NFL Conference Championship Sunday has come to a conclusion, and the Super Bowl 57 matchup in Glendale, Arizona has been set.

After defeating the San Francisco 49ers 31-7 in the NFC Championship Game, the Philadelphia Eagles advanced to the Super Bowl for the fifth time in franchise history. The Eagles are 1-3 in the Super Bowl all-time, but won recently with a Nick Foles-led 2018 Super Bowl win over Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. A victory in Super Bowl 57 would give Philadelphia two championships in six seasons.

The Eagles have been dominant over the course of the 2022-23 season: going 14-3 in the regular season (14-1 with Jalen Hurts as the starter) and plowing through the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers en route to their Conference Championship title.

The Kansas City Chiefs exacted revenge on the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship Game, prevailing 23-20 on the heels of a last-minute field goal drive, avenging last year’s loss to the same team in the same setting. The Chiefs have been to the Super Bowl three times before: winning Super Bowl IV and 54, but losing in Super Bowl 55 to Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

For Patrick Mahomes, this will be the 27-year old quarterback’s third Super Bowl appearance in five seasons as a starter, as the five-time Pro Bowler looks for his second Lombardi Trophy.

The Chiefs and Eagles finished first and second, respectively, in total offense this season. Kansas City relies on much more on the pass (and who wouldn’t with Mahomes at quarterback?) while Philadelphia possesses an elite rushing attack.

Both teams also finished atop their respective conference’s in the regular season, creating a #1 seed vs. #1 seed matchup.

In other juicy storylines, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid will square off against the franchise he coached for 13 seasons, and Travis Kelce and Jason Kelce will be on opposing sides, with only one brother going home happy.

This will also be the first Super Bowl to feature two black starting quarterbacks: significant due to the historic lack of diversity at the position in the NFL.

The opening betting line for Super Bowl 57 indicated no favorite: a pure pick ’em. While that’s sure to change as money pours in over the next two weeks, it’s a sign that the game should be very close, at least in odds makers eyes.

Will Patrick Mahomes play his way to a second career Super Bowl title? Or will Nick Sirianni utilize the Eagles talented roster to bring the Lombardi Trophy back to Philadelphia for the second time in six seasons?

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SEE ALSO: How did my Playoff Bracket and Super Bowl 57 Prediction play out?




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