The Kansas City Chiefs were crowned Super Bowl champions for the third time in franchise history Sunday in a nail-biting 38-35 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Despite Patrick Mahomes reaggravating a right high ankle sprain late in the first half, the Super Bowl LVII MVP led Kansas City back from a double-digit deficit to pull out the win.
Patrick Mahomes added to his legacy in leading the Chiefs to a win in Super Bowl LVII. Mahomes became the 13th quarterback to win more than one Super Bowl. He was 20-of-26 for 182 yards and three touchdowns.
He was able to move around on his high ankle sprain, and his 14-yard scramble was a key play on the touchdown drive that opened the second half. His 18-yard touchdown pass to Travis Kelce on the Chiefs’ opening possession of the game was perfectly placed.
The Eagles ran more plays than the Chiefs and outgained them. But the Chiefs were more efficient, gaining 6.6 yards per play to 5.9 for the Eagles.
With three rushing TDs and a two-point conversion, Eagles QB Jalen Hurts scored 20 points Sunday. He set the record for QB rush yards in a Super Bowl.
It was a heart-wrenching defeat for the Eagles. Late breakdowns on defense and a pair of costly miscues along the way in an epic Super Bowl against the Chiefs will leave fans wondering what might have been.