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Football: Tingling duels on the way to the Super Bowl

Status: 01/23/2023 08:40 a.m

One more win before entering the Super Bowl – and the last two games before the most important game in the US football league NFL promise a lot.

In Kansas City there is another big duel between the Chiefs and their feared opponents Cincinnati Bengalspreviously received the Philadelphia Eagles next Sunday the san francisco 49ers.

The Super Bowl takes place on February 12th. The Kansas City Chiefs, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Cincinnati Bengals and the San Francisco 49ers are still in a close fight for the finals.

Patrick Mahomes and the ankle

Chiefs fans feared the worst when Quarterback Patrick Mahomes in the first quarter of the 27:20 win against them Jacksonville Jaguars face grimaced in pain. Knee over? Ruptured ankle ligaments? But it’s just a sprained ankle, US media reported on Sunday.

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Mahomes played on in the second half and probably wants to play in the final as well AFC against the Bengals accrue How fit will he be? Will he be as dangerous as a ball carrier as the fans know him? The week will be long – and it might not be long enough for the injury to subside enough.

The underrated Bengals

Bills or Chiefs – Even the NFL has given the impression in the past few days that anything other than a duel between these two teams for victory in the AFC and entry into the Super Bowl is unimaginable. Tickets for the expected duel have already been sold – and explain the saying of Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow after the clear 27:10 on Sunday: “You better take care of the refund”, he said and grinned.

Last season, the Bengals were the terminus for them Chiefsinstead of Kansas City stand Cincinnati in the Super Bowl (and lost to the Los Angeles Rams). The team also won the main round in early December. The Chiefs are the favorites in the eyes of many experts – but nobody should call the Bengals outsiders. “It’s going to be fun. Two of the top guys in the league, two of the top teams, it’s going to be exciting and I’m looking forward to it.”said Burrow.

The Purdy Tale

At the beginning of December, the game had to san francisco 49ers against the Miami Dolphins Suddenly a man came onto the field who probably even the season ticket holders didn’t know: Brock Purdy, the last young player selected in the draft last spring. Traditional nickname: “Mister Irrelevant“.

And the? Lead the 49ers to victory and then never stop. Not even in the playoffs. First against them Seattle Seahawksnow against them Dallas Cowboys. A real football fairy tale that has a big happy ending with a win against the Philadelphia Eagles needs. And then the triumph in the Super Bowl on February 12 in Arizona.

The Eagles are someone again

She really had her eye on the screen Philadelphia Eagles before this season nobody was a candidate for winning the Super Bowl – there were too many question marks around the quarterback team Jalen Hurtswho himself caused some unrest among the fans after the mixed end of the previous season.

But the young playmaker led his team to the best haul in the NFL main round, so the Eagles hosted the NFL finals against the 49ers on Sunday and have home field advantage. the New York Giants were also no obstacle on Saturday and went under at 7:38. Hurts looked fresh despite his recently injured shoulder and makes all Eagles supporters dream of their first Super Bowl victory since 2018.

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