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Chiefs Back as NFL Champs

By Jeff Stinger

Super Bowl LVII is in the books, with the Kansas City Chiefs prevailing victorious over the Philadelphia Eagles, 38-35. The high-scoring affair adds yet another chapter into the NFL history books, as the Chiefs and Eagles delivered a highly-entertaining contest that won’t be forgotten anytime soon.

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Head of the NFL Tribe Once More

After another fantastic comeback effort, the Chiefs have won their second Super Bowl title in the Andy Reid-Patrick Mahomes era and the franchise’s third-overall Super Bowl win.

Kansas City was facing a 10-point deficit at halftime, only for the team’s offense to come alive in the second half. It was a similar scenario in the big game for KC, which also overcame a double-digit first-half deficit in Super Bowl LIV against the 49ers. Now with two Lombardi Trophies over three Super Bowl trips in the last four seasons, it’s safe to say that the Chiefs’ dynasty is now in full effect.

From Scare to Hardware for Mahomes

Entering Super Bowl LVII, most of the media attention was fixated on the health of Kansas City’s star quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who was dealing with an ankle sprain dating back to the AFC Divisional Round. Mahomes looked sluggish to start Sunday’s game in Glendale and even took a hard bump late in the second quarter that had him hobbling back to the sidelines to give Chiefs fans a mini heart attack before the break.

Thankfully, Mahomes was able to return in the second half and was suddenly firing on all cylinders after the injury scare. Although Mahomes finished with just 182 passing yards, he still managed to complete all but six of his 27 pass attempts and threw three passing touchdowns, which were enough for him to win his second Super Bowl MVP award. The 27-year-old phenom became the first player since the turn of the new millennium to win both the NFL’s regular-season MVP award and the Super Bowl MVP award in the same season.

Eagles Lost Altitude Late

For most of the contest, it really looked like the Eagles were the better team. One wouldn’t be wrong either to say that Philly QB Jalen Hurts had a much better performance than Mahomes during their showdown, as Hurts threw for 304 passing yards and a TD through the air to go with 70 rushing yards and three more trips to the end zone. In fact, Hurts tied a Super Bowl record for most rushing touchdowns by any player; let alone a quarterback.

Unfortunately, the Eagles took their foot off the gas and allowed the Chiefs to stage one of their patented rallies. It also didn’t help that a questionable defensive holding penalty was called against Philly during the Chiefs’ final scoring drive with under two minutes left to set up a new fresh set of downs for KC to score the go-ahead field goal with merely 11 seconds left in the game.

As heartbreaking as this defeat is for the Eagles, the future is still bright for this organization that’s just six years removed from its first-ever Super Bowl win in 2017. It was fascinating to witness Hurts and Mahomes, amazing QBs with similar skill sets – go head-to-head with everything on the line, and we wouldn’t be surprised whatsoever if these two teams meet again in a year’s time.

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