Each Teams Unique Road To Super Bowl LVII!

The Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles are set to battle it out at Super Bowl LVII on Sunday, February 12th. Let’s look at how each team got to the biggest stage in football!

On Sunday night at 6:30 PM ET, the biggest night in football will take place. We get to see how the long and hard journey for each team’s 2023 season comes to an end and see one team raise the Vince Lombardi Trophy in victory. Let’s look at how each team made it to Super Bowl LVII.


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The Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles were projected to go 12-5 by sports analyst Reuben Frank. He predicted Jalen Hurts would end the season with 3,971 yards, 27 TDs, and 11 interceptions. The Eagles surpassed that prediction and ended the season with a 14-3 record. Jalen Hurts fell slightly under his projection but still had a great season. He ended the season with 3,701 yards, 22 TDs, and 6 interceptions.

It is safe to say most people thought the Eagles would have a good season; however, not many knew they would make it this far. The Eagles have a good team, and Jaylen Hurts was predicted to have another great season, but along the road some injuries tainted their record.

The Eagles started the season winning their first eight games (the only team to do so). They suffered their first loss to the Washington Commanders but bounced back with a 5 game win streak. Jalen Hurts suffered a shoulder injury in week 15, which contributed to the losses that the Eagles suffered the next two weeks. They also committed costly turnovers and made fundamental defensive mistakes in both games and were missing star defensive end Josh Sweat. They ended their regular season with a win in their last game against the Giants.

They had a first round bye in the playoffs and rested while the Giants and the Vikings fought to see who got to the divisional round. The Giants won, and in a rematch of week 18, the Eagles defeated the Giants 38-7. They then swiftly defeated the 49ers 31-7 in the NFC Championship game.


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The Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs were projected to go 10-7 in the 2022-2023 season and ended the season 14-3. Patrick Mahomes ended the regular season with 5,250 yards and 41 TDs with 12 interceptions. The Chiefs have been consistently good these past few years, winning the Super Bowl three years ago and attending one other time. They lost the AFC Championship last year to the Bengals and began this season without their star receiver Tyreek Hill and without their star defensive back Tyrann Mathieu. Hill was traded to the Dolphins for a big price, while Mathieu decided to go with the Saints during free agency.

The Chiefs had a good season, only losing three games total to the Bengals, Bills, and Colts. Both the Bengals and the Bills were predicted to be at the top of the AFC. They then transitioned into the playoffs with a first round bye as well. In the Divisional round of the playoffs, the Chiefs played the Jacksonville Jaguars and defeated them by one touchdown with a final score of 20-27. In the game, Mahomes suffered an ankle injury which continued through the next round of the payoffs, but Mahomes played through the injury. The Chiefs played the Bengals in the AFC Championship rematch of last year, and they won by three points in a field goal they got due to a penalty. The final score was 20-23.

The road to the Super Bowl appeared to be more difficult for the Chiefs than it did for the Eagles. The Chiefs currently have three receivers injured, including star receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster. The defensive presence of the Chiefs has been a key to many of their victories. Now we have a slightly injured Chiefs team that has been seemingly unaffected, playing an Eagles team coming off a season that is just about as good as it gets. Regardless of the injury, we have seen Mahomes come back to win games time and time again.

This Super Bowl will be the first time that both teams have Black starting quarterbacks. We have an exciting game ahead, and one thing’s for sure we will be witnessing history in the making. Make sure to tune into the Super Bowl on FOX at 6:30 PM ET.

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Ulises Gutierrez

Ulises Gutierrez was born in Sunnyside, Washington, and is a first-generation Mexican American student. He aspires to work in social media and digital marketing management. He is currently interning for AfterBuzz TV and is graduating this year (2023) with a degree in strategic communications from WSU.