Super Bowl LVIII Breakdown

Feb 10, 2024

After a grueling season of ups and downs in the NFL, we arrived at Super Bowl Sunday. The road to get here was made of 272 games and a playoff grind that has left us with two teams gunning for football’s ultimate prize.

These two teams were expected to be here, and both teams have had winning ambitions since the season began in September. For one team, it’s about being the first back-to-back Super Bowl Champions since the Patriots did it in 2003 and 2004. Meanwhile, you have a team whose fans want to see their team win its first ring since 1994. You have Patrick Mahomes gunning for ring number 3 and Brock Purdy, who desires to go from the last pick in the draft to the top of the mountain. Plus, you have coach Kyle Shanahan wanting to erase Super Bowl failures of the past to lift the Lombardi Trophy like his father did twice with Denver in the 90s.

Kansas City started the season with a loss to Detroit, then went 6-1 and found their footing to look like the Chiefs of old. Still, it was a November night when a rematch of last year’s Super Bowl saw the Chiefs fall late to the Eagles because Marquez Valdes-Scantling dropped a late pass. The Chiefs also suffered losses to both the Green Bay Packers and the Buffalo Bills in prime spots, but it was a Christmas Day Massacre at the hands of the Las Vegas Raiders that had people everywhere saying, “This isn’t the year; Kansas City just isn’t it.”

But like we saw for years with New England, the second you doubt them, they’re right back in the mix. They won the West, and come playoff time, they took the souls of Dolphins fans, the Bills Mafia, and the Raven’s Flock. Now they look to repeat as champions, and Patrick Mahomes looks to cement himself with the elite of the NFL’s historic QBs.

San Francisco got out of the gates hot and started 5-0 with a dominant 42-10 Sunday Night win over the Dallas Cowboys; after that high, the 49ers hit a wall, losing three straight to Cleveland, Minnesota, and Cincinnati.

They hit stride after beating Jacksonville 34-3, followed by an NFC Championship rematch win of 42-19 over the Philadelphia Eagles, then stumbled at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens. They went on to win the West, beating Green Bay and then stunning the Lions in the NFC Championship game, outscoring Detroit 27-7 in the second half to return to the Super Bowl.

San Francisco will have to play a perfect game in the Super Bowl to win because Kansas City makes teams pay for their mistakes, and 15 will do what 15 does best.

Whatever it takes.

I am picking Kansas City to win the game, but I want San Francisco to win.

You can’t bet against Patrick Mahomes. Well, you can, but it’s what idiots do.

Chiefs win by 7. Book it.




Griff Bordignon

Hi, my name is Griff and I'm a complete sports nut. I love to play sports, watch sports and most importantly bet on sports too. If I'm not watching or betting on sports, you can find me on the golf course, between the pipes as your average beer league goaltender. Although sports take up most of my life, I also love spending time with my two dogs, streaming usually a 90's Simpson's or attempting to read more books.

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