The Kansas City Chiefs won the NFL championship for the second time in four years after rallying to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35.
The Chiefs trailed for much of Super Bowl 57 in Phoenix, trailing 27-21 entering the fourth quarter.
Despite limping from an ankle injury, quarterback Patrick Mahomes and veteran coach Andy Reid orchestrated a route back in front of 67,000 fans.
Mahomes, who was named the season’s MVP for the second time last week, threw touchdown passes to Kadarius Toney and Skydarius Moore to put Kansas City ahead for the first time.
Jalen Hurts’ third rushing touchdown, followed by a two-point conversion, brought the Eagles back into the game.
Mahomes’ heroic 26-yard run, despite suffering an ankle sprain earlier in the playoffs, cleared the way for Harrison Butker to kick the game-winning field goal from 27 yards.
Mahomes’ performance made him the first player since 1999 to win the season MVP, Super Bowl, and Super Bowl MVP all in the same season.
He has led the Chiefs to at least the AFC Championship game in each of his five seasons as a starter, and many argued that the Reid-Mahomes era needed to win another Super Bowl to be considered a dynasty.
“I’m not going to say dynasty yet; we’re not done,” Mahomes cautioned.
“I told you there was nothing that could keep me off the field. I’d like to thank my teammates; we pushed each other and it took everyone.”
Ending on a cliff Travis Kelce has been a key weapon for Mahomes and scored an early touchdown but said: “I’ve got Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes, I have a great team, we had an unbelievable run.
“We were uncharacteristic at the start [of the game], but everyone had that look in their eye that they were going to leave it all out there on the field, and that is exactly what we did.”