Super Bowl: Kansas City Chiefs storm back, beat Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 to win title

It really was a story of two halves. But if the first half represented the worst of times for Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, the second half was the best of times. They came back from a 24-14 halftime deficit to outscore the Eagles 24-11 when Mahomes caught fire.

Mahomes recovered from a game-ending injury late in the first half to become his usual superstar self. He carved up the Eagles, with some big plays from his team and a defense that suddenly figured out how to contain Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts a bit.

Kicker Harrison Butker finished it off with a chip-shot field goal from the 27 for the winning margin.

Mahomes finished 21 of 27 passing for 182 yards and 3 touchdowns. He added 44 yards on the ground, won the Super Bowl MVP award and established himself as one of the NFL’s greatest.

Eagles’ Jalen Hurts dominated the first half and finished with 304 yards passing, 70 rushing and 3 touchdowns, tying the Super Bowl record held by Denver Broncos running back Terrell Davis.

But it wasn’t enough to stop Mahomes and the Chiefs, who were helped by a 65-yard punt return from Kadarius Toney (a Super Bowl record) and tough running by rookie Isiah Pacheco, who scored a TD and piled up 76 yards against a stout Eagles defense. , averaged 5.1 yards per carry.

The Eagles didn’t get down easy, with Hurts connecting with Devonta Smith on a 46-yard pass to set up a final TD and a two-point conversion that he ran in. But the Eagles defense couldn’t stop Mahomes, who fumbled. 26 yards on one leg to put his team in the red zone. A defensive holding call gave them an extra set down and then kicker Harrison Butker redeemed himself for the earlier miss with his game-winning kick.

The win was the second Super Bowl championship for Los Angeles native Andy Reid, the pride of John Marshall High School in Los Feliz, who is now a likely Pro Football Hall of Fame candidate.

“We’re not done,” Mahomes said during the post-game interview. “So I wouldn’t say dynasty yet.”

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