By Wayne Lumbasi
The Kansas City Chiefs are world champions after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles, 38-35, in Super Bowl LVII. The victory also marked Kansas City’s third championship win in franchise history, and quarterback Patrick Mahomes‘ second time as Super Bowl MVP.
WE ARE SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS !!!! pic.twitter.com/ws26JGa3xo— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) February 13, 2023
Mahome completed 21 of 27 passes for 182 yards and three touchdown throws. He threw zero interceptions, and on a creaky ankle in the second half, Mahomes completed two key scrambles—one for 14 yards, the other for 26 yards—that further proved his generational talent.
The Eagles began the game with the ball and duked it out with the Chiefs in an exciting and historic Super Bowl showdown that saw both teams biting at each other’s heels throughout the entire night. Rihanna performed during the halftime show and revealed she is expecting her second baby with A$AP Rocky.
Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts scored early, and Travis Kelce soon responded with a touchdown for the Chiefs. The Eagles made some impressive headway in the second quarter but cooled in the third. Halfway through the final quarter, the Eagles and the Chiefs had tied things up, 35-35, as they both battled to maintain control of the ball. In the final moments of the game, Kansas City earned a field goal, and the Eagles couldn’t manage to come back with seconds left.
FOR. THE. LEAD. pic.twitter.com/Qqq8DefGx6— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) February 13, 2023
This year’s Super Bowl wasn’t just an incredible game, it was also historic. With Jalen Hurts and quarterback Patrick Mahomes leading their teams, this game marked the first Super Bowl ever to feature two Black starting quarterbacks.
Additionally, between Hurts and Mahomes, they set another recording for being the youngest pair of starting quarterbacks in Super Bowl history as well