Kansas City comes out on top against Philadelphia in Super Bowl 57

Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs met up with Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles in Glendale, Arizona, for Super Bowl LVII on Sunday, February 12. The two teams came into this year’s playoffs as the number-one seed in their respective conferences, both finishing 16-3  throughout the entire regular season and playoffs.

In the previously played conference championships, the Eagles defeated the San Francisco 49ers by a score of 31-7, while the Chiefs beat the Cincinnati Bengals in a barnburner by a score of 23-20. 

Philadelphia entered the game led by six All-Pro players including offensive tackle Lane Johnson and center Jason Kelce were named to the first team, while linebacker Haason Reddick, quarterback Jalen Hurts, wide receiver A.J. Brown, and cornerback James Bradberry were named to the second team. The Eagles’ offense revolves around Jalen Hurts who became only the second-youngest quarterback in NFL history to have a 14-win season. 

Kansas City also has six All-Pro players leading the team including Quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who is also an NFL most valuable player candidate, tight end Travis Kelce, defensive tackle Chris Jones, and punter Tommy Townsend were all chosen for the first team. Offensive guard Joe Thuney and center Creed Humphrey were named to the second team.

This Super Bowl also boasted the youngest matchup between two quarterbacks in four decades, as well as the first matchup between two brothers, the Kelces.

The Eagles came into this game as one-point favorites, making this the first time Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is an underdog in a playoff game in his 12 appearances. 

The game ended in a thrilling fashion with a score of 38-35 favoring the Chiefs. Mahomes lead Kansas City during the game-winning drive, earning him the Super Bowl MVP.