It has been a half century since the Kansas City Chiefs last appeared in the Super Bowl, but their drought will come to an end in Miami on February 2 when they face off against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV. The bookies currently have the Chiefs in as a modest 2-point favorite, and while there are a lot of people who believe that this game will be as close as the bookies are suggesting, there are others who believe that Kansas City are a lock to hoist the Lombardi Trophy. Here are 7 reasons why the NFL Betting enthusiasts should consider the Chiefs.
7 Reasons Why the Kansas City Chiefs Will Win Super Bowl LIV
1. Momentum for Super Bowl LIV
We have seen several teams over the years close out the regular season on a hot streak of form that carries over into the playoffs. That has certainly been the case with the Chiefs, as they ended the season on a 6-game winning streak, which has now been extended to 8 with their postseason wins.
This is a team that is riding a hot streak of form right now, which usually means you have a very confident group of players.
2. Patrick Mahomes
The only time that the Chiefs really stumbled this season was during the 3 weeks that Mahomes was on the sideline with an injury.
There is no doubt that Kansas City has their QB of the future, with this team potentially set to go on a dominant run with Mahomes under center. He can turn busted plays into something special, making him absolutely impossible to defend most of the time.
3. The ability to stop the pass rushIf Mahomes is granted a lot of time in the pocket, he can pick any team apart, no matter how good they are on the defensive side of the football.
The Chiefs offensive line has been at the top of their game this season, allowing just 25 sacks, which was 3rd best in the league. They have gotten better and better and have allowed just 9 sacks in the last 8 games. If they win this battle, the Chiefs could light it up.
4. Too many weapons for Super Bowl LIVThe 49ers secondary is going to have their hands full with all of the weapons that the Chiefs are bringing to the table. There is no weak link in the Chiefs offensive unit.
You have the reliability of Travis Kelce combined with the speed of Mecole Hardman, as well as Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins. If you try to focus on one, you leave someone else wide open.
5. Defense is better than advertisedUsually when you have a powerhouse offense, you tend to have some deficiencies on the offensive side of the football.
The Chiefs D has not been great, but it has been getting steadily better as the season progresses. Just look at how they slowed down Derrick Henry of the Titans last weekend to get an idea of just how much they have progressed.
6. CoachingWhile Kyle Shanahan has done a fantastic job of coaching the 49ers to a Super Bowl, he is a younger coach that simply doesn’t have the resume of Andy Reid.
While some will point to Reid’s failures in the playoffs and the Super Bowl, he gets his teams in position to be successful more often than not.
7. No deficit too bigWile the Chiefs would love to avoid a third playoff game where they are required to come from behind to win, they have proven that they never get down when they fall behind.
They were 24-0 down to the Texans in the Divisional Round before turning it around and delivering a 51-31 trouncing.