Super Bowl LVII Recap

Super Bowl LVII Recap

Rosalind Crockett

The Kansas City Chiefs are now Super Bowl champions for the fourth time in over four years after completing an outstanding comeback win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Aside from the highly controversial holding call, it was the kind of contest that fans all around the world had hoped for. After the first half, the Eagles appeared to come up victorious, but the Chiefs out scored them 24-11 in the second half. They won the Lombardi Trophy once again.

While playing on an injured ankle, Patrick Mahomes threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter and rushed 26 yards on the go-ahead drive before Harrison Baker kicked a 27-yard field goal with 8 seconds left. This gave the Chiefs a 38-35 victory over the Eagles. About two of his touchdowns came during the second half, in which he finished with 13 completions, 93 passing yards and a perfect completion percentage. With the help of his teammates Andy Reid and Eric Benney, he threw a perfect game over the last 30 minutes.

Given that he was arguably the stronger quarterback in this game, Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts will feel especially wronged by the outcome.

Linebacker of the Chiefs, Nick Bolton, participated in all 74 defensive snaps and appeared to be near the ball at all times. On the first review, he was noted as the first defender to the ball carrier on five occasions. He had seven solo tackles and two tackle assists. In defense, he didn’t allow a single first down and returned Hurt’s interception 36 yards for a score.

He may end evaluations with one of the top PFF rankings ever attained by a quarterback in the superbowl.

Over the course of nine run-defense snaps, Leo Chenal had three defensive stops against the Eagle’s running attack. To complete a Super Bowl performance that would have made any rookie linebacker proud, he nailed one more stop in coverage.

Despite the outcome, the Philly offensive line excelled in the passing game, surrendering only three pressures in total—all hurries— over 42 pass blocking attempts. All five starters received a pass blocking grade of at least 74.0, with clean blocks for the day going to Lane Johnson, Jason Kelce, and Jordan Mailata.