The match-up for Super Bowl 54 is set.
The Chiefs and 49ers will battle for the Lombardi Trophy in Miami on Sunday, February 2nd.
It is the first trip to the Super Bowl for Kansas City since 1970, that’s 50 years ago!
As for the 49ers, they last made it to the big game (in a losing effort) in 2013. San Francisco won the Super Bowl five times in franchise history, if they beat the Chiefs, they will tie the Steelers and Patriots for the most Lombardi Trophies with six.
The AFC Champions have been red hot on offense scoring 51 and 35 points in their first two playoff games. After throwing five touchdowns in the Divisional Playoff win over the Texans, Patrick Mahomes had another impressive performance against the Titans by throwing for three scores, running in another and leading the team in rushing with 53 yards. That’s nine total touchdowns in two crucial, win-or-go home games.
Meahwhile the 49ers defense has made their playoff opposition look like junior varsity offenses. Kirk Cousins and the Vikings were able to muster up just 10 points in the Divisional Round and Green Bay scored 20 points. In their two post-season games, the 49ers have allowed a total of just 83 rushing yards. Rookie defensive end Nick Bosa and company are having a sack party in their opponents backfield, racking up eight sacks in the Divisional playoff and NFC Championship.
It’s a classic battle of an unstoppable force in the Chiefs offense against an immovable object with the 49ers defense.