The Kansas Metropolis Chiefs grew to become NFL champions for the second time in 4 years after preventing again to assert an exhilarating 38-35 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Chiefs trailed for a lot of Tremendous Bowl 57 in Phoenix and have been 27-21 down heading into the ultimate quarter.
However regardless of limping after aggravating an ankle damage, quarterback Patrick Mahomes and veteran coach Andy Reid orchestrated a route again in entrance of 67,827.
Mahomes, who was named the season’s Most Valuable Player for a second time final week, made landing passes to Kadarius Toney and Skyy Moore to place Kansas Metropolis in entrance for the primary time.
The Eagles levelled after a 3rd speeding landing by Jalen Hurts, adopted by a two-point conversion by the third-year quarterback.
However a heroic 26-yard run by Mahomes made the bottom for Harrison Butker to kick a game-winning subject objective from 27 yards.
Mahomes’ efficiency noticed the 27-year-old turn into the primary participant since 1999 to win the season MVP, the Tremendous Bowl and the Tremendous Bowl MVP in the identical season.
He has led the Chiefs to at the very least the AFC Championship sport in all 5 seasons as a starter and lots of argued that, for the Reid-Mahomes period to be thought of a dynasty, they needed to win one other Tremendous Bowl.
“I’m not going to say a dynasty but, we aren’t completed,” warned Mahomes.
“I advised you nothing was going to maintain me off the sector. I wish to thank my team-mates – we challenged one another and it took everyone.”
Reid mentioned of Mahomes: “He needs to be the best participant ever and that is the best way he goes about his enterprise. And he does it humbly, there is no bragging.
“The nice quarterbacks make everyone round him higher, together with the pinnacle coach. So he is completed a heck of a job.”
Chiefs tight finish Travis Kelce added: “I’ve bought Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes, I’ve a fantastic workforce, we had an unbelievable run.
“We have been uncharacteristic at first [of the game] however everybody had that look of their eye that they would go away all of it on the market on the sector and that’s what we did.”
A historic and uncommon Tremendous Bowl
It was each a historic and uncommon Tremendous Bowl because the NFL’s showcase occasion got here to Arizona’s state capital for a fourth time.
It was the first Super Bowl to feature two black quarterbacks and the primary to function brothers on opposing groups, specifically Travis Kelce and his older brother Jason, the Eagles centre.
And it was uncommon as a result of it featured the season’s greatest two groups and the very best two gamers – Mahomes and Hurts.
It was the primary time that the highest seed in every Convention has reached the Tremendous Bowl since 2018 – when the Eagles beat the New England Patriots 41-33 for his or her solely earlier Tremendous Bowl win.
That is the highest-scoring Tremendous Bowl since then however in all probability edged it for drama, with every workforce displaying why they have been so dominant in the course of the common season, each ending with a 14-3 file.
Now Tremendous Bowl 57 will probably be remembered for being way more than the ‘Kelce Bowl’, with the 2 groups producing an epic in Arizona’s state capital.
Mahomes and Hurts commerce blows in epic
It promised to be a shootout from the primary quarter, as neither defence managed to cease their opposition doing the identical as they’ve been doing all season.
Hurts already had the single-season file for speeding touchdowns by a quarterback and three extra on Sunday prolonged it to 18.
The primary capped the sport’s opening drive, and the Chiefs replied with Mahomes discovering Travis Kelce within the nook for the tight finish’s career-best sixteenth landing of the season.
Nevertheless, there have been ominous indicators for Kansas Metropolis within the second quarter, regardless of cancelling out Hurts’ 45-yard landing cross to AJ Brown as Nick Bolton returned fumble for a defensive landing.
The Eagles starved the Chiefs of possession, Mahomes started limping closely, Hurts punched in his second landing and Jake Elliott kicked a subject objective to make it 24-14 at half-time.
No matter coach Reid, 64, mentioned to his gamers throughout Rihanna’s half-time present appeared to do the trick as Kansas Metropolis got here out and put collectively a 10-play drive capped by a Isiah Pacheco rating.
And so they thought that they had snatched the lead moments later with one other defensive landing by Bolton, just for the play to be reversed and Jake Elliott to make it 27-21 with a subject objective.
However two touchdowns in fast succession, each from well-designed passing performs from the Reid playbook that flummoxed the Philly defence, swung the sport in Kansas Metropolis’s favour.
Hurts saved the Eagles in it however Mahomes’ scramble up the center allowed the Chiefs to handle the clock earlier than making the decisive rating with simply eight seconds left.
The perfect Tremendous Bowl stats
- Reid grew to become the fifteenth coach to win a number of Tremendous Bowls
- Mahomes grew to become the thirteenth quarterback to win a number of Tremendous Bowls
- Hurts grew to become the primary quarterback to hurry for 3 touchdowns in a Tremendous Bowl
- Hurts additionally set a Tremendous Bowl file for speeding yards by a QB – 70
- Dealing with the workforce with the second most sacks in a single season in NFL historical past, the Chiefs’ offensive line did not permit Mahomes to be sacked as soon as