NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes leads Kansas City Chiefs to win over Philadelphia Eagles in 2023 Super Bowl

The Chiefs also won the Super Bowl in 2020 and reached the title game in 2021

BySteve Almasy, CNN, CNNWire
Monday, February 13, 2023
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PHOENIX -- The Kansas City Chiefs have won their second Super Bowl in the past four seasons, downing the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 Sunday at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes appeared to overcome re-aggravating his ankle injury in the first half, rallying the Chiefs in the second to a victory that puts the team in a "dynasty" conversation.

The Chiefs also won the Super Bowl in 2020 and reached the title game in 2021, CNN reported.

Mahomes threw three touchdown passes to three receivers, Isiah Pacheco ran for one score and linebacker Nick Bolton scored on a fumble return. Kicker Harrison Butker made the winning 27-yard field goal with eight seconds remaining.

Here are some of the highlights from the biggest day in US sports.

Mahomes plays through pain

While the rest of the audience was loving Rihanna's halftime performance, Kansas City fans were sweating it out.

Mahomes, who suffered a high ankle sprain on his right leg against the Jacksonville Jaguars on January 21, appeared to hurt the same ankle late in the first half. With just more than 90 seconds left in the half, Mahomes was scrambling on third down and 15 when linebacker TJ Edwards tackled him around his ankles. Mahomes stayed down for an uncomfortably long time after the tackle for Chiefs fans.

Mahomes hopped to the sideline, winced in pain on the bench and at one point, briefly put his head on the shoulder of a staff member. The Chiefs didn't return to the field in the half.

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The 27-year-old quarterback didn't look too hurt, though, when he ran off the field at halftime.

At halftime, Mahomes was 8-of-13 passing for 89 yards and had two rushes for 11 yards.

The youngest quarterback to ever start three Super Bowls made Chiefs fans feel a lot better on the first drive of the second half, leading his side on a touchdown drive that included a key 14-yard-run.

On the game-winning drive, Mahomes had another vital rush for 26 yards that put the winners in field-goal position. Television replays showed Mahomes wincing as he got up to head back to the huddle.

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