Super Bowl LVII transformed into a highlight festival as the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs delivered many top plays. Every one of the big-time outcomes had a great effect on betting results. The teams gave the fans several memorable plays.
Kenneth Gainwell looked sure to open the scoring, but a further review ruled him down, which gave a chance to Jalen Hurts to be the first one to make a touchdown score. A fantastic catch by A.J. Brown saw the Eagles take a 14-7 lead while the game was in the second quarter.
At the start of the second quarter, Hurts lost the rock, which gave the Chiefs a to make a defensive score that tied things at 14, but he went on to redeem himself by getting another rushing touchdown, his second for the game. That brought him at par with Jim McMahon as the player with the most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback, but he surpassed it by a third one.
A big question of the event was Mahomes’ health, which seemed to become a reality in the second quarter, but he came back in full force in the second half.
We cannot be done with the highlights of this magnificent event without mentioning Rihanna’s performance which presented the viewers with the half-time show they have been waiting for four years. She had turned down the invitation in 2019 to show solidarity with Colin Kaepernick.
Isaiah Pacheco gave the Chiefs a great start for the third quarter by scoring a touchdown that Mahomes set up by scrambling for 14 yards. There was also some controversy in officiating when a potential turnover by the Chiefs got overturned due to the ruling as incomplete of an Eagles catch.
Kadarius Toney set a record by making the longest punt return of the competition at 65 yards, setting up Skyy Moore for a touchdown that gave the Chiefs a lead of 35-27. The fans got an octopus when DeVonta Smith gave Philadelphia a game-tying touchdown which the Eagles converted due to a sneak for six by Hurts.
A defensive penalty late in the game got Kansas City closer to winning Super Bowl 57, but a few moments later saw the Chiefs taking the lead while it was just seconds between them and their winning of the Lombardi Trophy, which they won by 38-35.