- Ryan Hendrix
Kansas City and Mahomes win there second Super Bowl in 4 seasons
In one of the more exciting Super Bowl games we have seen in recent years, the Kansas City Chiefs took a 38-35 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 57.
The scoring opened up in the first quarter with both teams trading early touchdowns. For the Eagles, it was Jalen Hurts scampering in from a yard away to set the tone for his big night to come. On the Chiefs end it was the connection we see so often, Patrick Mahomes to Travis Kelce from 18 yards away to knot it up at 7. And 7-7 would be the score as the first ended once Harrison Butker hit the uprights on his field goal attempt that would of put the Chiefs ahead.
The second quarter was a fun one as we saw the scoreboard light up many times. The biggest one being a huge Jalen Hurts to AJ Brown toss for a 45 yard touchdown to put the Eagles up in the early minutes of the quarter. Right when the Eagles were driving looking to get even more points up on the Chiefs however, Hurts fumbled the ball right into the hands of Chiefs linebacker Nick Bolton who took off to the endzone for a 36 yard scoop and score. This didn’t stop the Eagles for long however as right before
halftime they would get another Jalen Hurts rushing touchdown, then as the half expired they got a Jake Elliott 35 yard field goal as well. The score at halftime was 24-14 Eagles.
After everyone was done singing Rihanna, it was time for the third quarter. Chiefs deferred the opening kick and got the ball to start the quarter and wasted no time driving right down the field for a Isiah Pacheco 1 yard dive to cut the lead to 3. Even bigger news for Chiefs fans however was that Mahomes looked good to go, as it seems he may of re-aggravated an ankle injury before halftime. The defenses began to flex their might a bit more during this time, as the only other scoring would be another Jake Elliott field goal this time being from 33 yards out. Going into the fourth, it was still an Eagles lead, 27-21.
As the fourth quarter began, the Chiefs were up to the task. They quickly would take their first lead of the game after a quick drive capped off by a Kadarius Toney 5 yard catch for the touchdown to put the Chiefs up 28-27. Right after this, their defense stepped up and caused an Eagles punt which was then returned all the way to the 5 yard line by Toney. Taking advantage of the short field was Mahomes and the Chiefs this time getting it to rookie Skyy Moore for a 4 yard touchdown strike to put the Chiefs up 35-27. The Eagles would not go down without a fight however as Jalen Hurts marched his team rightdown the field for another touchdown, which he took in himself for his third rushing touchdown of the day. They still needed the 2 point conversion though, and they got it with Hurts powering in with his legs again to tie it up at 35 all with 5 minutes to go. Patrick Mahomes however was unphased as he and the Chiefs shredded the eagles defense, and the clock to get into field goal range as time ticked off the clock. The nail in the coffin for the Eagles was a controversial holding call on corner James Bradberry that allowed the Chiefs to tick almost all the time away for a Harrison Butker 27 yard attempt to win the game, which he did by splitting the uprights.
A fun game marred by a controversial ending; the Chiefs win Super Bowl 57. Patrick Mahomes finished the game going 21 for 27 for 182 yards and 3 touchdowns through the air as well as winning his second Super Bowl MVP. Isiah Pacheco had 15 carries for 76 yards rushing and a score while Travis Kelce led the receiving with 6 receptions for 81 yards and a score. Nick Bolton had a big game for the defense having 9 tackles and a touchdown.
On the Eagles side, it was a big game for budding star Jalen Hurts who not only threw for 304 yards and a touchdown in the air, but led his team in rushing with 70 yards and 3 touchdowns on 15 carries. Devonta Smith and AJ Brown both had big games receiving with 100 yards and 96 yards respectively, and Brown added a touchdown to his total as well. Leading the way for the Eagles defense was TJ Edwards with 6 tackles and 1 pass defensed.