By Kyle Block
Super Bowl LIV is officially set! The Kansas City Chiefs’ high powered offense is squared off against the 49ers’ strong run game and stellar defense. The two teams have battled it out all year long to make it to this point. The Chiefs were able to keep themselves in the number 2 AFC spot while missing their star quarterback and last year’s MVP, Patrick Mahomes, for 3 weeks. On the other side, George Kittle, the star tight end for the 49ers, has reportedly been playing through a torn labrum all season. Going into Sunday’s game, the two teams seem to be relatively healthy aside from the 49ers’ running back Tevin Coleman, who plans to play through his shoulder pain.
My two X-factor performers for this game have to be Patrick Mahomes and Raheem Mostert. Mahomes has combined for 9 total TDs and over 600+ yards in the last 2 playoff games, but will face the hardest defensive matchup yet, being the 49ers. Mahomes will need to continue his magical performance against the defensive stars Dee Ford, Nick Bosa, and Richard Sherman. For the 49ers, Raheem Mostert will be relied on heavily again due to the injury to Tevin Coleman. Last week, Mostert had 4 TDs with 220 yards on 29 carries. He will surely have a large workload Sunday.
The two teams arrived in Miami this week and will be in press media conferences for a few days while also practicing leading up to the game. The confidence for Kansas City is evident coming off of their explosive back to back 35+ point games. The 49ers are pretty hot also as they held the Vikings and Packers to a combined 30 points in 2 games. The Los Vegas spread for the Super Bowl is currently very tight at Kansas City as -1.5 point favorites. Overall this matchup looks like it will be extremely exciting and entertaining.