The explosive offense of the Kansas City Chiefs is guaranteed to generate fireworks in the Super Bowl against one of the best defenses in the San Francisco 49ers.
The cheers around the league will be for Chiefs head coach Andy Reid.
It is the elephant in the room; he is widely considered one of the best coaches in NFL history without a ring.
Reid will be just the 24th head coach in NFL history to appear in more than one Super Bowl. He previously led the Philadelphia Eagles to Super Bowl XXXIX in 2004, when his club fell to the New England Patriots, 24-21.
When asked, what would a Super Bowl win mean for his legacy? Reid deflected the answer, “I don’t know.”
A Super Bowl win Sunday would lock him into a future Hall of Fame induction.
Arguably the best player in Sunday’s game plays for Reid and the Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes. He is increasing his chances of getting the monkey off his back.
The Chiefs are best known for their offense. While their regular-season numbers weren’t always gaudy, they’ve eclipsed 35 points in both of their playoff games. They have three different players among the best at their position: Along with Mahomes at quarterback, wide receiver Tyreek Hill and tight end Travis Kelce.
Mahomes, who threw 50 touchdown passes as the 2018 league MVP, is the favorite to win Super Bowl LIV MVP.
Since returning from a knee injury that sidelined him for two games in the fall, Mahomes has thrown 19 touchdowns and just four interceptions, including the playoffs. His postseason performance thus far: Eight TDs and zero picks.