Five headlines heading into Super Bowl LVIII
February 10, 2024
Super Bowl LVIII takes place on Sunday from Las Vegas. We have already explored the biggest off field story of the bunch. Now let’s look at the biggest stories related to the players playing the game.
5) Rematch of Super Bowl LIV.
Only four years ago, the 49ers and Chiefs were in the Super Bowl. Kansas City won 31-20. Before joining the Miami Dolphins, Tyreek Hill of Douglas, Georgia had nine catches for 105 receiving yards, and was one of the top performers on the Chiefs.
4) Chiefs are red hot.
Kansas City seemed down in the dumps on Christmas Day, as they lost 20-14 to the Las Vegas Raiders. Since then, they have won five straight games. In their last two regular season games, they beat the Cincinnati Bengals 25-17 on New Year’s Eve and the Los Angeles Chargers 13-12. In the postseason, the Chiefs beat the Miami Dolphins 26-7, the Buffalo Bills 27-24, and the Baltimore Ravens 17-10.
3) Fire Alarm goes off at 49ers hotel.
At 6 am this morning, the fire alarm went off at the 49ers hotel. Even though it was a “false alarm”, the 49ers players were not happy as they got a shortened sleep. Will this give the Chiefs an advantage? Time will tell. San Francisco is the two point favourite.
2) Brock Purdy is underrated.
Everyone knows about Patrick Mahomes, but you may not know much about Brock Purdy of Queen Creek, Arizona. His quarterback rating of 113 is the best in the NFL, and how he manages games need to be compared to Joe Montana.
1) Christian McCaffrey is the Offensive Player of the Year.
At the NFL Awards on Thursday, only one player on either the 49ers or Chiefs won an award. That was 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey of Castle Rock, Colorado who was named the NFL’s offensive player of the year. In 2023, he led the NFL in rushing yards (1459), and had 14 rushing touchdowns, 564 receiving yards, and seven touchdowns.