Last night, Patrick Mahomes led the Kansas City Chiefs to a clutch victory over the Eagles with a score of 38-35 thanks to a game winning field goal. Mahomes was able to overcome incredible odds to come out with the victory, as the Eagles, lead by Jalen Hurts, were not an easy team to beat by no means. Super Bowl LVII was most definitely a historic Super Bowl, as it was the first time two Black quarterbacks had faced each other ever. This game has cemented Mahomes as the greatest quarterback in the league, as he was named league MVP on Thursday.
A big part of the Eagles play-style was keeping the ball out of Mahomes’ hands, as they had the ball in their possession for a total of 20:32. This meant that everytime Mahomes stepped on the field, he had to make sure to get points on the board and he did not disappoint. The two teams were going tit for tat until Mahomes was kept from scoring when he got injured right before halftime. Mahomes was playing with a sprained ankle and still managed to pull off an amazing performance to win the game. Going into halftime, however, Mahomes was losing 24-14, while aggravating his high ankle sprain with his last drive of the second quarter.
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) February 13, 2023
After the fabulous Rihanna concert, Mahomes came back and showed out even after being in pain from his injury. He went for 21 for 27 for 182 yards meaning he completed 21 passes for almost 200 yards. They scored a touchdown on the first three drives of the second half to comeback from their 10 point deficit. After being kept off the field so long by the Eagles, the Chiefs were able to milk the clock, so Harrison Butker could kick the game winning field goal. After leading his team to an amazing Super Bowl comeback victory, Mahomes has now become a two-time Super Bowl winning champ while being a two-time league MVP. With Tom Brady retiring for real this time, I think it’s safe to say that Mahomes is the best quarterback in the league and he just proved it to everybody watching last night.
By Gary Langfield Jr., Senior, The Noble Academy