Everything You Need To Know Before The Super Bowl: (1/29/20)

Even though it seems like the season just started, we are officially four days away from Super Bowl Sunday. Here are some key pointers to help make your Super-Bowl LIV Experience the best that it can be:

Date, Time, and Channel:

Super Bowl 54 will be held on Sunday, February 2nd, 2020 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. It will air live nationally in the United States on the FOX Network. The Super Bowl pre-game show will begin at 4pm MT and kickoff is expected to be at 4:30pm MT.

Brief History:

The Kansas City Chiefs have not made a Super Bowl appearance since January 11, 1970 — which was over 50 years ago. In that game, Len Dawson led the Chiefs over the Vikings with a clear victory of 23-7. Fast forward to February 3, 2013 — the 49ers were dealt their first Super Bowl loss, and were beaten by the Ravens 34-31. This erased their spotless Super Bowl record with both Joe Montana and Steve Young, from 5-0 to 5-1.

The point here is that both teams are going to play like their franchise depends on this win, because in a sense they both do. Kansas City is trying to prove that their team is still relevant in the post-season and not just a franchise that gets mentioned in history books, and San Francisco is trying to make up for their heartbreaking loss in 2013.

New Beginnings:

When most people think about the NFL’s offenses battling-it-out, they envision two elite quarterbacks being the X-Factors for the game. Despite the truth to that, I would argue that this game is different. Even though Patrick Mahomes and Jimmy Garoppolo are both amazing quarterbacks, I see the game’s momentum going in favor of whose tight end can perform at their best — or whose defense can stop their tight end opponent.

San Francisco’s George Kittle and Kansas City’s Travis Kelce are two of the best tight ends in the NFL right now. In the regular season, Kelce was targeted 97 times for 1,229 yards and five touchdowns. He averaged 12.7 yards a reception with his longest play being 47 yards. Kittle, on the other hand, was targeted 85 times for 1,053 yards and five touchdowns too. He averaged 12.4 yards a reception and his longest play was 61 yards.

Watch the game closely to see what tight end performs the best, because they might just be the “secret sauce” to either team’s chance to win the Super Bowl in the year of the NFL’s 100th anniversary.