Last night, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII in an absolute classic, 38-35. The Chiefs trailed by ten at halftime, 24-14, but scored on all four of their second-half drives to snatch the game away from the Eagles.
A lot of that had to do with superstar Patrick Mahomes and his tremendous play. The now two-time Super Bowl MVP was fantastic for Andy Reid’s offense Sunday evening in Arizona.
Mahomes’ stats wouldn’t blow you away, as he threw for under 200 yards on 18/24 passing. But, the Chiefs lost the time-of-possession battle significantly, and that limited their stats. He played mistake-free, clean football and made huge plays when the Chiefs needed it, like this monster scramble late in the game on a bad ankle.
What a performance by Mahomes. Career-defining play on that last scramble on one leg. pic.twitter.com/aga9ekDsP0
— Brien E. (@brienedwards1) February 13, 2023
Reid and offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy were brilliant, too, brilliant enough to score two second-half touchdowns on what was more or less the same concept.
SKYY'S ARE CLEAR ☀️ pic.twitter.com/GGCQvS0gs9
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) February 13, 2023
Former #Gators WR Kadarius Toney scores a touchdown to give #ChiefsKingdom the lead late in #SuperBowlLVII pic.twitter.com/wfWnGRr5hx
— InAllKindsOfWeather.com (@AllKindsWeather) February 13, 2023
And, ESPN’s Dan Orlovsky said it just had to do with paying attention. If you want to learn something about football today, take a look.
The @Chiefs won #SuperBowlLVII because they PAID ATTENTION 👏👏@ArrowheadPride @Espngreeny @GetUpESPN pic.twitter.com/7PiTrWqD4Q
— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) February 13, 2023
That attention to detail is incredible and something the average fan doesn’t understand. Most viewers see each play as its own separate event, when in actuality most plays are also being used to set up something else or reveal something about the defense. And, Andy Reid and Eric Bieniemy are masters of it.