How Super Bowl LVII went down


In the end there were only two. The #1 seed in the NFC, the Philadelphia Eagles, coming off a 38-7 victory over the New York Giants in the divisional and a 31-7 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in the championship game; Jalen Hurts and an explosive Philadelphia offense as well as a very good defense headed into the game as favorites against the #1 seed in the AFC. The Kansas City Chiefs were coming off a 27-17 divisional victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars and a down to the wire 23-20 victory in the AFC championship over the Bengals, which many considered to end on a controversial call. Now the stage was set, Eagles vs Chiefs in Glendale, Arizona with the Super Bowl on the line.

The Super Bowl started off strong with the Eagles and Chiefs 7-7 at the end of the 1st quarter, with a Jalen Hurts sneak for Philly and a Travis Kelce touchdown for Kansas City. From there, the defense started to play in, and Eagles went three and out and the Chiefs got themselves down field once more, only to end with a missed field goal. The Eagles offense exploded as Hurts hit Brown deep for a 45 yard touchdown; Jalen Hurts attempted to run but fumbled the ball. Chiefs LB Nick Bolton recovered it and went all the way for the fumble recovery touchdown to tie it 14-14. Jalen Hurts didn’t back down, and scored another rushing touchdown after that drive, and the Eagles defense took Mahomes off the field with an injury as Jake Elliot ended the half kicking a 35 yard field goal to put the Eagles up 24-14 at the half.

After a Rihanna halftime show, the Chiefs would try to come back, but it seemed like the 10 point lead was too much— until Isiah Pacheco rushed in for a touchdown, cutting the lead to 3. The Chiefs defense would hold the Eagles to another field goal as they ended the third quarter down by 6. Heading into the fourth quarter, the Eagles could still run away with this one with another score, but when they needed a stop the defense couldn’t get it and completely collapsed. With a Mahomes touchdown to Kadarius Toney, the Chiefs took the lead for the first time 28-27. Toney found himself useful again with a 65 yard kick return, putting the Chiefs in prime position to score yet again with a touchdown to Skyy Moore. Jalen Hurts wasn’t done yet, and drove the Eagles down the field and rushed in the endzone for another touchdown. To tie the game the Eagles needed a two point conversion, and Jalen Hurts did just that rushing it in again to tie it up.

The game was tied 35-35. Jalen Hurts showed why he came second in the MVP voting, but he forgot who came first. Patrick Mahomes drove down the field in a lengthy possession to waste the Eagles time outs and drain the clock. Mahomes was showing that even when he was injured, he was the better QB, and rushed 26 yards down field to put his team in field goal position. The Eagles defense finally stepped up and stopped the Chiefs to try and hold them to a field goal, but a debatable bad holding call on James Bradbury ended their hopes as the Chiefs went into victory position before kicking the game winning field goal. The Kansas City Chiefs were your world champions.

At the end of the day, whether the call was good or not, the Chiefs were the Super Bowl LVII champions. Patrick Mahomes and friends celebrated as they hoisted the Lombardi trophy— but will they hold it again next year? There are still many teams and many huge offseason moves that will occur, and it will determine who goes to the Super Bowl next year. The day after the Super Bowl, Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen left the Eagles to become the new head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, shortly followed by Eagles defensive coordinator Johnathan Gannon, who left to become the new head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. Only time will tell whether the Eagles will be back or not and the same goes for the Chiefs, but for now the Chiefs are the champions.