- The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles to win Super Bowl LVII
- Patrick Mahomes overcame an ankle injury to lead the Chiefs to their third title
- Rihanna dazzled the audience with her performance during the half-time show
Super Bowl LVII definitely lived up to the hype.
The heavyweight showdown between Kansas City and Philadelphia delivered the goods, with the Chiefs pulling off a thrilling 38-35 victory over the Eagles at State Farm Stadium on Sunday night.
Patrick Mahomes starred for Kansas City in the Super Bowl win, completing 21 of 27 passes for 182 yards and three touchdowns.
Ankle injury won't stop Mahomes
Mahomes showed why he is the MVP of the league, carrying the team on his back despite reaggravating his high ankle sprain in the latter stages of the first half, per ESPN.
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Trailing by 10 points entering the second half, Chiefs fans had every reason to worry about their chances of winning the Super Bowl.
Mahomes immediately calmed their nerves, leading Kansas City to an impressive touchdown drive at the start of the third quarter, slicing the deficit to just three points.
Eagles and Chiefs trade blows
Philadelphia kept Kansas City at bay though, as the Eagles entered the fourth quarter with a slim 27-21 advantage.
The final period is usually where star players come up clutch and that is what Mahomes did against Philly. He threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter to turn a six-point deficit into a 35-27 lead with 9:22 left in the game, per Yahoo! Sports.
There was no quit with the Eagles however, as they mounted a comeback of their own. Jalen Hurts led Philadelphia down the field, scoring a 2-yard touchdown as well as the ensuing 2-point conversion to even the game at 35 points apiece with 5:15 remaining in the contest.
Mahomes delivers in the clutch
That was more than enough time for Mahomes to do his late-game magic. His incredible 26-yard run in the final drive helped set up the Super Bowl-winning field goal by Harrison Butker with eight seconds left.
The Eagles had one last shot to win the championship, but Hurts’ desperation heave with time winding down did not go anywhere.
Rihanna steals Super Bowl show
Sports Brief recently reported on the celebrities who watched Super Bowl LVII, including A-listers Jay-Z, Billie Eilish, Paul Rudd, Kevin Hart and Bradley Cooper.
The celebrities were not only treated to a spectacular game, but also to an incredible performance by Rihanna during the half-time break.
She dazzled the fans with her well-known hits including the chart-toppers Where Have You Been, Diamonds, Work and We Found Love.