Super Bowl LVII: The Big Game Approaches


Maroon Staff

The Super Bowl is one of the most-watched television events in the world.

Matan Davies and Adam Rublin

It’s the time all football fans have been waiting for: The Super Bowl. After a long season, the best two teams in the league will face off to see who will be crowned world champions. It’ll be a night filled with football, food, friends, and fun.

A lot of buzz has surrounded the big game, and NFL fans are torn about who will come out on top, as both the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs have proven themselves this season. The two teams have different styles of play, which should make for an exciting game. Both teams finished the regular season with 14 wins and 3 losses, making each the number-one seed in their respective conferences. Both number-one seeds making the Super Bowl is a rare occurrence; it has only happened thirteen times in the history of the NFL.

Both squads are star-studded on both sides of the ball. The Chiefs have electric players like Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, and Chris Jones. The Eagles seem equally well equipped with incredible players like Jalen Hurts, A.J. Brown, and Haason Reddick. Fun fact: Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce will be facing off against his brother, Eagles center Jason Kelce! Both players are stars on their respective teams.

ESPN projections give the Chiefs a 51.8% chance to win the game. Chiefs fans think that Patrick Mahomes, despite his ankle injury, will be a much tougher quarterback than any of the ones that the Eagles have faced this season. Moreover, Mahomes has said that his ankle is “doing really well.” Many SHS students argue that the Chiefs will likely come away with the win. “The Eagles’ defense is overrated. They’ve had an easy schedule and I think that Patrick Mahomes will be too good for them,” Oliver Chai ’25 explained. Many also think that the Chiefs’ extra experience in the Super Bowl will help them come out with the win.

On the other hand, Eagles fans think that the Eagles’ incredible running game through both quarterback Jalen Hurts and running back Miles Sanders will give them the edge. “The Eagles will beat the Chiefs because they are a run-heavy team, so they will waste the clock and not give Mahomes enough chances to make winning plays,” Lachlan Isaacs ’25 said. Some people also believe the Eagles will win due to concerns about the health of Mahomes’s ankle. Others believe in the Eagles because of the strength of their defense.

Beyond just the football, there is much more entertainment to be had on Sunday. Rihanna, who hasn’t released an album since 2016, will be headlining the halftime show. Fans who are anticipating the release of her new album are excited to see her perform on the big stage. Also, many viewers of the Super Bowl enjoy watching the commercials in between the action. Whether or not you care about the outcome of the game, you’ll want to tune in at 6:30, as the Super Bowl offers something for everyone.

With Super Bowl Sunday just around the corner, the hype surrounding the game is growing. Both fans and non-fans alike will be watching together, and with an unpredictable game, a star halt-time performance, and high-budget commercials, it will be a night to remember.