What the KC Chiefs must do in order to win Super Bowl LVII
With the KC Chiefs set to take on the Eagles in Super Bowl LVII, what must they do in order to be victorious on Sunday night?
Super Bowl LVII is right around the corner and the Kansas City Chiefs are set to take on the Philadelphia Eagles in Glendale, Arizona. Both teams are aiming for their second Lombardi Trophy within the last five years and both teams are led by their start quarterbacks, who are both managing significant injuries.
The two teams are evenly matched and any little advantage one can gain over the other will be invaluable. What are the things the Chiefs must do to win on Sunday? What will the offense have to do, what will the defense need to do, and what does the whole team need to do to come out victorious over the Philadelphia Eagles?
1. The battle of the trenches needs to be at least a draw
It’s no secret that the Philadelphia Eagles have one of the best, if not the best, offensive lines in the NFL in addition to leading the league in sacks by a country mile. Though the Chiefs have a great offensive line and solid pass rush themselves, it is believed by most NFL fans and media that Kansas City is outmatched on both lines of scrimmage.
If the Chiefs want to win this game, they have to either prevent Patrick Mahomes from being pressured on a consistent basis and/or they have to pressure Jalen Hurts often. Patrick Mahomes has the highest passer rating in the NFL this season when kept clean, while Hurts is middle of the pack when pressured. Both quarterbacks make few mistakes when not under pressure and are also more accurate.
Kansas City doesn’t need to win the trenches on both sides of the ball but they cannot allow Philadelphia to sweep either. If they can make the trenches at least a draw, then they are essentially neutralizing one of the Eagles’ biggest strengths as a football team. The Chiefs have more to gain by winning the line of scrimmage than the Eagles do. If they can somehow win in the trenches on offense and defense, then there’s a chance this game could get ugly in favor of Kansas City, but that’s a big “if”.