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Super Bowl logo conspiracy, Kirk Cousins curse both destroyed

The Super Bowl between the 49ers and Chiefs will be played Feb. 11 in Las Vegas.
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It was a bad weekend for conspiracies and urban legends. 

First, the Super Bowl logo color scheme conspiracy was squashed when the Chiefs beat the Ravens in the AFC Championship Game. The conspiracy was based on the idea that each of the past two Super Bowl logos featured colors similar to the colors of teams that made the big game.  

In 2021, the reddish-orange of the Bengals and the yellow hue from the Rams was in the logo. Last year it was the Eagles and Chiefs in the Super Bowl, with each team's colors represented in the logo. This year's logo features purple and a shade of red, and the conspiracy was kept alive with the 49ers and Ravens reaching their respective conference title games. 

But as soon as the Chiefs won 17-10, the conspiracy was dead as no team with purple would reach the Super Bowl in Las Vegas on Feb. 11. 

Meanwhile, the Kirk Cousins curse was alive and well until the Lions turned purple as they choked away a 17-point halftime lead and lost to the 49ers 34-31 in the NFC Championship Game. 

The 49ers became the first team to lose to Kirk Cousins in the regular season and then go on to the Super Bowl. Before Sunday, Cousins had faced one or both teams that played in the Super Bowl in a particular season 10 times and his team lost all 10 games

It was entertaining while it lasted, but the logo conspiracy and the Cousins curse have been laid to rest. 

Kirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins beat the 49ers earlier this season.