How the Chiefs’ linebacker trio set the tone in Super Bowl LVII

Entering Super Bowl LVII, all the talk nationally was about how the Philadelphia Eagles' bruising rushing attack would control the tempo of the football game.

 Doubters of the Kansas City Chiefs often cited how the defensive line and linebackers would not be up to the physical challenge Philadelphia presents.

And boy, were those doubters wrong. Sure,

the defensive coaching staff led by Steve Spagnuolo put together a tremendous game plan for the Eagles' run game ,

that limited their running backs to just 45 rushing yards total.

 Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts added 70 rush yards of his own,

but this still left Philadelphia with just 115 total rushing yards — well below their season average of 147.6 yards per game.

At the linebacker position, Nick Bolton had an MVP-worthy performance for Kansas City,

 while Willie Gay Jr. and Leo Chenal also contributed at critical moments.

Let's go to the film to see how these players helped the Chiefs get their third Lombardi Trophy.