The Super Bowl LVII belongs to the Kansas City Chiefs after beating the Philadelphia Eagles at State Farm Stadium in Glendale (Arizona) by a score of 38-35. A field goal in the final seconds ultimately gave the victory to Mahomes’ team, despite the Eagles dominating the game and the scoreboard (24-14) until halftime. At the start of the third quarter, the Chiefs got off to a strong start and closed the gap (24-21), before another Philadelphia field goal reopened it (27-21) at the end of the third quarter. It didn’t last too long, as in the last quarter the Chiefs took the lead with two consecutive touchdowns (27-35), scoring with every possession they had in the second-half. The Eagles tied it with another touchdown by QB Jalen Hurts -who broke a Super Bowl record by being the first quarterback to rush three touchdowns in a single championship game- and a two-point conversion to follow-up. However, a decisive field goal with eight seconds on the clock in favor gave the Chiefs the victory.
Patrick Mahomes, crowned player of the season, takes over generationally from Tom Brady in his retirement year with his second Super Bowl. He is the first black quarterback to win the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy twice. It was a bitter defeat for Philadelphia, as the city’s teams had already lost the baseball and soccer finals (on penalties) earlier this season.
Chiefs' Derrick Nnadi celebrates winning Super Bowl LVII. / CAITLIN O'HARA / REUTERS
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This is it for our live broadcast of Super Bowl LVII. The Kansas City Chiefs have once again been crowned NFL champions. It is their third trophy overall in what was their third appearance in four years after becoming American Conference (AFC) champions once again this season. They won the 54th edition in 2020 against the 49ers, lost the next one to the Buccaneers and last year failed to reach the final that was won by the Los Angeles Rams against the Cincinnati Bengals. This time around, after finishing first in the AFC in the regular season, they eliminated the Jacksonville Jaguars (27-20) and the Bengals (23-20) to reach today's final.
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Chiefs' quarterback and leader is named Most Valuable Player of the Super Bowl. The tradition of naming a player from the winning team continues despite Jalen Hurts' stellar performance which saw him break a Super Bowl record by rushing three times into the end zone, plus an extra two-point conversion.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS ARE SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS
Jalen Hurts tried a Hail Mary pass in desperation. But the pass is short and not near any receiver.
Just like that, the Kansas City Chiefs, who trailed during most of the game, are crowned Super Bowl champions.
All down to a field goal attempt: CONVERTED
At 1st and goal, Mahomes kneels to keep the clock going.
And with 8 seconds left, Butker converts his kick to get the Chiefs ahead (38-35).
The Eagles need an eight-second miracle now.
Here is Mahomes finding space and running into it for a 26 yard gain.
Mahomes rushes 26 yards
On the Philadelphia 43, it looks like the Eagles defense is about to sack Mahomes, but he scrambles away and runs 26 yards, by the end of his run he looks like he's limping. Nothing to worry about, the yards are gained. The Chiefs are at the Eagles 17. They hand the ball to Pacheco who takes the ball to the Philadelphia 15.
TOUCHDOWN EAGLES AND TWO-POINT CONVERSION ATTEMPT: 35-35
After the now traditional touchback, Hurts is sacked for a yard on first down. 1st & 11, with the Eagles at their own 35. Hurts finds Brown with a short pass, who ends up picking up seven yards. On third down, Hurts connects with Brown again and he picks up 11 yards, getting to the Kansas 47.
Then, almost out of nowhere, Hurts finds Smith for a 47 yard gain that puts the Eagles at the Kansas City 1. On the next play, Hurts rushes in for a touchdown. His third in the game if you weren't paying attention. That's a new Super Bowl record for rushing touchdowns by a QB. But they still need a two-point conversion to tie it up. Of coure, Hurts runs it in himself and it's all level at 35-35.
And indeed, after a little scare with not being able to gain yards while only five away from the end zone, Mahomes repeats the strategy with a quick short pass, this time for Moore, who walks the ball for a touchdown. The extra point is good and the Chiefs get to 35-27.
Toney's amazing run
Enjoy what might end up being the game-changing moment.
Short possesion for the Eagles and amazing 65-yard punt return by Toney
After yet one more touchback, Hurts finds Pascal for a two-yard gain to get to 3rd & 2. At that point, Hurts has to run from defenders and throw the ball away to avoid a deep sack. Then we get a rare sight of the Eagles punter.
Toney catches the ball and returns the punt all the way to the Philadelphia 5. That’s 65 yards and almost a touchdown. Surely the Chiefs will manage to make those 6 yards to get further ahead.
The touchdown that got the Chiefs ahead
Mahomes keeps going for Simon-Schuster, who gets the ball to the Philadelphia 9. Next play, McKinnon gets to the Philadelphia 5. 3rd & 3. Maybe the biggest play in the Chief's season and Mahomes calmly finds an amazingly free Toney for a walk-in touchdown. The extra point is good and Kansas City now has a one-point lead with justo ver 12 minutes to go.
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