The Lombardi Trophy was on the hands of the Kansas City Chiefs for the second time as the quarterback Patrick Mahomes hailed as Finals MVP.
Jalen Hurts and Philadelphia Eagles commanded the three quarters of the match but the motivated Kansas City Chiefs defied the odds as their leading quarterback Mahomes pushed to a late yet impressive offensive surge and take home the prestigious Super Bowl title, their second in four years, with a 38-35 victory over the Eagles.
Patrick Mahomes registered three touchdown passes in the game to begin their brilliant and impressive second half resurgence from a really slow start. The star quarterback set up the winning field goal and it allowed the Chiefs to dismantle Eagles defense and mostly waste the final two minutes on the clock.
Philadelphia Eagle defensive end Brandon Graham says nothing but love and respect for Kansas City Chiefs and give praise to his teammate Jalen Hurts and Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes, “I was just telling the boys, ‘stay together,’ because we put this team together well and had a togetherness like no other this year… Give credit to Kansas City. They made plays to win the game.”
While the Philadelphia Eagles star Jalen Hurts was optimistic after the loss, he said during the post-conference, “We came up short. I think the beautiful part about it is everyone experiences different pains, everyone experiences different agonies of life. But you decide if you want to learn from it. You decide if you want to use that…teachable moment. I know what I’ll do.
“We came here to win. We came up short. You either win or you learn, that’s how I feel.”
This is the worst loss of the Philadelphia Eagles as this team is known for its thick defense that shined during the regular season that led them also to the Super Bowl, but it did not click when it mattered most. “We hurt, man,” Graham told reporters. “We know we didn’t put our best foot forward. This game, I mean, gives all credit to Kansas City. Those boys played hard today. Like I told the team, don’t forget what you did this year.
“Feel this thing. Because it definitely hurts. Boy, it stings. It’s like man, you can taste it, you can feel it. You knew all you had to do was make a play.”
Despite the surprising offensive surge of Kansas City, the Eagles still have the chance to pull favor on their side by pulling as many sacks as possible. In the regular season, Philadelphia had 70 sacks, tie for the third-most in NFL history but in the Super Bowl they performed otherwise, as they recorded no sack due to Chiefs’ quick passing that dictated the whole match.
“I thought they did a good job getting the ball out quickly,” Sirianni said. “I thought they did a good job running the football. And, hey, they got one of the best players on the planet on their football team so he’s going to make plays.”
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