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Super Bowl LVII Game Recap | Chiefs 38, Eagles 35

Super Bowl LVII
Super Bowl LVII

GLENDALE, AZ -- The Eagles came up three points short in their quest for a second Lombardi Trophy as Harrison Butker's 27-yard field goal with eight seconds left provided the game-winning points.

1. The QB sneak worked all season, why not now?

On first-and-goal from the 1-yard line, Jalen Hurts capped off the opening drive of the game with a 1-yard touchdown run on a QB sneak. Hurts now has 16 rushing touchdowns, including playoffs.

Hurts was 4-of-5 for 54 yards, with 41 of them going to DeVonta Smith on the opening drive. Smith converted a 3rd-and-5 with a crossing route underneath to keep the drive alive.

2. Chiefs quickly tie it up thanks to Travis Kelce

All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce answered the Eagles' opening touchdown drive with two catches for 38 yards and a touchdown. Kelce's first reception came in between linebacker T.J. Edwards and safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson. The touchdown grab, an 18-yarder, came against safety Marcus Epps.

Isiah Pacheco added 29 yards on the ground on the opening drive.

3. A.J. Brown does A.J. Brown things

On the first play of the second quarter, A.J. Brown ran a corner route against rookie cornerback Trent McDuffie and hauled in a 45-yard touchdown to give the lead back to the Eagles.

4. Jalen Hurts fumble leads to Chiefs TD

On 3rd-and-5 from the Eagles' 49, Jalen Hurts took the snap out of the shotgun. He tried to rush up the middle, went to switch the ball into his other hand, and lost control. Linebacker Nick Bolton picked up the ball and returned it 36 yards to tie the game at 14-14 with 9:39 remaining in the first half. One play before the fumble, guard Isaac Seumalo committed a false start that made it 3rd-and-5 instead of 3rd-and-inches.

5. Jalen Hurts scores second TD; Eagles don't get shy on fourth down

The chants of "M-V-P! M-V-P!" rained on State Farm Stadium after quarterback Jalen Hurts scored his second rushing touchdown of the game with 2:20 left in the first half to make it 21-14, Eagles. The 4-yard touchdown gives Hurts 61 on 10 carries, just 3 yards shy of tying the Super Bowl quarterback rushing record. And it's still the first half.

The Eagles went for it fourth down twice on the drive. Hurts kept the ball on a QB draw and gained 29 yards on a 4th-and-5 at the Chiefs' 44-yard line. Then, on 4th-and-2 from the Chiefs' 8-yard line, Derrick Nnadi committed a neutral zone infraction penalty.

Jalen Hurts is the first quarterback in Super Bowl history to rush for two touchdowns and throw for another.

6. Eagles extend lead just before halftime

Before Rihanna takes the stage, the Eagles added to their lead with a 35-yard Jake Elliott field goal to make it 24-14. A.J. Brown had a catch and run for 22 yards on 3rd-and-5 to extend the drive. Britain Covey's 27-yard punt return provided a spark to open the drive.

Jalen Hurts is 17-of-22 for 183 yards and a touchdown. Hurts also has 63 yards rushing. A.J. Brown has 74 yards on three receptions and the 45-yard touchdown. DeVonta Smith has six catches for 55 yards.

T.J. Edwards leads the defense with four tackles. Haason Reddick has two QB hits.

7. Chiefs cut into lead on opening drive of second half

A mix of Patrick Mahomes magic eluding defenders and an outside rushing attack allowed the Chiefs to go 75 yards in 10 plays, wrapping up with a 1-yard Isiah Pacheco touchdown run. The difference in the game is the missed Harrison Butker field goal. It's 24-21 with 9:30 left in the third quarter.

8. A near-turning point with Miles Sanders catch/non-catch

Chiefs linebacker Nick Bolton almost had his second fumble return for a touchdown of the Super Bowl.

On the Eagles' first play of the third quarter, Jalen Hurts dumped the ball off to Miles Sanders, who was immediately hit by cornerback L'Jarius Sneed. The refs allowed the play to continue as the ball came loose and Bolton, who had a scoop and score already, returned it 24 yards for what was called a touchdown on the field. The replay official overturned it.

9. Eagles extend lead on the Dallas Goedert drive

Dallas Goedert caught two key passes, both 17-yard receptions to convert third downs, as Jake Elliott's second field goal, a 33-yarder, made it 27-21 with 1:45 remaining in the third quarter. The second of those throws was an absolute dime from Jalen Hurts along the sideline between two defenders and Goedert did an amazing job getting both feet down. Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid challenged the call, but the play stood.

10. Chiefs take first lead of the game early in fourth quarter

A key difference in this game is that the Eagles are 2-of-4 in the red zone and the Chiefs are 3-for-3.

Patrick Mahomes tossed a 5-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Kadarius Toney, who went in motion, stopped, and went back outside. Cornerback Darius Slay was following him and signaled something to the defense as Toney went back outside. It's 28-27 with 12:04 left in the game.

11. The longest punt return in Super Bowl history sparks another TD for Chiefs

The Eagles' offense went three-and-out after the Chiefs took the lead. Arryn Siposs' punt was just 38 yards and Kadarius Toney returned it 65 yards to the Eagles' 5-yard line.

On 3rd-and-goal, Patrick Mahomes hit a wide-open Skyy Moore for the 4-yard touchdown.

It's still a one-score game, but it's 35-27 Chiefs with 9:22 remaining.

12. Eagles respond with Jalen Hurts TD and 2-point conversion to tie game

After connecting with DeVonta Smith down the left sideline for a 45-yard catch at the 2-yard line, quarterback Jalen Hurts sneaked the ball in for his third rushing touchdown of the game. Then, Hurts took the snap on the 2-point conversion and ran to his left until he saw a hole and rushed it in for the score.

It's 35-35 with 5:15 remaining.

It's here! It's the Eagles and the Chiefs. The winner will be Super Bowl Champions.

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