Post-football experts share their Super Bowl 2020 tips for Sunday's game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers:
49ers 39, Chiefs 33
The 49ers' defense will end up being a bit better than that of the productive chief. There will be a lot of goals in this game because no team can fully hold down Patrick Mahomes, but the San Francisco defense, led by his strong top four, will make the crucial stop late, which has the potential to be a classic finish ,
Chiefs 45, 49ers 30
This will be the opposite of last year's Super Bowl – a high score of offenses that stole the show. Patrick Mahomes is the best player in the field on Sunday and he will further reinforce his claim to be the best player in the sport. Mahomes will shed light on the 49ers' defenses and Andy Reid will give his Super Bowl Ring.
Chiefs 31, 49ers 28
These super bowls with big attack against big defense are usually won by the defense: the 49ers in this case. So it could be a fool's gold to be lured by Patrick Mahome's quick-shot ability to Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill. But the chief's defense has stopped Derrick Henry. So why not the fast game of the 49ers? Five Mahomes-led special stages are the number to watch out for.
Chiefs 31, 49ers 24
Man by man, the 49ers are probably the more complete team. But man-for-mahomes, the chiefs will make the Niners look red. The most spectacular player and gifted quarterback is the difference, because Patrick Mahomes is called MVP and Kansas City wins the Lombardi Trophy for the first time in 50 years.
Chiefs 29, 49ers 23 (OT)
Magic Mahomes bridges the point with a 54-yard TD goal for Mecole Hardman, who gives Andy Reid the elusive ring.
Chiefs 31, 49ers 21
The 49ers can humiliate almost any insult. But Patrick Mahomes and his company are not just another crime – they are the Offense. San Francisco will ground and hammer and find the end zone, which is not enough to extend the drought of the Chiefs championship beyond half a century.
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