The matchup for Super Bowl LVII will feature the top seeds in the playoffs with Philadelphia taking on Kansas City after both clubs emerged victorious on Championship Sunday. Oddsmakers at SI Sportsbook have installed the Eagles as 2.5-point favorites in the quest to hoist the Lombardi Trophy in Arizona.
In the first game of Championship weekend, the Eagles punched their ticket to Arizona after crushing San Francisco, 31-7, in the NFC title showdown. In the second game of the day, the Chiefs beat the Bengals, 23-20, on a game-winning field goal with just three seconds left in the AFC title tilt as 1.5-point home favorites.
No. 1 Philadelphia (16-3 SU, 10-9 ATS) vs. No. 1 Kansas City (16-3 SU, 6-12-1 ATS)
Moneyline: Philadelphia (-140) | Kansas City (+120)
Spread: PHI -2.5 (-110) | KC +2.5 (-110)
Total: 49.5 – Over: (-110) | Under: 49.5 (-110)
Game Info: Feb. 12, 2023 6:30 pm ET | FOX
Eagles Rout 49ers in NFC Championship
Philadelphia took complete advantage of a 49ers squad that was forced to employ fourth-string quarterback Josh Johnson after rookie Brock Purdy suffered an elbow injury in the first quarter. Midway through the third quarter, Purdy was forced back into action after Johnson suffered a concussion. The former Iowa State standout only attempted one pass after returning, with running back Christian McCaffrey closing out the game under center.
The Eagles won this game in the trenches, sacking San Francisco quarterbacks three times while causing three fumbles. The 'Birds’ offensive line controlled the game with a dominant ground attack, rushing for 148 yards and four touchdowns.
Jalen Hurts, who is now 18-1 in his last 19 starts, set the NFL single-season rushing touchdown record by a quarterback notching his 15th (regular season and playoffs) score on the ground. Cam Newton previously held the mark with 14 set back in 2011.
Hurts’s leadership and production resulted in the franchise’s fourth Super Bowl appearance. The Eagles last trip to the sport’s biggest stage took place back in 2018, when they upset the Patriots, 41-33, as 4.5-point underdogs in Super Bowl LII.
Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl History
SUPER BOWL DATE SCORE
XV Jan. 25, 1981 Raiders 27, Eagles 10
XXXIX Feb. 6, 2005 Patriots 24, Eagles 21
LII Feb. 18, 2018 Eagles 41, Patriots 33
Mahomes Heads To Third Super Bowl Appearance In Thrilling Fashion
In the AFC Championship game, Kansas City put all the “Burrowhead Stadium” trash talk to bed, beating Joe Burrow and the Bengals, 23-20, as 1.5-point home favorites. Kansas City, the first team in NFL history to host five consecutive conference championship games, are headed to their third Super Bowl appearance in the last four seasons.
Burrow, who was 3-0 SU and ATS in his career against Mahomes, suffered his first loss in the head-to-head matchup of star signal-callers after being harassed by the Kansas City defense all game long. The Chiefs sacked Burrow five times while intercepting him twice. Burrow, who had previously accounted for nine total touchdowns in the three matchups with the Chiefs, was held to just one touchdown pass on Sunday.
Leading up to kickoff, the story lines all centered around Burrow’s dominance over the Chiefs as well as the health of Mahomes’s injured ankle. For the second straight week, the NFL’s best quarterback showed tremendous heart and perseverance playing through pain, throwing for 326 yards and two touchdowns in the victory. With a Super Bowl berth on the line, Mahomes led a game-winning drive that culminated with a 45-yard field goal by Harrison Butker.
Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl History
SUPER BOWL DATE SCORE
I Jan, 15, 1967 Packers 35, Chiefs 10
IV Jan, 11, 1970 Chiefs 23, Vikings 10
LIV Feb. 2, 2020 Chiefs 31, 49ers 20
LV Feb. 7, 2021 Buccaneers 31, Chiefs 9
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