The matchup for Super Bowl LIV is set, and hopefully it will be a bit more dramatic than the two championship games were.
After big wins Sunday, the Chiefs and the 49ers will meet in Miami to decide which team gets to take home the Vince Lombardi Trophy. It will be the NFC’s top seed against the No. 2 seed from the AFC in what has the potential to be an explosive clash.
Boomer Esiason and Gregg Giannotti discussed the coming matchup to start their show on WFAN on Monday morning. Esiason thinks this is the game everyone wanted, partially because it involves a test for Patrick Mahomes.
“He’s (Mahomes) never had a bad football game, ever,” said Esiason. “Now, we’ll find out, because he’ll be going against this awesome defense of the San Francisco 49ers … This is the matchup that we all wanted.”
The Chiefs have gone behind by double digits in each of their first two playoff games, but it hasn’t mattered. Mahomes and the offense blitzed both the Texans and Titans to evaporate their lead with unanswered, quick touchdowns.
Mahomes was, again, at his best on Sunday. The 24-year-old QB threw three TDs and rushed for another. His rushing score was a backbreaker for Tennessee, as Mahomes magically evaded tacklers and danced down the sidelines to force his way into the endzone.
“He’s (Garoppolo) more than capable. The question is: if he gets into a shootout with the Kansas City Chiefs, is he capable of matching Patrick Mahomes? I would say ‘no he’s not.’ Very few players are.”
The 49ers also put up a lot of points in their victory, but their attack mostly centered around running the football. Garoppolo only attempted eight passes as all four San Francisco touchdowns were scored by Raheem Mostert.
“It’s got to be an amazing feeling,” said Giannotti. “Especially for a fanbase that, you know, there’s a lot of people there that don’t remember them being in a Super Bowl … That’s got to be one of those moments, as a Kansas City Chiefs fan, will be forever etched in their brains.”