Super Bowl LIV: Our staff is split on who wins between Chiefs and 49ers
By Lee Vowell
Lee Vowell, co=expert
I am with Colby. If the 49ers win it wouldn’t kill me. Why? Because as much as I want the Seahawks to win the Super Bowl that isn’t happening this season. But another team in their division could. The NFC West in the best division in football and if the 49ers win the big game then that kind of validates it.
Now, if next season rolls around and the 49ers get back to the Super Bowl again, I might decide I hope they get blown out. I don’t want the Seahawks to be in a division with a long-term juggernaut.
This game could go in which way. The Chiefs are pretty good defensively except against teams that run in I-formation like the 49ers so. So San Francisco might control the game start to finish with a strong run game and their ability to get pressure on a quarterback with just their front four.
Or Patrick Mahomes, being the absolute freak he is, might simply create too much chaos for the 49ers and Kansas City could go on one their 28-straight point runs and the game is over by the third quarter. Because if the 49ers have to rely on Jimmy G to lead them back from a deficit, it’s not going to happen against this KC team.
I still think great defense beats great offense, though, so I will go with the 49ers.
Prediction: 49ers 28 Chiefs 27