Super Bowl Championship Weekend recap

State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona where the 2023 Super Bowl will be held on Feb. 12 Photo credit: Populous

Sunday’s Super Bowl competitions saw the Philadelphia Eagles handle the San Fransisco 49ers 31-7 and the Kansas City Chiefs manage the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20.

Eagles vs. 49ers

The first game of the day started off evenly matched. Miles Sanders scored for the Eagles, then Christian McCaffrey matched it with a touchdown for the 49ers. Both teams converted for the extra points and the game was tied 7-7. But not for long.

With a minute and 40 seconds left in the second quarter, Sanders scored again. The Eagles managed another touchdown before the end of the quarter, going into halftime with a lead of 21-7.

The Eagles added another touchdown and a couple of good kicks to secure the victory and a spot in the championship game.

Chiefs vs. Bengals

The second game on Sunday was a close one. The Chiefs took a 13-3 lead in the second quarter, but the Bengals tied it up at the start of the third. The teams traded touchdowns from there, making it 20-20 until the end of the fourth quarter. Well, almost the end.

With 19 seconds left, the Chiefs had the ball at the 48-yard line. Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes backed up, surveyed his options, then ran the ball to secure the first down. He opted to run the ball out of bounds rather than getting tackled, but Bengals Defensive End, Joseph Ossai, didn’t realize Mahomes’ intentions and tackled him anyway.

The referee penalized the Bengals with a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness. The Chiefs made a 45-yard field goal to win the game.

The Eagles and the Chiefs will meet in Glendale, Arizona Feb. 12 to crown a Super Bowl champion.