The NFL 2022 season has finally come to a close. The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 in Super Bowl 57. The Super Bowl wrapped up the NFL season, which saw much excitement and many downfalls for fans.
The Chiefs won their second Lombardi Trophy in four years after previously defeating the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 54. Patrick Mahomes, who won the season’s league MVP, would also be voted the Super Bowl MVP as accomplishing something that hasn’t been done since Kurt Warner accomplished the feat in 1999. Mahomes would throw for 182 yards and 3 TDS with a QB rating of 131.8.
Other offensive players would step up for the Chiefs. In the first half, it looked like Mahomes was missing Tyreek Hill, his former right hand man who was traded to the Miami Dolphins before the start of this season. Instead, Mahomes would lean on his All Pro Tight End, Travis Kelce. Kelce would have 6 receptions for 81 yards and a touchdown. Another help to Mahomes would be rookie running back out of Rutgers, Isiah Pacheco. Pacheco would have 15 carries for 76 yards and a touchdown.
On the other side of the ball, the Chiefs defense would step it up in the second half after allowing 24 points in the first half. They would only allow the Eagles to score 11 points in the second half. One of the star players on defense would be Linebacker Nick Botlon (who I thought deserved to be Super Bowl MVP).
The Chiefs would have to lean on their defense because the Eagles would win the time of possession battle, having 35 minutes on offense compared to the Chiefs having the ball for 24 minutes. The Eagles offense did not make it easy for the Chiefs’ defense either.
Jalen Hurts, the third year QB, played phenomenally. He threw for 304 yards and had one touchdown pass. However, Hurts would hurt the Chiefs with his legs. Hurts broke the Super Bowl record for most rushing yards by a QB, as well as tying a record with Terrel Davis for most rushing TDs in the Super Bowl with 3.
With the season closing, this offseason for the NFL will be an interesting story. Some of the major headlines already include Tom Brady officially retiring, even though he did the same thing last year. In addition, Aaron Rodgers, the longtime quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, might not return to the team.
It might be hard to top this year’s crazy offseason, but in the sports world anything is possible. September can’t come soon enough for football fans.
(Next year’s Super Bowl champion will be the Miami Dolphins. I promise all you readers of that.)