During the regular season, and the two playoff games thus far, the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs have scored the exact same number of total points.
However, one statistic provided by an Eagles reporter indicates that the Eagles have a slight advantage, at least in one category.
#Eagles Red Zone Offense: 3rd in NFL
Chiefs Red Zone Defense: 30th in NFL
Eagles have to take advantage and get touchdowns, not field goals, when they get inside the 20
— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) February 8, 2023
The Eagles are third in the NFL in terms of red zone scoring, whereas the Chiefs defense has been third-worst in allowing scores.
However, one fact that this reporter failed to mention is that the Chiefs are second in red zone scoring.
While the defense has allowed the third-most red zone scores, the offense has more than made up for it, scoring touchdowns inside the red zone at a 70.51% clip.
If the Eagles are going to win the Super Bowl, they will need to be efficient in the red zone, given the Chiefs’ lack of defensive success there.
In the past two weeks, the Eagles have run the ball down their opponents’ throats, and haven’t needed to throw the ball much.
If the Chiefs jump out to an early lead, the Eagles might be forced to throw the ball in more situations, but especially in the red zone.
Will Jalen Hurts be able to deliver in their biggest game of the season?
Hurts has yet to appear in a Super Bowl, but this is Patrick Mahomes’ third appearance in this game.
We will soon see if Hurts will be able to continue dominating the red zone, especially considering that the Kansas City defense has improved lately.NEXT: Colin Cowherd Reveals His Top 12 Players In Super Bowl LIVII