Chiefs Versus Eagles Super Bowl Opinions


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Appearing in his first Super Bowl, Jalen Hurts was the runner up for Heisman Trophy to Joe Burrow in 2019.

Once again this year, the NFL playoffs featured blowouts and nail-biter endings. In the end, the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles fought their way through the playoffs to face off in the Super Bowl on Feb. 12. 

At the beginning of the season, there were predictions about which teams would make it. Unfortunately, for some fans, the season fell short of their expectations.

Super Bowl LIV winner and former MVP Patrick Mahomes stands after a game, all smiles. (All-Pro Reels from District of Columbia, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons)

“Horrible, I feel that’s not how it was supposed to end,” sophomore Odis Mullinix said. “I feel like the games were rigged, especially the Kansas City game.”

The NFL is such an unpredictable league that even the best teams can fall under their widespread predictions.

 “Obviously, the Green Bay Packers were the best team coming into the season, but things didn’t work out for them,” economics teacher Bradley Urban said.

Some teams hit extremely close to their predictions.

“I thought the Bills would win just because of their overpowered offense,” senior Grayson Long said.

A lot of the anticipation comes from the two games that take place before the Super Bowl, the AFC and NFC Championship games. These games decide who inevitably makes it to the Super Bowl.

“Kansas City and Mahomes are tough, but with Cincinnati and the momentum they had getting into the Super Bowl last year with Joe Burrow,” principal Matt Jones said. “I thought that those two teams might meet in the AFC.”

It is often stated that the AFC and NFC championships are more entertaining than the Super Bowl with many people’s last hope of making it to that fateful game being closer than ever.

“I think they’d be motivated with Joe Burrow getting a bounce back,” JAG teacher Joseph Stetz said.

People often think that because of the AFC and NFC championship results the Super Bowl gets worse. 

“It’s going to be boring,” junior Scotty Barron said. “It’s not what a lot of people thought it was going to be,” 

Nevertheless, the teams who made the Super Bowl are here to stay and there is no changing that.

“Both of them are the number one seed in the playoffs,” Urban said. “In essence, despite what some people may think, you’ve had the best two teams throughout the season.” 

With the two teams both having the best record in each conference, there is a lot more than just the record when predicting who will win.

“Boy that’s a toss-up,” Stetz said. “I think the Eagles win. I think they got something to prove, and Jalen Hurts has a chip on his shoulder, 27-24, Eagles.”