This year's Super Bowl matchup may look familiar as these two teams played on the same stage four seasons ago. The San Francisco 49ers represent the NFC as they look to avenge their Super Bowl 54 loss four years ago against the Kansas City Chiefs out of the AFC.
From season to season, every team's roster undergoes some changes and adjustments. Names and faces come and go, but some remain, like your franchise players or individuals playing out their rookie contracts.
How are the two teams similar? How are they different?
Let's take a look.
What's the same, what's different about 49ers and Chiefs in Super Bowl 58 vs. Super Bowl 54?
Both head coaches remain intact as the 49ers trust Kyle Shanahan and the Chiefs are all in on Andy Reid. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes and tight end Travis Kelce are the main holdovers for Kansas City's offense.
In Super Bowl 54, wide receiver Tyreek Hill went off for 105 yards on nine receptions, and fellow wideout Sammy Watkins tallied 98 yards on five catches. Both, however, have since departed the Chiefs.
This bodes well for the 49ers' secondary as the Chiefs' receiving corps dropped a league-high 44 passes in 2023.