How the Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl LVII

The Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles clashed in a heated battle for the Super Bowl on Feb. 12, 2023. The intense game went down to the wire with both teams playing their hardest. Ultimately, it was the Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and running back Isiah Pacheco who helped secure a win for Kansas City in one of the most exciting Super Bowls in recent memory. Let’s look at how they did it.

At halftime, the Eagles were up 24-14 and looked like they had all but secured their victory. However, the Chiefs had other plans. They made some strategic adjustments to their offense, opting to run more plays that focused on quick, short passes rather than long, deep throws. This allowed them to build momentum and keep drives alive longer, resulting in three touchdowns by Mahomes in the third quarter alone.

The fourth quarter saw both teams trading blows as each side went back and forth scoring points. With just minutes left on the clock and the score tied 35-35, it all came down to the final possession for Kansas City. After driving down the field into Eagles territory, a controversial holding penalty against Philadelphia set up a game-winning field goal attempt for Kansas City kicker Harrison Butker, which he successfully converted with just seconds left.

Even though it took a controversial call to finish off his opponent, Mahomes’s performance deserves special recognition. He threw three touchdowns while remaining mistake-free with no interceptions whatsoever throughout the entire game. Opposing quarterback Jalen Hurts also put up an impressive stat line with 304 passing yards and one passing touchdown. Without either of these two players stepping up when it mattered most, we would likely be talking about how Philadelphia won Super Bowl 57 instead of how Kansas City did.