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Super Bowl: Kansas City Chiefs win second title in four years

Newsman:  The Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl champions once again.The Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 to win Super Bowl LVII.

Kansas City benefited from good fortune winning field goal with 8 seconds left. Led by quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the Kansas City Chiefs overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35, winning Super Bowl 57. Playing in its third Super Bowl in four seasons, K.C. collected its second championship in that span. Stocked with young talent and the league’s best player, a team that’s appeared in five consecutive AFC championship games appears to have extensive staying power. The NFL’s next dynasty may have been born in the desert Sunday night.  

The Eagles began the game with an 11-play, 75-yard drive to strike first with a 7-0 lead.

Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes will face off against the NFC’s one-seed the Philadelphia Eagles led by QB Jalen Philadelphia capitalized and scored on a 45-yard pass from Jalen Hurts to AJ Brown to take a 14-7 to open the second quarter.

After a Chiefs punt, linebacker Nick Bolton forced a Hurts fumble and ran the ball back for a 36-yard TD to tie the game at 14.

On the next drive, the Eagles went on a 12-play, 75-yard drive to take a 21-14 lead.

Kansas City made it a three-point game after the first drive of the second half with a six-minute drive capped by an Isiah Pacheco touchdown. A 17-play Eagles drive ended with a field goal after a booth review overruled a second Nick Bolton scoop and score.

The Chiefs took a 28-27 lead on the next drive with a TD from Mahomes to Kadarius Toney early in the fourth quarter.

After a three-and-out by the Eagles, Toney returned a punt 65 yards to the Philly five-yard line before rookie receiver Skyy Moore scored his first TD of his career.

The Chiefs led 35-27 with 9:22 left in the game. Philadelphia only needed eight plays to respond with a TD and tied the game at 35 with a two-point conversion.

Kansas City received the ball with 5:15 left in the game.

In the middle of the drive, Mahomes scrambled 26 yards to keep the drive alive.

The Chiefs ran down the clock to hit the game-winning field goal with eight seconds left on the clock. Mahomes ended the game with 182 passing yards and three touchdowns. Kelce was the Chiefs’ leading receiver with 81 yards and one touchdown.

Rookie Isiah Pacheco ended the game with 76 rushing yards and a touchdown

Mahomes, was named Super Bowl MVP for the second time just days after collecting his second league MVP award. Mahomes was magnificent, despite aggravating his high ankle sprain late in the first half. He never missed a snap while leading three consecutive second-half touchdown drives after his team trailed 24-14 at intermission. He completed 21 of 27 passes for 182 yards and three scores and also ran for 44 yards, much of that on his bad wheel. Now Mahomes, 27, surpassed Tom Brady as the youngest QB to start three Super Bowls, might just be able to begin setting his sights on some of the GOAT’s other records. But he was hardly the only story in one of Super Sunday’s more remarkable matchups. 

Kansas City became the 10th franchise to win the Super Bowl at least three times. The Chiefs have prevailed twice under CEO and co-owner Clark Hunt, whose father, Lamar, founded the AFL in 1960 and was the team’s original owner when the franchise was born as the Dallas Texans. The Chiefs’ first Super Bowl win came under Lamar Hunt following the 1969 season, but it took 50 years before their second.

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