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USA | Nov 21, 2023

Eagles endure rain to beat the Chiefs in Super Bowl rematch

Shari-Lee Crooks

Shari-Lee Crooks / Our Today

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It was the most anticipated Monday Night Football primetime of the season, with a Super Bowl rematch in Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City and it did not disappoint.

The Eagles had never beaten the Chiefs since Andy Reid, (Kansas City head coach) left the organization to go the Chiefs and Reid is the most successful coach in history when coming off a Bye week.

Both quarterbacks, Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts were tied coming into the game with 24 wins each in the last 2 seasons, most in the league, with the winner of this game to break the tie.

The Eagles with the best record in the league and the Chiefs at the top of the AFC, this was a battle of the best in the NFL.

Both teams would start the game with very quick three and outs and it was clear the game would be won by whoever made the fewest mistakes.

Both offenses would have spectacular responses to their earlier drives with meticulous movement down field.

They both took 12 plays and little over five minutes to reach the end zone for touchdowns and the two juggernauts were locked at 7.

The teams seemed to be mirroring each other all night, in both good and bad plays, and continued in that vein with back-to-back interceptions.

However, it was the defending champions that would wrestle momentum going into the half with two consecutive scoring drives.

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce dives into the end zone AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Mahomes would find his favourite target, tight-end Travis Kelce, who would run into the end zone for a touchdown and then on the next possession, he would take the Chiefs down the field in the dying minutes of the half, and gain enough field position to set up a Harrison Butker 43-yard field goal, which he made to give the Chiefs a 10-point lead into the locker room.

The Eagles would be the only team to score any points in the third quarter and both defences were suffocating and forced punts the entire interval.

Eventually, Jalen Hurts would find the endzone for his first rushing touchdown of the night after a 10-yard run into the end zone for the score.

After forcing the second red-zone turnover of the night, the Eagles would capitalise on the home team’s mistakes and take the ball down-field for 8 plays and a game high 80 yards, for the longest drive of the game.

It would end with the Eagles being only one yard shy of the end zone, which meant they could employ the most unstoppable play in their arsenal- the quarterback sneak.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts- official NFL photo

Hurts was into the end zone under the pile for a his second touchdown of the game.

Hurts now has had two games with 2 or more rushing touchdowns.

After Marquez Valdes-Scantling failed to secure a perfect throw from Mahomes in the end zone, the Chiefs could not regain the lead and the defense of the Eagles made on final stand to maintain their lead.

The game would end 21-17, in favour of the Eagles.

The Eagles are now an impressive 9-1 and will next face the Buffalo Bills, who are second in their division behind the Miami Dolphins.

Meanwhile, the Chiefs, who still maintain in their position at the top of their division, will hope to reverse their fortunes against divisional rivals Las Vegas Raiders.

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