The Chiefs will defend their Super Bowl title after beating the Philadelphia Eagles last year. Patrick Mahomes showed he can win away from Arrowhead Stadium with two road wins in the playoffs. Kansas City beat the Baltimore Ravens to win their second consecutive AFC championship and earn their fourth Super Bowl berth in five years. The 49ers had a thrilling comeback in the NFC championship game to earn their first trip to the Super Bowl since 2020. They haven’t hoisted the Lombardi Trophy since 1995. They came back from a 17-point deficit in the second half to shatter the hopes of the Detroit Lions in the NFC championship. Christian McCaffrey had an MVP caliber season with help from quarterback Brock Purdy and wide receiver Deebo Samuel. — Victoria Hernandez
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One of the most important pregame questions for Super Bowl 58 has apparently been answered. “Taylor Swift is in Las Vegas,” NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said from the field at Allegiant Stadium. The pop superstar’s trans-Pacific flight following her Saturday night concert in Tokyo landed in Los Angeles earlier today, and Rapoport said the connecting flight to Vegas just recently touched down.
“I’ll never report bigger news today,” Rapoport quipped.All that’s left is for Swift to find her way to Allegiant Stadium, where she’ll take her familiar spot in a luxury box to cheer on boyfriend Travis Kelce and the Chiefs. – Steve Gardner
Tight end Travis Kelce was “shimmering” on his way to get on the Chiefs’ team bus, CBS analyst Nate Burleson gushed on the network’s pregame show.
Dressed in all-black as he left the hotel, Kelce will change into the Chiefs’ home red jerseys when he arrives at Allegiant Stadium.
Where will the Super Bowl be hosted this year?
The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers will play at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, the first time the venue has ever hosted a Super Bowl. The stadium is the home venue of the Las Vegas Raiders, who moved to the city in 2020. In fact, this will mark the first time in NFL history that a Super Bowl will be played in the state of Nevada. Las Vegas becomes the 19th different host city and Allegiant Stadium becomes the 27th different venue to host a Super Bowl. — Lorenzo Reyes
Super Bowl 58 predictions
- Lorenzo Reyes: 49ers 24, Chiefs 19
- Tyler Dragon: Chiefs 23, 49ers 20
- Safid Deen: Chiefs 30, 49ers 26
- Victoria Hernandez: Chiefs 28, 49ers 24
- Jordan Mendoza: Chiefs 20, 49ers 17
Super Bowl 58 odds
- Spread: 49ers (-2)
- Moneyline: 49ers (-130); Chiefs (+110)
- Over/under: 47.5
The most basic of all bets is called the moneyline. It’s simply, which team will win the game? There’s a different payout for betting on each team, with the return for a wager on the favorite totaling less than the same wager on the underdog. In Super Bowl 58, the 49ers are the favorite at -130 odds. The Chiefs are the underdog at +110. Betting the moneyline:
- The negative odds (-130) mean that a person would have to wager $130 on the Niners in order to win $100.
- The positive odds (+110) mean that a person who successfully wagers $100 on the Chiefs would win $110. — Steve Gardner
Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has faced the 49ers three times in his career, Kansas City holding a 2-1 edge. In those matchups, Kelce has caught 16 passes on 21 targets for 227 yards and a touchdown. — Rachel G. Bowers
The two Super Bowl quarterbacks have faced off once before in the NFL — kind of. When the Chiefs and 49ers played in October 2022, a contest Kansas City won 44-23, Jimmy Garoppolo was under center for San Francisco. After Garoppolo was yanked late in the fourth quarter, Purdy got some garbage time reps, completing 4 of 9 passes for 66 yards and an interception. Mahomes, meanwhile, went 23-of-34 for 423 yards, three TDs and a pick. — Rachel G. Bowers
For players on the Super Bowl 58 winning team, $164,000 of prize money can be earned. Players on the losing team will get $89,000 in prize money. Both totals represent a $7,000 increase from the per-player payouts from Super Bowl 57. Teams also earn prize money as they advance through the playoffs. As a division winner that also played on wild-card weekend, the Chiefs can earn the maximum $338,000 if they win the Super Bowl. The 49ers, meanwhile, who didn’t play on wild-card weekend due to being the NFC’s No. 1 playoff seed, can earn a maximum of $333,000 if they win on Super Sunday. — Jim Reineking
That title of the highest-paid player in Super Bowl 58 belongs to Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. In September, Mahomes agreed to a restructured contract with the Chiefs that will pay him $210.6 million guaranteed between 2023 and 2026, the most ever for an NFL player in a four-year span, according to ESPN. Mahomes is under contract until 2031, but he and the Chiefs will revisit his contract after the 2026 season. — Cydney Henderson
Crafting a list of the greatest players in Super Bowl history is a near-impossible endeavor. Do you favor the biggest stars? Those who shone brightest on Super Sunday? The ones with sustained levels of excellence? Nate Davis weighed each consideration, attempting to also make it representative of all positions rather than skew too heavily toward quarterbacks or offensive players who more easily show up in the box score (and MVP log). So, here’s his list of the 58 greatest players in Super Bowl history as we head into Super Bowl 58 between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers.
For regular-season Raiders games, capacity of Allegiant Stadium is 65,000, though many venues that host Super Bowls typically can add seating for a game of that magnitude. That makes Allegiant Stadium the fourth-smallest stadium in the NFL with Ford Field (65,000), State Farm Stadium (63,400) and Solider Field (61,500). — Lorenzo Reyes
Allegiant Stadium is just west of the southern edge of Las Vegas Boulevard, more famously known as the Las Vegas Strip. That makes Allegiant Stadium quite accessible for guests staying at some of Las Vegas’ more popular hotels and resorts on the Strip. For ease of transportation, the stadium is also very close to Harry Reid International Airport, the city’s main hub, about a 15-minute drive away. — Lorenzo Reyes
For the San Francisco 49ers, “game manager” might be the two most vexing words of Super Bowl week. But it’s a label that’s been attached to quarterback Brock Purdy with what seems like a certain level of disparagement. Conversely, Kansas City Chiefs counterpart and two-time league MVP Patrick Mahomes has been praised lately for his prowess as, yup, a “game manager.”
So what gives? Why the shade aimed at a guy – meaning Purdy – who was an MVP finalist for the 2023 season, compounded by a double standard?
“I don’t have the strongest arm in the world, or I may not be making crazy, flashy plays like other guys around the league,” said Purdy. “At the end of the day, if we’re looking at the main goal, it’s about winning – and, so, I feel like I can do that well.” – Nate Davis
The 2023 Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers will become the 115th and 116th Super Bowl participants on Sunday, when they cross paths at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Through the years, there have been several dominant squads, some which caught lightning in a bottle at just the right time and others seemingly poised for greatness that ultimately fell just short in the NFL’s biggest game. Here are what Nate Davis believes to be the 58 greatest teams to play on Super Bowl Sunday – and not all of them won.
Run it back. Super Bowl 58 will mark the ninth “rematch” between franchises that have previously collided on Super Sunday (the Cowboys and Steelers the only clubs to meet three times). It was only four years ago that the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers battled in South Florida, K.C. ending a 50-year Super Bowl drought by prevailing 31-20 in a game that was far closer and dramatic than the final score indicates. As Super Bowl 58, which will be the first ever staged in Las Vegas, approaches, here are Nate Davis’ all-time Super Sunday game rankings.
What predictions are there left to make for Super Bowl 58?
After two weeks of anticipation and preparation, the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers have been closely inspected and analyzed from an array of angles. Picks have been made for Sunday’s big event in Las Vegas. Prop bets have been outlined.
But with kickoff drawing near, we couldn’t help but take one last crack at forecasting what might be ahead at Allegiant Stadium to close out the 2023 NFL season. With that in mind, we asked USA TODAY Sports’ NFL reporters and columnists for one bold prediction for Super Bowl 58. Here are the results.
Super Bowl 58 will be San Francisco’s eighth Super Bowl. The other seven are: Super Bowl 16, Super Bowl 19, Super Bowl 23, Super Bowl 24, Super Bowl 29, Super Bowl 47 and Super Bowl 54. San Francisco has won five Super Bowl championships. After winning in the big game their first five trips, the 49ers have lost the last two times they’ve been to the Super Bowl. San Francisco last hoisted the Lombardi Trophy after the 1994 season in Super Bowl 29 against the then-San Diego Chargers. Here’s everything to know about the 49ers’ Super Bowl history. — Tyler Dragon
The Kansas City Chiefs are playing in their sixth Super Bowl and making their fourth appearance in the past five years. Kansas City has won eight consecutive AFC West crowns, the second-longest streak of division championships for any NFL team since 1970. The Chiefs are also vying for their fourth Super Bowl title. The New York Giants (4), Green Bay Packers (4), Dallas Cowboys (5), San Francisco 49ers (5), Pittsburgh Steelers (6) and New England Patriots (6) are the only teams with four or more Super Bowl wins. Here’s everything to know about the Chiefs’ Super Bowl history. — Tyler Dragon
It’s the most expensive Super Bowl on record, according to TickPick, with average ticket prices around $9,384 on the secondary market. For reference, Super Bowl 57’s average ticket price was $5,795, TickPick said. Even if you want to pay the minimum for a Super Bowl ticket on a secondary market, it will still cost close to five figures.
The cheapest ticket to the game can be found on StubHub for $5,542, $7,481 with fees, as of Thursday afternoon. The cheapest tickets for Allegiant Stadium will be further away from the action, like the 300 sections on the endzone sides and the corners of the 400 level. — Jordan Mendoza
Thousands of fans descended upon the bottom of The Strip the day before “the Big Game.” Said 10-year Vegas resident Dominick Lynch, a host at Wahlburgers in “The Shoppes at Mandalay Bay” mall: “I’ve never really seen it this busy. We’ve always had a rush-in with the conventions and stuff, but it’s never been quite like this. You can just feel it walking around. It’s great.” Read Chris Bumbaca’s story here.
Byriah Dailey, a body piercer from Houston, said he was cleaning in his garage recently when he rediscovered a piece of Super Bowl history. It was the coordinating nipple shield that matches the one worn by Janet Jackson during the halftime show at the 2004 Super Bowl, Dailey said. Since that infamous moment, he has been credited with selling the piece of jewelry to Jackson’s former fashion stylist, Wayne Scot Lukas, days before the game. “It was a little tarnished because it’s been sitting in a drawer for awhile,” Dailey, 53, told USA TODAY Sports. Read Josh Peter’s story here.
Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and Andy Reid all won their first Super Bowl four years ago, a 31-20 victory over Kyle Shanahan and the 49ers. Jimmy Garoppolo started at quarterback for San Francisco, completing 20 of 31 passes for 219 yards, a touchdown and two picks. Mahomes was 26-of-42 passing for 286 yards, two TDs and two interceptions. — Rachel G. Bowers
Here’s the complete list of Super Bowl scores, MVPs and locations for all 57 previous games. — Jim Reineking
The Chiefs and 49ers have played each other 14 times, each side winning seven of those contests. All but one of those matchups were in the regular season. The lone playoff matchup was in Super Bowl 54, which Kansas City won. The sides most recently played in 2022, Kansas City winning 44-23. — Rachel G. Bowers
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney is not expected to play in Super Bowl 58, according to an ESPN report. The controversial wide receiver, who caught a touchdown pass and had a key 65-yard punt return in the Chiefs’ Super Bowl win last year, hasn’t been active since Week 15 of the regular season. Toney made headlines when he denied being injured and blasted the Chiefs on social media before the AFC championship game. When asked about Toney’s status for Super Bowl Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers earlier in the week, Chiefs coach Andy Reid would only say, “We’ll see how it goes.” — Steve Gardner
If you made an Usher playlist using only his biggest hits it would last an hour and 42 minutes, according to the one we built on Apple Music. The Super Bowl halftime show is slotted for 12-15 minutes. Prepare for many medleys. There are many Usher songs we hope to hear, even if they’re a medley. Here they are, presented by era. — Melissa Ruggieri
A regular NFL halftime normally lasts 13 minutes, but halftime for the Super Bowl lasts longer to accommodate for the setup, show and takedown, in addition to teams’ on-field warm-ups. Still, expect Usher to be on the stage for fewer than 15 minutes. “Don’t take the moments for granted because you only get 13 of them,” Usher said of the halftime show in November. “The hardest part is trying to figure out how to squeeze it all in when you actually have a large catalog, or a lot of records people celebrate and love.” — Cydney Henderson
Usher’s halftime show performance will take place during, well, halftime, but when exactly is that? Halftime is a brief intermission between the first and second halves of the Super Bowl. Each half of the game is made up of two 15-minute quarters, but the game clock differs from the actual length of the game. Stoppages in play, from timeouts to TV timeouts and commercials during the game, make it hard to predict the exact time halftime begins, but on average, each quarter typically lasts about 45 minutes. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET. — Cydney Henderson
Will Taylor Swift be at the Chiefs’ Super Bowl?
Although it has yet to be confirmed whether Taylor Swift will be at the Super Bowl, it seems unlikely she would miss the biggest game of the season. Swift has been to 12 Chiefs games this season, including each of Kansas City’s playoff games. Swift’s concert in Tokyo — which is 17 hours ahead of Las Vegas — is set for 6 p.m. local time Saturday, with her concerts typically lasting more than 3 hours, 15 minutes. According to NPR, Swift’s show at the Tokyo Dome is located roughly 30 minutes from Haneda and an hour from Narita, Tokyo’s main two airports. Kevin O’Leary, the president and CEO of Jet Advisors, told NPR that Swift could be in the air around 11:30 p.m. in Japan, or 6:30 a.m. Las Vegas time, after meeting some “logistics and clearances” before liftoff. — Austin Curtright
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