Chiefs break ‘coin toss curse’ with Super Bowl LVII victory


It was reported over the weekend forward of the massive recreation that the Chiefs have been already coping with three different curses — the MVP curse, the Drake curse and the Rocky Balboa curse.

Whereas Kansas Metropolis quarterback Patrick Mahomes just lately gained the common season MVP award for the second time in his profession, that had been a bad omen previously for Tremendous Bowl signal-callers. The final 9 regular-season MVPs to achieve the Tremendous Bowl had misplaced previous to Mahomes, as the newest MVP to come back out on high was Kurt Warner in 2000.

In the meantime, Drake introduced just lately on Instagram that he was betting closely on the Chiefs to seize the Lombardi Trophy, with numerous wagers totaling $965,000. Having the rapper and singer guess in your favourite sports activities crew hasn’t been excellent news previously, as Philadelphia 76ers followers nicely know.

Regardless of warning from Kansas Metropolis tight finish Travis Kelce, a minimum of one Chiefs fan was bold enough to disregard the Rocky Balboa curse, throwing a number of the crew’s attire on the enduring statue forward of the sport. The San Francisco 49ers turned the newest in an extended record of groups to fall to the curse after the NFC Championship Sport.

Not solely did Mahomes break the MVP curse, however a prolonged streak of NFL passing leaders to look in that season’s Tremendous Bowl after which lose.

With the entire curses stacked towards Kansas Metropolis on Sunday, it took some good teaching from Andy Reid, a well timed penalty within the waning moments and a heroic effort from Mahomes to beat them. Having some good juju — as in vast receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (team-high seven receptions) — most likely helped as nicely.

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