this game will come down to who scores first and who can maintain control of the ball on offense for the longest time.
The “Magical Purdy Experience” Is Coming To Philadelphia
Brock Purdy must be living a real-life version of every football player’s fantasy. From being this season’s draft’s “Mr. Irrelevant” to becoming one of the most important pieces in San Francisco’s overly talented and stacked offense, Purdy has taken to his job as San Francisco’s emerging starting QB quite well.
With the Niners, you get a team that can beat you on all sides of the ball. No matter where you come at against this team, it will most likely have an answer ready for any attack thrown at them.
On offense, besides Purdy, there’s Christian McCaffrey running routes like he’s an eighteen-wheeler on an open road.
And what about Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk? Oh yeah and there’s also George Kittle, whose helmet-ridden catch against the Cowboys in their divisional round bout stands as one of the most impressive highlights of this season’s playoffs.
Oh, and have you watched that defense? If you want to talk about dominance, just give Nick Bosa and the rest of San Francisco’s front defense a look and see why they are one of the most feared units in the league.
So what could be done to stop them? How about pitting them against the other only team in the NFC that can be taken as a football machine, the Philadelphia Eagles?
Led by QB Jalen Hurts on offense, and with the best secondary in the league, there is nothing that this team can’t do to win games.
They can beat you in the passing game and the running game. Their offensive line is elite, to say the least, offering Hurts an infinity of time to scope out the field, think about his moves and get the ball out to his targets.
And their defense? Well, trying to get a pass out with Philadelphia’s secondary manning the backfield, it’s almost impossible.
Philadelphia has home-field advantage, and that’s something that could edge the scale in Philly’s favor, especially when considering how passionate, loud, and in-your-face Eagles fans are.
San Francisco has the most stacked roster in the league, a hunger for winning that’s unmatched, and a feeling that they haven’t even shown their best football yet.
So who will take this game? Simple, whichever team can assert defensive dominance first. Be it the Eagles or Niners, the first team to claim the field as theirs and put their foot down will win the game.