Eagles beat Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII rematch - ESPN
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles got their Super Bowl LVII revenge on «Monday Night Football» with a 21-17 win over Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. It marked coach Andy Reid's first loss to his former team and center Jason Kelce's first win over his brother, Travis Kelce.
A talking point for the Eagles leading into the Super Bowl rematch with the Chiefs, coach Nick Sirianni said, was that the Chiefs were «not giving us their ring back if we beat them this week.» It was a way to put a pin in the inflated hype around the game and get the Eagles to look at it as nothing more than a potential building block for the 2023 season.
Still, this one had to feel pretty sweet.
The Eagles escaped Arrowhead with a gritty 21-17 win. And while it doesn't alter what happed in Super Bowl LVII, it does put Philadelphia in great position as it makes a push for a return trip to the championship game. The Eagles maintain the best record in football (9-1) despite tests from playoff-caliber teams like the Miami Dolphins, Dallas Cowboys and Chiefs in recent weeks. The hoopla surrounding the Super Bowl rematch is behind them, and the push for the top seed in the NFC is on.
Eye-popping NextGen stat: Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones was double-teamed on 70% of his pass rushes and still generated four pressures and two sacks. Hurts was sacked by the Chiefs five times in the first half.
Troubling trend: Philadelphia came in as the No. 1 rushing defense in the NFL (66.3 YPG) but got gashed for 121 yards in the first half alone. The Eagles had similar issues against the Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII when Kansas City ran for 158 yards.
QB breakdown: Hurts was under duress for the bulk of the first half and managed