By Art Beitchman
Former Eagles head coach Andy Reid has been here before.
With six conference championship games under his belt, he is on the verge of his second Super Bowl, his first since he coached the 2004 Eagles to within three points of the Pats.
After his KC Chiefs swatted away the Titans last Sunday, Reid’s 20-year quest to get over the hump and clutch the Lombardi trophy won’t be easy versus the San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 2 in Miami.
One major plus for Reid will be All World QB Patrick Mahomes, who arguably can do anything he wants on a football field. Reid had Donovan McNabb in those other games, and he was very good — Mahomes is great, the difference between holding the Lombardi or not!
The 49ers defense is very good; they made a 13-win Packer team look pedestrian last week in their NFC Championship victory, whipping the Pack 37-20. In that win SF’s QB Jimmy Garoppolo only heaved the ball 8 times as the Niners ran for 285 yards on the ground. They will need to pass the ball more vs the Chiefs in most likely will be high scoring game with KC’s potent offense.
Andy Reid has the horses to win and clutch the Vince Lombardi Trophy at game’s end.