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The Super Bowl.
The biggest game of the year for football fans around the world will come down to the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49’ers.
The Chiefs, led by former NFL MVP, Patrick Mahomes, have a slingshot attack that is nearly impossible to defend against. On the other side of the ball, the 49’ers have a rock-solid defense that has been the hardest defense to score against all year. Overall, it’s a heavyweight matchup that will be a tough, hard-hitting, action-filled game that may go down as one of the greatest Super Bowls of all time.
Leading off, the 49ers are a versatile team led by ex-Patriots QB, Jimmy Garrapolo. Despite consistently doing his job all season, many people give Garroppolo hate as he rarely passes the ball. The San Francisco QB only threw the ball eight times in the Niners win against the Packers in the NFC Championship. However, I don’t understand the hate. The 49ers have been winning games all season with their rush-oriented offense, and that scheme has been working. Garroppolo fits his role perfectly and the 49’ers couldn’t have found a better player to fit the role of their QB than Jimmy Garrapolo.
The 49’ers also have the best defense in the league. The Niners defense has been on a tear all season, garnering 48 sacks throughout the season. Nobody has been able to stop the dynamic group of Nick Bosa, Arik Armstead, Soloman Thomas, Dee Ford, and DeForest Buckner. The five d-lineman have a train that has just kept on chugging all season, and they’ve yet to reach their final destination.
Meanwhile, on the other sideline stands Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes, only in his third season in the NFL has already become the best QB in the whole league. Ever since Mahomes took over the Chiefs, he has turned the franchise around in a drastic way.
People laughed at the Chiefs for trading up for Mahomes in 2017. How the tables have turned.
If one person can flip the 49ers defense by their heels, it’s Mahomes. Mahomes can scramble out of the pocket, throw the ball into double coverage and make it somehow land in the hands of the receiver, and a lot more. He’s got the best arm strength in the lead without a doubt, and if he shows up on Super Bowl Sunday, it will be very interesting to see how the 49ers can keep up.
With all of this being said, I have the 49ers winning. I know Mahomes is great and a generational talent that has the potential to win multiple Lombardi Trophies in his career, but Super Bowl 54 will not be on the list.
The 49ers defense is just too hard to play against. The Niners have a staggering 5 first rounders of their defense line and they’ve accumulated a whopping 9 sacks in two playoff games. As the old saying goes, “offense wins games, defense wins championships” and I think that saying will be in full effect come Super Bowl Sunday.