The Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs touched down in Phoenix, Arizona ahead of next Sunday’s Super Bowl showdown.
As anticipation for the big game builds this week, both participating teams arrived at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport on Sunday afternoon.
The Chiefs, led by quarterback Patrick Mahomes, got there first before the Eagles took off about 45 minutes later.
As the Chiefs players were getting off the plane, Mahomes was stopped by former Kansas City star Christian Okoye for a selfie.
The MVP candidate stood out in a multicolored Louis Vuitton print hoodie and gold reflective wraparound sunglasses.
Head coach Andy Reid followed with his wife Tammy, both wearing Chiefs team colors as the 64-year-old wore a black suit and red tie and his wife complimented his look in a matching red long sleeve midi dress.
Tight end Travis Kelce, who will face his brother Jason as the first siblings to face off at a Super Bowl, also donned a fashionable look.
Kelce, the younger of the two brothers, wore brown corduroy pants and a light beige sweater that he topped with a wide-brimmed hat.
Meanwhile, Jalen Hurts led the way for the Eagles who were also greeted by a former player when they landed.
Former Philadelphia defensive back Eric Allen met the quarterback as he reached the bottom of the plane steps and presented him and the other players with commemorative hats.
Hurts showed strong team pride through his choice of kit as he wore the Eagles white and green.
He wore a team-colored bomber jacket that featured the franchise name on the front in white on a green panel with an Eagle patch sewn on the upper left shoulder. He had on a white hoodie underneath and light blue jeans.
He grabbed a Louis Vuitton travel bag in his hands, completing the look with a cap and headphones.
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Philadelphia head coach Nick Sirianni wore a more understated outfit as he took over his team in a khaki Eagles sweatshirt and cap.
Center Jason Kelce also wore Philadelphia merchandise while some of his other teammates appeared to wear commemorative hoodies for the occasion with the Eagles crest on the left chest and the Super Bowl LVII logo on the other.
The teams then dropped into waiting buses and were whisked away to begin their preparation for next Sunday’s game.
Both team planes flew their respective flags out the cockpit window as they sat on the tarmac after landing.
Philadelphia’s black-and-white flag read, “It’s a Philadelphia thing,” with its emblem of eagles beneath it.
Meanwhile, Kansas City had its icon in the upper left corner alongside stripes in its team colors of yellow and white on a background in its signature red, reading “Chiefs Kingdom,” below.
The week of events will begin in earnest on Monday with the Super Bowl opening night at 7 p.m. ET at the Footprint Center.
Eagles fans had already sent their team away as they headed to the Linc in droves on Sunday.
The Eagles are heading to the season finale for the first time in five years, having won Super Bowl LII in 2018, and the excitement is palpable in Philadelphia.
Fans were invited to Lincoln Financial Field early Sunday morning for a short ceremony to wish the players well, before heading to the airport to catch their flight to Arizona immediately afterwards.
Thousands of people lined up from the early morning hours to enter the stadium, where they met Hurts and the rest of the Philadelphia captains, as well as head coach Sirianni.
Fans cheered their heroes and sang the team’s Fly Eagles Fly anthem, a week after winning the NFC Championship from the San Francisco 49ers – on the same field.
The Eagles will face the Kansas City Chiefs at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, home of the NFL Cardinals.
A huge week of media appearances awaits the players, as they head to the desert for full preparation for the biggest week of their careers.