Glendale, Ariz. ( Associated Press) – When it comes to Patrick Mahomes, there’s no crippling enough pain, no obstacle wide enough, and no stage big enough. On Sunday in Arizona, Mahomes placed the MVP crown on the M’s and for Kansas City.
Mahomes became the first MVP to win a Super Bowl title since 1999 by throwing three touchdown passes, two of which began in less than three minutes in the fourth quarter, as the Kansas City Chiefs overcame a 10-point deficit to defeat Philadelphia. Smashed. Eagles 38-35 on Sunday for the second time in four years.
“He’s the MVP,” Reid said of his quarterback. “Just saying. MVP. He looked it tonight.”
Harrison Butker’s feet put the final points on the scoreboard with a 27-yard field goal with 8 seconds left, but it was Jerick McKinnon’s head – and feet – that put Kansas City in a game-winning position. , rushing on a one-yard line with 1:54 left, allowing the Chiefs to run out of time.
They needed every second they could spare. The Eagles dominated on offense. Quarterback Jalen Hurts finished with 304 passing yards and a touchdown and had another 70 yards, three scores and a two-point running conversion to tie the score with 5:15 to play.
But Mahomes shook off the taint of his last two Super Bowl appearances, where he had a passer rating of 65.2 to go along with two touchdowns and four interceptions. Not so in the Arizona desert this Sunday. And he did it again with ankle trouble, which only worsened before the end of the first half.
Mahomes said, “I’ve told you all week, nothing’s going to stop me from being on the field.” “I want to congratulate my teammates, we challenge each other, we need everyone to win this game. We are champions!”
The final drive was kept alive with a controversial holding penalty on cornerback James Bradberry’s JuJu Smith-Schuster on third down, which gave the Chiefs a chance to run out the clock. Bradberry himself put an end to any controversy.
“I held it. I grabbed his shirt. I was hoping (the referee) would let it go,” he admitted.
The two-time MVP was settled with 21 of 27 completions for 182 yards, 44 rushing yards on six carries and was getting progressively better as he entered the regular season with 70 sacks and returned home empty-handed Sunday – Broken hands and heart.
After leading 24–14 at the halftime show, the Chiefs got into a swing in the second half. Still trailing 27–21, Mahomes threw two touchdown passes in three minutes to Kadarius Toney and Sky Moore on identical plays to take advantage of the comeback and put the Eagles behind for the first time in the entire postseason.
Toney, who had just 61 yards on 10 punt returns for the Chiefs this season after coming in a trade from the Giants, grabbed the ball, started at his left, then left Kansas City in position to pick up. Chased your blocks. Leadership.
“Everybody had that determination, the look in their eyes,” said Travis Kelce, who finished with six catches for 81 yards, a touchdown and a touchdown in a big win over his older brother, Eagles center Jason.
For a good portion of the game, it looked like it would be the other way around.
Despite a Nick Bolton fumble return in the end zone to tie the score 14–14 in the second quarter, the Eagles looked to dominate, controlling the ball for nearly 22 minutes in the first half and racking up over 270 yards.
But they could not complete the work. And when you have Mahomes and you rise against it, it is a deadly sin. Philadelphia became the second team in Super Bowl history to hold a lead of at least 10 points in the second half of a Super Bowl, joining the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl 51.
Reid’s second title in a 24-year career also comes with a special flavor, against the team that gave him his first stint as head coach, and the one that ousted him after years a decade ago. not anymore. reed has two rings and a big smile
“We wanted this very badly for him,” Keles said. “His legacy lives on forever in Philadelphia. I know the city loves him. I know the organization loves him. But since he’s been here in Kansas City, the first time I’ve seen him, he’s Gave my heart and soul to the organization, this team and this group.”