by Madeleine Hubbard
In a classic Super Bowl matchup, a true heavyweight fight, between quarterbacks who were the top two vote-getters for MVP in the NFL this season, the Kansas City Chiefs led by a sometimes hobbling Patrick Mahomes pulled out a dramatic fourth quarter comeback victory over the slightly favored Philadelphia Eagles led by Jalen Hurts by a score of 38-35 in Glendale, Arizona.
It was clear that players on both teams had trouble keeping their footing as the condition of the field was quite slippery. Mahomes reinjured his ankle that was sprained in the AFC championship game two weeks ago. Philadelphia held a 10 point lead at halftime, and a 6 point lead going into the fourth quarter. But in a dramatic finale, Kansas City took an 8 point lead, before Philadelphia came back for a quick touchdown and two-point conversion to tie the game at 35-35.
Kansas City then ran down the clock down and kicked what proved to be the game winning field goal with less than 10 seconds on the clock.
Two Chiefs players would have celebrated Sunday regardless of the Super Bowl’s outcome. Chiefs offensive lineman Nick Allegretti’s wife gave birth in Chicago to twin girls earlier in the day, according to The Associated Press. He watched her give birth via FaceTime.
Around the same time Allegretti’s wife, Christina, gave birth, Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman tweeted that his girlfriend, Chariah Gordeon, went into labor. He was unable to play in the Super Bowl as he was on injured reserve this week.
The Kansas City Chiefs had won two other Super Bowls before this, once in 1970 and again in 2020.
The game featured a halftime performance by Rihanna, whose first-ever Super Bowl performance was also her first live show in seven years.
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Madeleine Hubbard joined Just the News as a fast file reporter after working as an editor at Breitbart News. Hubbard previously served as the special assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Photo “Patrick Mahomes” by All-Pro Reels. CC BY-SA 2.0. Background Photo “State Farm Stadium” by Cygnusloop99. CC BY-SA 3.0.