The Kansas City Chiefs’ victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 57 assured one thing for the 2023 regular season schedule: The opening night game will take place at Arrowhead Stadium.
Kansas City won 38-35 thanks to a late field goal by Harrison Butker that was set up by a controversial holding penalty on Eagles’ cornerback James Bradberry. The victory marked Kansas City’s second Super Bowl championship in four years.
As noted by Ari Meirov, of The 33rd Team the NFL has a plethora of options in regards to choosing Kansas City’s Week 1 opponent. The Eagles, Buffalo Bills and AFC runner-up Cincinnati Bengals are the three headliners.
And as you could guess, there were plenty of calls on social media for the NFL to pit the Eagles against Kansas City in Week 1.
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It’s not very often where a Super Bowl game sees the two finalists play each other the following season. We last got it in the 2017 season, when the Atlanta Falcons visited the New England Patriots in a rematch of Super Bowl 51 a season earlier.
The Denver Broncos did host the Carolina Panthers in the 2016 kickoff game, seven months after defeating them in Super Bowl 50. Will the NFL go that same route and run the Super Bowl rematch as soon as possible? We’ll just have to wait and see.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.