GLENDALE, AZ– The stage was set as Super Bowl XLII began on a picture postcard beautiful day. The champions of the AFC the Kansas City Chiefs, and the champions of the NFC the Philadelphia Eagles squared off on Sunday, February 12. The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 38 -35 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
It is Kansas City’s second Super Bowl victory in the last 4 years. Patrick Mahomes was named Super Bowl MVP for the second time in his career. His legacy is both cemented and at the same time continues to. He becomes the first player in the NFL to win both the regular season and Super Bowl MVP since Kurt Warner achieved the feat in 2000.
A Harrison Butker 27-yard field goal with 8 seconds remaining in Super Bowl LVII. Once again, it was a dazzling second half display of offensive brilliance provided by Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Co.
Mahomes finished 21 of 27 for 182 yards with three touchdowns. Kansas City scored a touchdown on its first three drives of the second half after trailing at halftime 24-14.
Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts was 27 of 37 for 304 yards passing, it masked the first time in NFL history two black quarterbacks started in the Super Bowl. It was a fantastic quarterback duel.
The game opened with Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts, scoring by sneaking the ball in after an 11 play, 74 yard drive culminating in an opening drive touchdown. The Chiefs answered right back as Patrick Mahomes marched down the field with a precise touchdown throw to his favorite target Travis Kelce. The Kansas City Chiefs responded quickly, and the offensive track meet was on.
Opening up the second quarter, Eagles QB Jalen Hurts hurled a deep bomb downfield to wide receiver AJ Brown making the score 14 to 7. All season Hurts was the Eagles phenomenal. and regular season NFL MVP Runner Up.
The Chiefs made a game changing moment when linebacker Nick Bolton recovered a 36-yard fumble, tying the score at 14 apiece in a thrilling Super Bowl early on.
On the critical 4th and six, Jalen Hurts used his lightning speed while using his legs to gain a pivotal first down. Kansas City made mental errors going offside giving the unstoppable Hurts an opportunity to dash four yards for a simple gallop finding the end zone , taking the lead 21-14 at halftime. Philly’s dominant run offense absolutely dominated the way they have all season long. Two rushing touchdowns in the first half alone gave them early momentum.
As Hurts rumbled in the end zone the fans at State Farm Stadium loudly shouted MVP. Tragedy struck for the chief when Patrick Mahomes was shoestring tackled by T.J. Edwards, aggravating his high ankle sprain. He noticeably limped off the field.
Mahomes made a heroic come back in the second half, as the Chiefs trailed by 10 points at halftime.
The action on the field really heated up as Rihanna took the stage in a beautiful red outfit with her dancers dress dressed as if they were ready for a snowstorm. Rihanna’s set focused on her massive global radio hits.
Her brief set was wildly popular, as the crowd cheered their approval. Fireworks exploded over the beautiful Glendale sky as Rihanna launched into her two signature hits umbrella and diamonds. And after 13 minutes during halftime, she was done and the football resumed. Before she left she ran off the stage and blew a kiss to television and football personality Michael Strahan.
As the second half opened Mahomes showed no signs of injury. The Chiefs marched down the field and scored a touchdown on a one yard Isiah Pacheco touchdown. Then another defensive touchdown by the Kansas City Chiefs. However, the play was ruled as an incomplete pass as the Eagles dodged a bullet.
Tight End Dallas Goddert caught a big 3rd and 14 setting up a 33 yd field goal, making it 27-21. The Eagles relied on controlling the ball, while keeping Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs explosive offense on the sideline.
For all the endless conversation and debate leading up to Super Bowl LVII, it was inevitable that the outcome was going to come down to Patrick Mahomes and the Chief’s success in the final quarter of the NFL season.
KC wide receiver Kadarius Toney became the X factor of the Super Bowl, first he caught a touchdown reception giving the Chiefs their first lead of the game. After an Eagles three and out, Toney return of a punt to the Eagles 5 yard line.
This set up a Skkky Moore 5-yd touchdown catch, the Chiefs were flexing their second half muscle. Although Philadelphia has an incredible defense, the Chiefs offensive line did not give up a sack.
This Whirlwind Super Bowl would just not end. Trailing by 8:00, Hurts found DaVonte Smith and caught a huge pass inside the Chiefs five. After scoring a touchdown, Hurts converted the two point conversion on a run. This classic Super Bowl was tied 35-35 with five minutes left in the game.
Mahomes drove the Chiefs down the field, including a dramatic run setting up the Super Bowl winning field goal. He threw three TD touchdowns and the Kansas City Chiefs are officially a dynasty.