The Kansas City Chiefs, led by Patrick Mahomes, who has emerged as a new trend in the NFL, won their third Super Bowl championship with a dramatic come-from-behind victory.
Kansas City defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 in the 57th Super Bowl (NFL final) held at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, USA on the 13th (Korean time).
With this, Kansas City lifted the Vince Lombardi Trophy, the third Super Bowl championship trophy after 1969 and 2019. In particular, they have advanced to the Super Bowl three times out of the last four seasons and won twice, opening the ‘Chief Dynasty era’ wide.
Kansas City quarterback Mahomes, the MVP of this year’s regular season, led the team with three touchdown passes and a 182-yard advance, contributing to the victory. He showed off his perfect passing ability, not allowing an interception to the opponent even once. In the regular season, the Super Bowl MVP was also taken by Mahomes.
Mahomes suffered a slight twist in his right ankle in the second quarter when he tripped on the opposing defense. However, despite the uncomfortable ankle, he showed amazing mental strength and led the game to victory.
While Tom Brady, regarded as the best quarterback in NFL history, recently announced his retirement, Mahomes proved to be the best quarterback to succeed Brady by winning his second Super Bowl.
“I want to shout out to my teammates,” said Mahomes. We challenged each other and needed each other to win,” he said. “Now I want to shout out to my teammates again. We are Super Bowl champions,” he said.
The Super Bowl was a tight match. Kansas City was led 21-27 by the third quarter. However, in the fourth quarter, Mahomes’ pass shone. With 12 minutes and 4 seconds left in the 4th quarter, Cadarius Tony, who received a pass from Mahomes, scored a touchdown to make it 28-27. 9 minutes and 22 seconds before the end, Sky Moore also caught Mahomes’슬롯사이트 pass and connected it to a touchdown, widening the score to 35-27.
Philadelphia also tied the score 35-35 with Jaylen Hertz’s touchdown 5 minutes and 15 seconds before the end. However, Kansas City won a dramatic victory at the end of the fourth quarter.
In the Kansas City offensive game, Philadelphia cornerback James Bradbury committed a foul by grabbing the body of Kansas City wide receiver Juju Smith Schuster while on defense. Mahomes, noticing this situation, passed the ball even though the wide receiver could not catch it, leading to the declaration of a defensive holding foul. In the end, Kansas City, who seized the last chance right in front of the opponent’s end line, scored a field goal by kicker Harrison Butcker with 8 seconds left in the game to seal the game.
Meanwhile, the halftime show, another highlight of the Super Bowl, was decorated by American pop star Rihanna. Rihanna appeared as a headliner at the halftime show and presented a spectacular stage. Wearing an intense red jumpsuit, he sang his signature songs ‘Umbrella’, ‘S&M’, and ‘Bitch Better have my money’, receiving enthusiastic cheers from the crowd.
Every year, the halftime show is held after the second quarter of the Super Bowl. The halftime show attracts the attention of the world by presenting a splendid stage by the best stars of the day.
In the early days, there were cheerleading teams, marching bands, and performance groups, but after the best idol group of the time, New Kids on the Block, performed at the 25th Super Bowl in 1991, it changed to the current form of concert. In particular, Michael Jackson’s performance in 1993 remains a legend of the Super Bowl halftime show to this day.