Super Bowl 2023: The Chiefs finished 14-3 in the regular season and defeated the Bengals 23-20 in the AFC championship game, which avenged last season’s loss in the same round. Kansas City is making its fifth Super Bowl appearance – and its third in the last four seasons.
When is Super Bowl 2023?
- Date: Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023
- Kickoff time: 6:30 p.m. ET
- TV network: Fox
- Live stream: Fox Sports App | fuboTV | DAZN (in Canada)
Super Bowl 57 betting odds
- Spread: Chiefs -1.5
- Over/under: 49.5
- Moneyline: Chiefs -105, Eagles -115
Patrick Mahomes III – a strong candidate to win his second NFL MVP award – played through a high-ankle sprain. Tight end Travis Kelce also played through back spasms, and the Chiefs’ primary playmakers will have two weeks to rest. The defense – led by Chris Jones — made the plays at the right time this season.
Philadelphia, which finished 14-3 in the regular season, is making its fourth Super Bowl appearance in franchise history. The Eagles beat San Francisco 31-7 in the NFC championship game, and now second-year coach Nick Sirianni has a chance to lead Philadelphia to its second Super Bowl championship.
Jalen Hurts, who suffered a shoulder injury in Week 15, rushed for three TDs in two playoff victories, and the Eagles rode a balanced offense to this Super Bowl appearance. Hassan Reddick, who has 3.5 sacks in the postseason, leads a nasty pass rush that totaled 70 sacks in the regular season.
Super Bowl 2023 pick, prediction
The extra week of rest comes at the right time for Hurts and Mahomes.
Hurts’ running ability is a huge part of the Eagles’ offense. He had 20 carries for 73 yards with a pair of TDs in the two playoff games, but the running game still functioned at a high level in the two playoff victories. Philadelphia averaged 208 yards per game in those victories, Miles Sanders, Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott all have been effective around a dominant offensive line.
Will that offensive line be able to push Jones around in the interior? Kansas City had a top-10 rushing defense in the regular season (109.3), and there is more pressure on the Chiefs to win this battle knowing the work Hurts has done with A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith and Dallas Goedert in the passing game. Chiefs cornerback L’Jarius Sneed left the AFC championship game. That’s a key injury to monitor in the bye week leading up to the Super Bowl.
The Eagles were +8 in turnover ratio in the regular season, and they were +4 with no turnovers in the NFC playoffs. If Hurts has time and a a strong running game behind him, then the Eagles will be in good shape.
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