San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs will battle it out on February 2nd at the Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida to be crowned the first Super Bowl champions of the new millennium.
This will be Kansas’ first Super Bowl appearance since they took the title in 1969. San Francisco made the final in 2013 but hasn’t won the big game since 1994.
Road to the Super Bowl
Kansas began the season as strong title contenders and they lived up to their top billing despite a mid-season knee injury to star quarterback Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs have impressed with consecutive playoff comebacks in wins over the Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans.
San Francisco began the season as middle-of-the-pack contenders but they have consistently produced impressive results, including a 37-20 win over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game.
What to Expect in the Final
San Francisco 49ers: Following a less-than-impressive 4-12 record in the 2018 NFL season, few would have predicted them making the final. But an explosive offense led by Jimmy Garoppolo and a suffocating defense led by rookie of the year Nick Bosa has made that possible. On game day, San Francisco will look to their strong defense to block the Kansas attack.
Kansas City Chief: While San Francisco relies on their defense to stifle their opponents into making an error, Kansas looks to capitalize on their fast and quick-scoring offense also regarded as the best offense in the NFL. The Chiefs lack a defensive edge and that will be a concern for their legendary coach Andy Reid.
Half Time Entertainment
Super Bowl isn’t really complete without a halftime show to remember. This edition will feature Shakira and Jennifer Lopez who will perform at the event for the first time. Previous halftime performances include Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Prince, and Bruno Mars among many others throughout the game’s history.
Mouthguards and American Football
As we prepare Super Bowl, it’s important to take a moment and consider just how essential mouthguards are to the safety of American football players.
Today, thanks to the widespread use of mouthguards in the sport, dental injury rates have fallen from over 50% in the 1950s to just 3%. Despite this statistic, recent surveys have pointed to 26% of youth in the U.S taking the field without mouthguards.
When choosing a mouthguard for American football, we recommend paying attention to factors like:
- Proper Fit: It’s imperative that the mouthguard fits the player well. It should remain securely in place (no teeth-clenching required) even if jostled. The mouthguard should also be comfortable to wear – no pain, discomfort, or rubbing.
- Certification: It’s very important that any American football mouthguard be fully certified for quality and safety. All Makura mouthguards are fully CE certified with Level 2 and Level 3 Impact Resistance. (The BOIL & BITE TEPHRA MAX, for example, is Level 3. This highest level possible.)
- Features: Finally, a player should consider the features he or she wants in a mouthguard. Things like flexible liners, gel-based forms, and shock-absorbing outers are all worth learning about and considering. Furthermore, if you have braces or other situational factors, you’ll need to think about additional features to keep you safe.
With so many different styles, terms, and features, it’s easy to become overwhelmed or confused. The key is to do your research and understand exactly what you need to be safe. Armed with the right information, you can make a wise purchase.
Check Out Makura Sport Mouthguards
At Makura Sport, we take pride in offering the best American football mouthguards in the industry. As you prepare to witness history being written at Super Bowl, make sure you consider the importance of proper safety when you take the field yourself.
For more information about how Makura Sport mouthguards are apt for American Football, please browse our website and blog!
At Makura Sport, our mission is simple: to provide you with mouthguards that exceed expectations and make us the protection of choice for athletes around the world. Contact us today to learn more!
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