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February 13, 2023
Carlos Medrano Araujo
Patrick Mahomes quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs lifts the Vince Lombardi Trophy, Chiefs won their second Super Bowl in four years at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on February 12, 2023. Photo by Gregory Shamus / Getty Images
In an exciting football game, the Kansas City Chiefs came back on the score, to win against all odds against the Philadelphia Eagles. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes wins his second Super Bowl championship ring in four years.
Likewise, players like tight-end Travis Kelce who was decisive in the victory, and also was kicker Harrison Butker who secured the field goal to establish 38-35 in favor of the Chiefs, leaving 11 seconds on the clock in the last quarter.
Country music singer-songwriter and eight-time Grammy winner, Chris Stapleton was in charge to interpret the United States national anthem. His performance was so vibrant and moving that players like Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce were on the verge of tears.
The one who did not contain them was the Eagles coach, Nick Sirianni, who left an image for history by crying while he listened to the anthem in his first season reaching the Super Bowl as head coach.
In a moving moment, Travis Kelce tigh-end for Chiefs hugs and comforts his brother Jason Kelce center for the Eagles.
Brothers forever. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/PyNma2ElW8
— NFL (@NFL) February 13, 2023
The Eagles Dominate First Half
It was a night full of great performances, with memorable plays and players giving all their physical and mental power to make up for it and seek to lead their team to victory.
Jalen Hurts, the Eagles' young quarterback put in a formidable performance, throwing an impressive 75-yard drive to find their wide receiver DeVonta Smith. Hurts, in turn, alternated the passing game with runs to advance in yards and get 70 yards in runs and three touchdowns, in addition, to having 304 yards on 27/38 passes.
Patrick Mahomes, 'quarterback' of the Kansas City Chiefs, limped off at halftime of the Super Bowl that his team is playing this Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles in Glendale (Arizona, USA), after a hard blow to the right ankle, the same one in which he had been bothered since the 'playoffs'.
In the last drive before Rihanna’s half-time show, Mahomes found no passing lanes on third down and TJ Warren was able to break the defense and tackle the quarterback, apparently spraining his right ankle painfully.
Mahomes started to show signs of pain and State Farm Stadium was silent, attendees were scared of missing one of the stars of football with a possible injury relapse.
The Chiefs quarterback seemed injured, Andy Reid, Chiefs head coach, asked second quarterback Chad Henne to be prepared in case he had to jump onto the field.
In the end, Henne did not participate because the Eagles controlled the ball by the end of the second quarter. An inspired Jalen Hurts led the team with one touchdown and two rushing touchdowns before half-time.
Mahomes importance for the Chiefs’ game was reflected in the stats, he had 89 yards thrown, with 8 of 13 passing and a TD in only eight minutes on the field against the Eagles' dominance.
Philadelphia Eagles closed the first half ahead 24-14 against Kansas City Chiefs, with a Jake Elliott field goal.
Chiefs Comeback to Win Super Bowl
Kansas City Chiefs changed their state of mind and became a more cohesive team. Patrick Mahomes was finding the open spaces and giving passes to its tight-end Kelce who was being a major actor in the game.
Mahomes decided to test how his ankle responded, but we all knew, there was no way to get Mahomes out of this Super Bowl, he came out lit and managed to sign a second part for the golden books of football.
Mahomes managed a 20-yard run, as well as a 10-play drive that would produce a touchdown by his running back Isiah Pacheco, and kicker Harrison Butker converted a field goal. The Chiefs were still tailing Eagles 21-24.
The Eagles narrowly dug their own grave by leaving a fumble that would have been a huge mistake because the Chiefs had converted a touchdown on the play, but the refs nullified the touchdown by calling the play an Eagles incomplete pass.
Philadelphia on offense was inspired again after they unleashed a 17-play drive and managed to convert a field goal to leave the score 27-21 in favor of the Eagles.
In the fourth quarter, an unexpected hero made his appearance, wide-receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster who caught a pass and put the Chiefs in the end zone.
It's time for Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, who brought out his slate and diagrammed a play to knock down the Eagles’ defense.
They charged the play to the left side of Mahomes, but Kadarius Toney made a high run and came back, the defense ate the deception by following Travis Kelce, while Toney received the ball alone and scored the touchdown. Chiefs took the lead 28-27.
For the first time in all the playoffs, the Eagles were behind the score, and it was at the most decisive moment in the Super Bowl.
For Philadelphia, it never rains but it pours, an Eagles punt fell to Toney who ran the ball to the 5-yard line, making the longest return in Super Bowl history at 65 yards, leaving the Chiefs on the brink of another touchdown score.
Andy Reid was confident and made the same play again, nothing more than on the other side, leaving Skyy Moore alone for the score and unleashing madness for the Chiefs fans who now saw their team lead the score by 35-27, something unthinkable for the end of the first half.
Any team would have fallen into a gloomy hole, but the Eagles have Jalen Hurts, who with a brilliant 40-yard pass left Smith at the 1-yard line for a score. Hurts would then convert the touchdown and in turn, with physical force, he broke through the Chiefs’ defense and scored the 2-point conversion. The Eagles and the Chiefs were tied to 35 with 5:15 remaining in the last quarter.
Then Andy Reid and his team brought up their experience, and like an old wolf, he led his pack to victory, burning time and using timeouts to his advantage. Using the final timeout, they burned up time and left kicker Harrison Butker as the main man, who scored the field goal and put the Chiefs ahead 38-35.
With only 11 seconds on the clock, the Eagles were brave, but they tried an unsuccessful miracle.
Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl LVII, the second in four years and the third for head coach Andy Reid, one as Assistant Coach for Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XXI and two with Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl LIV and LVII
FINAL FROM ARIZONA. @Chiefs ARE SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS. pic.twitter.com/TiCEQpAcRd
— NFL (@NFL) February 13, 2023
Andy Reid received a gift from his players, "Big Red" surely will enjoy his cheeseburger.
.@Chiefs got Big Red a little gift... 👀🏆 #SBLVII pic.twitter.com/pI9fV3nP8W
— NFL (@NFL) February 13, 2023
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