Patrick Mahomes shook off an ankle damage, turned again right into a magician and pulled out one other comeback on the largest stage to assist Kansas Metropolis win their second Tremendous Bowl in 4 years.
Mahomes threw two landing passes within the fourth quarter and scrambled 26 yards on the go-ahead drive earlier than Harrison Butker kicked a 27-yard subject purpose with eight seconds left to present Kansas Metropolis a 38-35 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday evening.
Mahomes and Jalen Hurts excelled within the first Tremendous Bowl matchup that includes two Black beginning QBs. However Mahomes, the two-time AP NFL MVP, turned it up within the second half after reaggravating a sprained proper ankle. He earned his second Tremendous Bowl MVP award, too.
“It took all people to win the video games. We’re Tremendous Bowl champs, child,” Mahomes shouted on stage as pink and yellow confetti littered the sphere.
Reid, who could not win the large sport in Philadelphia, beat his former staff to earn his second ring with Mahomes and Kansas Metropolis.
“We wished to get this so unhealthy for him,” Travis Kelce stated. “His legacy in Philly lives on endlessly. I do know that metropolis loves him. I do know that the group loves him. However ever since he is been right here in Kansas Metropolis — I’ve seen it firsthand — he poured his coronary heart and his thoughts and his soul into this group, into this staff and led a bunch of males. … There’s lots of pleasure in understanding that he is had success in two completely different organizations, however this was the higher one.”
Controversial defensive holding penalty
With the rating tied at 35-35, the Eagles tried to let Kansas Metropolis rating a landing with beneath two minutes left so they may get the ball again after a defensive holding name on cornerback James Bradberry on third-and-eight gave Kansas Metropolis a primary down. However Jerick McKinnon slid on the two-yard line, forcing the Eagles to make use of their final timeout.
“It was a holding. I tugged his jersey. I hoped they might let it slide,” Bradberry stated.
After Mahomes took a knee two instances, Butker nailed his kick, sending 1000’s of red-clad Kansas Metropolis followers right into a frenzy.
“It feels wonderful simply to see the confetti,” stated Butker, who missed a 42-yarder within the first quarter. “I simply tried to give attention to one kick and specializing in the method.”
Kansas Metropolis followers had been outnumbered within the stadium, however they did their half to silence the boisterous Philly followers with the tomahawk chop chant.
Down 24-14 with a limping Mahomes, Kansas Metropolis (17-3) adopted up Rihanna’s electrifying halftime efficiency with a sensational offensive outburst.
“Everyone had that dedication, that look of their eye,” Kelce stated.
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Mahomes, who suffered a excessive ankle sprain within the divisional spherical, harm it once more on a three-yard scramble late within the second quarter. He limped off the sphere however confirmed no sick results on Kansas Metropolis’s subsequent possession.
Mahomes slipped — a number of gamers misplaced their footing on the pure grass floor — within the pocket but someway regained his steadiness and scrambled 14 yards to the Eagles four-yard line, establishing Isiah Pacheco’s one-yard TD run that minimize the deficit to 24-21.
After Jake Elliott’s 33-yard subject purpose prolonged Philadelphia’s result in 27-21, Kansas Metropolis struck once more.
Mahomes tossed a five-yard TD go to a wide-open Kadarius Toney to present Kansas Metropolis its first lead, 28-27, early within the fourth quarter.
Kansas Metropolis tightened up its defence, forcing Philly to punt. Then Toney returned a line-drive kick 65 yards to the Eagles five-yard line for the longest punt return in Tremendous Bowl historical past.
On third down from the four-yard line, Mahomes related with Skyy Moore to increase their result in 35-27. Moore additionally was vast open on the play.
However the Eagles would not go away.
Hurts hit DeVonta Smith for a 46-yard achieve to the Kansas Metropolis two-yard line and ran in for his third rating of the sport. He additionally ran in for the two-point conversion to tie it at 35-35 with 5:15 to go.
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As “Fly! Eagles! Fly!” reverberated all through the stadium, Mahomes and the Kansas Metropolis went again to work.
The 27-year-old Mahomes grew to become the third participant to win his second NFL MVP award earlier than age 28. He additionally grew to become the youngest QB to begin three Tremendous Bowls. Then, Mahomes grew to become the primary participant to win the Tremendous Bowl the identical season he was MVP after 9 straight gamers misplaced.
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Simply 5 years after profitable the primary Tremendous Bowl in franchise historical past, the Eagles (16-4) got here shut with a special coach and new quarterback. Nick Sirianni changed Doug Pederson in 2021 and Hurts took over for Carson Wentz in late 2020.
Hurts set a Tremendous Bowl report with 70 yards speeding and tied a report with three speeding scores. He additionally threw for 304 yards and one TD.
The Eagles marched 75 yards down the sphere with Hurts scoring from the one-yard line for a 7-0 lead, and managed the ball for nearly 22 minutes within the first half.
Hurts, who missed two video games late within the season with a shoulder damage, had no hassle throwing an ideal deep ball to A.J. Brown, giving the Eagles a 14-7 lead with a 45-yard connection on the primary play of the second quarter.
However Hurts then made a uncommon mistake on the following drive when he fumbled with out being hit whereas scrambling away from stress. Nick Bolton picked it up and raced 36 yards for a rating that made it 14-14. Hurts had simply eight turnovers this season, six picks and two fumbles.
Undeterred, Hurts stored operating.
He took off for 14 yards on the primary play after the fumble. On fourth-and-five from the Kansas Metropolis 44-yard line, Hurts ran 28 yards. He completed off the drive with a four-yard TD run to place Philadelphia forward 21-14.
Mahomes completed 21 of 27 for 182 yards with three TDs and no turnovers. He ran for 44 yards.
Mahomes related with Kelce on an 18-yard TD go in the suitable nook to tie it at 7-7 within the first quarter. Kansas Metropolis’s All-Professional tight finish and Eagles All-Professional centre Jason Kelce grew to become the primary set of brothers to play in opposition to one another within the Tremendous Bowl.
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Their mother, Donna Kelce, wore a half-red, half-green jersey with No. 87 on the entrance for Travis and No. 62 on the again for Jason. She sat in a collection between NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Damar Hamlin.
Eagles followers turned State Farm Stadium right into a sea of inexperienced, chanting “E-A-G-L-E-S!” and singing the staff’s struggle track after every rating. However they left disillusioned.
Reid received extra video games than any coach in staff historical past throughout 14 seasons with the Eagles however the one knock in opposition to him was that he could not win the large one. Reid lastly earned his ring with Kansas Metropolis when it beat San Francisco within the Tremendous Bowl following the 2019 season. They went again the following 12 months and misplaced to Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The primary Tremendous Bowl involving each No. 1 seeds because the Eagles beat the Patriots 41-33 in February 2018 lived as much as its hype. It was the third-highest scoring Tremendous Bowl and the Eagles scored probably the most factors by a dropping staff.