GLENDALE, Ariz. – The NFL’s next dynasty could have been born in desert Sunday night.
Led By quarterback Patrick MahomesThe Kansas City Chiefs Overcame a 10-point halftime lead to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35, Winning Super Bowl 57. Playing In its third Super Bowl K.C. was victorious in four consecutive seasons. K.C. Stocked A team with young talent and the league’s best player has shown that they have a lot of staying power.
MahomesNamed: Super Bowl MVP for the second time just days after collecting his second league MVP award, was magnificent, despite aggravating his high ankle sprain late in the first half. But After his team trailed 24-14 at the intermission, he led three consecutive second-half touchdown drives. He never missed a snap. He completed 21 of 27 passes for 182 yards and three scores and also ran for 44 yards, much of that on his bad wheel.
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Now Mahomes27-year-old surpassed Tom Brady As the youngest QB to begin three Super Bowls, might be able just to start setting his sights for some of the GOAT’s other records. But He wasn’t the only story in one of these stories. Super Sunday’s more remarkable matchups.
Bet On Black
The first Super Bowl Two features Black The excitement generated by the position was high for starting quarterbacks. Mahomes”Heroics aside,” Philadelphia’s Jalen Hurts He almost achieved MVP status.
Hurts He was at his multi-dimensional peak, running for 70 yards and three touchdowns. Super Bowl records for A quarterback) while passing for another 304 yards and one TD. After a December He was unable to play due to a shoulder injury, which he probably didn’t have the chance to win league MVP. Hurts clearly recaptured the form that made him one of the NFL’s most dangerous players for most of the season – and looked especially sharp throwing the ball after struggling on that front in previous playoff games.
The Eagles’ third-year star finished with 18 rushing touchdowns, a single-season record for a quarterback when also including postseason stats. He As the first player to rush to score a pair of first-half TDs, Super BowlHis trifecta was matched by him Hall This is Famer Terrell Davis’ Super Bowl record. HoweverIt was crucial that he made a second-quarter mistake.
While Mahomes The star of the evening was the Chiefs They received significant contributions from their defense as well as special teams. Among Linebacker was the best play Nick Bolton’s 36 yard touchdown Hurts’ second-quarter fumble.
Kansas City Also, a huge night was had by wideout Kadarius ToneyThe, a midseason acquisition from the New York Giants. His Fourth quarter TD catch put the Chiefs Up 28-27 and his 65-yard punt return set up a TD drive.
After Following the offseason deal of Pro Bowl Broaden your reach Tyreek HillThe Chiefs They also had a lot of output from their rookies. Running Back Isiah Pacheco Receiver Skyy Moore Both scored touchdowns Kansas City Join the fabled 1985 Bears As the only teams in Super Bowl History to score TDs from multiple rookies
The Eagles ChiefsThey ranked first and 2nd, respectively, in the number of sacks generated in 2022 (a combined 125), for just two SundayBoth were affected by Hurts.
Kansas City It had some luck and was able to make some on its own. Harrison Butker’s With 8 seconds remaining, game-winning field goal Holding call Eagles corner James Bradberry Allowed the Chiefs to bleed the clock – an effort also advanced by running back Jerick McKinnon’s decision to go down at the 2-yard mark rather than score a touchdown would have been a mistake. Eagles You have more time to score.
Third Lombardi For Chiefs
Kansas City became the 10th NFL-affiliated team to win it Super Bowl At least three times They’ve Under the leadership of CEO and coowner, we have won twice Clark Hunt, whose father? LamarFounded the American Football League He was the original owner of team in 1960. Dallas Texans. The Chiefs”First” Super Bowl Win came under Lamar Hunt It was the 1969 season that inspired them, but their second came 50 years later.
The first Super Bowl It featured brothers competing against each other. Chiefs All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce His record was 3-0 against his older brother Jason (the Eagles All-Pro center). Travis Kelce He had a tremendous night, with six catches totaling 81 yards and a TD in the first quarter. His 16th career TD catches in playoffs Hall This is Famer Jerry Rice.
Andy ReidThe most successful head coach in Eagles His record against his former team is now 4-0 Reid, also the second-winningest coach in NFL postseason history after Bill Belichick, upgraded to 2-2 Super BowlsBoth victories are yours. Kansas City.
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