Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes led his team to a game-winning series, earning him his second career Super Bowl MVP award after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles, 38-35, in State Farm Stadium on Sunday night.
Mahomes is now the seventh player in NFL history to have won regular season MVP and Super Bowl MVP in the same year.
Mahomes threw three touchdowns, going 21 of 27 through the air for 182 yards. He also rushed for 44 yards, 26 of them on the final drive that helped set up his final trip to the red zone.
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In the first half, it appeared that Mahomes reinjured the ankle that he sprained in the divisional round against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
But during his MVP speech after the game, he reminded everyone what he’s been saying all this time leading up to Sunday.
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«I told everybody this week that there’s nothing keeping me off this football field,» he told Terry Bradshaw. «I just want to shout out to my teammates, man. We challenged each other. It took everyone to win this football game.»
After Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts ran for his third touchdown of the game and ran on the tying two-point conversion, the Chiefs and Mahomes had just over five minutes left to retake the lead.
Starting at their own 25-yard line, another classic game-winning drive from Mahomes was underway.
The Chiefs were methodical as they began to consume yards on the Eagles’ defense, with Mahomes finding Juju Smith-Schuster and Travis Kelce in the air while running back Isiah Pacheco picked up rushing yards.
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But Mahomes, despite appearing to strain his already injured ankle in the first half, used his legs to rack up crucial yardage. First, it was a 10-yard scramble that resulted in a first down. But the 26-yard run is what really put the Chiefs in business at the Philadelphia 17-yard line.
After Jerick McKinnon slid short of reaching the end zone, a couple kneeling off Mahomes followed by Harrison Butker’s game-winning 27-yard field goal, the Chiefs winning their second Super Bowl in four years.
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At 27, Mahomes’ résumé continues to add up.