Kansas City Chiefs Win Thriller on Mahomes' Heroics

KC defeats the Philadelphia Eagles, 38-35
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 12, 2023 9:19 PM CST
Kansas City Chiefs Win Thriller on Mahomes' Heroics
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes runs during the second half.   (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs are the winners of Super Bowl 57. Mahomes—hobbling around on a hurt ankle—led the Chiefs downfield for the winning drive that was capped by Harrison Butker’s 27-yard field goal with 8 seconds left, sealing a 38-35 victory, per the AP. “He's the MVP,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said about Mahomes. “That's all that needs to be said. MVP. And you saw it tonight.” The Eagles took the ensuing kickoff but there would be no miracle. Jalen Hurts’ desperation heave on the final play fell way short of the end zone, and the Chiefs’ celebration began. The Chiefs won the Super Bowl for the second time in four seasons.

They beat the 49ers following the 2019 season before losing to the Buccaneers after 2020. This time, they trailed for most of the evening before rallying in the second half to beat the Eagles. It’s a tough loss for Philadelphia, which got a great performance from quarterback Hurts, who threw for 304 yards and ran for three touchdowns. Mahomes, who was named the AP NFL MVP on Thursday, threw for three touchdowns. He had limped off the field after aggravating a right ankle injury just before halftime, but returned to lead Kansas City to the win. The Chiefs overcame a 10-point halftime deficit and never led until taking a 28-27 lead early in the fourth quarter. (More Super Bowl stories.)

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