The Big Game Predictions: The Long Awaited Super Bowl LVII



NFL superstar quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts will look to duke it out in Super Bowl LVII with the ultimate goal of bringing the Lombardi trophy to their city.

The Super Bowl is one of the most anticipated events in all of sports, and this year’s matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles will be no different. As both teams gear up to compete this weekend, people are naturally giving their thoughts and predictions on the big game.

Quite frankly, it is anyone’s guess over who the favorite is to win the game. Both teams had a very similar season as they both finished the regular season at 14-3. While the rest of the pack struggled for much of the year, the Eagles and Chiefs never faltered and always stood above the competition.

Each team had an MVP finalist with Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes taking home the trophy and Eagles Quarterback Jalen Hurts finishing second. Both teams also had several pro bowlers (NFL’s All Star Game) including Tight End Travis Kelce and Defensive Tackle Chris Jones for the Chiefs as well as Wide Receiver AJ Brown and Defensive End Fletcher Cox for the Eagles. With all of this appearing to be down the middle considering the abundance of talent on both teams, the experts have been giving their insight and predictions on the big game.

ESPN Analyst Damien Woody predicted that the Eagles will come away with a victory by the score of 34-27. “Both teams are more than capable of lighting up the scoreboard offensively, but I feel the backend of the Eagles defense will hold off Patrick Mahomes just enough to come away with the victory.” said Woody on an episode of ESPN’s First Take.

Former NFL Quarterback and Woody’s co-anchor on First Take Dan Orlovsky agreed with his outlook and believes the Eagles will win by a score of 30-28. Cosigning on this prediction were NFL Commentator Joe Buck, ESPN Fantasy Football Analyst Field Yates, and Draft Analyst Mel Kiper Jr. Buck explained how they [Eagles] simply do all of the little things that no other team in the league this season can do.

On the other hand, there are several experts who believe this will go the opposite way. Kansas City will naturally be led by 2023 NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes who has been able to shine in some of the biggest stages. This has led to many being hesitant to pick against them. “It would be foolish to bet against Mahomes at this point seeing everything that has transpired this season,” said ESPN Senior Analyst Dan Graziano. Former NFL QBs Matt and Tim Hasselback agreed and anticipate the Chiefs coming away as the victors on Sunday by scores of 26-25 and 24-20 respectively.

With all of the firepower both of these teams have, it should be a very close game. Both teams are absolutely stacked with talent on both sides of the ball making this a very tough call. On offense, the Chiefs can throw the ball at a level that no other team can match. With that being said, the Eagles have the highest rated overall offense in the entire league and have the ability to do it through the air as well as in the run game (with the dual threat ability of Jalen Hurts as well as their running back committee of Miles Sanders, Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott).


Eagles defense, here against Washington Commanders on November 14, are another strong factor in predicting their win.

On defense, it’s been the same story all year long for Philadelphia. Most of their best work runs through elite pass rushers Fletcher Cox, Jordan Davis and Javon Hargrave up front as well as their dominant cornerback group consisting of Darius Slay Jr., James Bradbury and C.J Gardner-Johnson. On the other hand, the Chiefs have been a bit inconsistent in this area. While they do have All-Pro Chris Jones on the defensive line as well as shutdown corner LaJarius Sneed, they have struggled a bit in much of this season to stop their opponents (particularly in the run game.)

Ultimately, we feel that the Eagles will edge out the win over the Chiefs by a score of 31-24. While the Chiefs are very talented in all areas and do still have a strong chance to pull it out, we believe that Philadelphia’s elite run game as well their defensive advantage will be too much for Kansas City to overcome.