Preview to Super Bowl LVII


Lauren Weber, Contributing Writer

This year, the Philadelphia Eagles will take on the Kansas City Chiefs in the American Football championship game, otherwise known as the Super Bowl. At State Farm Stadium in Glendale Arizona, Super Bowl LVII will kick off on Sunday, February 12th, 6:30 p.m. Eastern time. 

In their regular season, Kansas City went 14-3 and were champions of their division, the AFC West. Prior to that divisional game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Chief’s quarterback Patrick Mahomes was suffering a high sprained ankle. However, his game against the Bengals displayed no drastic signs of suffering. His ability to play well with injury solidifies his readiness to lead his team at the Super Bowl even with wide receiver Juju Smith Schuster recently suffered a knee injury and has not attended the latest practice. This year will be Kansas City’s 5th overall appearance at the Superbowl, and their 3rd time in the past 4 consecutive years. In their last showing in 2021, the team suffered a monumental defeat to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers led by 7 time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady. 

The Philadelphia Eagles matched their opponent’s regular season record, finishing 14-3 and winning their conference title. In their last appearance in the Super Bowl, the Eagles won the Lombardi Trophy and an astonishing win over the New England Patriots. 

Philly is favored to win the Super Bowl over Kansas with their spread at -1.5. This historic matchup will also mark the first ever Super Bowl game to start two African American quarterbacks, Jalen Hurts and Patrick Mahomes. 

Watching the final game, which is accessible on Fox, Fox Sports, and the NFL app, is only half of the fun. The Super Bowl halftime show presented by Apple Music is always a catastrophic production that aims to host music’s biggest stars. Rihanna, who has not hit the stage since her 2018 performance at the Grammys, will be hosting this year’s show. Junior Grace Garritty said, “I really do want the Eagles to win because I never liked the rivalry Mahomes had with the Patriots. But I think I will mostly watch because of the halftime show. It’s Rihanna, how could that be bad?”

Super Bowl preparation and parties tend to make their way into a lot of American homes on Sunday night. Junior Bridget Patten claims: “I love watching football, but I love the food even more. Getting different dips, and also buffalo wings that my mom makes at home is my favorite part.” Friends and family gather together to enjoy watching football, a performance, and mountains of comfort food as a way of celebrating the Super Bowl.