Chiefs outlast Eagles in Super Bowl 57


Photo by Carmen Mandatov.

Following the Kansas City Chiefs win MVP QB Patrick Mahomes celebrated by hoisting the Super Bowl Trophy alongside his teammates.

Aaron Lecorchick, Editor


The Kansas City (16-3) Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles (16-3) 38-35 in the 57th Super Bowl at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ. The Chiefs were led by Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes who completed 21 of 27 passes for 182 yards and three touchdowns, leading rusher Isiah Pacheco with 76 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries and leading receiver/ tight end Travis Kelce catching six passes for 81 yards and a touchdown. 

Despite the loss, the Eagles were guided by Jalen Hurts, who had an MVP-caliber game, throwing for 304 yards on 27 of 38 passing and a touchdown, rushing for 70 yards and three touchdowns on 15 attempts and wide receiver DeVonta Smith catching seven passes for 100 yards. 

“ The offensive line, Pat Mahomes and the rest of the offensive players did a great job. Eric Bieniemy was tremendous down the stretch there putting things together… it [was] really all the coaches on both sides of the ball,” said Chiefs head Coach Andy Reid.

Coming into the game, Chiefs and Eagles appeared to be replicas of each other. They both entered the playoffs as the number 1 seeds in their respective conferences and were both conference champions entering the super bowl with the same record. On top of that, both teams scored exactly 546 points, averaged 4.6 yards a carry, had four takeaways during the playoffs prior to their matchup, had six All Pros, plus each team had a Kelce brother.

“I think it’s interesting. It’s extremely odd that the statistics match up like that, especially with yards per carry,” said junior Easton Murray.

This setup the possibility for one of the best Super Bowl’s in NFL history and a much anticipated game. 

 A comeback victory for the Chiefs as they prevailed after trailing 24-10 at the half, after Rihanna’s halftime show the Chiefs out-adjusted the Eagles in the second half, playing a near perfect half of football leading to the franchise’s third Super Bowl.

“ I can’t believe it, that was such a great game and wow. It all just feels so overwhelming and incredible,” said actor Paul Rudd.

With 1:54 left, and the game tied at 35, Chiefs wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster ran an in-and-out route up the sideline and the pass was incomplete, but Eagles cornerback James Bradberry was called for a controversial holding call. This led to the Chiefs milking the clock before getting a go-ahead field goal by Harrison Butcker with eight seconds to play.

“Because this play is early in its development, it has too many other unintended consequences that are going to follow that don’t allow the play to end up how it should. So it needs to be called,” said CBS analyst and former official Gene Steratore. 

The game left a bitter taste in the mouth of thousands of Eagles fans, leaving them disappointed and feeling robbed of a Super Bowl.

“It was a terrible way to end a great game on a controversial call. It really ruined my day and my night,” said junior Ryan Roberts.