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The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers do battle on Sunday night. 

We’ve had two weeks to work out who’s going to win Super Bowl LIV and it’s still too close to call.

With a little help from NFL Network’s Brian Baldinger, here's where the game will be won and lost…

The Kansas City Chiefs take on the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl on Sunday

The Kansas City Chiefs take on the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl on Sunday

The X-Factor

With third-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the Kansas City Chiefs have lost just eight times in 35 games, including the postseason. 

They have only scored less than 20 points once in that spell and in his four playoff games the Chiefs have scored an average of 37 points.

The 24-year old can read defenses in a split-second, he can make any throw and is the Chiefs’ leading rusher in the playoffs so far.

Now in his first Super Bowl, are we witnessing the start of the Mahomes era?

Patrick Mahomes could be the difference for Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night

Patrick Mahomes could be the difference for Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night

The third-year quarterback has lost just eight of 35 games with the Chiefs this season

The third-year quarterback has lost just eight of 35 games with the Chiefs this season

BALDY’S BREAKDOWN: ‘Nothing ever looks too big. He seems to make all the big plays. How do you defend him? They’ve been asking me that question for the last couple of days and I’m trying to find video. 

'He’s a difficult guy to defend. It’s hard to get inside his mind and what he sees because he sees as much as anybody and then he’s got the talent to really make you pay. He makes every single throw. 

'We haven’t seen anybody with the whip with that arm that can do what he does. I think that Mahomes has the mentality of Brett Favre and the talent of John Elway.’

Shark attack

Boasting five former first-round picks - Nick Bosa, Dee Ford, DeForest Buckner, Arik Armstead and Solomon Thomas - the formidable 49ers defensive line has generated 48 regular season sacks and a further nine in the postseason.

Add to that fit-again former Chief Dee Ford, and the Chiefs have their work cut out. The unit on.

But the Chiefs offensive line has improved all season. One of the better units in terms of pass protection - Mahomes has been sacked just twice in the playoffs - the Chiefs are 10-0 with fit-again Eric Fisher at left tackle.

The 24-year-old will have to work hard to unlock the 49ers' star studded defensive line

The 24-year-old will have to work hard to unlock the 49ers' star studded defensive line

Nick Bosa (right) and Dee Ford (left) have proven tough customers throughout the season

Nick Bosa (right) and Dee Ford (left) have proven tough customers throughout the season

BALDY’S BREAKDOWN: This front four… They looked like a bunch of hungry sharks for much of the year. They all can win one-on-ones and if you have to hold it because the secondary is just doing their job, taking one guy out, whether it’s Tyreek Hill or Travis Kelce, whoever it is. You’ve got to make Patrick Mahomes hold it. The longer he holds it, the more of a chance that you have of that front four being able to get to him.

They do blitz a bit, not a lot, but when they do they are pretty effective. They pick their spots, but that’s part of the game plan. Can that front four pressure Patrick Mahomes into incompletions and bad throws? That would be the dream scenario for the 49ers defense.’

Chief issue

The Chiefs have markedly improved last year’s porous, penalty-prone defense. Safety Tyrann Mathieu has added a ball-hawking, big play ability and aggressive defensive co-ordinator Steve Spagnuolo has forged a unit that is greater than sum of its parts.

The Chiefs conceded fewer points than the 49ers in the regular

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