Super Bowl 2023: Patrick Mahomes comes up clutch, Chiefs come back to beat the Eagles

Patrick Mahomes barely made it off the field after he was tackled in the second quarter.

It was a reminder Mahomes was playing Super Bowl LVII 57 with a high ankle sprain on Sunday. He was tackled on a third down and stayed down for a while. He limped off, slowly. Trainers looked at him on the sideline while he writhed in pain.

Shortly after that, when the Eagles kicked a field goal to end the first half, it looked like another loss for Mahomes in a Super Bowl was coming. The Eagles led by 10 at halftime and had thoroughly outplayed the Chiefs. Eagles fans chanted “MVP!” after their quarterback, Jalen Hurts, had his second touchdown run of the day.

Mahomes is special, and so is this emerging Chiefs dynasty. The Chiefs, behind their injured quarterback, came back and won their second Super Bowl in five seasons. Mahomes threw two fourth-quarter touchdowns and his stunning 26-yard run set up a field goal by Harrison Butker with eight seconds left as the Chiefs beat the Eagles 38-35. Millions of viewers were waiting for Mahomes to come through with a game-winning drive after Philadelphia tied it with 5:15 left, and he delivered.