The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles with a 38-35 win, led by an outstanding performance from quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Super Bowl LVII was held on February 12, 2023, at State Farm Stadium in Arizona.
In the match, Mahomes still successfully guided the Chiefs to scores on all four of their second-half drives, which included three touchdowns and the game-winning field goal with only eight seconds remaining, despite clearly being hindered by his ankle strain. However, the events that unfolded in the second half will undoubtedly be a topic of discussion among NFL fans for years to come, as Mahomes hobbled his way to the sidelines while the Eagles seized a 24-14 lead, causing him to aggravate an ankle sprain he had previously sustained three weeks ago when tackled to the ground by linebacker T.J. Edwards towards the end of the first half. This victory marks the Chiefs’ second Super Bowl triumph in just four seasons.
Skyy Moore brought a touchdown back into the end zone for the Chiefs, marking the first time this has happened. Following this, Kadarius Toney made a touchdown catch in the fourth quarter, which resulted in Mahomes being awarded his second Super Bowl MVP and second Super Bowl victory. With just under 10 minutes remaining, Kansas City held a 35-27 advantage thanks to a 65-yard punt return. This particular punt return also set a new record for the longest in Super Bowl history. Isiah Pacheco gained 76 crucial yards on 15 carries. Defensively, Nick Bolton ran a fumble back for 36 yards, resulting in a touchdown, and also led the Chiefs with nine tackles.
Jalen Hurts, the quarterback for the Eagles, had a remarkable performance similar to previous Super Bowl champions. He completed a two-point conversion run for 70 yards and three touchdowns, and also threw for 304 yards and one touchdown. Despite his outstanding performance, his team was unable to win the championship trophy.
Chiefs Coach Andy Reid’s second Super Bowl win and 22nd playoff victory have solidified his position as the second-most successful coach in the postseason, just behind Bill Belichick.
She became the first artist to headline the Super Bowl while pregnant, and it also marked Rihanna’s first time performing on the Super Bowl stage with her second child. It also marked Rihanna’s return to the stage, as she hadn’t publicly performed since the 2018 Grammy Awards. The Super Bowl Halftime Show was headlined by Rihanna, a nine-time Grammy winner, and it was presented by Apple Music.
Super Bowl 56 — Los Angeles Rams
The second time the team played a championship game at their home stadium also marked the second appearance of Coach Sean McVay, who became the youngest head coach in history to win the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Additionally, it was the Rams’ first Super Bowl title, as they beat the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20. The game was hosted in Los Angeles at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, marking the first time since 1993 that the Super Bowl was held in the city. There were tons of notable firsts at the Super Bowl, which took place on February 13, 2022.
Cooper Kupp, the wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams, was named the MVP of Super Bowl LVI, making him the only eighth receiver to receive this honor. He had an outstanding performance in the game, catching eight out of ten targets for 92 yards, including two touchdowns, one of which was the game-winning touchdown. The Rams secured a 23-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals following a comeback in the final minutes of the game. With 1:25 left on the clock, Rams’ defensive lineman Aaron Donald sacked Bengals’ quarterback Joe Burrow on a fourth-down play, leading to a turnover. Quarterback Matthew Stafford then threw an 8-yard pass for a go-ahead touchdown, bringing the Rams’ score to 20-16. The Bengals reached the Rams’ 6-yard line with under two minutes remaining, but were unable to score. With 6:20 left on the clock, the Rams sealed their victory in Super Bowl LVI.
In addition to adding to the list of iconic artists, the halftime show at the Super Bowl also marked the first time that these five artists – Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, and Dr. Dre – shared the same stage. The performances featured surprise cameos by 50 Cent, which further highlighted the significance of this rap-centered moment at the Super Bowl.
Super Bowl LV – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The New England Patriots achieved their first away victory in the championship, giving Tom Brady, the quarterback for the Buccaneers, his seventh Super Bowl win, which also marked the team’s first-ever championship game played at their home stadium. In addition, coach Bruce Arians became the oldest head coach to win a Super Bowl at the age of 68. The Buccaneers secured their second Vince Lombardi Trophy by defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 in the 2020 championship game, which took place on February 7, 2021, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, the home of the Buccaneers.
The Super Bowl with the fewest attendees in history was attended by only 25,000 spectators as a result of the safety protocols implemented due to COVD-19. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes from Kansas City experienced a double-digit loss for the first time in his career. In 2021, his team achieved their first victory in five decades. Brady, the new player for the Buccaneers, threw three touchdown passes in the first half. The final pass was completed with just six seconds remaining until halftime, giving the Bucs a 21-6 advantage. Tampa Bay tight end Rob Gronkowski, who used to be Brady’s teammate on the Patriots, caught two of his touchdown passes. He now holds the title of a three-time Super Bowl champion. Brady was also honored as the game’s MVP, setting a new record with his fifth award.
Super Bowl 54 — Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs made a comeback in the fourth quarter, with less than seven minutes remaining, to secure a victory despite being behind 20-10. They had previously managed to overcome a 24-0 deficit against the Texans in the divisional round and a 10-point disadvantage against Tennessee in the AFC Championship Game. On February 2, 2020, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, the Kansas City Chiefs emerged triumphant with a score of 31-20 against the San Francisco 49ers.
This was the Chiefs’ first victory in the Super Bowl, after the merger of the AFL and NFL, and after 50 years. After leading the Philadelphia Eagles to the Super Bowl XXXIX, and appearing in seven conference championships, Andy Reid finally won his first title as a head coach with the Chiefs. Kyle Shanahan, the head coach of the Niners, became the first son of a Super Bowl-winning coach to also become a Super Bowl-winning coach. Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs’ quarterback, had some incredible highlights in the game, including winning the MVP honors, throwing two touchdowns, and overcoming two interceptions.
Super Bowl LIII — New England Patriots
Julian Edelman, who made 10 receptions for 141 yards, was announced as the Super Bowl MVP. New England triumphed with 10 consecutive points. The Patriots and the Rams were deadlocked at 3-3 entering the final quarter of the game. This game marked the lowest-scoring Super Bowl ever. On February 3, 2019, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, the New England Patriots secured a 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams in a defensively-focused Super Bowl LIII.
In 2016, the Rams had their inaugural Super Bowl showing after relocating from St. Louis to Los Angeles. Super Bowl XXXVI was a repeat of the initial Belichick-Brady Super Bowl triumph. The Patriots had their fourth Super Bowl appearance in five years and ninth under the guidance of head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady. They secured their sixth Super Bowl victory, matching the Pittsburgh Steelers for the highest number of championships. The third Super Bowl hosted in Atlanta marked the stadium’s debut in hosting the event.
Super Bowl LII — Philadelphia Eagles
In a game played at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, this Super Bowl made history with the most combined yards (1,151). It was a classic instant where the New England Patriots, led by their defending champion and quarterback Tom Brady, were taken down by the Philadelphia Eagles, who were led by backup quarterback Nick Foles. The Eagles broke multiple Super Bowl records, including the fewest combined punts in Super Bowl history.
Throughout the history of the team, the Eagles secured a 41-33 triumph and their inaugural Super Bowl victory by tallying the ultimate nine points in response to the Patriots seizing their initial advantage with under 10 minutes remaining in the game. “The Philly Special,” which subsequently acquired its moniker, served as the defining moment of the match wherein Foles successfully caught a touchdown on a clever play. Foles, who assumed the role of quarterback earlier in the season following starter Carson Wentz’s injury, was bestowed with the title of Super Bowl MVP after delivering 373 yards and three touchdowns. The game remained closely contested throughout the entirety of the night.
Super Bowl LI — New England Patriots
Super Bowl LI took place at NRG Stadium in Houston on February 5, 2018. The Patriots had a difficult beginning, falling behind the Falcons by 25 points in the third quarter. In a thrilling fourth quarter, the Patriots emerged victorious in overtime, concluding the game with a score of 34-28. The New England Patriots started the year off strongly, defeating the Atlanta Falcons with a score of 34-28. This marked the first Super Bowl to end in overtime and set a new record for the largest comeback in Super Bowl history with the Patriots’ recovery from a 25-point deficit.
Super Bowl 50 — Denver Broncos
The Broncos maintained their lead throughout the game and never fell behind. With a regular-season record of 12-4, the Broncos earned their spot in the Bowl. The Panthers, who had a regular-season record of 15-1, made it to the Super Bowl for the second time in their history. The championship took place on February 7, 2016, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The Denver Broncos emerged victorious over the Carolina Panthers, defeating them with a score of 24-10.
Super Bowl XLIX — New England Patriots
The Patriots rallied to score a 28-24 lead in the game with just two minutes left, then the Seahawks brought themselves up by 10 points near the end of the third quarter. The teams were tied at 14-14 at halftime. The Seahawks came off a strong regular season where they held a record of 12-4, the same record as the Patriots. The Patriots’ win gave them their fourth Super Bowl championship, played at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. On February 1, 2015, the New England Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks.
Super Bowl XLVIII — Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks entered the championship with the same regular-season record of 13-3 as the Broncos. They also tied the Dallas Cowboys’ 1993 win over the Buffalo Bills as the largest point difference in Super Bowl history, with a 35-point lead. The Seahawks’ victory also cemented their status as the largest underdog incoming team with the largest margin of victory. The Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos to conclude the 2013 season with a sweeping victory.
Previous Champions of the Super Bowl
California, Inglewood StadiumSoFi BengalsCincinnati 23-20RamsAngeles Los 2/13/2022LVIArizona Glendale, ChiefsKansas 38-35EaglesPhiladelphia LVII2/12/2023StadiumFarm State Arizona, Florida Tampa StadiumJames Raymond ChiefsKansas 31-9BuccaneersBay Tampa LIV2/2/2020Gardens, Miami StadiumRock Hard 49ersSan 31-20ChiefsKansas LIII2/3/2019Georgia Atlanta StadiumMercedes-Benz RamsLos 13-3PatriotsEngland New LII2/4/2018Minnesota, StadiumBank U.S. PatriotsPhiladelphia 41-33EaglesNew LII2/4/2018Texas Houston StadiumNRG FalconsAtlanta (OT)28-34PatriotsEngland New LI2/5/2017Texas, StadiumLife StadiumLevi’s PanthersCarolina 10-24BroncosDenver 502/7/2016California, Clara Santa StadiumLevi’s PanthersCarolina 10-24BroncosDenver 502/7/2016Florida, StadiumLife Sun ColtsIndianapolis 17-31SaintsNew Orleans XLIV2/7/2010Florida, Tampa StadiumJames Raymond CardinalsArizona 23-16PatriotsEngland New XLIII2/1/2009Jersey Rutherford, East StadiumMetLife BroncosDenver 8-43SeahawksSeattle XLVIII2/2/2014Arizona, StadiumPhoenix University SeahawksSeattle 24-28PatriotsEngland New XLIX2/1/2015Texas, StadiumPlayer Pro PackersGreen 24-28SeahawksSeattle XLIX2/1/2015Florida, Gardens, Miami StadiumJames Raymond SteelersPittsburgh 23-20CardinalsArizona XLIII2/1/2009Jersey Rutherford, East StadiumMetLife BroncosDenver 8-43SeahawksSeattle XLVIII2/2/2014California, StadiumLevi’s SeahawksSeattle 10-21SteelersPittsburgh XL2/5/2006Michigan Detroit FieldFord SeahawksSeattle 10-21SteelersPittsburgh XL2/5/2006Florida, StadiumAlltel EaglesPhiladelphia 21-24PatriotsEngland New XXXIX2/6/2005Georgia, StadiumDome Georgia TitansTennessee 16-23RamsLouis 1/30/2000Dome DomeSuper Louisiana, Orleans New RamsSt. 16-23TitansTennessee XXXIII1/31/1999Florida, StadiumPlayer Pro FalconsAtlanta 19-34BroncosDenver XXXII1/25/1998Arizona, StadiumPhoenix University PackersGreen 24-31BroncosDenver XXXII1/25/1998California, Pasadena BowlRose BearsChicago 10-21SeahawksSeattle XXX1/28/1996Arizona, StadiumDevil DevilSun CowboysDallas 17-27SteelersPittsburgh XXX1/28/1996Louisiana, Orleans SuperdomeSuper Louisiana, Orleans New GiantsNew 19-20BillsBuffalo XXV1/27/1991Minnesota, MetrodomeMetro RedskinsWashington 24-37BillsBuffalo XXVI1/26/1992Florida, Gardens, Miami StadiumJames Raymond BearsChicago 17-20GiantsNew XX1/26/1986Louisiana, Orleans SuperdomeSuper Louisiana, Orleans New PatriotsNew 14-17GiantsNew XX1/26/1986California, Stanford StadiumStanford DolphinsMiami 16-38ersFrancisco San XIX1/20/1985California, StadiumRose Bowl RamsLos 19-31SteelersPittsburgh XIV1/20/1980Florida, Gardens, Tampa StadiumJames Raymond RedskinsWashington 9-38RaidersLos XXVIII1/30/1994Georgia, DomeDome Georgia BillsBuffalo 13-30CowboysDallas XXVIII1/30/1994Florida, Gardens, Miami StadiumJames Raymond BearsChicago 13-30CowboysDallas XXVIII1/30/1994Louisiana, Orleans SuperdomeSuper Louisiana, Orleans New 49ersSan 26-20BengalsCincinnati XXIII1/22/1989Florida, Gardens, Miami StadiumJoe Robbie ChargersSan 26-49ersFrancisco San XXIII1/22/1989Louisiana, Orleans SuperdomeSuper Louisiana, Orleans New 49ersSan 20-16BengalsCincinnati XXIII1/22/1989California, Pasadena BowlRose BroncosDenver 20-39GiantsNew XXI1/25/1987California, Pasadena BowlRose BearsChicago 10-46PatriotsEngland New XX1/26/1986Arizona, StadiumSun Devil SteelersPittsburgh 17-27CowboysDallas XXX1/28/1996Florida, Gardens, Miami StadiumJames Raymond GiantsNew 17-27CowboysDallas XXX1/28/1996Louisiana, Orleans SuperdomeSuper Louisiana, Orleans New 49ersSan 49-26ChargersSan XXIX1/29/1995Florida, Gardens, Miami StadiumJoe Robbie CowboysDallas 30-13BillsBuffalo XXVIII1/30/1994Georgia, DomeDome Georgia BillsBuffalo 30-13CowboysDallas XXVIII1/30/1994California, Pasadena BowlRose BroncosDenver 9-38RedskinsWashington XXVIII1/30/1994Florida, Gardens, Tampa StadiumJames Raymond RamsLos 9-38RaidersLos XXVIII1/30/1994California, Pasadena BowlRose RedskinsWashington 42-10BroncosDenver XXII1/31/1988California, StadiumMurphy MurphySan StadiumJack Diego BroncosDenver 10-42RedskinsWashington XXII1/31/1988Florida, Gardens, Miami StadiumJoe Robbie DolphinsMiami 3-24CowboysDallas XXI1/25/1987California, Pasadena BowlRose BroncosDenver 20-39GiantsNew XXI1/25/1987California, Pasadena BowlRose DolphinsMiami 16-38ersFrancisco San XIX1/20/1985Louisiana, Orleans SuperdomeSuper Louisiana, Orleans New DolphinsMiami 16-38ersFrancisco San XIX1/20/1985California, StadiumRose Bowl RedskinsWashington 17-10DolphinsMiami XVII1/30/1983California, Pasadena BowlRose DolphinsMiami 17-27RedskinsWashington XVII1/30/1983Texas, StadiumReliant PanthersCarolina 29-32PatriotsEngland New XXXVIII2/1/2004Florida, Gardens, Jacksonville StadiumAlltel EaglesPhiladelphia 21-24PatriotsEngland New XXXVIII2/1/2004California, Pasadena BowlRose RaidersOakland 14-32BuccaneersTampa XXXVII1/26/2003California, StadiumQualcomm RaidersOakland 21-48BuccaneersTampa XXXVII1/26/2003Louisiana, Orleans SuperdomeSuper Louisiana, Orleans New TitansTennessee 16-23RamsSt. XXXIV1/30/2000California, Georgia DomeGeorgia TitansTennessee 16-23RamsSt. XXXIV1/30/2000Florida, Gardens, Miami StadiumJoe Robbie BearsChicago 17-29ColtsIndianapolis XLI2/4/2007Florida, Gardens, Miami StadiumDolphin BearsChicago 17-29ColtsIndianapolis XLI2/4/2007Arizona, StadiumUniversity StadiumPhoenix CardinalsArizona 23-27SteelersPittsburgh XLIII2/1/2009California, Pasadena BowlRose PackersGreen 24-28SeahawksSeattle XLIX2/1/2015Florida, Gardens, Miami StadiumJoe Robbie ColtsIndianapolis 17-31SaintsNew XLIV2/7/2010Texas, StadiumPlayer Pro PackersGreen 31-25SteelersPittsburgh XLV2/6/2011Minnesota, StadiumBank U.S. PatriotsNew 34-28FalconsAtlanta LI2/5/2017Minnesota, StadiumBank U.S. PatriotsNew 34-28FalconsAtlanta LI2/5/2017Florida, Gardens, Miami StadiumNRG SteelersPittsburgh 35-21PackersGreen XLV1/28/2011Florida, Gardens, Tampa StadiumJames Raymond ColtsIndianapolis 17-31SaintsNew XLIV2/7/2010Indiana, Indianapolis StadiumOil Lucas PatriotsNew 17-21GiantsNew XLVI2/5/2012Louisiana, Orleans SuperdomeSuper Louisiana, Orleans New RavensBaltimore 31-34ersSan XLVII2/3/2013New Jersey, Rutherford StadiumMetLife PatriotsEngland 33-41EaglesPhiladelphia LII2/4/2018Minnesota, StadiumBank U.S. PatriotsEngland 33-41EaglesPhiladelphia LII2/4/2018Georgia, StadiumBenz Mercedes RamsLos 3-13PatriotsEngland New LIII2/3/2019Florida, Gardens, Miami StadiumJoe Robbie SteelersPittsburgh 23-27CardinalsArizona XLIII2/1/2009Florida, Gardens, Tampa StadiumRaymond James CardinalsArizona 23-27SteelersPittsburgh XLIII2/1/2009Texas, StadiumNRG PatriotsNew 34-28FalconsAtlanta LI2/5/2017Indiana, Indianapolis StadiumOil Lucas GiantsNew 17-21PatriotsEngland XLVI2/5/2012Louisiana, Orleans SuperdomeSuper Louisiana, Orleans New 49ersSan 31-34RavensBaltimore XLVII2/3/2013Minnesota, StadiumBank U.S. PatriotsNew 28-24SeahawksSeattle XLIX2/1/2015Florida, Gardens, Miami StadiumJoe Robbie SeahawksSeattle 8-43BroncosDenver XLVIII2/2/2014Arizona, StadiumUniversity StadiumPhoenix SeahawksSeattle 8-43BroncosDenver XLVIII2/2/2014California, Gardens, Santa StadiumLevi’s PanthersCarolina 10-24BroncosDenver 502/7/2016Clara ClaraSan StadiumLevi’s PanthersCarolina 10-24BroncosDenver 502/7/2016Texas, StadiumNRG BroncosDenver 10-24PanthersCarolina 502/7/2016Florida, Gardens, Miami StadiumJoe Robbie BearsChicago 10-46PatriotsEngland New XX1/26/1986California, StadiumColiseum Memorial Angeles LosColiseum Memorial Los 7-14RedskinsWashington VII1/14/1973California, StadiumColiseum Memorial Angeles LosColiseum Memorial Los 7-14RedskinsWashington VII1/14/1973Texas, StadiumReliant RaidersOakland 21-48Buccaneers