2024 Super Bowl preview: both teams ready for rematch

Some predictions and givens at this year’s Super Bowl.
Some of the Super Bowl set up that has been happening in Las Vegas in the past weeks.
Some of the Super Bowl set up that has been happening in Las Vegas in the past weeks.
Photo by Sasha Baumgartner
Sports Analyst, Pat McAfee, gives his preview of the big game on Sunday.

The 58th Super Bowl will be taking place for the first time ever in Las Vegas, Nevada at Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders. This year’s Super Bowl will be a rematch of Super Bowl 54 where the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers by a score of 31-20. Patrick Mahomes won Super Bowl MVP throwing 29 passes and completing 21 of them for 289 yards and 2 touchdowns. Second year quarterback Brock Purdy will look to change the result this year and bring San Francisco their sixth championship in franchise history.

For the fourth time in the last five years, the Kansas City Chiefs will head to the Super Bowl led by their superstar quarterback: Mahomes. Although having a slight down year, Mahomes was still able to lead his team to the Super Bowl with help from their defense which was top 5 in opponent points per game, opponent yards per game, and opponent 3rd down conversion percentage.

Along with the Chiefs top 5 defense, they also had the number 8 offense in yards per game. Not surprisingly though the Chiefs did not run the ball an insane amount where they finished the year 18th in rushing yards per game, and the seventh passing offense in yards per game.

The Chiefs beat down the Dolphins 26-7 in their first playoff game this year. They then traveled to Buffalo to play in Mahomes’ first playoff road game (other than the Super Bowl). The Chiefs defeated the Bills in a tough game by a score of 27-24 in the divisional round.

After beating the Bills, they flew to Baltimore and took down the Ravens 17-10 in a defensive battle. After defeating these three tough teams, the Chiefs definitely deserve their spot in the Super Bowl, but they face an even tougher challenge in the San Francisco 49ers.

After a tough loss last year in the NFC Championship, in which the 49ers lost both of their quarterbacks, they are back and better than ever. The San Francisco 49ers showed with a healthy Brock Purdy that they are the best team in the NFC. The 49ers finished the year ninth in opposing yards per game, and third in opposing points per game. Along with that, the 49ers were really good at stopping the run where they were fifth in the whole league.

Although a strong run defense, their pass defense is 13th in the league. The 49ers also have a really strong offense which they rank second in points per game, first in yards per game, third in rushing yards per game, and fourth in passing yards per game.

The 49ers had a first round bye and faced the Packers in the divisional round. They struggled in the first half and played from behind, but they pulled through in the second half and won 24-21. In the NFC Championship it was looking like the Lions were going to end the Niners season when they were winning 24-7 at halftime. Coming out of halftime, the 49ers scored 34 points unanswered, and ended up beating the Lions 34-31, advancing to the Super Bowl.

Going into the Super Bowl, the 49ers have arguably the best offense in football, and a top 5 defense. The Chiefs also have a top 5 offense and top 5 defense. Each teams offensive strength is the other teams defensive weakness though. The 49ers should run the ball a lot with how well their run game has been, and how poor the Chiefs run defense is.

On the other hand, the Chiefs should pass the ball more as they ranked seventh in pass yards per game and the 49ers ranked 13th in pass yards allowed per game.

Both teams definitely have more strengths than weaknesses, and this game will be very close, but the 49ers have the edge and will win this game by a score of 27-21.

 

 

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  • Mr. AielloFeb 16, 2024 at 10:54 am

    Pretty close on the prediction, just had the wrong team ahead.