So that is it. The finale of the 2023 NFL season, Tremendous Bowl LVIII.
Because the kings of the NFC and AFC meet this Sunday at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs look to turn out to be the ninth franchise in NFL historical past to win back-to-back Tremendous Bowl championships.
Their opponents this weekend and remaining high seeds, the San Francisco 49ers have been one in all mentioned groups to take action again in 1989, with the New England Patriots the final workforce to win successive Vince Lombardi crowns, again in Tremendous Bowl XL.
So will Andy Reid and his Chiefs’ dynasty seal a 3rd title or will the Niners finish 29 years of ache?
Both means, there’s a good likelihood Christian McCaffrey might be a figuring out think about Sin Metropolis.
Sneaking previous Lions
Rewinding again the clock virtually a fortnight to Championship Sunday, the dividing divisions noticed two very completely different video games.
Because the Chiefs stamped their Tremendous Bowl stub for the fourth time in 5 years, Kansas uncovered the Baltimore Ravens as one more almost-ran, in a lack-lustre contest.
Throughout in Santa Clara in the meantime, the Niners and the Detroit went toe-to-toe, sharing 64 factors at Levi Stadium.
Getting back from a 17-point half-time deficit, it was once more McCaffrey who rode to the rescue with 2 decisive TDs and 132 scrimmage yards.
That, after the Lions saved the RB largely quiet, barring an opening-drive rampage.
The 2 sides have confronted off within the CMC period only one in Week 7 of final time period, when Niners’ star rusher was however within the early phases of his surge to stardom.
Working simply 38 yds in a 44-23 smash-up by Kansas Metropolis, its was now Dolphin, Jeff Wilson Jr, who topped the operating stats for San Francisco, with solely 16 extra yds.
Nonetheless, in all chance – although MVP could also be out the attain of McCaffrey – the Colorado native might be eager to rewrite the script this weekend.
Pacheco can lead
If operating the soccer turns into a predominant characteristic on Sunday, Kansas Metropolis will not be with out their weapons.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire has been a key rusher within the playoffs as an alternate, however Isiah Pacheco put a TD on the board in opposition to the Dolphins, Payments and Ravens.
Not solely that, the Rutgers collegiate rushed 65+ yds in all three video games, topping the stats in opposition to Buffalo with 111 scrimmage yds.
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Pacheco might not have the leg energy of CMC, however can ‘indignant run’ at any second – one thing the Chiefs will look to in opposition to Nick Bosa et el.
Tremendous Bowl LVIII could also be mischievously tagged the ‘Taylor Bowl’, however each Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes may but have the headlines stolen by Pacheco.
Within the desert, it’s honest to say the climate shouldn’t be a problem for both Patrick Mahomes or Brock Purdy – regardless of a midweek downpour in Nevada.
Nonetheless, the operating video games of each Chiefs and Niners have gone a good distance within the post-season.
Not solely McCaffrey however Pacheco might be front-and-centre on the Strip, and can nonetheless dominate our prop betting.
888sport has plenty of Tremendous Bowl specials, and firstly, a 5/2 shot at McCaffrey to hurry 49 yds and obtain 49 yds seems to be very achievable.
The choice to that, for CMC to notch 150+ scrimmage yds is a rounder 13/8.
For a mixed punt in the meantime, Pacheco to hurry 60+ yds and McCaffrey 80+ yds, a ultimate fling at 27/20 could be a safer play.
The San Francisco 49ers play the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs in Tremendous Bowl LVIII on Sunday at Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, kick-off 23:40GMT/6:40ET.