Super Bowl LVII is shaping up to be one of the best we have seen in years. The Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs proved throughout the season why they deserved to be regarded as the best in their respective conferences. With both teams clinching a first seed in the playoffs, they entered the postseason with huge targets on their backs. Despite this, they have stood firm and taken down other elite teams. This should be an incredible game with some of the biggest names in the sport putting on a show. There are three storylines that stand out amongst the rest coming into the biggest game of the year.
The first storyline heading into Super Bowl Sunday is that this will be the first time that two brothers play against each other under the NFL’s brightest lights. Jason and Travis are arguably the best sibling duo that the game has ever seen, and it is only right that they are the first pair of siblings to accomplish this feat. Each will have to be at the top of their games for their respective team to have a shot of bringing home the Super Bowl. Travis is the number one target for the Chiefs, and if the Eagles are able to slow him down, Kansas City’s offense will not be able to perform. On the flip side, Jason and the Eagles’ offensive line will be tasked with slowing down a Kansas City pass rush that has ranked near the top of the league throughout this season. If quarterback Jalen Hurts is unable to get time in the pocket, the Eagles could quickly get buried by Kansas City’s high-powered passing attack.
History Made at the Quarterback Position
Super Bowl LVII will be a historic matchup at the quarterback position as well. Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts will make history as the first starting African American quarterbacks to face off in the Super Bowl. These are two of the best quarterbacks that the game has to offer. If it had not been for the injury that Hurts suffered late in the regular season, there is a strong chance these two would also be fighting for the MVP award. Despite there being strong defensive units on both sides, this still could end up being a shootout.
Patrick Mahomes Lingering Ankle Injury
The final major storyline for Super Bowl LVII is the lingering injury that Patrick Mahomes is suffering through. He injured his ankle in the first quarter of the Divisional round. Although he was able to make a return to that game, it was still clear in the Chiefs matchup last week against the Bengals that Mahomes’ ankle is still affecting him. While there is no chance of Mahomes missing the Super Bowl because of his ankle, the Eagles are a team that he will have to be playing at 100% against for a chance to win. Philadelphia has had one of the best defensive units in the league, and they have only given up around 100 passing yards per game through the playoffs.