Super Bowl 2023 features an Andy Reid reunion and a Kelce battle

The slogan is on T-shirts and hats, banners and balloons.

“It’s a Philly factor.”

That’s the cryptic playoff mantra for these Philadelphia Eagles, and it’s working fairly effectively to this point — the crew is heading to its second Tremendous Bowl in six seasons, this time in opposition to the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs.

“That is one thing you dream about your complete life,” Eagles coach Nick Sirianni mentioned within the aftermath of a victory over San Francisco within the NFC championship recreation. “Like I mentioned to the blokes: We’ve all been dreaming about it, whether or not you had been dreaming about it while you had been 2, 10, 14, 18 or while you bought within the NFL.”

The sport Feb. 12 in Glendale, Ariz., reunites Chiefs coach Andy Reid and the Philadelphia franchise he coached for 14 seasons.

The final time these groups performed one another was in October 2021, when Kansas Metropolis received 42-30 in Philadelphia with Patrick Mahomes throwing 5 landing passes.

It was a landmark win for Reid, his a hundredth with the Chiefs. He due to this fact turned the primary coach in NFL historical past to win at the very least 100 video games apiece with two franchises, having received a club-record 140 with the Eagles.

Philadelphia put up a combat in that recreation, with Jalen Hurts throwing for 387 yards and two touchdowns. However three different would-be touchdowns had been worn out by penalties, that means the Eagles needed to accept subject targets 3 times within the purple zone.

Seeding was launched within the NFL playoffs in 1975, and that is the thirteenth time since then that the league’s closing recreation pits groups seeded No. 1 of their respective conferences.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts appears to cross throughout a win over the San Francisco 49ers within the NFC championship recreation Sunday.

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This marks the primary time brothers will play in opposition to one another within the Tremendous Bowl — Philadelphia middle Jason Kelce and his youthful brother, Travis, star tight finish for the Chiefs. Nevertheless, a pair of brothers have squared off within the Tremendous Bowl: In Tremendous Bowl XLVII, Baltimore coach John Harbaugh led the Ravens to a victory over his youthful brother, Jim, who coached San Francisco.

Eagles proprietor Jeffrey Lurie employed Reid and Sirianni out of relative obscurity. These coaches briefly crossed paths in Kansas Metropolis in 2013 when Reid turned the pinnacle coach and Sirianni was a part of the earlier regime, as broad receivers coach beneath then-head coach Romeo Crennel.

So Reid truly confirmed the longer term Eagles coach the door, though Sirianni later mentioned the seasoned coach was sort about it.

“Coach Reid was charged with the duty of telling me I wasn’t working there anymore,” Sirianni recalled later. “So, you already know, however he was superior. It was truly an superior dialog I had with him. And I actually revered the truth that he took time to fulfill with me, inform me what he had heard about me.”

Reid’s workers in Kansas Metropolis is loaded with coaches he labored with in Philadelphia, amongst them particular groups coordinator Dave Toub, working backs coach Greg Lewis, tight ends coach Tom Melvin, coach Rick Burkholder, and former Eagles working again Eric Bieniemy, now in his fifth season as Kansas Metropolis’s offensive coordinator.

The final six occasions the Eagles and Chiefs have performed, Reid has emerged victorious.

He has overwhelmed the Eagles 3 times as coach of the Chiefs.

And the three consecutive wins earlier than that?

It’s a Philly factor.