8 Super Bowl Predictions from VikingsTerritory Writers

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VikingsTerritory writers were asked to provide a Super Bowl prediction apiece for Sunday’s showdown between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles.

Patrick Mahomes just wrapped up the NFL MVP award, and the Eagles were widely considered the best and most consistent team during the regular season. Something’s gotta give.

8 Super Bowl Predictions from VikingsTerritory Writers

Eight writers weighed in with a winner and explained why.

1. Chiefs, 31-28

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Prediction Maker = Adam New

I expect the Super Bowl to be an exciting and close game that will swing back and forth. The game will go right down to the wire, and I’m giving the edge to the Kansas City Chiefs. The reason is a simple one — Patrick Mahomes. When the game gets to the final stages, someone needs to produce something special.

I am backing Mahomes — probably with the assistance of Travis Kelce —  to get it done.

2. Chiefs, 37-31

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Prediction Maker = Ali Siddiqui

The Eagles are playing great, but Patrick Mahomes has already played in the big game twice. He gets his second ring with a win on Sunday.

3. Eagles, 30-21

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Prediction Maker = Cole Smith

My heart aches to say this, and it won’t feel any better seeing highlights of the Eagles winning their first Super Bowl in U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday night. But Philly is too well-rounded, and the Chiefs may not have enough on defense to stop the Eagles running game.

4. Chiefs, 31-24

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Prediction Maker = Dustin Baker

There’s no reason to doubt Jalen Hurts, but there’s even more reason to trust Patrick Mahomes.

The Chiefs defense will be the story, as most of the world considers Kansas City a bastion of offense, offense, and more offense. Yet, in 2022, they quietly became balanced after the Tyreek Hill trade.

Chiefs by a touchdown.

5. Eagles, 27-21

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Prediction Maker = Kyle Joudry

It’s easy to forget since he’s such a marvelous player, but Patrick Mahomes has been far from dominant in his two SB appearances. He was 26/42 for 286 yards, 2 TDs, and 2 INTs the first time; he was 26/49 for 270 yards, 0 TDs, and 2 INTs the second time.

Philly has both a remarkable DL and OL. Expect their run game to be difficult to corral and their pass rush to be impossible to slow down. Philly wins 27-21.

6. Chiefs, 31-26

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Prediction Maker = Will Goodwin

Both teams have great players up and down their rosters. Some would argue Philadelphia has a better overall roster. They have the superior offensive line, pass rush, and complement of weapons.

However, the Chiefs have a better, more experienced coach-QB combination than the Eagles. What’s more, the newly-minted NFL MVP had two weeks off to rest his ankle.

Reid and Mahomes will be the difference.

7. Chiefs, 24-17

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Prediction Maker = Josh Frey

I’m picking the Chiefs. Kansas City’s defense will be able to get pressure on Hurts and make him uncomfortable. KC’s offensive weapons look like they’re getting healthy too, and if Patrick Mahomes does the usual Patrick Mahomes stuff, they’ll have another ring.

8. Chiefs, 28-24

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Prediction Maker = Ted Schwerzler

Kansas City may not have cruised to the Super Bowl like Philadelphia, but betting against Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes doesn’t seem wise. The Chiefs have been in this spot and are much more battle tested. Give the MVP another ring.

Mathematically en masse, we predict the Chiefs top the Eagles by a score of 28-26.

Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sal Spice. His Vikings obsession dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).

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