By Tori Ledoux ’23
With the start of the NFL season, there is much anticipation about which team will take home the Vince Lombardi Trophy in February. After last year’s close game between the L.A. Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals, there is much discussion on what teams will make it to the playoffs and which team will ultimately prevail as professional football’s world champion. At the end of Week 2, the Bills, the Dolphins, the Chiefs, the Eagles, the Giants, and the Buccaneers are all unbeaten and have had impressive starts to their seasons. But the question remains, who will make it all the way to the Super Bowl?
It was announced that the Arizona Cardinals will host the Super Bowl in 2023 at the beautiful State Farm Stadium in Glendale Arizona. Watching the Super Bowl is an annual event for many people across the country. Whether it’s for the new commercials, the star-studded halftime shows, or simply for the competition itself, the Super Bowl has become an American phenomenon.
It’s difficult to make a prediction this early in the season but many loyal followers of the NFL feel they have already predicted the outcome with the brackets they’ve made. The Bills are the current favorite in the AFC East and already have won their first two games. Buffalo’s recently made some fantastic new editions aswell such as James Cook at running back and Kaiir Elam at cornerback. These new players have aided the team immensely and given the team a promising start.
In The AFC West, Kansas City is looking like they’re going to be tough to beat with a current record of 2-0. Ever since the Chiefs first drafted Patrick Mahomes in 2017, they have been a dominant team and this year looks to be no different. The New York Giants are another team that has had a particularly strong start and Daniel Jones is starting to prove himself as a top quarterback in the league. Tom Brady has led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into success and the team looks like a promising prospect. Since Brady joined the Buccaneers, they have been mentioned often in Super Bowl discussion and are also very much a contender for the big game in February.
It’s hard to say for sure, but according to the most recent forecast among these outstanding teams, the team that will take home the Lombardi trophy is the Buffalo Bills. Led by quarterback Josh Allen, their season has been off to a great start and the chemistry that they have developed is thought to be unmatched. Overall the season has had an exciting start and several teams are looking like Super Bowl contenders. The top teams may change in the upcoming games, and with injuries and other occurrences it is hard to truly determine the winner.