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The Loop NFL Picks: Super Bowl LVIII

Chiefs vs. 49ers (-2)

Four years hence, again, Niners and Chiefs
Reuniting with shocking rapidity
Last victories were beyond beliefs
Due to Ravens’ and Lions’ stupidity

Last year’s champs often tested believers
Chiefs appeared to be heading for fall
Mostly ‘cause most of KC’s receivers
Proved unable to catch a football

San Fran worked its way down to Vegas
Without ever needing to gamble
49ers, most certainly blessed:
Their last foe was coached by Dan Campbell

CBS will be easy to blame
When diehard footballers are miffed
Seven hours of tedious pregame
With most every camera on Swift

Niners thrived with their Purdy-good star
Breezing easily through most of their games
But Sunday they’ll only go so far
With a last-draft-pick QB from Ames

This year, Chiefs were far from perfection
But their playoff run’s been pretty nice
The Mahomes-to-Kelce connection
Will hit paydirt once, if not twice

The Niners will try hard to rally
As muscles and other parts clench
But herculean efforts will dally
With star or two hurt on the bench

For Reid, another Lombardi snared
He’s the number one coach for a reason
To Belichick, he will be compared
‘Cept HE has a job for next season

Pick: Chiefs 34, 49ers 31

Record

Week 21
0-2 straight up
1-1 vs. spread

Playoffs
6-6 straight up
6-6 vs. spread

Season
174-110 straight up (.613)
141-143 vs. spread (.496)

All-time (2003-24)
3630-2020-14 straight up (.642)
2759-2761-144 vs spread (.500)

Coming Monday
Our extra-special Loop Ten countdown of all things Super Bowl LVIII.

You can hear Kevin Cusick on Wednesdays on Bob Sansevere’s “BS Show” podcast on iTunes. You can follow Kevin on Twitter — @theloopnow. He can be reached at kcusick@pioneerpress.com.

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