Super Bowl LVII Recap

Patrick Mahomes celebrates on the podium with the Lombardi trophy. (Photo by Jon Rondone/The Republic)

One of the craziest Super Bowls in recent memory is in the history books. Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid have officially collected their second rings, and the Eagles’ dominant season is all for nothing. But how did this happen? Let’s look back at an offensive-filled Super Bowl.

The Eagles got the ball first, which meant it was Jalen Hurts’ time to shine. They dominantly moved the ball down the field, ending with a Jalen Hurts sneak for a touchdown. Hurts would use the quarterback sneak effectively throughout the entire game. The Chiefs would answer with yet another Travis Kelce touchdown from Patrick Mahomes. Kansas City would miss a field goal on their next drive to keep the score knotted at seven apiece.

The Eagles would take advantage as Jalen Hurts found AJ Brown from 45 yards out for the touchdown. After forcing a punt, the Eagles looked primed to take the game over. But Nick Bolton would return a fumble for a touchdown to bring our score back to even. Jalen Hurts was able to put that turnover out of his mind and lead the Eagles on two more scoring drives to make it 24-14 at the half.

AJ Brown scores from deep

Down ten, the Chiefs were not ready to give up. They started the second half with a rushing touchdown from Isiah Pacheco. The Eagles would add a field goal after an eight-minute drive, but Kansas City bounced back with a touchdown from Kadarius Toney. They then forced a punt that Toney would return to the five-yard line, and Mahomes would quickly find rookie Skyy Moore to put Kansas City back in the lead. Jalen Hurts would lead the Eagles back to tie the game, running in for the touchdown and converting the two-point conversion.

Hurts converts the two-point conversion

The Chiefs would drive down the field before facing a third and eight deep in the Eagles’ territory. Mahomes would throw an incompletion, but a controversial holding penalty was called on Eagles’ James Bradberry, giving Kansas City and allowing them to burn almost all of the clock before kicking the game-winning field goal. Patrick Mahomes earned his second Super Bowl MVP.

Patrick Mahomes celebrates with the Lombardi trophy

And so, the NFL season officially comes to a close. The NFL will prepare for the eventual hectic free agency, along with the NFL draft. Once those are over, all 32 teams get to start over and do it again. For the next six months, however, the Chiefs will have the ultimate bragging rights over the entire league.