Philadelphia, PA - Super Bowl 57 is not far off now, marking Chiefs vs Eagles for the ninth time. But no matter who you’re backing, here are 15 things you need to know about the Kansas City Chiefs heading into Super Bowl 57!
1. The Chiefs Have Won The Super Bowl Twice
The first win was at Super Bowl 3 in 1969, which kick-started the longest drought in NFL history until The Chiefs won a second time at Super Bowl 54 in 2019. The Eagles, on the other hand, have only won once: Super Bowl 52 in 2017.
2. They’ve Also Lost Twice
The Chiefs have won it twice, but also lost twice. The heartbreaking losses happened against the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl 1 and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl 55. Will it be another loss? Check the latest odds at FanDuel Super Bowl.
3. The Chiefs Are Ranked 23rd In Forbes NFL Team Values
The Chiefs are on the cusp of being the next champions, but the team is far from being the NFL’s most valued. Worth $3.7 billion, The Chiefs ranked 23rd in Forbes’ 2022 NFL Team Values, down one spot from 2021.
4. Chiefs Fans Are Loud
Chiefs fans hold the Guinness World Record for the loudest ever stadium crowd roar. The ruckus was in 2014 when Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was sacked, reaching an ear-splitting 142.2 dBA. Who knows, the same cheering might just be enough to carry The Chiefs at Super Bowl 57.
5. Mecole Hardman Might Not Play
With Hardman still dealing with an injured pelvis, it looks like Andy Reid will be forced to make tactical changes. Whether it impacts The Chiefs is another question, with receivers Kadarius Toney and JuJu Smith-Schuster also skipping practice due to injuries.
6. The Chiefs’ Kelce Vs The Eagles’ Kelce
The Chiefs’ Travis Kelce and the Eagles’ Jason Kelce will face each other for the first time in the Super Bowl. And it’s the first time two brothers will go head-to-head in Super Bowl history, both widely considered among the NFL’s best players in their respective positions.
7. Travis Kelce Has the Second-Most Postseason Receiving Yards
During the AFC postseason, Travis Kelce achieved the second-most receiving yards of all time, totalling 1,467 yards. He sits behind Jerry Rice at 2,245 yards and just beats Julian Edelman, who has 1442 yards.
8. Sirianni Coached The Chiefs, And Reid Coached The Eagles
Both Andy Reid and Nick Sirianni have connections to the opposing team as they face each other for Super Bowl 57. Nick Siranni was assistant coach for The Chiefs from 2009 to 2012 while Reid coached the Eagles from 1999 to 2012, helping them to win 130 games.
9. The Chiefs Know How To Sack
The Chiefs racked up 55 sacks in the 2022 AFC regular season, ranking second. Compare that to The Eagles, who made 70 sacks in the 2022 NFC regular season, ranking third in their conference.
10. The Chiefs’ Offense Passing Stats
During the regular season, The Chiefs earned the most offensive pass yards per game on average, totaling at 298. They also ranked near the top across multiple passing categories across this season.
11. Patrick Mahomes And Jalen Hurts Are Both From Texas
QBs Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts both hail from Texas, making Super Bowl 57 particularly exciting for Texans. And for the first time at the Super Bowl, the matchup will also see two black quarterbacks starting on the field, sure to mark a great moment for the NFL.
12. Patrick Mahomes Is Taller Than Jalen Hurts
Compared with most NFL quarterbacks, Patrick Mahomes doesn’t stand that tall at 6”2. But he’s still taller than Jalen Hurts, who’s 6”1, which could prove to be an offensive advantage for The Chiefs come Super Bowl 57.
13. The Chiefs Won At State Farm Stadium This Season
The Chiefs’ return to State Farm Stadium for Super Bowl 57 will come as familiar territory, having played there in Week 1, beating the Cardinals with a 44-21 win. Despite that, the same can be said for The Eagles, who also won at State Farm Stadium in Week 5.
14. Since 2017, Both Teams Have Played In The Super Bowl
It’s a big return to the Super Bowl for both The Chiefs and The Eagles - but it hasn’t been long. The Eagles last played in the Super Bowl in 2017, while The Chiefs’ last Super Bowl game was in 2020. The Eagles won, but The Chiefs lost. Still, Chiefs fans won’t forget what happened at Super Bowl 53.
15. The Chiefs Have Beat The Eagles Five Times
It’s the first time The Chiefs are playing against The Eagles in the Super Bowl. But in the regular season, The Chiefs have met The Eagles nine times. Out of the nine games, The Chiefs won five times. Take that as you will!
So who’s lifting the Vince Lombardi Trophy for Super Bowl 57? After reading the above facts and things to know, you might have changed your mind!