Kansas City Chiefs Snag Superbowl Win

Arin Budhram and Carlo Carson

The 2022-2023 NFL season concluded with the annual Super Bowl on Sunday, February 12. The Super Bowl has become an American tradition rather than just a football game. With the halftime show and $7 million TV advertisements and tons of celebrities the Super Bowl has a variety of entertainment. The team matchup this year was a highly anticipated one between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs, the two #1 seeds in the AFC (American Football Conference) and NFC (National Football Conference) conferences. Both teams have young, superstar quarterbacks —Jalen Hurts and Patrick Mahomes — two top MVP candidates according to Sports Illustrated and ESPN. 

The Eagles led an astounding season as they finished with a 14-3 record and an unrelenting will to take the championship home. Their starting quarterback Hurts led the team with his .933 winning percentage as a 24-year-old QB. Although he was splendid throughout the season, he could not have made it without his offensive and defensive teammates. The defense managed to almost break a league record with an astonishing 70 sacks throughout the season, almost breaking the record that was set in 1984 by the Chicago Bears, and the offense did not fall short either, with wide receiver Devonta Smith catching 95 passes shattering the team’s old record of 88. With all this skill, it seemed like a sure chip for the team but in a heart breaking game the Eagles lost 38-35 to the esteemed Kansas City Chiefs. 

This season, the Chiefs were an offensive powerhouse, ending their  regular season with a record of 14-3 (the same as the Eagles), with an MVP award presented to Mahomes and a Super Bowl Championship now under their belts. Mahomes deservingly won MVP with 5,250 passing yards and 41 passing touchdowns; both of these inhuman accomplishments and league records.​​ There were many doubts during the off-season concerning the Chiefs offense when they traded Tyreek Hill, but players like Travis Kelce and JuJu Smith-Schuster stepped up. The defense of the Chiefs leaves much room for improvement, but isn’t enough to hinder the success of this team. Mahomes has now been to 3 Super Bowls in 4 years, winning 2 of them. 

Next year we think the Buffalo Bills will represent the AFC side of the Super Bowl. The Bills led by Josh Allen, have been on the cusp of a Super Bowl appearance many times and I believe this is the year they will break through. The Bills offense is fluid, dynamic, and ranked 3rd in the NFL this past season. Alongside a solid defense, the Bills have one of the most balanced and elite teams in the NFL. 

 In the NFC most speculate that the San Francisco 49ers had three starting quarterbacks this year, and still managed to make it to the NFC Championship. Throughout this season, they also found a potential franchise quarterback sitting on their bench in Brock Purdy, an unknown 7th round pick. Purdy was surrounded by weapons like George Kittle, Deebo Samuel, and Christian 

McCaffrey. This offense proved to be elite. On the defensive side, this is one of the consistently strongest units in the NFL. If Brock Purdy can continue with his run, we believe this team has the capability to win the NFC Championship, and even the Super Bowl.