The Matchup for the NFL Super Bowl LIV Is Set
KC Chiefs and SF 49ers are set to compete in Superbowl LIV on February 2. (Courtesy Photo)
By Cameron Buford, Whatsgoodinsports.com
Coming into arguably the best weekend of the football season NFL fans got to enjoy not one but two Championship games this past Sunday. Each of these Championship game winners will matchup for the biggest sports spectacle across the globe, Super Bowl LIV. Competing to represent the AFC was the (9-7) Tennessee Titans vs. (12-4) Kansas City followed by the (13-3) Green Bay Packers vs (13-3) San Francisco 49ers who were competing for a chance to represent the NFC.
By Derrick Henry rushing for 182 yards against New England Patriots, last season’s Superbowl winners, in their Wild Card game. They then dismantled the Baltimore Ravens and this season’s eventual Most Valuable Player by playing stifling defense. While Henry established a postseason franchise rushing record, by rushing for 195 yards rushing the Tennessee Titans started off their playoff in spectacular fashion.
By overcoming an injury to last season’s MVP Patrick Mahomes earlier in the season, The Kansas City Chiefs came into the playoffs healthy though sluggish. As they started the offseason slow against the Houston Texans. Down by 24 points in their initial playoff game, the Chiefs came roaring back to score 41 unanswered points to end the Texans season and move onto the AFC Championship game.
By narrowly beating their nemesis the Seattle Seahawks, for their 35th postseason win. The Green Bay Packers have moved to 3rd most postseason victories in NFL History. That Divisional playoff win would also set them up for a rematch against the San Francisco 49ers, who handed them one of their 3 loss.
Rookie Head Coach Kyle Shanahan led the San Francisco 49ers to an impressive 13-3 record this season. Their destruction of the Minnesota Viking’s in their previous game has the 49ers a couple wins from their 6 Super Bowl wins and would position the Kyle Shanahan and his father Mike Shanahan as the only father-son duo to make a Super Bowl as Head Coaches.
Going back to the AFC Championship game which pits the Titans vs the Chiefs, for the chance to play in Miami for a chance to represent the AFC in the Superbowl. Controlling the ball and keeping the opposing offense off the field with the rushing prowess of Derrick Henry is how the Titans won their previous playoff games. Though the Titans jumped out to a 10-point lead against Chiefs, at 10-0 and 17-7. As the Chiefs found themselves down once again in the playoffs, and once again they came roaring back to win the AFC Championship game and return to the Superbowl for the first time in 50 years.
The NFC Championship game would uniquely boast the first Conference Championship game with Head Coaches under 41 years old. The stout defense of the 49ers absolutely shut down Aaron Rogers and the Green Bay Packers al the while running all over the Packers defense. The undrafted free agent Raheem Mostert has taken full advantage of his opportunities in San Francisco throughout the season however, he had his best as a pro in the NFC Championship game by rushing for an impressive 220 yards and a team-record 4 touchdown runs.
As mentioned, Championship Sunday sets the stage for Super Bowl LIV as (12-4) Kansas City will face the (13-3) San Francisco in the remodeled Hard Rock Stadium in South Florida. On paper, this appears to be
a fantastic matchup, as the 49ers will line up a tough defensive line and quality corners while the Chiefs will be counting on the 2018 NFL League to make plays and utilize his explosive and elusive wide receivers to counteract that 49ers defense. These intriguing matchups will have football fans all across the globe excited about this match-up.
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