This weekend will be one of the biggest in the sporting world as people across the globe tune in to watch the glitz, glam and sheer ferocity that is sure to be the hallmark of Super Bowl LVII.

For just the ninth time since 1975, the top two seeds from the NFC and AFC will meet in the season-defining game and this year, that will be contested by the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFC and their AFC counterparts, the Kansas City Chiefs.

Both teams have won 16 and lost 3 games in total this season, including regular and post season matches, and on paper at least, it looks like being one of the most evenly contested Super Bowl contests in recent years.

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Last year in Super Bowl LVI saw the Los Angeles Rams use home advantage to their benefit to see off the Cincinnati Bengals.

And that followed on from a year before when in a similar fashion, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had home advantage to take on the Kansas City Chiefs when they won the Super Bowl in 2021.

However, this year will see a rare battle between the two number 1 seeds of each respective conference; two teams that shared a 14-3 record over the course of the season plus their Divisional and Conference Championship games.

So who is likely to come out on top in this massive game?

Let’s now compare both the teams and see for ourselves.

Super Bowl LVII

  • Fixture – Philadelphia Eagles v Kansas City Chiefs
  • Date – Sunday 12th February
  • Venue – State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
  • Kick Off – 11.30pm UK Time
  • Referee – Carl Cheffers
  • TV Coverage – in the UK – Sky Sports & ITV

Eagles V Chiefs – Head To Head

Philadelphia EaglesVsKansas City Chiefs
Jeffrey LurieOwnerThe Hunt Family
Lincoln Financial FieldHome FieldArrowhead Stadium
16 timesDivisional Champions15 times
5 timesConference Champions3 times
1 (2017)Super Bowl Wins2 (1969, 2019)
14-32023 Regular Season Record14-3
477 (2nd)Points Scored (NFL Rank)496 (1st)
344 (8th)Points Conceded (Rank)369 (16th)
27Passing Touchdowns46
39Rushing Touchdowns18
9Interceptions Thrown12
17Interceptions Made11
10Fumbles Made11
10Fumbles Recovered9
124QB Hits (Team)118
70Sacks (Team)55
Haason Reddick (19.5)Sack LeaderChris Jones (17.5)
3rdOffense Ranking1st
8thDefense Ranking16th
31stSpecial Teams Ranking27th

Playing Record Eagles v Chiefs

  • Played – 9 games
  • Philadelphia Eagles Wins – 4
  • Kansas City Chiefs Wins – 5
  • Total Eagles Points Scored – 219
  • Total Chiefs Points Scored – 218
  • Most Recent Game – October 2021 – Chiefs 42-30 Eagles

Playing Staff Comparison

Philadelphia EaglesOffenseKansas City Chiefs
Jalen HurtsQuarterbackPatrick Mahomes
Miles SandersRunning BackIsiah Pacheco (R)
Kenneth GainwellFull/Running Back 2Jerick McKinnon
Jordan MailataRight TackleAndrew Wylie
Landon DickersonRight GuardTrey Smith
Jason KelceCenterCreed Humphrey
Isaac SeumaloLeft GuardJoe Thuney
Lane JohnsonLeft TackleOrlando Brown
Dallas GoedertTight EndTravis Kelce
A.J.BrownWide Receiver 1JuJu Smith-Schuster
DeVonta SmithWide Receiver 2Marquez Valdes-Scantling
Quez WatkinsWide Receiver 3Kadarius Toney
Brandon GrahamLeft Defensive EndGeorge Karlaftis (R)
Fletcher CoxLeft Defensive TackleKhalen Saunders
Javon HargreaveRight Defensive TackleChris Jones
Josh SweatRight Defensive EndFrank Clark
Haason ReddickLeft Outside LinebackerCarlos Dunlap
T.J.EdwardsInside LinebackerNick Bolton
Kyzir WhiteRight Outside LinebackerWillie Gay Jr
Darius SlayRight CornerbackL’Jarius Snead
James BradberryLeft CornerbackTrent McDuffie (R)
Chauncey Gardner-JohnsonStrong SafetyJustin Reid
Reed Blankenship (R)Free SafetyJuan Thornhill
Special Teams
Brett KernPunterTommy Townsend
Jake ElliottKickerHarrison Butker
Rick LovatoLong SnapperJames Winchester
Brett KernHolderTommy Townsend
Britain Covey (R)Punt ReturnerKadarius Toney
Boston ScottKick ReturnerIsiah Pacheco (R)

Coaching Staff Comparison

Philadelphia EaglesCoaching TeamKansas City Chiefs
Nick SirianniHead CoachAndy Reid
Shane SteichenOffensive CoordinatorEric Bieniemy
Jonathan GannonDefensive CoordinatorSteve Spagnuolo
Michael ClaySpecial Teams CoordinatorDave Toub

As you can see, the teams compare very well against each other in so many areas. They are blessed with a number of players each that are counted as amongst the best, if not THE best, in their position in the NFL (Mahomes, the Kelce brothers, AJ Brown, Hurts, Haason Reddick, Chris Jones etc).

So what are the factors that separate the two teams?

How Will The Eagles V Chiefs be Decided?

Well, I think we can assume there are going to be points in this game, both teams are ranked 1 & 2 in the offense chart for the NFL this season with many rating schemes, and on defense both rank consistently in the top half of the NFL.

For me, this game could boil down to one or two plays made on defense where the team stops the opposition from scoring, or better still, secures a turnover.

And while Frank Clark and Chris Jones are superb for the Chiefs, I just think the constant pressure that the Eagles defense applies on their pass rush, and how they can switch players in and out of that system (they have Ndamukong Suh waiting in the wings to come in and stuff the run) means that I think eventually that pressure will tell.

When it does, Patrick Mahomes would usually use his feet to escape the pursuing Eagles players, but if Mahomes still has lingering effects from the high ankle sprain he suffered against the Jaguars in the divisional game, then that is going to put huge pressure on the quarterback to get the ball out of his hand early.

That then means that this could present the Eagles secondary with chances to claim an interception, or for that pass rush to sack Mahomes.

On offense, I think it will be the Eagles rushing game that will be key here, with all three running backs (Gainwell, Scott and first choice Sanders), plus quarterback Jalen Hurts using his game smarts to pick up key first downs with his feet.

Plus on short downs, there’s that hugely effective Eagles QB sneak that has seen them land so many first downs, even when it has been fourth-and-short in some games.

Of course, the Chiefs could flood the box to try and stop the running game, but then that leaves their corners in one on one battles with the Eagles wide receivers and Hurts has the arm and accuracy to take advantage of that.

The Chiefs have their own weapons of course, but if the Eagles scheme to limit the effectiveness of Travis Kelce, I don’t think Mahomes has as many weapons he can use as effectively as the Eagles offense have available.

So, this will be a game with plenty if points scored but one in which the Eagles will eventually triumph.

Game Prediction – Philadelphia Eagles 35-31 Kansas City Chiefs