Mahomes, Chiefs rally in the second half to win Super Bowl LVII

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) following a 38-35 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII on Sunday, February 12, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo Credit: Sports Radio Service/Shawn McCullough)

By Shawn McCullough

GLENDALE AZ–It was widely believed that the two best teams from the 2022 NFL season advanced to play in Super Bowl LVII and now that was confirmed.

The Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles battled for just short of 60 minutes to a 35-35 tie, until Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker nailed the game winning 27-yard field goal with eight seconds left to lift Kansas City to a 38-35 Super Bowl win.

“That’s what you dream of as a kicker getting to the Super bowl and having a game winning kick,” said Butker. “You know, it’s crazy to think that’s now happened.”

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was named the game MVP, throwing for 182 and three touchdowns, while also rushing six times for 44 yards.

“I’m going to Disneyland now,” said Mahomes. “So I have Disney World and Disneyland crossed off.”

Both teams traded scores back and forth in the first half, until the Eagles gained some momentum in the second quarter, taking a 10-point lead into halftime.

“We were right there,” said head coach Andy Reid about halftime. “I don’t have to motivate these guys too much. They’re very motivated to do well, and we were down by ten points so it’s not that much.”

The Chiefs got the ball in the second half and drove the field 75 yards in 10 plays resulting in an Isiah Pacheco one yard touchdown run to gain momentum and pull to within three points.

“We came to win and rose as one to the occasion,” said Pacheco. “Eleven guys played their hearts out on that side of the ball and that’s what it takes. For 11 guys to play their hearts out or the job wouldn’t get done.”

Pacheco ran the ball 15 times for 76 yards and a touchdown.

The Chiefs gained their first lead of the game in the fourth quarter on a five yard pass from Mahomes to Kadarius Toney and later extended that lead on another Mahomes touchdown pass to go up 35-27.

With 5:15 left, the Eagles tied the game with a two yard touchdown run by Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts and also adding a two-point conversion, but the Chiefs controlled the clock, drove the field and drilled the late field goal.

“We work really hard to have this opportunity and to come up short is tough,” said Hurts. “There’s always a lot to learn from, the opportunity to reflect on things we didn’t do or could have done, but I think there’s a lot to learn from it.”

Hurts finished the game throwing for 304 yards and one touchdown, while also rushing 15 times for 70 yards and three touchdowns.

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and Eagles center Jason Kelce were the first brothers to every play against each other in a Super Bowl.

“There’s nothing you can really say to a loved one in a situation like that,” said Travis Kelce about his brother Jason. “You joke around all the time and say you want to beat your brother on the biggest stage, but it’s a weird feeling. There’s nothing I can say to him other than I love him and he played a hell of a year, a hell of a season.”

With the win, the Chiefs have now won three Super Bowls in franchise history, last being in Super Bowl LIV over the San Francisco 49ers in Miami, 31-20.

Chiefs come from behind to topple Eagles 38-35 in Super Bowl LVII

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Pat Mahomes holds the Super Bowl LVII Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles at State Farm Stadium in Glendale on Sun Feb 12, 2023 (AP News photo)

By Daniel Dullum
Sunday, February 12, 2023

Patrick Mahomes aggravated an ankle injury in the first half, but it didn’t deter him from leading a second-half comeback for Kansas City in the Chiefs’ last-minute 38-35 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII, played Sunday at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

Harrison Butker’s 27-yard field goal with 11 seconds to play gave the Chiefs their third Super Bowl title; they won previously in 1970 and 2019. Kansas City suffered Super Bowl losses in 1967 and 2020. Philadelphia won the big game in 2018 with other losses in 2005 and 1981.

Mahomes was selected as the game’s most valuable player. He completed 21 of 27 passes for 182 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions without a sack, and ran six times for 44 yards. Isiah Pacheco gained 76 rushing yards on 15 carries. Juju Smith-Schuster caught seven passes for 53 yards, and Travis Kelce snared six passes for 81 yards and a touchdown.

Philadelphia quarterback Jalen Hurts threw for 304 yards, completing 27 of 38 passes. Hurts was also the Eagles’ leading rusher, gaining 70 yards on 15 attempts, DeVonta Smith caught seven passes for 100 yards, and A.J. Brown and Dallas Goedert each caught six passes.

After two quarters, it was beginning to look like a rout for the NFC champion Eagles, who built a 10-point halftime lead. Hurts’ 1-yard TD run at 10:13 of the first quarter put Philadelphia up 7-0. Three minutes later, Mahomes found Travis Kelce for an 18-yard score, tying the game at 7-7.

On the first play of the second quarter, Hurts completed a 45-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Brown to regain the lead. But the Chiefs caught a break at 9:48 of the second quarter, when Kansas City linebacker Nick Bolton scooped up a Hurts fumble and returned it 36 yards for a game-tying score.

Hurts ran in for his second rushing touchdown with 2:24 left in the first half, and Jake Elliott booted a 35-yard field goal as time ran out in the second quarter, giving Philadelphia a 24-14 lead at the break.

A 1-yard run by Isiah Pacheco capped a 10-play, 75-yard drive to start the third quarter, pulling the Chiefs to within 24-21. Elliott kicked a 33-yard field goal with 1:48 to play, extending the Eagles’ lead to 27-21.

Three minutes into the fourth quarter, Mahomes completed a 5-yard TD pass to Kadarius Toney, giving the Chiefs their first lead of the game at 28-27. Moments later, Toney returned a punt 65 yards to the Philadelphia 5-yard line, setting up a 4-yard TD pass from Mahomes to Skyy Moore. Kansas City led 35-27 with 9:26 remaining.

Hurts ran two yards up the middle for his third rushing TD, then ran in the 2-point conversion attempt, tying the game at 35-35 at 5:20 of the fourth quarter.

Kansas City chewed up most of the remaining time with a 66-yard drive, capped by Butker’s game-winning field goal. Philadelphia had one final possession, but a Hurts threw an incomplete pass upfield as time expired,

The winners share for the Chiefs is $157,000, while each member of the Eagles will receive $82,000. Attendance was 67,827. Rhianna provided the halftime entertainment.

Super Bowl LVII podcast with Joe Hawkes: Mahomes saves the day as Chiefs close in on Eagles for second Super Bowl win

Kansas City Chiefs place kicker Harrison Butker (7) kicks the game-winning field goal against the Philadelphia Eagles the Chiefs as punter Tommy Townsend (5) holds during the second half at State Farm Stadium in Glendale AZ on Super Sunday Feb 12, 2023 (AP News photo)

On the Super Bowl LVII podcast with Joe Hawkes:

#1 Joe, Super Bowl LVII is as good as it gets cliff hanger that saw the Kansas City Chiefs (17-3) come away with their second Super Bowl win under head coach Andy Reid and quarterback Pat Mahomes 38-35 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale. Close game how surprised or maybe not surprised were you?

#2 This was a game where the Philadelphia Eagles (16-4) had the first half in hand 24-14 were their signs that maybe the Eagles have a shot to come away with this game or the first was just too early to make that determination.

#3 Mahomes just found himself in the second quarter when the Chiefs had to come back scoring a third quarter touchdown and an explosive fourth quarter out scoring the Eagles 17-8.

#4 Joe, getting this win for Mahomes not only huge his second Super Bowl ring but not only that he did it with that high ankle sprain and you almost didn’t notice it.

#5 Joe, talk about Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker booting the game winning field goal in the closing moments of the game to put the Chiefs as Champions talk about the pressure on Butker to kick that winning field goal for the win.

Joe Hawkes is an NFL analyst and did San Francisco 49ers podcasts during the 2022-23 season at

Super Bowl LVII podcast with Charlie O: Chiefs Reid had to overcome personal obstacles; Mahomes leads Chiefs in fourth Super Bowl

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, right, talks with defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo during an NFL football practice in Tempe, Ariz., Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023. The Chiefs will play against the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 57 on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

On the Super Bowl LVII podcast with Charlie O:

#1 Charlie, talk about the adversity that Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid had to face in his career with losing his son and his other son Britt face three years for manslaughter in a DUI and yet was able to persevere and take the Chiefs to the AFC Championship every year since 2019 with three Super Bowls and one Super Bowl championship.

#2 Reid is a pusher talk about how he can inspire a team and get them motivated. Reid and the Chiefs are in pursuit of their second Super Bowl.

#3 No one is really is really surprised how Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has led the Chiefs to the post season over the years his skills under center was established early talk about that kind of confidence that brings going into the Super Bowl in Glendale on Sunday?

#4 Charlie wanted to ask you something that San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould said about Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts. Gould said that “If you make Jalen Hurts play quarterback, you’re going to have probably a pretty solid day on defense,” Charlie wanted to get your thoughts about what Gould said.

#5 Big Game on the line for Sunday wanted to get your thoughts who you like in this one as the Eagles and Chiefs battle in Super Bowl LVII at State Farm in Glendale.

Charlie O did NFL podcast commentary during the 2022 season for

Super Bowl podcast with Tony Renteria: Can Eagles offensive line buy time for Hurts in the pocket?

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts addresses the press during media week in Phoenix, Hurts as the Eagles face the Kansas City Chiefs Sun Feb 12, 2023 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale AZ (AP News photo)

On the Super Bowl podcast with Tony Renteria:

#1 Tony each of the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs have scored the first touchdown in 12 of their 19 games. This kind of clues fans watching these teams what kind of offense they’ve had this season that has led to their success.

#2 Along those lines Tony the Eagles running back Miles Sanders and quarterback Jalen Hurts have scored the game’s first touchdown three times for a team high. Those accomplishments have help inspire the Eagles offense.

#3 Other Eagles to execute the first touchdown of the game tight end Dallas Goedert (twice) Pro Bowl wide receiver J.T, Brown (once), running back Kenneth Gainwell (once), running back Boston Scott (once) and wide receiver DeVonta Smith (once).

#4 Tony talk about Hurts in the pocket does he get a lot of time, protection from his offensive line which will he rely on in order to throw against the Chiefs defensive line.

#5 Tony it’s off to Super Bowl LVII with the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday at State Farm Stadium in Glendale just wanted to get your prediction on how you see this one.

Tony Renteria is the Las Vegas Raiders podcast analyst at

Super Bowl LVII podcast with Dave Zizmor: Taking a look a the key players in Super Sunday

FILE – Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, left, talks to his brother, Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce, after they exchanged jerseys following an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 17, 2017. This upcoming Sun Feb 12, 2023 will be the first time siblings will be matching up against each other in Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium in Glendale AZ (AP file photo)

On the Super Bowl LVII podcast with David Zizmor:

#1 Dave, we wanted to get your thoughts on some of the participants in Super Bowl LVII, we’ll go to Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes who pretty much favored to be the Super Bowl MVP before the game even gets started.

#2 Chief tight end Travis Kelce is classified as the top tight end in the NFL and he’s tough to stop. How do you see the Eagles contending with Kelce?

#3 Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones can bring the pain on quarterbacks he got two sacks against the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship and that’s been pretty much the norm for Jones season so far. How much damage do you see him doing on Sunday?

#4 The Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce is noted help block up front and you can rest assured he’ll key in on Chris Jones and has the ability to stop his rush.

#5 Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson is the best tackle in football. What’s remarkable Dave that he’s coming in Sunday and playing injured and he doesn’t bend to pressure and is one of the most dominant players in the NFL.

Dave Zizmor and Tony Renteria did the Super Bowl podcasts during Super Bowl week for

That’s Amaury News and Commentary: Super Bowl LVII has been good business for Arizona; Baseball spring training is on the bubble

Super Bowl LVII has been good for local business in Arizona but also the newly Paramount picture release 80 for Brady staring left to right Jane Fonda, Sally Field, Lilly Tomlin and Rita Moreno which features the seven time Super Bowl winning quarterback Tom Brady (Paramount Pictures still)

On That’s Amaury News and Commentary podcast:

#1 Amaury there is little doubt that business in the last few days has been booming for business owners in Arizona with the biggest game coming the Super Bowl.

#2 You’ve mentioned over the years how the NFL is the richest league in professional sports on the business end of it they out market MLB, NBA, and NHL not to say those leagues don’t do bad in their own right.

#3 Tell us how you see the TV ratings for this Super Bowl’s involving these two teams the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs.

#4 The well talked about football comedy movie featuring Sally Field, Lilly Tomlin, Rita Moreno, and Jane Fonda is hitting the screens at the multiplexes called 80 for Brady. A movie which which is a fan club made up of women over 80 years old rooting for the former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. The timing for the release comes at a good time with the Super Bowl coming this Sunday.

#5 Amaury, baseball is just about here with pitchers and catchers meeting up in Arizona and Florida for the Cactus and Grapefruit leagues. Spring training certainly isn’t like it used to be where you can fly in get a room and a ticket to the ball park now it’s way ahead of time planning the prices of going to yard are have become a commodity.

Amaury Pi Gonzalez has covered the Super Bowl for Telemundo TV Deportes and does News and Commentary at

Super Bowl LVII podcast with Rich Perez: Mahomes takes Chiefs to third Super Bowl; Hurts lots of drive and hard work

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, left, and teammate quarterback Patrick Mahomes check out the hardware after winning the NFL AFC Championship against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (AP News photo)

On the Super Bowl LVII podcast with Rich Perez:

#1 This Sunday the winningest quarterback in the NFL takes the field again in another appearance this time for Super Bowl LVII (57) Patrick Mahomes has led the Chiefs to the AFC Championship each season since 2018 and to the Super Bowl three times he’s built quite a resume.

#2 Lots of credit has gone to Chiefs head coach Andy Reid who had led the Chiefs to three Super Bowls and coached his way out of tragedy when his son Britt hit into two stopped cars on Feb 4, 2021 seriously injuring a 5 year old girl Ariel Miller. Britt was sentenced to three years in prison for DUI manslaughter. Coach Reid had to overcome Britt’s tragic mistake and has taken his team to multiple Super Bowls.

#3 Talking about the Chiefs general manager Brett Veach he has had the ability to assemble some great talent over the years and inspite of dealing former wide receiver standout Tyrek Hill to the Miami Dolphins Veach has had success with the wide receivers he’s got has six wide outs to choose from.

#4 The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts had to work hard to get where he’s at. Hurts led the Eagles in post season victories over some tough customers in the NFC Division round Hurts and the offense pummeled the New York Giants 38-7 and rocked the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship 31-7. Rich talk about how you see the successes of the Eagles not only this season but in the post season.

#5 Hurts in 15 games in 2022-23 has thrown for 3701 yards, averaging eight yards a throw, 22 touchdowns, and has thrown six interceptions. Hurts has worked hard to get to this point.

#6 Rich you just watched the Pro Bowl in Las Vegas on Sunday the format has changed dramatically from a tackle game to a flag football game, also you have three games in one day with a skills contest wrapped up into it what was the fans response to the changes?

Rich Perez is a Las Vegas Raiders beat reporter for