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Which team will win Super Bowl LVIII?


With the 2023-24 NFL season coming to an end, it is time to start asking ourselves which team has the best chance of winning Super Bowl LVIII. 

After the conclusion of Conference Championship Weekend, it would be a safe bet to pencil in the team that has played the best for the entirety of the season in the Super Bowl: the Kansas City Chiefs.

This season, the Chiefs have had what has been considered a down year offensively.  Receivers have dropped ball after dropped ball, quarterback Patrick Mahomes has been subpar for his standards and star tight end Travis Kelce has not looked like his dominant self for most of the season. But despite all of that, the Chiefs have won the AFC West yet again and have secured another top-3 seed in the playoffs. 

A lot of their success this season can be attributed to Mahomes’ dominance, but this team’s defense has been one of the best in the league as well.

Defensive players such as defensive end Chris Jones and cornerback duo Trent McDuffie and L’Jarius Sneed have had great seasons on their side of the ball and are three reasons why Kansas City’s defense has been the best it has been in the Mahomes era. Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo has helped turn this defense from one of the worst in the league to one of the best in the span of five years. This more complete version of the Chiefs’ defense has many players who can also play multiple positions, making it even harder for opposing offenses to score. 

As previously stated, the Kansas City offense has not been playing to the elite standard that we usually hold them to, but that has not stopped them in the playoffs. 

During the offseason, they moved on from offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, who helped turn this Chiefs offense into one of the best offensives in the league, with and without Tyreek Hill. After losing Bieniemy, the offense looked mediocre for most of the season. The Chiefs’ receivers led the league in passes dropped with a total of 44, however, that did not stop them from returning to their fourth Super Bowl in five years.

 Mahomes has not had the best season by his standards, but he still helped this team win close games when needed and made spectacular play after play. With Mahomes being the best quarterback in the league and one of the best players ever, it is a safe bet to say the Kansas City Chiefs will be Super Bowl champions yet again.

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Michael Rios
Michael Rios, Staff Writer
Michael (He/Him) is a second year communication major at UTSA. He plans on looking for a sports journalist job after graduation. He loves sports such as basketball, football and baseball. When he is not watching sports, Michael enjoys watching TV shows, movies, playing basketball and hanging out with his friends. 

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