The Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs have touched down in Phoenix, Arizona ahead of next Sunday’s Super Bowl showdown.
As the anticipation for the big game ramps up this week, the two participating teams arrived at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport on Sunday afternoon.
The Chiefs, led by quarterback Patrick Mahomes, jetted in first before the Eagles flew in about 45 minutes later.
As the Chiefs players descended from the plane, Mahomes was stopped by former Kansas City star Christian Okoye for a selfie.
The MVP contender stood out in a multi-colored Louis Vuitton print hoodie and gold reflective wraparound sunglasses.
The Eagles and the Chiefs touched down in Arizona ahead of next Sunday’s Super Bowl
Quarterback Jalen Hurts led his Philadelphia Eagles teammates off the plane in Phoenix
Philadelphia players deplane after making the journey over to Arizona from the East Coast
Head coach Andy Reid followed behind with his wife Tammy, both donning Chiefs’ team colors as the 64-year-old sported a black suit and red tie and his spouse complimented his look in a matching red, long-sleeved midi-dress.
Tight end Travis Kelce, who will be competing against brother Jason as the first siblings to face off against each other at a Super Bowl, also donned a fashionable look.
Kelce, the younger of the two brothers, wore brown corduroy pants and a light beige jumper which he topped off with a wide-brimmed hat.
Meanwhile, Jalen Hurts led the way for the Eagles who were also greeted by a former player as they deplaned.
Former Philadelphia defensive back Eric Allen met the quarterback as he reached the bottom of the plane steps and handed him and the other players commemorative hats.
Hurts showed strong team pride through his outfit choice as he donned the Eagles’ white and green.
He wore a bomber jacket in the team colors which had the franchise name across the front in white over a green panel with an Eagle patch sewn onto the top left shoulder. He had a white hoodie underneath and light blue jeans on.
He clutched a Louis Vuitton travel bag in his hands, topping the look off with a cap and headphones.
Patrick Mahomes (right) stops for a selfie with former Kansas City star Christian Okoye (left)
Head coach Andy Reid followed behind with his wife Tammy, both donning Chiefs’ team colors
Reid (front) wore a black suit and a red tie with his wife (far left) in a matching red midi-dress
Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce sported a bold, all-brown look for the journey
Philadelphia’s head coach Nick Sirianni had on a more subdued outfit as he repped his team with a khaki Eagles sweatshirt and cap.
Center Jason Kelce also wore Philadelphia merchandise as some of his other teammates appeared to be sporting commemorative hoodies for the occasion with the Eagles emblem on the left breast and the Super Bowl LVII logo on the other.
The squads then filed on waiting buses and were whisked away to begin their preparation for next Sunday’s game.
Both team planes flew their respective flags out of the cockpit window as they sat on the tarmac following their landing.
Philadelphia’s black-and-white flag read, ‘It’s a Philly thing,’ with its eagles emblem underneath.
Meanwhile Kansas City’s had its icon in the top left corner next to stripes in its team colors of yellow and white over a background in its iconic red, reading, ‘Chiefs Kingdom,’ underneath.
Hurts led the way for the Eagles as he wore a green and white Philadelphia-themed jacket
Former Philadelphia defensive back Eric Allen (second left) met the quarterback off the plane
Center Jason Kelce, who will face off against brother Travis, wore Philadelphia merchandise
Philadelphia’s head coach Nick Sirianni had on a more subdued outfit in a khaki sweatshirt
Both planes flew team flags out of their cockpit windows (pictured Philadelphia’s)
Kansas City’s flag had its icon in the top left corner next to stripes in its team colors
The week of events will get underway in earnest Monday with Super Bowl opening night at 7pm ET at the Footprint Center.
Eagles fans had already sent their team off as they headed to the Linc in their droves Sunday.
The Eagles are going to the season finale for the first time in five years, having won Super Bowl LII in 2018, and the excitement in palpable in Philly.
Fans were invited to Lincoln Financial Field early on Sunday morning for a short ceremony to wish the players well, before they headed to the airport to catch their flight to Arizona immediately after.
Thousands descended on the Linc, a week out from the Super Bowl at State Farm Stadium
Fans brought homemade banners as they sent the team off to Arizona for the Super Bowl
Jalen Hurts and his Eagles teammates greet fans at the stadium early on Sunday morning
Thousands queued from the small hours of the morning to get into the stadium, where they were met with Hurts and the rest of the Philly captains, as well as head coach Sirianni.
Fans cheered for their heroes and sung the team’s Fly Eagles Fly anthem, a week on from them winning the NFC Championship against the San Francisco 49ers – on the very same turf.
The Eagles will take on the Kansas City Chiefs at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, the home of the NFL’s Cardinals.
A huge week of media appearances await the players, as they head to the desert for the full build-up to the biggest week of their careers.