The Philadelphia Eagles got the better of the Kansas City Chiefs this time, even though the stakes were considerably lower.
The Chiefs beat the Eagles in the Super Bowl in February in Arizona. But the Eagles came out on top Monday night in the Super Bowl rematch in soggy Kansas City. They rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to beat the Chiefs, 21-17, at Arrowhead Stadium.
The Eagles improved to their best record in the NFL to 9-1. Quarterback Jalen Hurts was sacked five times and threw an interception but regrouped. He had two rushing touchdowns. Tailback D’Andre Swift also ran for a touchdown.
The Chiefs blew a 17-7 halftime lead and were undone by their mistakes throughout the game. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw an interception in the end zone in the first half and tight end Travis Kelce lost a second-half fumble inside the Philadelphia 10-yard line.
Wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling dropped the ball on what should have been a 51-yard touchdown pass from Mahomes on the Chiefs’ last gasp. Then Justin Watson slipped the ball through his hands on a fourth-and-25 pass from Mahomes.
The Chiefs ran the ball well and excelled on defense for most of the night. Mahomes threw touchdown passes to Watson and Kelce, both in the first half. But the Chiefs couldn’t put the finishing touches on it and their record fell to 7-3. They fell behind the Baltimore Ravens for the top spot in the AFC playoffs. They are trying to host the AFC Championship Game for a sixth straight season.
Read below for more highlights and analysis from Monday night’s game.