Super Bowl LVII is a dream matchup between the NFL’s top two seeds in the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles. The game will also feature some of the NFL’s biggest names, including the league’s two All-Pro quarterbacks, first-teamer Patrick Mahomes and second-teamer Jalen Hurts. The matchup between the Chiefs and Eagles is brimming with top-flight talent.
However, championships aren’t always won by the expected heroes.
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No one would’ve thought that it would’ve been Chiefs running back Damien Williams scoring the go-ahead and game-sealing touchdowns in the Chiefs’ Super LIV victory over the San Francisco 49ers to conclude the 2019 season. Nearly every Super Bowl spotlight brings out some unsung heroes and Super Bowl LVII will likely provide the same types of surprises.
With that in mind, here are five Chiefs who could emerge as surprise keys to victory on Super Bowl Sunday:
Some of the surprise element faded from the former Green Bay Packer since he had season highs in receiving yards (116) and receptions (six) in the AFC Championship, but the first-year Chief can still be given the under-the-radar label since he now has as many receiving touchdowns in the postseason (two) as he had in the regular season. If Valdes-Scantling makes an impact on Sunday, it will likely be on the receiving end of a Patrick Mahomes deep ball since he leads the NFL in yards per catch since entering the league in 2018 with a 17.2 yards per reception average. MVS is a big-play threat as 76.2% of his catches went for either a first down or a touchdown, the third highest in the NFL behind only Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (80%) and Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper (78.2%).
First-Team All-Pro defensive tackle Chris Jones and defensive end Frank Clark get the shine as the guys racking up sacks and pressures, but this defense doesn’t…
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Author : Garrett Podell
Publish date : 2023-02-10 22:36:03
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