Whether you're calling this a Super Bowl rematch or not, it's certainly must-see television.
It hasn't happened often, but thanks to the newly added 17th regular-season game, we can now expect to see the participants of the previous Super Bowl square off annually. The winners are the fans, and the Eagles/Chiefs clash is certain to get football fans to the television.
Philadelphia and Kansas City both saw coaching changes, particularly at the coordinator level. Both teams sit atop their respective conferences. K.C. enters this won with an AFC-best KC 7-2 record. The Eagles own the best record in pro football (8-1).
It hasn't exactly been smooth sailing for either team, but a win is a win, right? Both are in search of another.
Look at the quarterbacks in this game. Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts have been turning the ball over more often than we expect them to. Neither can afford a mistake in this contest.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Both quarterbacks, as they did last February, have elite receiving talent at their disposal. 'Mr Reliable, the always-open A.J. Brown has already tallied 1,005 receiving yards with six touchdowns on the season. Travis Kelce has been a reliable target for Mahomes. He has collected 597 yards with four touchdowns.
Then there are the defenses, Philly's front remains as dangerous as it was a year ago. Their secondary, however, could be their Achilles heel.
The 2023 Chiefs defense is the best unit K.C. has fielded since Patrick Mahomes first suited up as the starting quarterback. They have made it hard for opposing offenses to score. They lead all of pro football in scoring defense having given up only 15.9 points per game.