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Kansas City Chiefs vs San Francisco 49ers
Unless you have been living under a rock, you are probably aware that megastar Taylor Swift is dating Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce.
She was performing in Japan on Saturday evening before flying to Vegas to watch Kelce and the Chiefs in the Super Bowl. You have to feel very sorry for Usher, who is performing at half time. It will be one of the biggest moments of Usher’s life, but he is likely to be overshadowed by the presence of Swift, one of the biggest starts in the world currently. Swift and Kelce’s relationship has certainly brought a lot of new fans to the sport and you would imagine even people who are not massive fans of the NFL will be tuning in because of Swift.
Last year’s Super Bowl was dominated by Kelce talk as Travis came up against brother Jason, with Travis and the Chiefs coming out on top. This year’s Super Bowl will also centre around a Kelce and his other half.
Our Senior Sports Writer Thom Gibbs has written piece this week ahead of the Super Bowl about how Swift will headline the Super Bowl which you can read more about here.
The Kansas City Chiefs are hoping to become the first team since the 2003/4 New England Patriots to win back-to-back Super Bowls, having beaten the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 in Arizona a year ago. They went into the play-offs as the number three seed in the AFC, winning the AFC West with an 11-6 record in the regular season.
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They beat the Miami Dolphins 26-7 at home in freezing-cold conditions on Super Wild-Card Weekend. They went on the road in the Divisional Round, defeating the Buffalo Bills 27-24. In the AFC Championship they played the number one seed Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore, winning 17-10 to reach Super Bowl 58.
San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Brock Purdy was the last pick, known as ‘Mr Irrelevant’, in the 2022 Draft out of Iowa State. They were the number one seed in the NFC, guaranteeing home-field advantage throughout the playoffs up until the Super Bowl. They defeated the Green Bay Packers 24-21 in the Divisional Round before overcoming a 17-point deficit in the NFC Championship game against the Detroit Lions, winning 34-31. In both of those games, the 49ers had to come from behind to win, but can they afford a slow start against the Chiefs?
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Purdy will be just the eighth quarterback to start in the Super Bowl in his first or second season. Should the 49ers be victorious tonight, the Shanahans would become the first father-son duo to win a Super Bowl as head coaches; Kyle with this year’s 49ers and Mike with the Denver Broncos. Kyle Shanahan was the 49ers head coach when they were beaten by the Chiefs in Super Bowl 54 and he also was the Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator when they lost to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 51 when the Patriots came from 28-3 down to beat the Falcons.
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