Super Bowl LIV preview


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Graphic of the Chiefs and 49ers logos for the Super Bowl.

Dear football fans, the beloved football season is on the verge of ending. With Super Bowl 54 coming up this Sunday, let’s take a moment and rewind the journey of both the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs on what they have done to get to this point.

Making it to the Super Bowl is no easy task. These teams have outplayed the rest and have the opportunity to play for a championship title. In this day and age where only the most elite athletes are capable of competing in the NFL, these two teams were able to boast winning records and surpass all their opponents during regular and postseason games to get a shot at winning the Lombardi Trophy.

The San Francisco 49ers will be representing the NFC West in Super Bowl LIV.

Just one year ago in Santa Clara, Cali., the 49ers ended the season with a disappointing record of 4-12. The 49ers turned their franchise around within one season, finishing with a record of 13-3 and made their first playoff appearance since 2013, won their conference championship and earned a Super Bowl appearance.

Two-time Super Bowl champion Jimmy Garropolo is no rookie to the intense atmosphere.

After spending three years backing up legendary quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots, Garropolo is finally following in Brady’s footsteps and leading his own team to a Superbowl. Garoppolo is not the only key to this 49ers team, on the defensive side of the ball, the 49ers have the second-best defense in the entire league.

A seasoned defensive back and one time Super Bowl champion Richard Sherman leads the defense alongside standout rookie defensive end Nick Bosa who is in the running for “Rookie Of The Year” have held offenses across the league to just under 20 points a game.

This underdog story has yet to end as the 49ers prepare to head to Super Bowl LIV against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Since Andy Reid became the head coach of the Chiefs back in 2013, they have had seven consecutive winning seasons along with six playoff appearances. After finishing the 2019-2020 season with a record of 12-4, the Chiefs have finally returned to the Super Bowl after 50 years.

Kansas City has some serious threats on offense with Patrick Mahomes as quarterback and Tyreek Hill as wide receiver.

Hill is currently the fastest player in the NFL after running 22.81 MPH in a regular-season game against the Minnesota Vikings. Patrick Mahomes is arguably the best quarterback in the NFL. After winning the MVP award last season in his first full season as a starter and having a unique ability to throw the football sideways into spots where other quarterbacks wouldn’t dare attempt.

The Chiefs have all confidence and skill on their team to get the job done against the 49ers.

Super Bowl 54 is already being anticipated as the most expensive yet. With the most expensive ticket being sold at over $24,000 and the cheapest at $4,400. The game is on Feb. 2 and will be televised by FOX. The game will take place in Hardrock Stadium in Miami.