Patrick Mahomes and Chiefs Leave Arizona Victorious


Scott Morris, Staff Writer

The 2023 Super Bowl was a game for the ages as the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles battled it out to be deemed Super Bowl Champions. After an incredible National Anthem sung by country singer Chris Stapleton, it was finally time for the biggest game of the year. Jalen Hurts and the Eagles marched down the field and immediately scored with his first rushing touchdown on the game’s first drive. Hurts would score another two rushing touchdowns and pass for 304 yards. Jalen’s loan passing touchdown was a 45-yard strike to A.J Brown that would, at the time, give Philly a 14-7 lead.

However, at some point, it was time for Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs to come to life and show why they were the AFC Champions. Unfortunately, Patrick was dealing with a lingering ankle injury that he suffered in the middle of the AFC Championship game against the Cincinnati Bengals. However, Mahomes would let his magic show even after limping off the field at the end of the 1st half. The league MVP threw for a total of 182 yards, three touchdowns, and none more significant than the one to Skyy Moore with 9:22 remaining in the 4th Quarter. This touchdown would give the Chiefs a 35-27 lead as the clock slowly wound down. However, the Eagles would again counter with a touchdown of their own as Hurts crossed the goal line with his legs. The Eagles put all their hopes into the two-point conversion following the Hurts rushing touchdown, and the try was successful, again drawing the score even at 35 a piece with 5:15 remaining.

The Chiefs would then take matters into their own hands and waste as much time as possible. Harrison Butker would ultimately kick a 27-yard field goal to secure the Chiefs’ second Lombardi Trophy in the past four years. Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce told reporters the following after the game about Andy Reid, “We wanted to get this so bad for him; his legacy in Philly lives on forever, there’s much pride in knowing that he’s had success in two different organizations, but this was the better one.”

After a season full of the incredible matchup, moments that won’t be forgotten, both good and bad, this was the perfect way to complete the 2022-23 NFL season.