Final countdown to Super Bowl LVIII is on! Chiefs stars Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce are pictured training ahead of Sunday’s big game while Brock Purdy, Christian McCaffrey and the 49ers look to spoil their back-to-back title hopes in Las Vegas
The final countdown to Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas is in full swing as the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers gear up to meet at Allegiant Stadium on Sunday.
On Wednesday both teams were pictured taking the field during their respective practices after starting the week with a series of media appearances and press conferences.
Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and the Kansas City Chiefs got their repetitions in at the Las Vegas Raiders’ headquarters. On the other hand, Brock Purdy, Christian McCaffrey and the 49ers practiced at the Fertitta Football Complex
The defending champions have placed running back Jerick McKinnon and defensive end Charles Omenihu on injury reserve on Wednesday. McKinnon was limited during practice following a sports hernia surgery while Omenihu dealt with knee complications.
All-Pro guard Joe Thuney has been deemed questionable with a pectoral injury and is hopeful for a return on Sunday despite sitting out practice completely.
Ahead of Sunday’s game, Kelce praised Mahomes for taking his game to ‘another level’ this past season as they hope to win their second straight title.
‘The one thing about Pat is his competitiveness,’ Kelce said of Mahomes. ‘He’s never satisfied with where he is. He’s always looking forward to how he can keep progressing, keep that steady incline of success going. That’s on and off the field. It’s fun to see him compete and have that desire, year in, year out, day in, day out.’
Super Bowl Sunday will also wrap up Kelce’s first season in his high profile relationship with popstar Taylor Swift. Their romance has been one of the regular talking points this season with Swift attending 12 Chiefs games so far.
The 14-time Grammy winner is expected to be in Las Vegas on Sunday despite having a show in Tokyo the evening prior. While many could see a relationship with someone of Swift’s celebrity as a distraction, Mahomes remained adamant that Kelce is the ‘hardest working guy in the building.’