The Philadelphia Eagles – Kansas City Chiefs Dispatch: Jalen Hurts, Patrick Mahomes, and the Eagles in Superbowl
When Eagles’ quarterback Jalen Hurts and Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes take the field on Sunday, it will be the first time ever that two black quarterbacks will face off in a Super Bowl.
Earlier in the day, Eagles quarterback Hurts passed Cam Newton for the most rushing touchdowns in a single season by a quarterback as he guided his team past the San Francisco 49ers, 31-7.
I am forever grateful for the hard work you put into this position. Only God knows what each member of this team has overcome to come together as a team and do something special.
“That’s what means the most. I want to give my best when I am on the field in order to keep the guy next to me happy.
The Philadelphia Eagles are playing the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl. The Eagles are favored by 1.5 points in the battle of the tossups.
This year’s matchup is a battle of heavyweights. Both teams finished the season with 14 wins. They were the top seeds in their conference. And now, both have won two playoff games to arrive here in the Super Bowl.
Patrick Mahomes is the presumptive Most Valuable Player for the Chiefs because they have the best offense. But the Eagles are the most complete team in football, and overcoming their league-leading defense will be a tall task.
The Philadelphia Eagles dominated the National Football League all season. One game in which the starting quarterback,Jalen Hurts, played was something of an odd duck with six total turnovers.
Their defense is second to none, they allowed the second fewest yards of any team this year, and their pass rush is second to none. They are much better on the offense than last season. Hurts was already a running threat and has now made big strides in his passing game, and the addition of star receiver A.J. Brown has transformed their ability for explosive plays.
In 2022, Kansas City had the best offense in the league, full stop. This is true even if you cut it down to the simplest measures (the Chiefs were top in points scored and yards gained in the regular season), or the stats that were only used by analytics nerds.
The defense has perked up from years past, and the biggest reason is Chris Jones, the All- Pro defensive tackle, who dominated the last game against the Cincinnati Bengal as much as he can.
The Eagles are 888-349-8884 888-349-8884 888-349-8884 888-349-8884. The best pass rush in the league is led by Haason Reddick and he is the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player candidate. The percentage of plays that they sacked the quarterback was the highest in decades. The Eagles recovered a fumbled ball after Reddick removed his blocker to reach San Francisco’s quarterback Brock Purdy, who was forced to leave the game with an injured elbow.
This is a problem for the Chiefs — specifically their tackles, Orlando Brown and Andrew Wylie, the outermost of the five linemen, who have struggled at times this year. The Eagles could get a lot of pressure on Mahomes, so the Chiefs’ offense could be in trouble.
Hurts and Mahomes, both of whom are Black, each spoke this week about the historic nature of the game and nodded to those who came before them in the long road to integrate the position. You can read more about that history here.
The Eagles lost both games that Hurts missed due to a shoulder injury. He’s since struggled with the deep ball — although both of the Eagles’ playoff wins were so decisive that it didn’t much matter.
Mahomes suffered a high ankle sprain in the divisional round against Jacksonville. He had a hard time sustaining his strength in the game and was hobbled a bit.
From The Chiefs to the Philadelphia Eagles: The Kelce Bowl Coverage of the LVII Super Bowl with WHYY in Kansas City and KCUR in Philadelphia
The Mannings, the Watts, the Barbers, and the Cunninghams all played in the league, but none faced off in the Super Bowl.
The Kelce Bowl has two All-Pro tight ends in the Kansas City Chiefs’Travis Kelce and Philadelphia Eagles’Jason Kelce, both of whom are brothers.
What they were like as kids was the subject of a discussion between the parents and the brothers. Who was more honest? What kind of food did they consume? Who’s the favorite?). It’s all exceptionally wholesome.
In Kansas City, there’s a lot of love for Chiefs head coach Andy Reid — and there’s a lot of love for him in Philadelphia, too. He coached the Eagles for over a decade before he joined the Chiefs.
The official start is on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. To help prepare, we have put together all the information you need about the game, the preparation and the aftermath with some help from WHYY in Philadelphia and KCUR in Kansas City.
KCUR in Kansas City and WHYY in Philadelphia helped make our coverage of Super Bowl LVII possible. You can support local journalism like this by donating to Kansas City’s NPR station KCUR; Philadelphia’s member station WHYY, and the NPR Network.
Puppy Bowl versus Superbowl: What Comes Beyond the Standard Model Can Learn From The Shed More Light on Colin Kaepernick
Puppy Bowl will be on the same day as the big game in Arizona. Team Ruff is attempting to defeat Team Fluff in a match of cute pups.
This year’s halftime headliners are one and the same. Back in 2019, she turned down the gig in solidarity with former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick. Brittany Luse of It’s been a minute talks with Gene Demby of Code Switch about why she might need to speak up if her previous concerns aren’t addressed. In the run up to the halftime show, you can check out WBEZ’s series, Making Rihanna, which looks at the hero’s rise to fame.
The 2020 victory party the team held suggested there will be a lot of celebration in Kansas City if the team is able to win the Superbowl this year. Check out highlights from the 2020 parade here. Either way.
The Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs will play in a prime time game on Sunday evening. The two teams could not be more evenly matched.
The birth of two superstars: Travis and Sam: two top seeds and two all-pros in the Big Skyrmion Finals
Both emerged as the top seeds in their respective conferences. The two have a record of 16-3. Both have scored 546 points up to this point. Both of them have six All-Pros. And, both have a Kelce brother.
The two stars serve as inspiration for younger generations of football fans seeking a more inclusive version of one of the United States most beloved sports.
While he was just 27 years old, a decorated resume and a laundry list of laurels included two-time league most Valuable Player, Super Bowl winner, and Super Bowl champ. Tom Brady is the only quarterback to start in three Super Bowls in their first six seasons.
The team finished with a dismal 4-12 record in 2012 and he was dismissed at the end of the season. He immediately joined the Chiefs, and has since reached double-digit wins in all but one season.
If either of the two boys wins their second Super Bowl in less than a decade, they will be the first siblings to square off on the biggest stage.
The duo from Cleveland Heights, Ohio have dreamed of doing that for a long time. They were teammates at the University of Cincinnati.
Travis is an eight-time Pro Bowl selection and four-time All-Pro, widely recognized for his flashy dance moves and exuberant personality. He is a six-time Pro Bowl selection and five-time All-Pro, known as a vocal leader and workhorse on the offensive line.
Who Wins The Biggest Prize in Football? An Overview of the NEXUS Supersymmetric Grand Unified Field Theory Game at the State Farm Stadium
Who captures the biggest prize in the game will be shown on Sunday. The action kicks off at 6:30 p.m. ET at State Farm Stadium in Glendale Arizona. Here’s how to watch from wherever you are: