Fans weigh in on Taylor Swift ahead of ‘Monday Night Football’
From “I think it’s great” to “who cares,” fans talk Taylor Swift and the NFL before the Eagles play the Chiefs in “Monday Night Football.”
A rematch just eight months in the making.
The Eagles and Chiefs played an instant classic in February, with Kansas City clipping Philadelphia’s wings in Super Bowl 57. Now, the two contenders meet again in a primetime matchup on “Monday Night Football.”
While a decent of chunk of headlines surrounding the Chiefs in recent months has been a romance between No. 87 on the field and No. 1 on most iTunes charts, Kansas City has jumped out to a 7-2 record, but maybe a bit differently than they usually do. The defense has helped push the Chiefs out to a lead in the AFC West, while the offense has shown signs of life, but remains something of a work in progress.
On the other sideline, the Eagles have made a season of close calls. Of Philly’s eight wins, five have come by one score, making for an 8-1 record that may not be all that it seems. Still, the Eagles had a statement win of sorts in Week 9 vs. the Dallas Cowboys, downing their division rival and proving they’re still soaring above the rest in the NFC.
Call it the Swiftie Bowl. USA TODAY Sports will provide updates for the Week 11 Eagles-Chiefs Super Bowl 57 rematch on “Monday Night Football”:
- Date: Monday, Nov. 20
- Start time: 8:15 p.m. ET
The Chiefs and Eagles meet on Monday, Nov. 20 at 8:15 p.m. ET. The Eagles travel to Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, to take on the Chiefs.
- TV channel: ABC/ESPN | ESPN2 (ManningCast)
ESPN and ABC carry the main broadcast of the Eagles vs. Chiefs “Monday Night Football” matchup. Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will provide commentary, while Lisa Salters works the sidelines during the game.
ESPN2 will play home to the “ManningCast” featuring Peyton and Eli Manning and a trio of guests that includes Iowa Hawkeyes basketball star Caitlin Clark.
For viewers with an ESPN+ subscription, the game can be live-streamed over the Worldwide Leader’s streaming service.
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Here are the USA TODAY Sports’ staff picks for this game:
- Lorenzo Reyes: Eagles
- Tyler Dragon: Chiefs
- Victoria Hernandez: Eagles
- Jarrett Bell: Chiefs
- Safid Deen: Chiefs
- Nate Davis: Eagles
- Chris Bumbaca: Chiefs
- Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz: Chiefs
Highlighting Monday Night Football odds, the Chiefs are among the best bets for NFL Week 11 as home favorites. The Chiefs are favored by 2.5 points over the Eagles in a Super Bowl 57 rematch, according to the BetMGM NFL odds. Looking to wager? Check out the best mobile sports betting apps offering NFL betting promos in 2023.
According to the top NFL betting apps, Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (+300) and Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (+325) lead players with the best NFL MVP betting odds in 2023. The Chiefs (+450) and Eagles (+550) are both among among teams with the best Super Bowl betting odds.
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The Chiefs are favorites to defeat the Eagles, according to BetMGM NFL odds.
- Spread: Chiefs (-2.5)
- Moneyline: Chiefs (-145); Eagles (+120)
- Over/under: 46
USA TODAY Sports’ staff picks for this game:
- Lorenzo Reyes: Eagles 24, Chiefs 21 — This will be fascinating. The environment in Arrowhead will be electric and these are two legitimate Super Bowl contenders. I think the Eagles, though — right now — are more offensively complete. Kansas City’s defense might be the most underrated in the league, but I like Philly to exact a little revenge here in this rematch of Super Bowl 57.
- Tyler Dragon: Chiefs 24, Eagles 23 — The main event is fittingly the final game of Week 11. This Super Bowl 57 rematch is easily the game of the week. Both teams had a Week 10 bye. The Eagles are the more complete team and can win in a variety of ways. But the Chiefs are at home, Patrick Mahomes is the best player on the field, the Chiefs have a top-five defense and at some point (you’d think) Kansas City’s wide receivers are going to step up.
- Safid Deen: Chiefs 27, Eagles 23 — Still the two best teams in the NFL, it’s truly hard to decipher which team has the edge going into this Super Bowl rematch. The Eagles are on a roll on both sides of the football with the best record, while the Chiefs may have their best defense since Patrick Mahomes became their starter. To be the best, you have to beat the best. And I’m going to roll with the defending champs at home in this one. Mahomes will find a way to outplay Jalen Hurts in crunch time to secure the win.
- Victoria Hernandez: Eagles 27, Chiefs 24 — Get your popcorn ready. In a rematch of last year’s Super Bowl, both teams will be fresh off their bye and Kansas City will have recovered from their jet lag — except for maybe Travis Kelce who took an extra international trip to support boo Taylor Swift. But even if the Eagles are still a bit banged up, they will get revenge against a Chiefs offense that’s struggled to find quite the same prowess this season.
- Jordan Mendoza: Chiefs 34, Eagles 30 — These two teams gave us one of the highest-scoring Super Bowls the last time they faced off. With both teams eager to prove themselves as the top Super Bowl favorite, expect the offenses to once again go crazy in the rematch. You could go either way, but the crowd at Arrowhead Stadium will make the difference in this one. Karma might be the guy on the Chiefs leading his team to a win.
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