Stopping the most dynamic quarterback in the NFL. Keeping the game's premier deep threat under wraps. Blanking a record-breaking tight end. Controlling the clock.
Niners tight end George Kittle put pen to paper on a 5 year, $75 million contract on Thursday. The deal sees Kittle earn around $15 million per year and suit up as a Niner for the foreseeable future. Shortly thereafter, Kittle's peer, adversary and rival - Travis Kelce - followed suit and signed a 4-year $57.25 million contract with the Kansas City Chiefs.
As with any reigning champion in the NFL, the Kansas City Chiefs will be looking to avoid the dreaded Super Bowl hangover.
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.
The Tennessee Titans once again shocked the NFL world, upsetting the top AFC seed Baltimore Ravens on the road to reach the AFC Championship game for the first time since the 2002 season when they went down to the Raiders.
New England Patriots reached an 11th Super Bowl, the ninth of the Tom Brady and Bill Belichick era, as they edged out the Kansas City Chiefs 37-31 in overtime after a thrilling AFC Championship game on Sunday night at a cold and snowy Arrowhead Stadium.