Vince Lombardi Trophy on display. ESPN's computer model has the 49ers beating the chiefs in Super Bowl 59

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Following the NFL Draft, the ESPN computer model predicted that the Kansas City Chiefs would be headed to their third straight Super Bowl and face the upstart Detroit Lions, who are trending in the right direction.

The Kansas City Chiefs have defeated the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers in the past two Super Bowls and are currently trying to become the first team in NFL history to win three consecutive Super Bowl victories.

Fast forward to June, and now, the computer model has changed to at least one team.

ESPN’s computer model, the Football Power Index, now says the Kansas City Chiefs will still be at Super Bowl 59, but they will have yet another rematch when they take on the San Francisco 49ers once again.

Unlike the first two times, the 49ers have finally solved the puzzle and defeated the Chiefs.

ESPN‘s computer model prediction for Super Bowl 59:

San Francisco 49ers over Kansas City Chiefs

According to the prediction, the 49ers have a 15.8 percent chance of winning the Super Bowl, while the Chiefs have an 11.9 percent chance of making history and winning it all.

The previously selected Detroit Lions have a 10 percent chance or better of winning the Super Bowl.

ESPN Computer Model Went Down On The Prediction For The Lions

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After making it all the way to the NFC Championship Game last year for the first time since 1991 and almost defeating the 49ers to get to the Super Bowl, many experts have the Lions going all the way.

ESPN’s Football Power Index previously had the Lions going against the Chiefs, but things quickly changed, and now the Chiefs will take on the 49ers.

FPI rankings have the Lions in fourth now.