America Is (Narrowly) Rooting for Philadelphia in Super Bowl LVII

The Philadelphia Eagles are the betting favorites to win Super Bowl LVII, albeit by a slim margin. Similarly, Americans are narrowly hoping the Jalen Hurts-led NFC champions can capture the Lombardi Trophy over the Kansas City Chiefs on Feb. 12, according to a new Morning Consult survey. 

Who will win the Andy Reid Bowl?

Sunday marks the Andy Reid Bowl, as the Chiefs’ head coach plays in the big game against the team he coached for 14 seasons, from 1999 to 2012. It’ll be the fifth time a head coach has faced his former team in the Super Bowl. 

In last year’s game, Americans rooted for the underdog Cincinnati Bengals, according to a Morning Consult survey, though they said they expected the Los Angeles Rams to win. The Rams won 23-20 to secure their first title since 1999. Eagles fans are hoping America makes it two in a row. (Americans incorrectly picked the Chiefs to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV in 2021. Tom Brady and the Bucs won 31-9.)

Reid winning his second Super Bowl with the Chiefs would likely reignite talks of a “dynasty” following the team’s loss in the Super Bowl two years ago. If that happens, America might never pick against them again.

The Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2023, survey was conducted among a representative sample of 2,205 U.S. adults, including 1,573 self-identified sports fans, both with unweighted margins of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points. The survey also included 1,488 self-identified NFL fans and 644 self-identified sports bettors, with unweighted margins of error of plus or minus 3 and plus or minus 4 percentage points, respectively.

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