Mahomes Leads Chiefs to Comeback Win Over Eagles in Super Bowl

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By: Marlon “MJ” Scott


Patrick Mahomes is just special. The now two-time NFL MVP had an excellent performance to win his second Super Bowl ring. He led the Kansas City Chiefs to victory over the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35. 


The Eagles received the kickoff and marched right down the field which ended in a Jalen Hurts quarterback sneak for the first score of the game. Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs responded quickly themselves as Patrick Mahomes lobbed it up for Travis Kelce for an 18-yard touchdown.


 Both defenses started to pick it up but on the first play of the 2nd quarter, Jalen Hurts launched a 45-yard bomb to AJ Brown to retake the lead. The Eagles got the ball back and were moving it down the field but a Jalen Hurts’ fumble was scooped up by linebacker Nick Bolton and returned for a 36-yard Chiefs’ touchdown.


 Hurts came right back with some big plays including another rushing touchdown to make the score 21-14. On their last possession in the 1st half, Patrick Mahomes’ ankle got rolled up which caused him to hobble off the field. He has suffered multiple ankle injuries throughout his career including in this year’s playoffs. The Eagles added a field goal as time expired to extend their lead to 10. 


The Chiefs came out of halftime with a chip on their shoulder. Running back, Isiah Pacheco runs it in the end zone from the 1 yard line. After that, the Eagles went on a 17 play drive but the Chiefs’ defense made a huge stop to force a 33-yard Jake Elliot field goal to make the score 27-21. 


Patrick Mahomes came back and dissected Philadelphia’s zone defense. He found Kadarius Toney to his right for the touchdown. The Chiefs take the lead 28-27 with less than 13 minutes left. 


On their next possession, the Eagles are stopped and forced to punt. A bad punt by Andy Siposs led to a 65-yard punt return by Toney who was finally tackled at the 5. Rookie Wide Receiver, Skyy Moore, was left wide-open to extend the Chiefs’ lead. 


All the momentum was now on the Chiefs’ side. Jalen Hurts uses his arm and legs to score a TD and a two-point conversion to tie the score at 35 with 5:15 left in the 4th. Patrick Mahomes had a huge 26-yard scamper right before the two-minute warning. 3rd & 8 on the 15-yard line, cornerback James Bradberry was called for a hold which gave Kansas City a first down. 


They were able to milk the clock down to 11 seconds. Harrison Butker nails the 27-yard field goal with 8 seconds left. Jalen Hurts threw up a desperation ball to no avail and the game clock hit zero. 


The Chiefs began jumping up and down in celebration. “Well he’s the MVP. That’s all that needs to be said,” Head Coach Andy Reid stated when asked about Patrick Mahomes’ effort.


 “We found a way,” said Mahomes. Patrick Mahomes did not eclipse 200 passing yards, but his 3 touchdown passes won him Super Bowl MVP. Even though they were not able to get the victory, Jalen Hurts had an amazing game. He finished with 374 total yards and 4 touchdowns (1 passing, 3 rushing).


 The Eagles were expecting to out rush the Chiefs but Kansas City out rushed the Eagles 158-115. Pacheco, Mahomes, and McKinnon ran the ball with toughness all night.


Many doubted the Chiefs when they lost their All-Pro Wide Receiver, Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins, but the Chiefs won the championship in their first season without him. 


Mahomes adds yet another trophy to his name and makes history again as he joins Tom Brady and Joe Montana as the only starting Quarterback with two Super Bowl wins and two NFL MVPs. The Chiefs organization won their 3rd Super Bowl. They are now the 10th organization to win 3 or more Super Bowls.


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