ESPN analyst predicts Kansas City Chiefs will run it back

There hasn't been a back-to-back Super Bowl champion in 20 years.

Super Bowl LVII - Kansas City Chiefs v Philadelphia Eagles
Super Bowl LVII - Kansas City Chiefs v Philadelphia Eagles / Focus On Sport/GettyImages

The Kansas City Chiefs are the reigning Super Bowl champions and have won two of the last four titles in the NFL. Bill Barnwell of ESPN predicts that they're about to win their third title in five years and repeat as back-to-back Super Bowl champs.

Barnwell made his predictions for the NFL playoffs and has the Chiefs squaring off against the Cowboys in the Super Bowl with the Chiefs winning it by a score of 23-20.

"In the big picture, this reminds me a little bit of the 49ers-Chiefs Super Bowl in the 2019 season, when the Niners had a solid quarterback, great playmakers, a ferocious front four and an opportunistic secondary. They beat the Chiefs for most of the first three quarters, but once the pass rush gassed out, Kansas City was able to come back late"

Bill Barnwell

The Chiefs were picked to win the Super Bowl against the Cowboys by ESPN's Bill Barnwell.

As of this writing, the Chiefs have the fifth-best odds to win the Super Bowl, according to FanDuel, trailing the Niners, Ravens, Bills, and Cowboys. The Chiefs' offense hasn't been very good in recent weeks and if they want to get to the Super Bowl, they'll have to beat some of the hottest teams in the league right now, including the Bills and the Ravens.

Barnwell has them doing just that. He predicts the Chiefs will blow out the Dolphins in frigid temperatures and then edging out the Bills in Buffalo. From there, he thinks the Chiefs have what it takes to go into Baltimore and win the AFC once again. He points to the Chiefs offensive line and overall healthier roster as the reason he's going with Kansas City here. Oh and he doesn't want to pick against Patrick Mahomes (who can blame him?).

It'll be a tough road for the Chiefs to get back to the Super Bowl this season and they might actually have to -- gasp -- play a postseason game on the road for the first time in Mahomes' career. Barnwell thinks it's possible though and while the offense hasn't looked all that good over the past month or so, this is the time of year where we usually see this team rally and win these games.