Super Bowl Sunday Showcase


Colin Morley, Staff Writer

On Sunday, February 11th, National Football League fans prepared for one of the most-watched sporting events in the world, the Super Bowl. The Philadelphia Eagles took on the Kansas City Chiefs for a spectacular football showcase.

For Philadelphia, star quarterback Jalen Hurts led an impressive Eagles offense. The strong rushing attack was led by running backs Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott. The ground game was produced by a powerful offensive line led by center Jason Kelce. On the receiving side, wide receivers DaVonta Smith and AJ Brown were huge targets in Super Bowl 57. 

For Kansas City, quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes led an explosive offense. A strong performance was made by tight end Travis Kelce, who remains one of the best tight ends in the league. 

The game started with a bang, as quarterback Jalen Hurts found pay dirt, giving the Eagles a 7-0 lead. The Chiefs answered immediately, as quarterback Patrick Mahomes connected with tight end Travis Kelce, evening the score at 7. 

The Eagles would then score 17 points in the second quarter, taking a 24-14 lead at the half. However, the Chiefs came storming back and put up 24 points to go up 35-27 lead with less than 5 minutes left in the game. 

Jalen Hurts then marched down the field and scored his third rushing touchdown of the game, breaking a Super Bowl record for most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in Super Bowl history. A successful two-point conversion tied the score at 35 as Mahomes and the Chiefs received the ball time for a game-winning drive.

A controversial holding penalty by the Eagles set the Chiefs up to run the clock down to kick a game-winning field goal. Harrison Butker kicked the game-winning field goal, giving the Chiefs a 38-35 lead–and a Super Bowl Championship. Now, for the second time in four years, the Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl champions.