With the San Francisco 49ers facing the Kansas City Chiefs, this year's Super Bowl should prove to be one to remember. It may not be the Super Bowl I rematch that many were expecting, but nonetheless NFL fans should be in for a classic. Let's talk about how both teams got to this point.
As we draw nearer to the end of the decade, it feels fitting to look back on the great teams, games and rivalries that graced the 2010s. Among those noteworthy moments, the rivalry between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks feels like a missed opportunity.
After the events of Week Nine in the NFL, there remains only one undefeated team. The 8-0 San Francisco 49ers. Coming into the season, many predicted the Niners to be a frisky, wildcard type team despite the disappointing 4-12 2018 season.
49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh had arrived with Shanahan in 2017. Since then the SF defence has been historically bad. However, through two weeks in the NFL, the San Francisco defence looks revitalised.
After a spectacular 2018 where Andy Reid’s wonderfully entertaining offence was driven by the brilliant Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs fell to a heartbreaking overtime loss in the AFC Championship game to perennial winners New England.
The Kansas City Chiefs were one of the NFL's most exciting and dangerous teams last season. Why haven't they built on that this offseason?
One of the key factors in how teams conduct their business is based on how much cap space they have. The NFL have raised the base salary cap for each team from $177,200,000 last year to $190,000,000 for the 2019 season.