Chiefs and Eagles land in Phoenix, get ready for Super Bowl 57

PHOENIX (AP) — Minutes after the Kansas City Chiefs and quarterback Patrick Mahomes touched down in Phoenix, the pilot hung a “Chiefs Kingdom” flag from the window as players, coaches and staff descended of the plane and crossed the runway.

About an hour later, it was the Philadelphia Eagles who arrived in Arizona, with an “It’s a Philly Thing” flag waving on the track as quarterback Jalen Hurts, coach Nick Sirianni and others headed for a fleet of buses.

Super Bowl 57 is just a week away.

The Chiefs will face the Eagles on February 12 in Glendale, Arizona.

Both teams landed at Goldwater Air National Guard Base in perfect Phoenix winter weather – bright sunshine and temperatures in the 70s. Team personnel stopped occasionally to take photos and videos on the trail.

Former Chiefs star Christian Okoye was on hand to hand out hats to Kansas City players as they got off the plane. The former running back star lives in Southern California and made the short trip to Phoenix.

“They called me and wanted me to come here and host the team,” Okoye said. “So I said ‘Yes, sure’ – my team is here preparing to win the Super Bowl.”

The bettors are expecting a good game, although they disagree with Okoye and give the Eagles a slight advantage. Philadelphia opened as a 1 1/2 point favorite, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

The Chiefs qualified for their third Super Bowl in four seasons when Harrison Butker netted a 45-yard field goal with 3 seconds left to push Kansas City past the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 in the AFC Championship Game on Last weekend.

The Eagles routed the San Francisco 49ers 31-7 in the NFC title game. They’ve looked dominant in the playoffs so far, also beating the New York Giants 38-7 in the Divisional Round.

Philadelphia is back in the Super Bowl five years after beating the New England Patriots 41-33.

Now a new generation of Eagles, led by Hurts and Sirianni, will come to Arizona to try and win another title.

The teams will both participate in Monday’s “Super Bowl LVII Opening Night” in downtown Phoenix, where all players and coaches from both teams are available for the annual media extravaganza.

Then it’s business. The Chiefs will practice throughout the week at Arizona State football facilities while the Eagles will prep at the Arizona Cardinals practice facility.

There’s no shortage of storylines: Kansas City coach Andy Reid takes on his former team — which he led in Super Bowl 39 — in a game that’s also Black starting quarterbacks’ first Super Bowl clash with Mahomes and Hurts.

There’s also a brother-on-brother showdown between Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and Philadelphia center Jason Kelce.


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