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I’m considerably less excited about this year’s Super Bowl than I was a year ago, after the Philadelphia Eagles’ spectacular flameout to end this year’s football season. But the mood is different in Kansas City, where the Chiefs are preparing to defend last year’s title in Las Vegas on Sunday.