Op-Ed: The Road to Super Bowl LVII


Lombardi Trophy, the ultimate goal for every NFL team. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Super Bowl LVII is this Sunday, February 12, at 6:30 p.m., featuring the NFC Champion Philadelphia Eagles and the AFC Champion Kansas City Chiefs. This is the first-ever Super Bowl to feature 2 Black starting quarterbacks. 

Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes is looking for redemption after winning the Super Bowl in 2019 but getting blown out the year after by Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. 

Eagles Quarterback Jalen Hurts is hoping to bring the title of “Super Bowl Champions” back to Philadelphia for the first time since 2017, when the Eagles beat Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. 

Both teams’ road to the Super Bowl has been impressive in unique ways. In their two playoff games, the Eagles outscored their opponents 69 to 14 with resounding victories over the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers.

The Chiefs’ road was more demanding thanks to injuries to top wide receivers and Patrick Mahomes spraining his ankle in the Chiefs’ win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Their place in the Super Bowl came down to the final seconds in their win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

This year, the Super Bowl takes place at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, the home of the Arizona Cardinals. ESPN predicts that the Chiefs and Eagles have a 50-50 chance of raising the Lombardi Trophy on February 12. 

Lastly, my prediction for the winner of Super Bowl LVII is the Eagles, by a score of 27-20, because of Mahomes’ injury and injuries to his receivers. Another reason behind my pick is that in the yearly Madden NFL Super Bowl simulation, the Eagles beat the Chiefs 31-17, even though the score was different when I simulated it on my own.   

This poll has ended.

Poll: Who do you think will win Super Bowl LVII? 


Sorry, there was an error loading this poll.