Super Bowl Statistics
This year’s Super Bowl took place on February 12, 2023 at State Farm Stadium in Arizona. This was a highly anticipated Superbowl with the #1 seed of the NFC, the Philadelphia Eagles, facing off against the #1 seed of the AFC, the Kansas City Chiefs. The Philadelphia Eagles were predicted to win the game as they had the best record in the NFL this season, along with one of the best defenses in the NFL. However, the Chiefs couldn’t be counted out because they have the best offense in the league with Patrick Mahoams and Travis Kelce.
The Chiefs did end up beating the Eagles, due to a costly penalty on the Eagles’ cornerback James Bradberry gave the Chiefs a first down and ran the clock out to kick a game winning field goal with the final score being 38-35.
The Eagles, even though they lost, still played a great game. Jalen Hurts, the Eagles quarterback, threw for over 300 yards, one passing touchdown, scored 3 rushing touchdowns, and rushed for 70 yards. He did lose a fumble that was recovered for a touchdown but other than that he played a great game with a 103.4 QB rating. The Eagles wide receiver #1, AJ Brown had 96 receiving yards, 1 touchdown, and 6 receptions. The Eagles wide receiver #2, Devonte Smith had the better game with 100 receiving yards and 7 receptions.
The Eagles have two extremely talented receivers who played incredibly well in the Superbowl. Although the Eagles defense did not play as well as fans hoped, allowing 38 points and being unable to get a single interception or sack. Going into this game their defense was supposed to be the Eagles biggest advantage.
The Super Bowl champions, the Kansas City Chiefs, played a great game with their quarterback Patrick Mahomes who threw for over 180 yards, 3 touchdown passes, and had no interceptions. The Chiefs running back ran for 76 yards and got a rushing TD for the Chiefs. The Chiefs’ tight end, Travis Kelce, known as the best in the league, had 81 receiving yards and a touchdown. The Chiefs’ wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster had 53 receiving yards with 7 receptions. The Chiefs’ punt returner Kadarius Toney, who recently got traded from the Giants to the Chiefs, had an amazing game with the longest punt return in Superbowl history, 77.5 returning yards, and a receiving touchdown.
Despite the fact that the Chiefs defense had 35 points scored on them, they were able to get a fumble recovery which brought them in for a touchdown. Everyone on the team gave it their all for this Superbowl win and they won through being able to rely on one another.