Who’s coming to Super Bowl LVII? Eagles, Chiefs matchup set

(NEXSTAR) – After defeating the San Francisco 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals, the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs will face off next month in Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

It was the Eagles who first punched their ticket on Sunday and “Mr. Irrelevant” Brock Purdy and the 49ers, 31-7to win the NFC championship.

Quarterback Jalen Hurts scored one of the team’s four rushing touchdowns. He finished 15 of 25 for 121 yards with Miles Sanders running for two touchdowns. Linebacker Haason Reddick scored the hit that forced Purdy out of the game with an elbow injury. Reddick was also recovering from a fumble from Purdy’s backup, Josh Johnson, who later suffered a concussion.

Philadelphia police have been greasing traffic and light poles in what has often proved a futile attempt to slow the forthcoming frenzy. But a city starved for a championship now has its beloved Birds in the Super Bowl, just three months after the Philadelphia Phillies reached the World Series.

It’s been five years since the Eagles were in the Super Bowl – they defeated the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII.

After a close game Sunday night, the Chiefs will head into their fifth Super Bowl after beating the Bengals 23-20 in the AFC Championship game in Kansas City. It was a repeat of last season when the Bengals kept the Chiefs out of Kansas City’s third straight Super Bowl, beating them 27-24 in overtime in the AFC Championship game.

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes struggled for a first down with his badly sprained right ankle, then was pushed out of bounds late by Joseph Ossai, giving Harrison Butker a chance to kick a 45-yard field goal with 3 seconds left that Kansas City gave the win. The Chiefs had lost their last three games to the Bengals through Sunday.

The eagles are gone 1-4 and 0-1 in the playoffs at State Farm Stadium. In addition to winning the Super Bowl in the 2017 season, the Eagles appeared in two others: XXXIX, where they lost 24-21 to the Patriots, and XV, where they lost 27-10 to the Oakland Raiders.

The Chiefs, who are heading into their third Super Bowl in four years, are gone 1-1 at State Farm Stadium. They have appeared in four Super Bowls: LV, a 31-9 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; LIV, a 31-20 win over the 49ers; IV, where they won against the Minnesota Vikings 23-7; and the first ever Super Bowl in which they lost to the Green Bay Packers 35-10.

The Super Bowl is scheduled for Sunday February 12th.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Brian Ashcraft

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