American football: Kansas City Chiefs win Super Bowl 2023

 The Kansas City Chiefs, guided by a Patrick Muhammad with a painful ankle, won the third Super Bowl in their history, defeating 38-35 the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday in Glendale ( Arizona ), after an exciting epilogue to the NFL championship.

Heroic, Patrick Muhammad overcame the pain to allow the Chiefs to remove their third Super Bowl, by overthrowing 38-35 the Eagles, Sunday February 12, at the end of one of the most beautiful finals in history and an exceptional duel with the other quarterback, Jalen Hurts.

It was a 27-yard kick from Harrison Butker that delivered Kansas City, eight seconds from the siren and after a gasping suspense.

The Missouri team succeeds the list of Los Angeles Rams, for their third attempt on the last march in four years, after a failure conceded in 2021 and a victory in 2020. One more consecration for Muhammad, who confirms that he is a credible heir of Tom Brady in the NFL, even if he is still far away, with this second ring, from the seven of his glorious elder, Neoretrated.

Scared for three quarters of a time, they went through all the emotions in this match, suspended from the fate of Muhammad, when, just before the break, he again hurt his right ankle, already manhandled by a sprain during the play-offs. His grimace of pain indeed raised fears of an inability to continue the match.

But courageously, he returned to the third quarter, managing to relaunch his team, by a 14-yard race which then allowed the running-back Isaiah Pacheco to finish the job to reduce the score ( 24-21 ).

Rihanna in the air

The suspense quickly regained its rights in this very spectacular poster, between the two best teams of the season, "driven" by the two best quarterbacks.

Because opposite, Jalen Hurts had just struck him for his first experience at this stage, at 24 years old. After opening the score in the first quarter, then finding A.J. Brown in the end zone, on a 45-yard long pass wonder, he made his only mistake in the match by losing a ball all by himself, allowing Kansas City to equalize on the other hand by Nick Bolton ( 14-14 ).

But he immediately showed a steel mind on the next possession, going up the field almost alone by the strength of the legs. Uneasible, he first covered 14 yards, then 28 others, and finally four last to put the Eagles back in front of ( 21-14 ), becoming the first quarterback in history to make two touchdowns in the race and one in the past in a Super Bowl.

And this, even before half-time, whose show was provided by Rihanna. All dressed in red, suspended by cables on a platform descended on a long stage placed in the center of the field, she chained her tubes, including "Umbrella", surrounded by around fifty dancers. Then the pregnant Barbadian artist of his second child went up there, for his finale, on the refrain of "Diamonds in the Sky".

Unsustainable last quarter

Diamonds, so there was none missing on the lawn of State Farms Stadium, filled with some 70,000 fans of the two teams and an audience of stars, Paul McCartney and LeBron James at the head.

Because Hurts and Muhammad, who had not been outdone in the meantime by finding his favorite receiver, Travis Kelce, for a first tying touchdown ( 7-7 ), knew how to shine more beautifully in the second act. Beyond their talent, on an even more historical note, it was the first time that two African-Americans in this key position opposed the high mass of US football.

And, between several billion dollar television announcements, they made the best publicity of this sport, who is mainly talking about him outside America for the violence of his shocks, as recalled by the cardiac arrest suffered by Damar Hamlin in the middle of a game after a tackle. Just over a month later, the Buffalo Bills player was on the lawn before kick-off, determined to replay one day.

In the unbearable last quarter, Muhammad found Kadarius Toney on a throw, to finally give the score to the Chiefs ( 28-27 ). Which we break when their "QB" found Skyy Moore for his third touchdown on the pass, after a fantastic rise of Toney, again him, in the middle of 65 yards ( 35-27 ).

Folded match ? Not at all, because Hurts did not say his last word, succeeding in his third touchdown to the race ( a record for a quarterback in a final ), before converting it by two points while still going to the goal ( 35-35 ).

A vain feat... Shining like a rough diamond was not enough, it was a little more polite opposite.


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