ESPN projects a Cowboys-Chiefs matchup in this year’s Super Bowl

The Kansas City Chiefs will look to defend their Super Bowl victory in 2020 with the vast majority of their starters returning to the team. Meanwhile, the Dallas Cowboys will be vying to be one of their challengers to prevent back-to-back championships.

The Chiefs not not only brought back their franchise-building blocks, they added another by selecting Clyde Edwards-Helaire with the No. 32 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Expect the high-powered offense to get even better and produce much closer to its dominant 2018 results.

Interestingly enough, the Chiefs are not projected to finish with the best record in the AFC. Both the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers are slotted at 12-4 in ESPN’s season-wide projections while the Chiefs are at 11-5 in the final standings.

As a result, the Chiefs would have to play in the Wild Card Round and win 19-9 against the Indianapolis Colts. Next up, is a 27-7 victory over the Buffalo Bills in the Divisional Round, which sets up a showdown with the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game.

For the Cowboys, it was an eventful offseason, to say the least. Dallas managed to add CeeDee Lamb to form a dominant wide receiver trio and used the 2020 NFL Draft to fill-in some key holes on defense that opened up after they experienced some free agency departures.

Oddly enough, the Cowboys manage to get all the way to the Super Bowl despite posting a 9-7 record in these projections, which puts them behind the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC East. Additionally, Dallas ends up being matchup up with the Eagles in the Wild-Card Round.

After winning 16-10 against the Eagles in Week 1, the Cowboys then have to take down the San Francisco 49ers in the Divisional Round. Not only does Dallas win against the 49ers in these projections, but they also manage to do so with 39-26 being the final score.

Before getting into the Super Bowl projections, the Championship Round is quite intriguing. The Cowboys face off with Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and manage to finish coming out on top 26-14. For the Chiefs, they defeat the Ravens 17-14, setting up a Chiefs-Cowboys Super Bowl.

The final score ESPN projects in a matchup between the Chiefs and Cowboys in the Super Bowl is 42-17 with Kansas City coming out on top. That would mark a rare back-to-back feat in the NFL and officially landing them dynasty status.

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