NFL predictions: ESPN picks Chiefs over Saints for Super Bowl glory
By Matt Conner
ESPN experts have come together to make their official predictions for the coming season. If they come true, Kansas City will forever celebrate the final results.
The experts at ESPN have spoken and the Kansas City Chiefs have never received more respect than they’re getting on the national level right now.
Not only are the experts at sports’ biggest media outlet predicting Patrick Mahomes to win consecutive Most Valuable Player Awards in his first two years starting in the NFL, but they also believe in his team. The Chiefs are the pick du jour by ESPN experts to win this year’s Super Bowl in a battle they believe will also include the New Orleans Saints representing the NFC.
Even the lead-up to the Super Bowl is predicted to be entertaining as the Chiefs will have to overcome their divisional rivals, the L.A. Chargers, in order to make it there. After playing each other twice during the regular season, a third and final showdown for all the postseason glory would be a must-watch matchup for any casual fan. As for the other side, they have the Saints beating the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC.
The ESPN predictions are a composite of 45 various experts who have come together. It’s nice to see Andy Reid’s team receiving so much respect at this point knowing the hard work and consistent success they’ve built thus far. On the flip side, it creates significant expectations and pressure on a team to know that everyone already believes they’re able to make and even win a Super Bowl. It also means the target on their backs each and every week will be profound.
Still the team sounds up for the task. Every player and coach speaks about nothing but hoisting a Lombardi Trophy as the ultimate goal and the Chiefs have plenty of talent stacked top to bottom. There are other very talented teams, to be sure, but the Chiefs look as good as any—and that’s not just the opinion of those of us biased in Chiefs Kingdom anymore.