Super Bowl LIV is upon us and it sure is shaping up to be a good one. In the NFL's one hundredth season, we will see the San Francisco 49ers face off against the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl. The 12-4 Chiefs will be representing the AFC while the 13-3 49ers will be representing the NFC. Both teams have won their two home playoff games this year to get to Super Bowl LIV. There are a many important matchups to look out for and here are a few.
Mahomes vs. Garoppol0: This quarterback matchup is very interesting because these are two great quarterbacks that play for very different teams with very different styles. Patrick Mahomes was the MVP for the 2018 season and he is known for his spectacular, flashy plays. Mahomes is seen by most people as the best quarterback in football today. Jimmy Garoppolo is having the best season of his career by far and he is the quarterback for a run-friendly team. Garoppolo has not been challenged a ton this season because of his great running game, but he has made the throws he needed to make. Mahomes is certainly a better quarterback than Garoppolo, but the question is: Can Mahomes get enough help from his run game and defense to outduel Garoppolo? Garoppolo has been great all season long but the question must be asked: Can Jimmy step up if the run game is being shut down? We have a very intriguing matchup ahead and it will be an important part of the game to see if these quarterbacks can step up.
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49ers Run Game vs Chiefs Run Defense: The 49ers have run the ball effectively all season long and that should not change against a Chiefs defense ranked 25th against the run this season. Things changed though in the AFC Championship when the Chiefs held red-hot Titans running back Derrick Henry to only 69 yards. Even though the Chiefs stopped Henry last week, they are still not considered a solid run defense. In the NFC Championship, 49ers running back Raheem Mostert had a record day while running for 220 yards and 4 touchdowns. Six teams had cut Mostert before he landed in San Francisco this year and had his breakout season. So, if Raheem Mostert is able to get loose like he was against the Packers, the Chiefs could be in trouble. On the other hand, if the Chiefs stop Mostert and the 49ers run game, their chances of winning would skyrocket.
Prediction: 37-34, 49ers. The 49ers should run the ball all day long on this weak defense. If they stay true to the run, which they should, they have a much better chance of winning than if they pass all game. The Chiefs will have a bit of difficulty, but they have too many weapons not to be a great offensive team. They should be scoring all game, but the defense is not good enough to make a stop. The 49ers defense will be driven by the Chiefs because of how good Mahomes is, but they will be able to make stops in the biggest moments. The game will most likely come down to what the Chiefs try to do to stop the 49ers run game and George Kittle.
Ultimately, this is going to be a great and exciting game. Super Bowl LIV is definitely looking like one for the record books with the offensive firepower and explosive players. The big game will be played in Miami on Sunday and the wait is almost over. Super Bowl LIV is looking like a good one and hopefully one that will go down in history forever.