Super Bowl LVII is just a couple of days away. And to preview the game, Zach Berman from The Athletic joined Anthony Gargano. What are his final thoughts on the game? Are there matchups he thinks the Eagles will take advantage of? How does he see this game playing out? Zach Berman discussed that and more about Super Bowl LVII. See what he had to say below.
On the Eagles’ Offense vs the Chiefs’ Defense
“I start with the line of scrimmage. The Eagles have the overall advantage, their offensive line vs the Chiefs’ defensive front. That said… Chris Jones, it is like watching Aaron Donald out there. That’s high praise, but he is that type of player. He can wreck a game plan. That is what you need to worry about. Where is Chris Jones? If he lines up over Isaac Seumalo for instance, that could be a challenge for the Eagles. But I think the Eagles have an advantage on the edge too. Their WRs match up well vs these corners. And they have the advantage at the line of scrimmage running the ball. But, between Chris Jones and Frank Clark, the Chiefs can get to you. That should be a concern… These guys can play. The line of scrimmage is where the Eagles need to win this game.”
On the Eagles’ Defense vs the Chiefs’ Offense
“(Kelce) is going to be such a challenge. But what worries me from the Eagles’ perspective is Jerick McKinnon out of the backfield… If McKinnon can stretch the field there, sideline to sideline, that is really going to put strain… Andy loves throwing to those backs. McKinnon has been a big-play receiver out of the backfield. And I really think Andy is going to have some things up his sleeve outside of Kelce. You know going into the game you have to worry about Kelce. But when you look at these Chiefs’ weapons, there are a handful of players they can use around the formation, that would worry me because Mahomes can get the ball to all of them.”
And you can listen to the full interview about Super Bowl LVII with Zach Berman below…