Kansas City, Missouri — Jalen Hurts scored two rushing touchdowns, including a go-ahead score in the fourth quarter, as the Philadelphia Eagles came from behind to defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 21-17 in a Super Bowl rematch on Monday night.
The Eagles, who have a record of 9-1, denied seeking revenge for their February loss and under their coach Nick Sirianni’s leadership, they managed to win against the Chiefs, led by Patrick Mahomes (7-3), for the first time since his departure from Philadelphia to Kansas City.
The game also saw Jason Kelce get the better of his brother, Travis Kelce, who plays as a tight end for the Chiefs. The Chiefs’ tight end made a crucial mistake by fumbling the ball in the red zone in the fourth quarter when the team was trying to extend their 17-14 lead. The Eagles took advantage of this mistake to secure the win.
Despite the Chiefs having a chance to win in the final minutes, they were unable to capitalize as an important pass from Mahomes was dropped, and the Eagles were able to stop the Chiefs on fourth down to seal the victory.
Jalen Hurts managed to make crucial plays in the second half, despite throwing for only 150 yards with an interception. He received support from D’Andre Swift, who rushed for 76 yards and a touchdown, and DeVonta Smith, who caught six passes for 99 yards.
This was only the ninth time that two teams playing in a Super Bowl met in the regular season the following year, and the team that won the championship had prevailed in the previous four matchups.
Patrick Mahomes was limited to 177 yards passing with two touchdowns and an interception in the end zone, and Isiah Pacheco contributed 89 yards rushing for the Chiefs. However, the Chiefs were unable to overcome their red-zone turnovers and a high number of penalties during the game.
The Chiefs had a commanding 17-7 lead at halftime, a complete contrast to the Super Bowl, where the Eagles squandered a 10-point halftime lead.
The Chiefs’ offense struggled in the second half of the game, and they were unable to add many points to their lead. In contrast, the Eagles were able to capitalize on the Chiefs’ mistakes and turn the game around in their favor.
In terms of injuries, Eagles’ TE Grant Calcaterra hurt his ankle, while DT Fletcher Cox briefly left the game after a tough collision. Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman left the game in the first quarter with a thumb injury but later returned to the action.
The Eagles will host Buffalo on Sunday, while the Chiefs will be on the road against Las Vegas.