The Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles meet for the first time since Super Bowl LVII
The GIST: After a plethora of primetime football duds, tonight’s 8:15 p.m. ET Super Bowl LVII rematch is poised to make the whole place shimmer when the guy on the (Kansas City) Chiefs (tight end Travis Kelce), one of the sexiest men alive (Philadelphia Eagles center and Travis’ brother, Jason), and their respective squads battle it out on Monday Night Football (MNF).
Kansas City Chiefs: The reigning Super Bowl champs are sitting pretty atop the American Football Conference (AFC). And it isn’t the offense that’s doing the most damage: The squad’s league-leading defense has set the tone this season, surrendering only 15.9 points per game.
- That’s not to say that quarterback (QB) Patrick Mahomes has lost his step. The two-time MVP and his partner-in-touchdowns (TDs) Kelce are still one of the most dynamic duos in the league — especially when Taylor Swift’s in the stands.
- But Taylor (who’s also a known Eagles fan) won’t be at Arrowhead Stadium tonight due to her rescheduled Eras Tour concert. Watch this space to see how her absence affects KC’s offense.
Philadelphia Eagles: The Birds will be looking for redemption after last season’s heartbreaking Super Bowl loss. QB Jalen Hurts and co. head into MNF boasting the NFL’s best record but have yet to play their best football. That said, wide receiver (WR) A.J. Brown has been him, tallying 1K receiving yards on the season already.
- On the other side of the ball, after dealing with an abundance of early-season injuries, the Eagles defense has been dominant (and healthy) as of late. They’ll look to rookie defensive tackle Jalen Carter and cornerback (CB) Darius Slay to stifle the KC attack.
Prediction: Much like last season’s nail-biting Super Bowl (which featured a game-winning field goal in the final seconds), this one should also come down to the wire.
- And despite losing TE Dallas Goedert to an arm fracture in Week 9, Philly might have a slight edge on the road thanks to their offensive depth. Baby, let the games begin.