Dueling Super Bowl 58 predictions

The top seeded San Francisco 49ers defeated the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions in comeback fashion to get back to the Super Bowl against the Kansas City Chiefs. 

This battle-hardened 49ers team will have another hill to climb facing Pat Mahomes and a fierce Chiefs defense. 

Mahomes is coming off of another stellar performance in his illustrious playoff career and will be coming in with some confidence, but I think he will struggle against this decorated 49ers squad. 

In 2020 The Chiefs squeaked out a win against the 49ers to claim their first Super Bowl win since the ‘70s. 

This game will be a little different this time around. 

With the emergence of Mr. Irrelevant, aka Brock Purdy, and the trade that acquired running back Christian McCaffrey, the 49ers have a newfound identity on offense. 

Purdy totaled 4,000 passing yards, 33 touchdowns and 11 interceptions this season, while McCaffrey amassed 2,000 yards and 21 touchdowns on his own. 

This 49ers squad has seven all pro players, five first-team and two second-team. 

Also, linebacker Fred Warner and Christian McCfarrey were unanimous selections at their positions. The 49ers will need to subdue Mahomes’ elite ability to extend plays and use his legs. 

Nick Bosa will play a big role in doing this. He had two sacks in the NFC championship and will need to have the same impact against a Chiefs offensive line which has struggled to block big name players. Also, I can’t not include Deebo Samuel in this conversation when talking about X-factors or game changing players. 

Samuel is a weapon, Swiss Army Knife may be better term, because he can line up anywhere and make an explosive play. I don’t think the Chiefs defense will be able to bottle up the 49ers offense as they can make you pay through the air or on the ground. 

As solid as this Chief’s defense is, they will need to pick their poison in this game. Therefore, I have the 49ers defeating the chiefs 28-21. Christian McCafferey will have another MVP performance enroute to his first Super Bowl victory.

The matchup is set, and the people are ready for this Super Bowl showdown.

Mr. Irrelevant takes on the most hated team and quarterback Patrick Mahomes. The whole world is geared up to watch this epic battle.

The narrative this entire season has been everyone has figured out Mahomes.

The 49ers dominated the defensive side of the ball this season – just as much as the offensive side, only allowing 89 yards rushing a game this season.

Knowing this, the Chiefs will have to be able to run the ball to keep the defense on their toes because of the shaky secondary the 49ers have.

The Chiefs’ receivers will also be pivotal in this game with guys like Travis Kelce and rookie Rashee Rice.

In the playoffs, Mahomes is tough to beat, even without the presence of Tyreek Hill. He must step up in this game and put points on the board.

On the other side of the field stands a loaded 49ers team with All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey, and through the air, they have Deebo Samuel and George Kittle.

Brock Purdy, the 262nd pick of the 2022 draft, will have to pull some tricks out of his hat to beat Mahomes. 

The 49ers dominated the defensive side of the ball this year. My prediction for this game is that the 49ers will go up early. The Chiefs battle their way back, making plays on defense and letting Patrick Mahomes play backyard football versus this stacked 49er team, claiming his third Super Bowl in four attempts and bringing the trophy back to the Chief Kingdom.

They will again be Super Bowl champions.

Prediction: Chiefs 27-23

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