Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid acknowledges the prevailing sentiment that his team enters Sunday’s Super Bowl matchup against the San Francisco 49ers as underdogs. Despite this perception, Reid emphasized to reporters on Thursday that he never approaches any contest with a mindset of being the lesser team.
“I understand why we’re considered the underdog – I grasp that – given our ups and downs during the season,” Reid remarked, as reported by Kevin Patra of NFL.com. “I never perceive ourselves as underdogs heading into a game, though I comprehend why it’s been framed that way. It’s the nature of the situation.”
Although the Chiefs are labeled as underdogs, the margin is slim. According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the 49ers are merely favored by two points.
Given the Chiefs’ recent track record, a victory wouldn’t be surprising. Their journey to the Super Bowl has been marked by impressive wins, including defeating the top two seeds in the AFC – the Baltimore Ravens and the Buffalo Bills. Moreover, having a talent like quarterback Patrick Mahomes leading the offense undoubtedly bolsters their chances.
Former NFL executive Michael Lombardi weighed in on Reid’s perspective, highlighting the coach’s focus on finding the winning formula for each game.
Reid’s attitude isn’t one of arrogance; rather, it reflects a commitment to approaching every game with a mindset geared towards victory and confidence.
The outcome of Sunday’s game will ultimately reveal whether the Chiefs can emerge triumphant. Super Bowl LVIII is scheduled to commence at 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, and it will be hosted at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.