By Marc Lawrence, PlaybookSports.com — Based on Super Bowl history, when the Eagles and Chiefs play for a ring in Glendale, Ariz., on Feb. 12, it will be a rare occurrence. Here’s looking back at the history of top-seed matchups in the Super Bowl:
• The last time the Eagles were the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs, after the 2017 season, they advanced to Super Bowl 52. There they beat the AFC No. 1-seeded Patriots 41-33. If the Eagles and Chiefs both make it this season, they would end a five-year drought.
• Believe it or not, No. 1 vs. No. 1 has happened only 13 times in the previous 48 Super Bowls since the NFL implemented playoff seeding during the 1975 season. The first time it happened was in Super Bowl 11, which was played after the 1976 season.