Phil Simms on NFL Today pregame show of Super Bowl LVIII Photo Credit: CBS

The NFL Today pregame crew on CBS offered their predictions for Super Bowl LVIII right before kickoff. Most of the predictions went smoothly, but Phil Simms offered an extremely confusing breakdown of the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers.

Simms was the first to offer his prediction, and he certainly didn’t start things off strong.

“You know, I’m gonna go with the underdog,” said Simms. “Even though they are favored because everybody is picking San Francisco. But I’m going to take Kansas City in a high-scoring game 31-27. I’m sorry, San Francisco 31-27 over Kansas City.”

There is a lot to break down here from Simms’ prediction. First off, the Chiefs are the underdogs in this matchup, not the 49ers, sitting as a two-point underdog on the vast majority of sportsbooks.

He also said that the majority of people are picking the 49ers to win this matchup. That again is not correct, as 67 percent of spread bets on the matchup and 73 percent of the money line bets are on the Chiefs, at least on BetMGM.

Simms then completely reversed himself, first saying that he was picking the Chiefs and then saying that he was actually picking the 49ers.

What are we to take from Simms’ prediction? Did he mess up or did the graphics department? Whatever happened, viewers certainly took notice.

The graphic under Simms’ prediction was for a 49ers’ 31-27 victory, so it seems like he must have just mistakenly said Chiefs at first (even though he seemed to very obviously want Chiefs at first).

Regardless, it was certainly a weird way to end the pregame coverage of Super Bowl LVIII for those watching at home.

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About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.