The Eagles opened as 1 1/2-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
There’s no shortage of stories: Kansas City coach Andy Reid takes on his old team, which he led to Super Bowl 39, in a game that also marks the first meeting of black starting quarterbacks in the Super Bowl with Mahomes and Jalen Hurts of Philadelphia.
On top of that, there’s a brother vs. brother matchup between Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and Philadelphia center Jason Kelce.
“I am officially done being a Chiefs fan this season!! Jason Kelce tweeted immediately after the Chiefs won.
The Chiefs have been making deep postseason runs on a regular basis since Mahomes came to town as the franchise quarterback.
This was their fifth consecutive trip to the AFC title game and will be their third Super Bowl appearance in that span. They beat the 49ers for the NFL title in the 2019 season, but lost to the Bucs the following season.
The Eagles defeated the Niners 31-7 in the NFC title game the previous Sunday. They have been dominant in the playoffs thus far, also beating the New York Giants 38-7 in the divisional round.
Philadelphia is back in the Super Bowl five years after beating the New England Patriots 41-33 on February 4, 2018.
Now a new generation of mostly Eagles, led by coach Nick Sirianni and Hurts, will come to Arizona to try to win another title.