Chiefs battle out the Eagles in a memorable Superbowl

On Sunday, Feb. 12, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl.

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On Sunday, Feb. 12, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl.

With the regular season of the National Football League (NFL) coming to its conclusion, 12 teams competed in a single-elimination tournament that culminated in the Superbowl. The playoffs consisted of four rounds: the Wild Card round, the Divisional round, the Conference round, and the Super Bowl. 

The Wild Card round consisted of six matches: The Seattle Seahawks versus the San Francisco 49ers, Miami Dolphins versus Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Ravens versus Cincinnati Bengals, San Diego Chargers versus Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Giants versus Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

After a month-long wait with intense and exciting games, the Super Bowl had its matchup: the Kansas City Chiefs versus the Philadelphia Eagles. 

Both teams came in at the top of their respective conference. They both were tied for the best record in the league at 14-3, the top 2 MVP candidates, and were tied at the top for scoring the most points in the league. The Eagles had the best roster in the NFL, while the Chiefs had, undoubtedly, the best player in the league and of the greatest in his time: quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

“This Super Bowl will definitely be an interesting one. You have both the Chiefs and the Eagles who proved that they are the two best teams within the NFL and the only thing left to be done is to see who the better team is,” said junior Alonzo Browning

Browning was very excited and interested in this year’s Super Bowl. Another notable thing to be mentioned is that he is a Dallas Cowboys fan, the Eagles arch-rival team who have made some unforgettable games in the 2022 season.

“As a Cowboy fan, I am not rooting for the Eagles since they are a main rival of the team. The Cowboys beat the Eagles earlier this season so I feel that they would be able to beat them once again if they faced each other in the NFC Championship,” said Browning.

February 12, the heart of entertainment and news lies on this day in Phoenix, Arizona at State Farm Stadium. Many sports fans are always excited for this day and view this as a national holiday.

After a game of unreal moments and controversial calls, the Chiefs outlasted the Eagles to the final seconds with a score of 38-35. Mahomes defended his title as the best quarterback and player in the NFL by winning the Super Bowl MVP, throwing for 182 yards and 3 touchdowns. Many now consider him a top-5 quarterback of all time with him winning multiple MVPs, Super Bowls, and Super Bowl MVPs.

Other noteworthy performances came from Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts and Chiefs receiver Kadarius Toney. Hurts created for 374 total yards and had 4 touchdowns. This comes after many doubted his ability against big competition. Toney had a 4th quarter touchdown that tied up and ultimately gave the Chiefs the lead, he also had a record-setting 65 yard punt return to put the Chiefs at the 5-yard line, ultimately helping the Chiefs widen their lead.

The Super Bowl is a national event for all across America. Many people over the country use this day to hang out with family and friends, root for their team that just so happened to make it, or just have a good time in general.

“The Super Bowl is always a fun day for me and my family. We eat good food, and just sit back and hopefully watch a good game,” said junior Logan Boscacci.

Boscacci, was very lucky this year. He is a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, and has been one his entire life.

“It was a very fun year to watch. Just [watching] how Hurts developed into one of the best, if not the best player in the league, while also seeing the defense dominate. I felt like we lost games that we shouldn’t have lost, but overall it was a great season,” said Boscacci.

Boscacci was very upset that the Eagles lost though. He felt like they were robbed and cheated of victory.

“The season might be over, but it is still and will always be Fly Eagles Fly,” said Boscacci.