The NFL’s Newest Dynasty: Why The Chiefs will win their second title in five years

Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes faces off against the Commanders in a 2021 regular season game. Photo courtesy of: Commons

Over the last few years, one team has had more success than any other in the league: The Kansas City Chiefs. 

The Chiefs are quickly becoming a dynasty. They have been in each of the last five AFC championships, and won three of them. They have only won one Super Bowl in that span, but that will change when they face off against the Philadelphia Eagles this weekend in Super Bowl LVII. 

This might end up being one of the best and most entertaining Super Bowls we’ve seen in a while. Both teams are coming into the game with a 14-3 regular season record and are looking for their second championship since 2018.

This year, the Chiefs led the league in both scoring and yards per play. Superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ health has been in question after injuring his ankle against Jacksonville, but he showed that he is still a threat, even without his full running abilities, in the AFC Championship against Cincinnati. Mahomes is the best quarterback in the world and can beat teams with just his arm. 

Kansas City’s defense has been elite too. Defensive end Chris Jones has had a phenomenal season, and is heads and shoulders above his competition on the other side. But the offense has been the real story for the Chiefs this year. Offseason additions of JuJu Smith-Schuster, Marques Valdez-Scantling, and the midseason addition of Kadarius Toney have breathed new air into a receiver room that seemed lost after the departure of star Tyreek Hill in the offseason. Travis Kelce, the best tight end in the world, and the budding receiving core, will ensure Mahomes has plenty of help in the air game. Kelce, will face off against his brother, Jason Kelce, who plays center for the Eagles. It will be the first time that two brothers will play against each other in the Super Bowl.

On paper, the Eagles’s defense looks great. But Philadelphia has struggled to stop very good offenses like the Chiefs. The best offense they have faced yet was Dallas in week 16, when they lost 40-34. And the Chiefs have an even better offense. 

Earlier this season, the Eagles had a very good defense, leading the league in takeaways, but later on they have tailed off and gone seven straight games without multiple turnovers before the NFC championship game. Offensively, the addition of AJ Brown has improved this team’s offense, but the Chiefs strong cornerbacks will be able to limit his production. 

Ultimately, Kansas City’s offense will be too much for Philadelphia to handle. The Chiefs have dominated the league this season and they aren’t stopping now.

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