GLENDALE, Ariz. (WJW/AP) — The Super Bowl was back with the Kansas City Chiefs beating the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday night.
The game finally kicked off after 6:40 p.m., with the Eagles quickly marching down the field and taking the early lead 7-0.
Of course, the Chiefs didn’t let that score sit too long, moving it to 7-7 just as 7 p.m. hit.
It took until the start of the second quarter for the Eagles to score once again and, with a good field goal, move the score to 14-7. But then …
Moving the score to 14-14. But the Eagles wouldn’t let that lie, and Jalen Hurts got his second rushing TD of the game, moving the game to 21-14 after yet another good kick.
Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes was injured during a tackle and for a while it was unclear if he would come back in the game, and he never got the chance to come back in going into halftime. The Eagles scored a field goal and the score ended at 24-14.
Coming back out, the Chiefs looked quite refreshed. Following a lot of stops and the refs questioning many thing, the Eagles were able to score a field goal, bringing the score to 27-21 at the end of the third quarter.
But, starting the fourth quarter, the Chiefs scored a touchdown and extra point to take the lead for the first point in the game, 28-27. The Chiefs continued to dominate in the fourth quarter, and the score became 35-27.
The Eagles, looking to make the game interesting, tied up the game with five minutes to go. Then, running down the clock, they made a field goal with 10 seconds left and the game ended at 38-35.
For the first time, young aspiring football players all over the world will get to watch two Black quarterbacks face each other in the Super Bowl.
AP NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes leads Kansas City against the MVP runner-up, Jalen Hurts. The significance isn’t lost on Mahomes.
“I think about it a lot,” Mahomes said prior to the game. “The quarterbacks that came before me — Shack Harris, Doug Williams — that laid the foundation for me to be in this position. It goes across all sports. If you think about Jackie Robinson and the people who broke the color barrier in baseball, I wouldn’t be standing here today if it wasn’t for them.
Arryn Siposs is active for the Philadelphia Eagles and will handle punting duties against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Siposs went on injured reserve after injuring an ankle against the Giants in December. He was activated after the Eagles beat the 49ers for the NFC championship, raising expectations that he would play in the big game.
Brett Kern had been punting for the Eagles. He was inactive for the Super Bowl.
The other inactive players for Philadelphia: quarterback Ian Book, cornerback Josiah Scott, running back Trey Sermon, safety Anthony Harris, linebacker Kyron Johnson and wide receiver Greg Ward.
Inactive for the Chiefs: quarterback Shane Buechele, running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, defensive ends Josh Kaindoh and Malik Herring, tight end Blake Bell and offensive linemen Austin Reiter and Darian Kinnard.
Cleveland Heights siblings are also playing each other on the NFL’s grandest stage.
Travis Kelce helped the Kansas City Chiefs return to their third championship game in four seasons, while brother Jason has the Eagles back for the second time in six years.
“Cool scenario to be in, you know?” Travis Kelce said. “My mom can’t lose.”
Donna Kelce said on Thursday before the “NFL Honors” show that she did her best to keep up with her two sons’ voracious appetites, but it was easier said than done.