Widely considered one of the biggest sporting events of the year, this weekend is a big one for NFL fans. That’s right Superbowl LVIII is upon us. In what feels like forever since the first action of the campaign back in September, the big finale is finally here in what promises to be a thrilling contest. The Kansas City Chiefs will take on the San Franciso 49ers at the Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas on Sunday. In what is expected to be a sell-out crowd with a capacity of 65,000 and millions more watching from home, viewers will be treated to some spectacular American Football, pyrotechnics and an epic halftime show featuring popstar Usher. You won’t want to miss this.
The Kansas City Chiefs go into the final as pre-season favourites and reigning champions. Having beaten the Philadelphia Eagles last year in the finale, they will be keen to make it two on the bounce, the first team since the New England Patriots in 2005, while making it four total Superbowl wins. 11 wins and only 6 defeats throughout the campaign suggest that they mean business and watching Usher perform will not be their main concern.
Nor will it be the 49ers main concern either as they boast a superior record coming into the match having won 12 and only lost 5. With commanding wins over the Cowboys and the Packers, the 49ers will not be a walkover for the Chiefs. They will look to tie the record of the most Superbowl victories (6) if they are to be victorious in the final joining the Steelers and the Patriots on that incredible feat.
So who should you look out for in the final? Well Patrick Mahomes once again has been a valuable asset to his side with passing yards of 4183, the sixth highest this year. Elsewhere in attack Isiah Pacheco has rushing yards of 935 and Travis Kelce has receiving yards of 984. Meanwhile in defence Justin Reid boasts 95 tackles and 3 sacks.
In terms of individual performance the Chiefs are less impressive when compared to the 49ers with Brock Purdy outshining Mahomes with passing yards of 4280 while Christian McAffrey tops the rushing yards table for the season with 1459. In defending they prevail as well, with Fred Warner’s 132 tackles while Charvarius Ward is ranked joint 4th in interceptions made with 5.
The Chiefs were favourites at the start of the season, but are they still favourites now? Well with the clear differences in individual performance, could they struggle against a very well-drilled San Francisco side? It’s safe to say it could be anyone’s game but with the 49ers’ impressive form, you have to say that they might be the team to pinch it and equal the record Superbowl wins.
So who do you think will win Superbowl LVIII? Where will you be watching the game of the year in 2024? It will be a great contest between two excellent sides, and we can’t wait to watch how it pans out. Want to see your favourite NFL stars in action in the UK? Check out Engage Hospitality’s range of American Football events including NFL London 2024 at Wembley Stadium. Teams in action include the Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings. Don’t miss out!
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