Thrilling Super Bowl LVII Moments


The Hollywood Reporter

The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII.

Hannah Stickney, Staff Writer

On Sunday, February 12th, one of the nation’s most beloved events of the year took place for the 56th time. It’s a day anyone from super-fan dads to music-loving teens can enjoy. Families and friends gather around the TV with a stupendously wide variety of everyone’s favorite snacks. Everyone is ready to cheer for their favorite team-which for some was Rihanna this year. Others are there to critique advertisers’ jobs during commercial breaks. I’m, of course, talking about the Super Bowl. 

After an epic battle between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs, two mighty teams, the Chiefs ended up winning Super Bowl LVII. They were led by a notable quarterback in the league, Patrick Mahomes, who threw for 256 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions. Jalen Hurts from the Eagles threw for 304 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions, but the Eagles needed to be indestructible to beat the mighty Chiefs.

There were numerous controversial calls throughout the course of this nail-biter game. One of them was Dallas Godert’s catch which they called complete and some people’s opinions were that it was not. Another controversial call was the Devonta Smith catch which was called incomplete. A call that changed the trajectory of the Super Bowl was a holding call with one minute and 54 seconds left of the 4th quarter when James Bradberry “held” Juju Smith-Schuster on a 3rd and 8 on the 15-yard line. That resulted in an automatic first down and led the Chiefs to a game-winning field goal.

Along with contentious calls were some wild plays. One was Mahomes’ 18-yard pass to Travis Kelce, the Chief’s powerful tight end. After Philadelphia scored instantaneously, the Chiefs tied it up with this pass. This got the momentum going for the rest of the first quarter. 

A second historical play was Kadarius Toney, the Chief’s wide receiver, running the longest punt return in Super Bowl history. Toney caught the punt while being surrounded by the Eagles’ defense, somehow escaped, then ran the ball 65 yards to the 5-yard line. His punt return led to the Chiefs scoring to take a 35-27 lead in the 4th quarter. 

Devonta Smith threw a pass to Jalen Hurts that helped him attain the record for most rushing touchdowns in a Super Bowl game. Hurts scored his second TD with that pass and then successfully did it again to break the record and tie the game in the last three minutes.   

Mahomes played the entirety of the game with a bad ankle sprain, but he left the second quarter with it worsened after a tackle sent him limping off. At the end of the 4th quarter, the score was 35-35, and Mahomes had a 26-yard run. Though this gifted player would normally make it all the way to the end zone, it was still sufficient to put the Chiefs in a position to win. Following this, the real Chiefs hero, Harrison Butker, scored the game-winning, 27-yard field goal that gave the Chiefs a three-point lead that led them to be Super Bowl champions. 

All in all, Super Bowl LVII was an epic game that will go down in history. With so many fantastic plays and calls that had people yelling at their TVs, the Chief’s Super Bowl win will be talked about for many years to come.