We have finally reached Super Bowl Weekend. It’s sad to think we only have one game remaining in the 2019 season before the long off-season. It will be six months until the Steelers (supposedly) take the field for the Hall of Fame game in August, so we better enjoy any NFL football we can get. So which team do you find yourself pulling for in Super Bowl LIV? Before making a decision, let’s take a look at how these two teams line up historically with the Steelers.
AFC #2 seed
The Chiefs and Steelers last played in Week 2 of the 2018 season when the Chiefs jumped out to a 21-point lead only to find the Steelers tie up the game just before halftime. Although the Steelers went on to lose the game, they have a general pattern of three wins to one loss against the Chiefs over the last decade. The only playoff matchup in that time was in 2016 when the Steelers had the 18-16 victory in Kansas City. So while the Chiefs have become a force to be dealt with in the AFC, there isn’t a major rivalry with the Steelers at this point. Now that the Chiefs are representing the AFC in the Super Bowl, they will become the team to beat in 2020 across the conference. Because of the way the schedule falls, the only way the Steelers and Chiefs can meet in 2020 (other than the preseason) would be in the playoffs.
NFC #1 seed
Although they played in 2019, the Steelers don’t have a large history with the San Francisco 49ers. The Steelers had their chances in the 24-20 loss in Levi’s Stadium as a team who was looking for an identity. It was the first game Ben Roethlisberger did not start since Week 17 of the 2017 season, and Minkah Fitzpatrick was playing in his first game in a Steelers’ uniform after only three practices. Since 2000, the Steelers matchups with the 49ers have fallen in line where the home team is victorious. The biggest factor when it comes to the 49ers winning the Super Bowl would be them achieving a sixth Lombardi Trophy to match the Steelers. But with the Patriots already in a tie with the Steelers, does it really matter if there is another team in the mix?
So there are the teams playing in Super Bowl LIV and their connection to the Steelers. Are Steelers’ fans pulling of one team over another, or does the winner not really matter? Make sure you vote in the poll and give your thoughts in the comments below.
Which team are you pulling for in Super Bowl LIV?
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Kansas City Chiefs
San Francisco 49ers
Since it’s not the Steelers, it doesn’t really matter