This Sunday sees one of the biggest sporting events of the year taking place in Glendale, Arizona as the top seed in the NFC, the Philadelphia Eagles, will face off against the top seed in the AFC, the Kansas City Chiefs, in Super Bowl LVII.
With both teams finishing the regular NFL season with a 14-3 record and coming through their two Playoff games unscathed, we now have the somewhat rare prospect of the two teams with the best records in the NFC and AFC clashing in the Super Bowl.
That has happened just eight times since 1975 and the last time was also the last time the Eagles played in the Super Bowl, which happened in 2017 when they beat the New England Patriots to the Vince Lombardi trophy.
Last year, the Los Angeles Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals on home soil to claim Super Bowl LVI.
Who will have their name engraved next to them on the famous trophy come the early hours of Monday morning?
It’s a late start on Sunday for fans in the UK with the game kicking off at 11.30pm and likely to finish around 3am in the morning when you factor in the half-hour break for the half time show from Rihanna, but you can enjoy a wealth of bets, both pre-match and In Play with bet365 Sport to add a little extra spice on the game.
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In this article, we are going to preview the game on Sunday in more detail, previewing both teams and of course, giving you our tips on how we see the game going and based off that, which are the best bets to make with bet365.
Previous Super Bowl Wins – 1 (2017)
2022/23 Pre-Season Major Moves & Results
The Eagles had a very good pre-season in 2022, signing Haason Reddick, Fletcher Cox, Boston Cox and Kyzir White to contracts ahead of the draft.
However it was on draft day where the Eagles made a huge splash, not only drafting Jordan Davis with the 13th pick of the draft, but also trading away the 15th pick to the Titans for wide receiver A.J.Brown.
They also snagged linebacker Nakobe Dean and also landed safety Reed Blankenship and WR Britain Covey as undrafted free agents.
Then late in August, Chauncey Gardner-Johnson arrived from the Saints for a fifth and six round pick.
13th Aug – New York Jets 24-21 Philadelphia Eagles
21st Aug – Philadelphia Eagles 21-20 Cleveland Browns
28th Aug – Philadelphia Eagles 10-48 Miami Dolphins
Regular Season Record
Week 1 – @ Detroit Lions – W 38-35
Week 2 – v Minnesota Vikings – W 24-7
Week 3 – @ Washington Commanders – W 24-8
Week 4 – v Jacksonville Jaguars – W 29-21
Week 5 – @ Arizona Cardinals – W 20-17
Week 6 – v Dallas Cowboys – W 26-17
Week 7 – Bye Week
Week 8 – v Pittsburgh Steelers – W 35-13
Week 9 – @ Houston Texans – W 29-17
Week 10 – v Washington Commanders – L 21-32
Week 11 – @ Indianapolis Colts – W 17-16
Week 12 – v Green Bay Packers – W 40-33
Week 13 – v Tennessee Titans – W 35-10
Week 14 – @ New York Giants – W 48-22
Week 15 – @ Chicago Bears – W 25-20
Week 16 – @ Dallas Cowboys – L 34-40
Week 17 – v New Orleans Saints – L 10-20
Week 18 – v New York Giants – W 22-16
NFC West Final Standings
NFC Seeding shown in brackets. Teams qualifying for the playoffs shown in bold.
Philadelphia Eagles – 14-3 (1)
Dallas Cowboys – 12-5 (5)
New York Giants – 9-7-1 (6)
Washington Commanders – 8-8-1
Wildcard Round – Bye
Divisional Round – v New York Giants – W 38-7
Championship Round – v San Francisco 49ers – 31-7
Standout Individual Performance Over The Season
QB Jalen Hurts – 3701 yards passing, 22 touchdowns, 760 yards rushing 13 touchdowns
RB Miles Sanders – 1269 yards rushing, 13 touchdowns
WR AJ Brown – 88 receptions for 1496 yards, 11 touchdowns.
WR Devonta Smith – 95 receptions for 1196 yards, 7 touchdowns
LB Haason Reddick – 6 forced fumbles, 4 recovered, 19 sacks
Philadelphia Eagles – Likely Starters for Super Bowl LVII
Philadelphia EaglesHead Coach – Nick SirianniOffensive CoordinatorShane SteichenDefensive CoordinatorJonathan GannonQBJalen HurtsLDEBrandon GrahamRBMiles SandersLDTFletcher CoxFB/RB2Kenneth GainwellRDTJavon HargreaveLTJordan MailataRDEJosh SweatLGLandon DickersonLOLBHaason ReddickCJason KelceILBT.J.EdwardsRGIsaac SeumaloROLBKyzir WhiteRTLane JohnsonRCBDarius SlayTEDallas GoedertLCBJames BradberryWR1A.J.BrownSSChauncey Gardner-JohnsonWR2DeVonta SmithFSReed Blankenship (R)Sp. Teams CoordinatorMichael ClayPBrett KernKJake ElliottLSRick LovatoHBrett KernPRBritain Covey (R)KRBoston Scott
Eagles Injury Report
Questionable – Landon Dickerson, Lane Johnson
The Eagles looked like the NFL’s best team for the majority of the season and fully deserved their Super Bowl spot. With the best offensive line in football and arguably the best defensive line/pass rush too, the Eagles are a team with multiple weapons on offense and a smothering defense that is perfectly balanced.
They head into the Super Bowl as the slight favourites (-1.5) to win the game.
Kansas City Chiefs
Previous Super Bowl Wins – 2 (1969, 2019)
2022/23 Pre-Season Major Moves & Results
The Chiefs first key move in the pre-season of 2022/23 was to tag Orlando Brown with the franchise tag, they then signed Justin Reid and Andrew Wylie to new deals and then added receivers JuJu Smith Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling as cover after Tyreek Hill was traded to the Dolphins.
The Chiefs had a solid draft too picking up some excellent defensive talent in the shape of George Karlaftis and Trent McDuffie, both of whom are now starters, and also late selection Isiah Pacheco has proven to be a superb value pick as he is now the starting running back and a key contributor on special teams.
The team then added Carlos Dunlap late in July ahead of their pre-season games.
13th Aug – Kansas City Chiefs 14-19 Chicago Bears
20th Aug – Washington Commanders 14-24 Kansas City Chiefs
26th Aug – Green Bay Packers 10-17 Kansas City Chiefs
Regular Season Record
Week 1 – @ Arizona Cardinals – W 44-21
Week 2 – v Los Angeles Chargers – W 27-24
Week 3 – @ Indianapolis Colts – L 17-20
Week 4 – @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers – W 41-31
Week 5 – v Las Vegas Raiders – W 30-29
Week 6 – v Buffalo Bills – L 20-24
Week 7 – @ San Francisco 49ers – W 44-23
Week 8 – Bye Week
Week 9 – v Tennessee Titans – W 20-17 (OT)
Week 10 – v Jacksonville Jaguars – W 27-17
Week 11 – @ Los Angeles Chargers – W 30-27
Week 12 – v Los Angeles Rams – W 26-10
Week 13 – @ Cincinnati Bengals – L 27-24
Week 14 – @ Denver Broncos – W 34-28
Week 15 – @ Houston Texans – W 30-24
Week 16 – v Seattle Seahawks – W 24-10
Week 17 – v Denver Broncos – W 27-24
Week 18 – @ Las Vegas Raiders – W 31-13
AFC West Final Standings
AFC Seeding shown in brackets. Teams qualifying for the playoffs shown in bold.
Kansas City Chiefs – 14-3 (1)
Los Angeles Chargers – 10-7 (5)
Las Vegas Raiders – 6-11
Denver Broncos – 5-12
Wildcard Round – Bye
Divisional Round – v Jacksonville Jaguars – W 27-20
Championship Round – v Cincinnati Bengals – W 23-20
Standout Individual Performances Over The Season
QB Patrick Mahomes – 5250 yards passing, 41 touchdowns, 358 rushing yards, 4 TDs.
TE Travis Kelce – 110 receptions for 1138 yards and 12 touchdowns.
RB Jerick McKinnon – 56 receptions for 512 yards and 9 touchdowns.
RB Isiah Pacheco – 830 rushing yards, 5 touchdowns, 29 kicks returned for 597 yards.
DT Chris Jones – 29 QB Hits, 17 tackles for a loss, 15.5 sacks
Kansas City Chiefs – Likely Starters for Super Bowl LVII
Kansas City ChiefsHead Coach – Andy ReidOffensive CoordinatorEric BieniemyDefensive CoordinatorSteve SpagnuoloQBPatrick MahomesLDEGeorge Karlaftis (R)RBIsiah Pacheco (R)LDTKhalen SaundersFB/RB2Jerick McKinnonRDTChris JonesLTOrlando BrownRDEFrank ClarkLGJoe ThuneyLOLBCarlos DunlapCCreed HumphreyILBNick BoltonRGTrey SmithROLBWillie Gay JrRTAndrew WylieRCBL’Jarius SneadTETravis KelceLCBTrent McDuffie (R)WR1JuJu Smith-SchusterSSJustin ReidWR2Marquez Valdes-ScantlingFSJuan ThornhillSp. Teams CoordinatorDave ToubPTommy TownsendKHarrison ButkerLSJames WinchesterHTommy TownsendPRKadarius ToneyKRIsiah Pacheco (R)
Chiefs Injury Report
Questionable – L’Jarius Snead, Willie Gay Jr, Kadarius Toney, Mecole Hardman, JuJu Smith-Schuster
The loss of players like Tyreek Hill in the off season didn’t affect the Chiefs in the slightest as they continued to put together another outstanding winning season in a very tough division. Patrick Mahomes continues to set a stunning pace at QB as he leads the Chiefs into the playoffs for the fifth year in succession.
Despite this, the Chiefs start the Super Bowl as current +1.5 underdogs with the bookmakers.
Our Super Bowl LVII Tips
This could be a cracking Super Bowl but we think the extra quality the Eagles have on defense is what will be key in this game.
We predict a 31-28 win for the Eagles on Sunday.
To Win – Philadelphia Eagles – 4/5 on the moneyline
Total – Over 51.0 – 10/11
Spread – Eagles (-1.5) – 10/11
Winning Margin – Eagles by 1-6 points – 16/5
Anytime Touchdown Scorer – Travis Kelce (Chiefs) & Miles Sanders (Eagles) – both 20/21, AJ Brown (Eagles) is 5/4.
Tune in from 11.30pm on Sunday night to watch one of the biggest sports events of the year!