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49ers: Super Bowl 54 matchup will be defined by speed on both sides

The San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs are arguably the two fastest teams in the NFL. And in many ways, this year’s Super Bowl 54 matchup is representative of the current era of the league.

The NFL has evolved and teams like the 49ers and the Chiefs are at the forefront.

For the past few years, NFL franchises have shifted to a roster-building approach that emphasizes versatility, athleticism, and most importantly speed. Players that could fill multiple roles are crucial to a team’s success and so too is the ability to outrun your opponent.