Patrick Mahomes makes history in Chiefs Super Bowl win
Kansas City Chiefs QuarterBack Patrick Mahomes grabbed the headlines on Sunday as he led his side to a 38-35 win over the Philadelphia Eagles at the State Farm Stadium in Super Bowl LVII. The NFL MVP became one of only five players in history to win the Super Bowl twice and also be named MVP twice.
Having last seen his Chiefs side win the Super Bowl four years ago, Mahomes was looking to lead his side to glory. Having already been named as the league’s regular season MVP, he wanted to break the MVP curse that sees the winner of the award fail to win the Super Bowl.
The Kansas City Chiefs started slowly against the Philadelphia Eagles led by Jalen Hurts, with the Eagles dominating completely to go into the half-time interval with a 24-14 lead. Mahomes had also suffered a nasty-looking ankle sprain that left him grimacing in pain at the interval.
The half-time show was lit up by Rihanna’s performance, with the singer making her first public performance in around seven years.
Patrick Mahomes returned with a mission for the second half as he helped his side eat up the deficit before opening up a lead of their own. The 27-year-old delivered a top performance that saw him named as the MVP for the Super Bowl. He became only the first player since Kurt Warner in 1999 to win the Super Bowl, regular season MVP and Super Bowl MVP. Hurts set a new record for most rushing yards by a Quarterback in the NFL. Also, the Eagles broke the record for most points by a losing team in the Super Bowl.
Patrick Mahomes has now become only the fifth man in NFL history to win the Super Bowl twice and be named as regular season MVP twice. The others are Tom Brady, Joe Montana, Steve Young and Peyton Manning. Still only in his fifth year in the NFL, Mahomes may be able to claim many more accolades before his retirement in the future.