Andy Reid and His Team Strike Again

Super Bowl 57 lived up to the hype and anticipation football fans wanted.

Caleb Pickett, Staff Writer

In Super Bowl 57, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in an exciting comeback victory to capture the championship for the second time in four years. This was the third most-watched super bowl of all time.

It was the kind of competition fans across the world had dreamed of, with the exception of one highly contentious holding call. The Eagles appeared to be leading the back-and-forth contest after the first half 24-14, but Patrick Mahomes and company beat the Eagles 24-11 in the second half to reclaim the Lombardi Trophy. The Chiefs won the game with a final score of 38-35.

Patrick Mahomes finished the game with one massive throw and no turnover-worthy plays after completing 21 of his 27 ball attempts for 182 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions. On six rushes, he added 44 rushing yards and twice advanced the ball, despite playing on a high ankle sprain.

Patrick Mahomes threw for three touchdowns on his way to his second Super Bowl MVP. Cooper Neill/Getty Images

He concluded the second half with 13 completions, 93 passing yards, and a perfect adjusted completion %, scoring two touchdowns. Over the final 30 minutes, Mahomes pitched a perfect game with assistance from the brilliant Andy Reid(Chiefs Head Coach) and Eric Bienemy(Chiefs Offensive Coordinator).

Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts will feel most wronged by the outcome,
given that he was arguably the sharper quarterback in this game.

The Eagles quarterback completed 28 of 39 passes for 310 yards and one passing touchdown. He also added 70 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns over the course of 15 attempts. On third and fourth downs, he carried the ball six times, moving the chains on five of those rushes, but he also lost a crucial fumble that Nick Bolton recovered and scored on.

Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles runs the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs during Super Bowl 57 | Cooper Neill/Getty Images

He may end evaluations with one of the top performances ever attained by a quarterback in the Super Bowl. According to PFF grades teams and players’ performances.

Some other key players were Linebacker Nick Bolton of the Chiefs played 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 coverage, he didn’t allow a single first down and returned Hurts’ fumble 36 yards for a score.

Also, Leo Chenal, a rookie, was a force against the Eagles’ rushing attack, recording three defensive stops over the course of nine run-defense possessions. To complete a Super Bowl performance that would have made any rookie linebacker proud, he added one more stop in coverage.

Despite the outcome, the Philadelphia offensive line was outstanding in the passing game, allowing just three total pressures all game across 42 pass-blocking snaps on the first review. 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.

Overall this game lived up to all the hype. The commercials were great, the halftime show was great and the game was amazing.