Eagles vs Chiefs: Super Bowl LVII Predictions

Posted on February 11, 2023

The final NFL showdown is upon us. The Kansas City Chiefs vs the Philadelphia Eagles.

One of the best quarterbacks in the league will attempt to win his fans their second Lombardi Trophy in four years, while one of the most doubted quarterbacks will fight to celebrate how far his team has come. With two different backgrounds, playing styles, and offensive weapons to assist in determining who wins this game, early predictions select the Eagles.

But, both teams are essentially even, making Sunday’s game even more exciting.

As for the Chiefs:

  • 16-3 overall record
  • 546 points scored against opponents
  • 6 All-Pros, including a Kelce brother and Mahomes
  • 7 Pro Bowl selections, including Mahomes
  • An MVP winner
  • AFC’s No. 1 seed

And, for the Eagles:

  • 16-3 overall record
  • 546 points scored against opponents
  • 6 All-Pros, including a Kelce brother and Hurts
  • 8 Pro Bowl selections, including Hurts
  • An MVP runner-up
  • NFC’s No. 1 seed

So, with a leveled playing field, who wins the biggest game of the year?


Philadelphia Eagles

Between the two teams, the Philadelphia Eagles are the more well-rounded team. They have the fourth-ranked quarterback leading one of the best offenses in the league. The offense is third in total yards (389.1) and scoring (28.1 points), and has rushed for more yards than the defense has allowed in passing yards. In addition to a pretty incredible stat, the defense is second in total yards (301.5), and are leading the league with 78 total sacks.

The Eagles have seven players remaining on their roster from their 2018 Super Bowl team. In addition, they’ve added a number of playmakers including A.J. Brown, Haason Reddick, Darius Slay, and C.J. Gardner-Johnson. With an essentially healthy team going into Sunday (with the exception of Britain Covey), the Eagles are set to have all 22 starters available.

Aside from the inherit motivation the Birds already have to take home the Lombardi Trophy, the NFL Honors did not celebrate a single Eagles player during their award ceremony. Pretty insane given the number of franchise and league records broken. But, it’s only supplied the players with more fire to win Sunday.

Kansas City Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs are familiar with the post-season. They have made it to the playoffs every season since 2015, making it to their second Super Bowl in four years.

But, out of all of Mahomes’ playoff games, Super Bowl LV was his worst. Finishing with 26 of 49 attempts for 270 passing yards, zero touchdowns, and two interceptions, Mahomes had a 52.3 quarterback rating. Losing the game 31-9 against the Buccaneers, Philadelphia fans are hoping Mahomes has a repeat performance.

The Chiefs have a clean bill of health heading into Sunday’s game with everyone participating in their last practice. Despite losing Mahomes’ favorite target last offseason (Tyreek Hill), he’ll have Travis Kelce, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Marquez Valdes-Scantling at his disposal.

As for the defense, Kansas City sacked quarterback Joe Burrows five times in their AFC Championship Game. It’s likely they won’t be as successful given the Eagles’ dominant O-line, but still something worth keeping an eye on.


Not only is Sunday anticipated to be a close game, but it will also go down in history. As the first two Black quarterbacks to compete against each other, both Mahomes (27) and Hurts (24) will also be the youngest matchup ever in a Super Bowl.

The kicker is the MVP curse. The last nine reigning MVPs who played in the Super Bowl all lost, leaving fans wondering if Mahomes will be next. While there’s a correlation to the stats, the causation has been that the opposing team is just better — and the same goes for the Eagles.

This past week, quarterback Jalen Hurts stated, “I had a purpose before anybody had an opinion. It’s not about anybody else.”

Philadelphia is here to prove everyone wrong, and they will do just that. The Eagles take home the Lombardi Trophy. Broad Street beware.

Prediction: Eagles 31-27

Alicia Andaloro Avatar
Written by
Alicia Andaloro

Alicia was born and raised in Philadelphia, becoming an avid Eagles fan as a child. She graduated from Penn State University and now works in the medical field. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and baking.

View all posts by Alicia Andaloro