Super Bowl 54 is happening tonight! That means parties, food, and wishing our favorite teams were in it. Nonetheless, it’s always a good time to have some fun!
What we did as PSN is had our Flyers writers, yes, our Flyers writers, predict the Super Bowl. Let’s have a bunch of hockey guys talk football for a second, and if one of us is right, gloat about it until next season.
Without further ado, we present the “official” Flyers staff picks for Super Bow LIV between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francsisco 49ers.
Eric Reese – KC
I’m taking the Chiefs. The line is only 1.5 as of Thursday, but I believe the Chiefs offense is still a cheat code. Word is that Pat Mahomes and his girlfriend were out in Kansas City having pizza. Everyone noticed them, but didn’t approach them. On the way out, Pat addressed the restaurant, thanking everyone for just allowing them to eat peacefully. “Mahomie” paid for everyone’s tab. Kansas City by 101.5.
Ricky Amandeo – KC
Andy Reid reaches his first Super Bowl since leading the Eagles back in 2005. Jeffrey Lurie will be in attendance, and I finally see Big Red solidifying his HOF coaching career.
Defense may win championships, but Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs’ offense should carve the 49ers’ defense up, similar to how the Saints did in Week 14.
Chiefs win, 34-31.
Derrik Bobb – SF
Leave it to me to buck the trend, but I’m sold on the Niners. Their defense has been their backbone all year, and this is where they shine. Mahomes and Kansas City’s offense are the real deal, but if the Niners can consistently put pressure on him, it’s going to be tough for Mahomes to establish a presence.
Jimmy G is definitely the lesser of the 2, but just about any QB in the NFL would be considered in the same light when compared to Pat Mahomes. If San Francisco can establish their dangerous run game, it could open up some avenues for Garappolo to really open the field up and establish the San Fran air attack.
This one goes into OT, but San Francisco hoists the Lombardi trophy after all is said and done, 29-26.
Liam Jenkins – KC
The Niners defense is terrifying, but I don’t think they’ve faced an offense quite like this – one where the threat of misdirection will freeze even the savviest of veterans. The Chiefs defense is nowhere near the level of the Niners, but after shaky starts in each of their last playoff games, they shut down the most dominant running back in the league and the entire Houston offense, at least inspiring hope.
If it comes down to a shootout, I’m taking the better QB every single time…and that man is Patrick Mahomes.
KC 34 – 31 SF