The Kansas City Chiefs are on the precipice of becoming a dynasty.
The defending Super Bowl champions are in their fourth Super Bowl in the last five seasons, and are just the third squad ever to do so, joining the 1990s Buffalo Bills (1990-1993) and the 2010s New England Patriots (2014-2018). Should they defeat the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers for a third title in this span, with a second win against the 49ers in this run, they will be without a doubt, a dynasty.
Here is a look at the three main reasons why they will power themselves to a Super Bowl LVIII title to conclude the 2023 season.
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes throwing to tight end Travis Kelce has resulted in the best completion percentage (80.9%) and the best passer rating (139.2) among 30 quarterback-receiver duos with 50 or pass attempts to each other in the last 15 postseasons. They have also connected for the most touchdowns by a quarterback receiver duo ever with 17, two more than the connection of Tom Brady to Rob Gronkowski and their 15 as a tandem. They’re like John Stockton passing to Karl Malone, if that Hall of Fame basketball duo actually came through in the NBA Finals.
Here’s how their connection comes through in critical situations:
23 of 28, 14 TD in the red zone18 of 24, 4 TD on throws of 15+ air yards31 of 36, 5 TD when blitzed30 of 41, 5 TD when pressured
In three career games against San Francisco, including Super Bowl LIV that capped the 2019 season, Mahomes has completed 20 of his 24 passes to Kelce for 255 yards and a touchdown.
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Author : Garrett Podell
Publish date : 2024-02-10 15:24:12
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