Super Bowl 2020 Preview: Everything You Need To Know About The Big Game

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Whether you’re a die-hard fan or don’t know what it means to kick a Field Goal, chances are you’ll be spending your Sunday Night watching the Super Bowl. In this year’s edition, we’ve got the Kansas City Chiefs taking on the San Francisco 49ers. For those that want a little recap on the 2019 season, here’s exactly how we got a matchup between these two teams. 

The 49ers, coming off a disappointing 6-10 season last year, were far from expected to make the Super Bowl. There were many teams such as the Saints, Cowboys, Eagles, Rams, Bears, and Packers that were at the time considered to be much more reasonable picks to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. But once the season started, the 49ers came out with a blistering 8-0 start to the season thanks to their stingy defense and underrated running game. This formula continued to thrive as they secured the No. 1 seed in the NFC and marched through the Playoffs with little resistance. If they win on Sunday it will be their 6th Super Bowl win in Franchise History, tying the Steelers and Patriots for most in the NFL. In addition, it could help make up for their coaches humiliating meltdown against the Patriots when he was the Offensive Coordinator of an Atlanta Falcons team that allowed Tom Brady to overcome a 28-3 deficit late in the 2nd half. 

The Chiefs, on the other hand, will be playing to win their 1st Super Bowl in 50 years and their coaches 1st Super Bowl victory in his impressive career. The road to Super Bowl LIV for them begins in last season’s AFC Championship Game against the Patriots. After the massive comeback made by Quarterback Pat Mahomes, he was forced to watch Tom Brady march down the field in Overtime to end his team’s journey. This heart-wrenching defeat has fueled the Chiefs run all season long. The Chiefs began their 2019 campaign with a rocky start, losing to the Colts and Texans early on due to a porous defense. Not soon after, their star Quarterback went down with an injury that kept him off the field for 3 games. This marks the turning point for the team’s fortunes. Since Mahomes was unable to carry the team during this stretch, their defense mightily improved to compensate and became an instrumental part of the Chiefs success. They would go on to win their last 6 games of the Regular Season. This success, paired with a Week 17 loss by the Patriots to a Dolphins team that had no incentives to play for, meant that Kansas City would go into the Playoffs with the No. 2 seed and a 1st round bye. In the Divisional Round, they quickly fell behind 24-0 to an opportunistic Texans team that capitalized on multiple Special Teams errors. However, the Chiefs’ confidence never faltered by this and outscored the Texans 51-7 throughout the rest of the game, including 7 straight possessions resulting in Touchdowns. This sudden surge helped propel the Chiefs against the Cinderella-esque Tennessee Titans team en route to the Super Bowl.

Personally, I am picking the Chiefs to win on Sunday Night by the score of 27-23. The passing game of the Chiefs will prove to be too much for the 49ers defense late in the 4th Quarter. Patrick Mahomes will be this year’s Super Bowl MVP. Whether you agree or disagree, I believe that we can all agree that the commercials will be amazing.