The Chiefs will win Super Bowl LIV

Tomorrow’s the big day. Every year, Super Bowl Sunday rolls around and a few things happen: Everyone gets together to watch the game, even if they don’t particularly like football, more food is consumed than any other day besides Thanksgiving, and well over 100 million people watch the game every year (this consistently sets records). So, that leaves just one question: Who’s going to win?

Every year, the Super Bowl matchup is marketed as a face-off between the league’s two best and most deserving teams, but it happens pretty often that one team is superior to the other, at least on paper. That isn’t the case with this year’s game. The Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers are perfectly matched up with each other, and fans are eagerly anticipating the matchup of the vaunted 49ers defense against the once-in-a-generation quarterback, Patrick Mahomes.

In my opinion, I think that this game will be more exciting than any other Super Bowl in recent history, which is saying something. However, I believe that it’ll be the Chiefs that come out on top. I like to say that, through Patrick Mahomes, all things are possible (on the offensive side of the ball), and I don’t say it lightly. While the 49ers defense is sublime, they haven’t faced a quarterback like Mahomes, and will struggle to contain him.

To elaborate, Patrick Mahomes is basically the quarterback that can do everything. He can throw 30-yard passes with a flick of the wrist, he’s incredibly mobile, he can throw 75-yard passes flat-footed, and casually throws no-look passes. For any defense, even one as well-regarded as the 49ers’, dealing with Mahomes and stifling him is a nearly impossible task. Simply put, I don’t see San Francisco being able to exact their influence upon Mahomes enough to prevent him from controlling the game.

On the other side of the ball, while he’s good, I don’t see 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garroppolo as somebody who’ll be able to distinguish himself against a Chiefs defense that’s good in their own right.

I feel like this game will come down to which defense can better read the quarterback and respond. That’s not even to mention the running game, which could be lethal (especially in San Francisco’s case), but both defenses are exceedingly good against the run, so I don’t see this game being won on the ground.

Final Score: Chiefs 34, 49ers 21

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