Super Bowl 2023

Super Bowl 2023

Larissa Mota, Reporter

The race to win the 2023 Superbowl was very intense this year. It was a back and forth game for the first two quarters until the Chiefs impressive defensive line started to tense things up a notch. For the Chiefs Patrick Mahomes, Sky Moore and Kadarius Toney lead the Chiefs to a victory. According to CNN, “Toney was wide open on his five-yard touchdown catch that put the Chiefs ahead by one point. That score gave Kansas City its first lead.” The Chiefs weren’t the only ones putting in all the effort the Eagles actually had the first points of the game. Jalen Hurts scored the first touchdown of the 2023 Superbowl in the first 4 minutes of the game. By the end of first quarter the score was an even 7-7. 

    As the second quarter started the Eagles kicked the ball off, The game was tied up minutes later when Hurts lost the ball allowing Chiefs defender Nick Bolton to scoop it up and run it back for a Chiefs touchdown, tying the game 14-14. Following the fumble recovery, Hurts and the Eagles rallied and put together another successful drive which ended with a rushing touchdown from Hurts to put the Eagles up 21-14.

  That wasn’t quite soon after the chiefs, Nick Bolton answered right back. These back and forth touchdowns kept happening till the 2nd quarter or halftime. The score going into halftime was 24 to 14.  The halftime show included pop star singer Rhianna. She sang some of her greatest songs including Better Have My Money, Where Have You Better, Only Girl, Rude Boy, Work, Pour it up and Wild Thoughts. Her show was very entertaining as usual but she also revealed that she was pregnant, which drew a lot of media attention.

   After the half time show there were many half time commercials until the 3rd quarter finally started. The Chiefs kicked the ball off to start the game off.   There was a lot that happened during this quarter including Patrick Mahomes injuring his ankle and The Eagles taking the lead. Philadelphia came away from the third quarter with a field goal, while Kansas City scored a touchdown. The Eagles lead 27-21. The Chiefs were very determined to win, and came in super hyped during the fourth quarter. The Chiefs scored two touchdowns to take the lead and answered the Eagles’ lone fourth-quarter score with a game-winning drive that ended in Harrison Butker’s field goal to win the game 38-35. During this time the Chiefs were told by their coach Andy Reid to run down the clock because the Chiefs were up by 3 and there was 1 minute and about 15 seconds left. The Chiefs did just that, and they ended up with the win.