The Superbowl Has Passed and Once Again it Didn’t Fail to Disappoint

State Farm Stadium in Glendale Arizona, stadium of the Superbowl.

Christian Petersen

State Farm Stadium in Glendale Arizona, stadium of the Superbowl.

Sawyer Kehn, Staff Writer

Every year in February, millions of families gather around the TV to watch the Superbowl. Rather they’re there for the biggest football game of the year, the halftime show that always features a music star putting on their best performance of the year, or is there for the simple, goofy commercials that companies pay millions for; it always ends the same way, the victorious team hoisting the prestigious Lombardi Trophy.

This year the two teams that faced off were the AFC’s Kansas City Chiefs and the NFC’s Philadelphia Eagles. The Chiefs traded away superstar wide receiver, Tyreek Hill. The Eagles last year went 9-8 and got smashed by Tom Brady’s Buccaneers in the playoffs, and had a stellar off season. Acquiring talent such as defensive tackle Jordan Davis via the draft, and superstar wide receiver AJ Brown via trade. Along with the new talent, the Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts, developed from a quarterback that some thought would hold back the team into an MVP runner-up only second to Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

The Superbowl this year had tons of interesting storylines building up to the game. The biggest one is Coach Andy Reid facing off against his former team in the playoffs. Coach Reid was the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999 to 2012. The Chiefs were quick to pick up the coach, they signed him only a week after his release from the Eagles. Since his time with the Chiefs, Coach Reid won 11 playoff games, proving that he is a game changer. Another interesting storyline coming from the Superbowl is for the first time a pair of brothers facing off against each other in the Superbowl. Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and Philadelphia Eagles center, Jason Kelce have been insane playmakers for their teams for years. Some have taken to calling this Superbowl the “Kelce Bowl”.

This year’s Superbowl did not disappoint, both offenses were electric, with highlight plays being Travis Kelce’s touchdown and Devonta Smith’s 9 targets going for 100 yards. The Chiefs ultimately won due to a defensive touchdown and Kadarius Toney’s 65-yard punt return, the longest in Superbowl history. In the game’s final minutes, the game was tied and the Chiefs were driving, however, it looked as if the Eagles’ defense was about to make the stop, that was until a controversial holding call against the Eagles’ James Bradberry. This caused the Chiefs to be able to run away from the clock and score the game-winning field goal as time ran out, ending the game with a score of Chiefs 38, and Eagles 35.

No matter if you tuned in to the game which turned into a slugfest for 60 minutes, to watch Rhiana put on an amazing halftime show, or even watch the commercials to see if you can spot your favorite celebrity, the program ended the same for all, with the Kansas City Chiefs hoisting the Lombardi Trophy.