MSB Staff Super Bowl Predictions
Super Bowl 57 is upon us as the AFC Champion Kansas City Chiefs get set to take on the NFC Champion Philadelphia Eagles in Glendale, Arizona. Both teams enter the contest with a final regular season record of 14-3, and both were the one seeds in their respective conferences.
The Chiefs and Eagles are led by MVP candidates, quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts who were at the helm for the two most prolific offenses in the NFL this season. Storylines are abound in this one, Eagles center Jason Kelce facing off against his brother Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid facing off against his former team in which he spent 14 season with the Eagles taking them to a Super Bowl appearance in 2004. The first all-Black QB matchup between Hurts and Mahomes.
The Eagles are favored in the game -1.5, while the over/under for total points sits at 51.
All these storylines just add to what is expected to be one of the best Super Bowls in recent years, and the staff here a MSB are here to provide you with our predictions for the big game.
|Jarrett Pfeifer– Baltimore Ravens|
Chiefs 31- Eagles 27
|While the familiar faces of Mahomes and Kelce will lead the Chiefs to victory. Expect Chiefs rookie running back Isiah Pacheco to have a strong day both on the ground and in the receiving game. |
Both defenses will struggle to minimize the big plays, but ultimately the Chiefs will just make a few more in the end. A late field goal pushes the Chiefs lead to four, with Hurts and the Eagles unable to put together a game winning drive in the end.
|Eric Arnold– Maryland Football/Basketball|
Chiefs 24- Eagles 17
|Chiefs run the ball to control the clock and use Kelce as their primary receiver in tough situations. |
Hurts plays a great game but cant get on the field to make the game tying drive.
|Casey Moninghoff– Mount St. Mary’s/Maryland Sports Betting||Eagles 27- Chiefs 17||The Chiefs run game is what has helped the get back to the Super Bowl this year, and their defense has improved night and day, especially in the playoffs. |
However, Mahomes will make a mistake as he is prone to do at times and it will be costly. It will be the only turnover of the game.
Eagles will hit deep shots early to DeVonta Smith and A.J. Brown. Dallas Goedert will score and so will Miles Sanders. Jalen Hurts will run it in to cap off the scoring in what will be a surprisingly low scoring game.
|Dominic Toto– Washington Nationals|
Eagles 26- Chiefs 24
|Its hard to pick against Mahomes, but it would be even harder to pick against the Eagles historically great offensive line. Unlike two years ago, Kansas City shows up, but falls a little short.|
|Tatiana Bird– Baltimore Orioles/USMNT|
Eagles 27- Chiefs 14
|Chiefs go up 14-3 before halftime. Sometime in the second quarter Mahomes takes a shot to the ankle and continues the game hobbled, but ultimately can’t do much. Eagles go on to score 24 unanswered in the second half to secure the victory.|
|Nathan Snell– Maryland Women’s Basketball/Washington Mystics|
Eagles 40- Chiefs 37
|Even though the Chiefs are more experienced and have been there before, the one thing that is going to be interesting to watch is Kansas City’s defense. Other then Frank Clark and Chris Jones who can step up on the defensive side? How can they contain the weapons the Eagles have?|
The Eagles must establish the run earlier if they want to beat Kansas City. The Eagles defense is ready to show out, and Jalen Hurts and the Eagles passing game will be interesting to watch throughout the game.
|Matt Bachota– Fantasy Football/Washington Capitals/Baltimore Ravens/Baltimore Orioles|
Eagles 31- Chiefs 24
|Patrick Mahomes is hindered by his high ankle sprain, and the quick/physical defense of the Eagles will be too much to overcome. Jalen Hurts shows up in a big way and wins Super Bowl MVP.|
|Blair Critchell– Washington Capitals|
Eagles 27- Chiefs 24
|Expect some early scoring before the defense takes control for both teams. A late costly mistake by Mahomes and the Chiefs will cost them the game, as the Eagles hit a game winning field goal.|
|Steve Zumbaugh– Washington Commanders|
Eagles 31- Chiefs 28
|Both defenses struggle throughout the game. Eagles get the ball last and win on a field goal. |
Three bets I love, Travis Kelce and Jalen Hurts anytime touchdown scorers, Over total points.