Super Bowl LVII: All the storylines for the NFL's biggest game

Aussie connections, brothers going into battle and old friends facing off - Super Bowl LVII has everything a big NFL game could offer.

Super Bowl LVII will see brothers Travis and Jason Kelce will face off against one another, while Australian punter Arryn Sipposs will represent Philadelphia. Pictures: Getty Images

As the biggest annual event on the global sporting calendar, the Super Bowl is never short on interesting storylines, whether it’s a fairytale performance on the field, or an embarrassing faux pas off it.

Here are some of our top weird, whacky and wonderful things to keep an eye out for when Super Bowl LVI kicks off on Monday morning AEDT.

Eagles’ Aussie connection

Never before has Australia been so strongly represented in American Football’s showpiece event, with the Philadelphia Eagles boasting three Aussies on their roster.

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The star of the trio is undoubtedly Jordan Mailata. The former South Sydney Rabbitohs under 20 player has gone from never having played a game of American football when he was drafted by the Eagles in 2018, to now being a vital part of the offensive line which protects star quarterback Jalen Hurts.

Former St Kilda AFL player Arryn Siposs is the Eagles’ punter and looks to set overcome an ankle injury which has sidelined him December in order to be ready to play in the big game. The Eagles also boast Adelaide-born Matt Leo on their practice roster.

Kelce brothers showdown

Brothers Jason and Travis Kelce will make history on Monday morning when they become the first set of siblings to line up on opposing teams in the Super Bowl. It’s highly unlikely the pair will see the field at the same time, with Travis a key weapon in the Chiefs offence at tight end, while Jason lines up at centre on the Eagles’ offensive line.

Expect to see numerous shots on the broadcast of their proud mother Donna sporting a half Eagles/half Chiefs jersey.

Andy Reid faces his old team

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid will have the rare opportunity to make a Super Bowl appearance against a former team of his on Monday morning.

Reid was the big boss in Philadelphia for 14 seasons, before being let go by the Eagles in 2012. He was picked up by the Chiefs shortly after and has enjoyed a very successful tenure in Kansas City, culminating in a Super Bowl win in 2020.

First black quarterbacks to face off in Super Bowl

Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts will make history when they take the field together on Monday morning, with Super Bowl LVII becoming the first to be contested by two black starting quarterbacks.

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