Patrick Mahomes gutted through a lingering ankle injury to lead the Chiefs to a 38-35 win in Super Bowl 57 in Glendale, Arizona against the Philadelphia Eagles. Kansas City overcame a 10-point halftime deficit and scored on every second half possession, including a game-winning field goal with eight seconds left, to secure the franchise’s third Super Bowl and second in the past four seasons.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
Kansas City won the toss and deferred to the second half. That gave Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia offense the ball first and they wasted no time, scoring a touchdown on an 11 play, 75-yard drive capped off by a Hurts one yard run. The Chiefs quickly answered, however, with a touchdown of their own by Travis Kelce on an 18 yard reception.
The Eagles would then take advantage of a missed Harrison Butker field goal and get into the end zone again, this time on a 45-yard connection from Hurts to A.J. Brown to gain a 14-7 advantage.
Philadelphia had the ball back looking to extend the lead when Jalen Hurts fumbled, allowing Nick Bolton to return it 35 yards for a Kansas City touchdown that tied the game at 14.
Before the first half ended, Philadelphia scored 10 unanswered points to hold a 24-14 lead when Rihanna took the stage.
The Chiefs offense got the ball to start the second half and scored on an Isiah Pacheco touchdown run that cut the lead to 24-21. Philly extended the lead back to 6 with a Jake Elliott 33 yard field goal.
Back-to-back scoring drives for the Chiefs gave them a lead and then extended it. Both drives were finished with Patrick Mahomes touchdown passes, one to Kadarius Toney and the other to Skyy Moore. This gave the Chiefs a 35-27 lead.
Jalen Hurts got into the end zone for this third rushing touchdown of the game, and also converted the two point try to tie the game at 35 with five minutes left to play.
The Chiefs got the ball and would use the majority of the clock on their game-winning field goal drive. Butker made the 27-yard kick with eight seconds left to win the game for Kansas City.
PLAYER OF THE GAME: Nick Bolton
While Patrick Mahomes may have won the Super Bowl MVP, it could be argued that Nick Bolton was the difference in this one. His fumble return for a touchdown changed the course of this game. He also led all tacklers in the game with nine.
BIG NUMBER: 158
Kansas City ran for 158 yards. The running game was inconsistent for the Chiefs in the postseason, so this was a huge help that allowed Mahomes to open things up in the passing game.