Super Bowl LIV will feature the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers, which is an absolute nightmare scenario for Raiders fans.
Championship Sunday was the worst-case scenario for Raiders fans, as they sat back and saw the Kansas City Chiefs win in the AFC title game early on. Led by a dominant effort from quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs won their first AFC Championship in 50 years, and who knows how long they will be the dominant team in the conference.
In the second game, there was a chance the Raiders fans could at least have a chance to have someone to root for against the Chiefs, as the Green Bay Packers took on the San Francisco 49ers. Instead, the 49ers took care of business against the Packers in dominant fashion as well, although their quarterback only had to throw it eight times.
So here we are, staring down a Super Bowl that not has both a division rival on one side, and a Bay Area rival on the other.
The most worrisome thing about the Chiefs dominant run this season is just how young their quarterback is, and how dominant he already has become. In only his second full season as the team’s starter, Mahomes has already won an MVP Award, and led his team to a Super Bowl, which is also terrible news for Raiders fans.
Eventually the Chiefs will have to pay him big money, and that will minimize the flexibility they have with the rest of the roster, but will it even matter. This kid makes unbelievable throws, can make plays happen with his legs, and is a born leader.
In reality, this Chiefs window could be open for more than a decade.
San Francisco, on the other hand, has gone from a four-win team in 2018, holding the No. 2 overall pick, to the best team in the NFC, and it was not even close. While Jimmy Garoppolo did not have to do much in the title game, he was an excellent addition to this team a few years back, and does not make many mistakes, much like his mentor, Tom Brady.
Who knows what I will plan to do on Super Bowl Sunday, maybe just have a party, root for a lot of turnovers, and hopefully win a box pool or two. One thing is for sure, the Raiders fans around the world have no-one to root for, which could make this the most boring Super Bowl for the fan base in recent memory.