Who won Super Bowl MVP 2023
After aggravating a sprained ankle three weeks ago Sunday, Mahomes led Kansas City to an exciting Super Bowl victory.
GLENDALE, Arizona — Patrick Mahomes and his ailing right ankle are on their way to a Super Bowl victory parade.
After aggravating a sprained ankle three weeks ago Sunday, the All-Pro quarterback led the Kansas City Chiefs to an exciting 38-35 win over the Philadelphia Eagles to lift his second Lombardi Trophy and Super Bowl MVP- to receive honors.
The league MVP finished with 182 passing yards and three touchdowns. He also had 44 yards rushing, including a 26-yard sprint with just over 2 minutes left in a 35-all game as Kansas City raced for the win.
Harrison Butker put the Chiefs ahead with his 27-yard field goal with 8 seconds left.
“He’s the MVP,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said of Mahomes. “That’s all that needs to be said: MVP.”
Mahomes injured his ankle again late in the first half when Eagles linebacker TJ Edwards flipped him to the ground. He lay there before getting up and limping off the field in a scene reminiscent of earlier in the playoffs.
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Mahomes undoubtedly benefited from extra treatment thanks to a longer halftime to allow for Rhianna’s performance at State Farm Stadium. And when the field was cleared of the stage, No. 15 was at the front of the field as he led the Chiefs back onto the field at a 24-14 deficit but knew they would get the opening jab.
Mahomes marched 75 yards and Isiah Pacheco rushed into the end zone to close within 24-21. When the Eagles responded with a field goal, Mahomes led another 75-yard march, this time hitting Kadarius Toney for the score.
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A 65-yard punt return from Toney set up Mahome’s 4-yard touchdown pass to a wide-open Skyy Moore, who made it 35-27.
Mahome’s last goal drive was pure guts.
The Eagles had just scored and made the 2-point conversion to tie the game 35-all with 5:15 left. Mahomes hit JuJu Smith-Schuster for a first down, then hit Travis Kelce before his long run put Kansas City within field goal range. The Chiefs capitalized on a defensive holding call in third and eighth, then headed for the goal line before killing the clock and sending Butker onto the field for the winner.
Mahome’s ankle was a big question mark for the AFC championship game as he had just a week to recover from his first injury, picked up in the divisional round against Jacksonville. But he insisted this week he feels good about it, and Reid also said his star quarterback has no Super Bowl restrictions.
Mahomes also moved well in the first half of Sunday. He was fighting for a big win in Kansas City’s inaugural series and did a good job of gaining time against the NFL’s top-ranked team in sacks this season.
Then came the fateful streak as the Chiefs attempted to equal a touchdown that gave the Eagles a 21-14 lead.
Mahomes was flushed from his pocket, stepped forward and scrambled to his left, then Edwards lassoed him and spun him to the ground. Mahomes lay for a moment with his face mask buried in the turf before standing up and limping to the sidelines in a nearly carbon-like copy of the image from Arrowhead Stadium three weeks ago.
Mahomes returned after halftime to lead the Chiefs to victory that night.
He did the same on Sunday on the game’s biggest stage.
What was the Super Bowl with the most points?
The highest-scoring Super Bowl in NFL history was Super Bowl 29, which took place in 1995. The San Francisco 49ers beat the San Diego Chargers 49-26 for a record 75 total points.
Super Bowl 52, held in 2018, almost broke the record for the highest scoring Super Bowl. In that duel, the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots 41-33 for a total of 74 points – just under the record.
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