GLENDALE, Ariz. – Ultimately, Jalen Hurts completed second to Patrick Mahomes. Once more.
After taking a six-point lead into the fourth quarter, Hurts’ Philadelphia Eagles fell to Mahomes’ Kansas City Chiefs 38-35 in Tremendous Bowl 57, shedding on a area aim with seconds left on the clock.
Mahomes threw two touchdowns within the sport’s closing minutes and put his workforce in place for the game-winning 27-yard kick.
His heroics overshadowed a record-breaking efficiency by Hurts, who rushed for 70 yards and three touchdowns, probably the most dashing yards by a quarterback in Tremendous Bowl historical past. Hurts additionally threw for a rating.
“It’s robust,” he informed reporters.
Hurts has been there earlier than.
He ended second to Mahomes in voting for the league’s Most Precious Participant award after main the Eagles to a 14-3 file and a high seed within the playoffs.
The 2 made historical past as the primary Black quarterbacks to start out a Tremendous Bowl.
“He got here away with the win,” Hurts mentioned. “We got here up brief, so it’s one thing that I do know will encourage me.”
The Eagles led 24-14 at halftime and Hurts gave the impression to be on his method to being named the sport’s MVP regardless of shedding a fumble that led to a Chiefs’ rating.
However a mix of a resurgent Mahomes and miscues on protection helped sink the Eagles.
Early within the fourth quarter, the Eagles surrendered a 65-yard punt return that arrange a Mahomes landing cross that gave the Chiefs an eight-point edge with lower than 10 minutes to play.
Hurts then led his workforce on a 75-yard drive wherein he scored each the landing and the two-point conversion, tying the sport.
Mahomes responded with a drive of his personal, punctuated by a 26-yard scramble, that in the end arrange the successful kick. And it was Mahomes who was named MVP.
Philadelphia had a shot at getting the ball again with a couple of minute remaining however a defensive holding penalty gave the Chiefs a primary down, permitting them to run the clock to just about zero and denying Hurts an opportunity to create his personal late-game magic.
At 24, Hurts has loads of time to play for an NFL championship once more.
Mahomes, who’s 27 and now has two titles to his identify, is more likely to be standing in his manner for a while.
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