The Kansas City Chiefs clip the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII


Kamryn Jackson, TheSCORE Lead Reporter

In a 38-35 nail-biter, The Kansas City Chiefs knocked off the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII. The electrifying State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, hosted a match that will go down in history as one of the greatest Super Bowls ever.

The Eagles got the ball to start and quickly picked up momentum on the offensive side. DeVonta Smith began the opening drive with three catches for 41 yards, and QB Jalen Hurts started the match throwing 4 of 5 for 54 yards.

The drive ended with a 1-yard rushing touchdown from Hurts, giving the Eagles an early 7-0 lead.

After the impressive opening drive from the Eagles, the Chiefs had the chance to respond. QB Patrick Mahomes took only three minutes to march his team down the field and hit tight end Travis Kelce for the 18-yard touchdown.

On the next drive, the defense for the Chiefs was stout, forcing a three-and-out for the Eagles, forcing the Eagles to punt.

The Chiefs had a solid drive after the Eagles’ three-and-out. The drive didn’t result in a touchdown, but kicker Harrison Butker had a chance to put the Chiefs up by three. Butker’s kick hit the upright and the Chiefs missed the opportunity to take the lead.

The 1st quarter ended with a score of 7-7.

The Eagles came out swinging to start the 2nd. Eight seconds in, Hurts launched a 45-yard touchdown pass to receiver A.J. Brown, giving the Eagles the lead at 14-7.

The game looked promising for the Eagles as they forced the Chiefs to punt on their next drive but a fumble by Hurts led to a scoop and score by linebacker Nicholas Bolton, tying things back up at 14-14.

Despite the fumble, Hurts remained calm, cool and collected. After leading his team downfield, Hurts ran it up the middle for the 2-yard rushing touchdown, recording his second rushing touchdown of the match. Head coach for the Eagles, Nick Sariani, was aggressive in the quarter, opting to go for it on 4th down twice in the quarter.

With only 2:20 left in the 2nd, the Chiefs had the opportunity to tie the game up going into the half but the Eagles’ defense stood their ground, forcing a three-and-out for the Chiefs.

The Eagles took advantage of the time remaining on the clock. The Eagles managed to get into field goal range, setting up a 35-yard field goal for Jake Elliott.

Elliott nailed the field goal. The score stood at 24-14 by halftime.

The Chiefs received the ball to start the 2nd half and knew they had to play catch-up. The Chiefs mustered up a ten-play drive that ended in a 1-yard rushing touchdown from Isiah Pacheco.

The Eagles almost turned the ball over for the second time but the referees ruled the seeming fumble as an incomplete pass, allowing the Eagles to continue their drive.

The Eagles had hopes of ending the drive with a touchdown, even after a delay of game call that pushed them back five yards and brought up a difficult 3rd and 15 for the Eagles. The Eagles completed the 3rd and 15 but the Chiefs’ defense came up with a big stop to force a field goal for the Eagles.

After completing the 33-yard field goal, the Eagles extended their lead to 27-21

The Chiefs put on an offensive clinic for their next drive, taking three minutes to travel 70 yards downfield. The drive ended with a 5-yard touchdown pass from Mahomes to receiver Kadrius Tooney, giving the Chiefs their first match lead at 28-27.

With all the momentum on the Chiefs’ side, their defense stood firm and forced a three-and-out for the Eagles.

The offense for the Chiefs didn’t let up. After forcing the three-and-out, Kadruis Tooney ran the ball up for a 65-yard punt return, the longest in Super Bowl history. The punt return set the Chiefs at first and goal, as Mahomes completed the short pass to Skyy Moore for the touchdown.

The Chiefs extended their lead to 35-27.

Despite all the momentum from the Chiefs, the Eagles wouldn’t go down without a fight. A 45-yard catch by DeVonta Smith set up Hurts’ third rushing touchdown. After a successful two-point conversion, the game was knotted up at 35 a piece.

The Chiefs got the ball back and it looked like they’d have to settle for a field goal after an incomplete pass from Mahomes to JuJu Smith-Schuster. A controversial defensive holding call on Eagles cornerback James Bradberry gave the Chiefs a new set of downs.

The Chiefs played the end of the game perfectly. Instead of taking the touchdown and giving the Eagles the ball back with ample time left on the clock, the Chiefs set up a 27-yard field goal for Harrison Butker.

Butker nailed the field goal, giving the Chiefs the win. The Chiefs won their second Super Bowl in the last five years and Mahomes won his second Super Bowl MVP.