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2023 Super Bowl live updates: Chiefs vs. Eagles score, latest odds, highlights as K.C. rallies to take 28-27 lead

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2023 Super Bowl live updates: Chiefs vs. Eagles score, latest odds, highlights as K.C. rallies to take 28-27 lead

The Chiefs lead the Eagles 28-27 in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. The game is airing on Fox and streaming on NFL+.

Check in with The Athletic for all the latest news, highlights, reaction and analysis.

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Unmatched

Andy Reid’s creativity is unmatched.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

Moneyline continues to shift

The line keeps shifting favorites in live in-game betting at BetMGM, as since the end that last drive the line has moved from 1.5 points in favor of Kansas City and then Philadelphia, but at the moment the Eagles are on the favorite side of the 1.5-point edge.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

Eagles have yet to record a sack

Philadelphia led the NFL in sacks (78) coming into the game, and its pass rush was supposed to be a big factor tonight, but not so much so far. Even with Patrick Mahomes limping, the Eagles have not recorded a sack. Week 6 against Dallas is the only other time this season Philly hasn’t had a sack.

Josh Kendall·

Staff Writer, Falcons

How Andy Reid’s creativity pays off

Chiefs were second in the league in converting red zone trips to touchdowns during the regular season (Eagles were 3rd). Obviously many reasons for that (Travis Kelce!), but Andy Reid’s creativity in that area is a major one. From “Arctic Circle” to direct snaps to backs/tight ends to jet sweeps, you never know what you’re gonna see when the Chiefs get close.

Brendan Roberts·

Senior Editor, NFL

Uncharted territory

This is unfamiliar territory for the Eagles.

Aaron Reiss·

Staff Editor, NFL

Chiefs take first lead of game

Chiefs take their first lead of the game on a 5-yard screen pass from Patrick Mahomes to Kadarius Toney. Kansas City leads 28-27 with 12:04 left.

Dan Uthman·

Senior Managing Editor, NFL

Chiefs could reach season yards-per-carry record

Kansas City’s 6.75 yards per carry through three quarters would be its best in more than three seasons if it carries that number the rest of the game. Seventh-round rookie Isiah Pacheco leads the way with 58 yards on 10 carries.

Josh Kendall·

Staff Writer, Falcons

Right where they want them

The Chiefs may have the Eagles right where they want them if history is any indicator.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

Patrick Mahomes hits season low

Patrick Mahomes has attempted 18 passes for just 126 yards — both season-lows through three quarters for the Chiefs QB.

Aaron Reiss·

Staff Editor, NFL

Back to the start on the moneyline

At the end of the third quarter, Philadelphia is listed as a -2.5-point and a -185 moneyline favorite at BetMGM. After all the back-and-forth of odds movements during the contest, we are basically back to the start in this area

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

Going for field goal was right decision

The numbers said that going for the field was the right decision for the Eagles.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

Eagles back to being a 4.5-point favorite

Philadelphia is back to being a 4.5-point favorite following that field goal. In addition, the Eagles are a -225 moneyline favorite at BetMGM.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

Nick Bolton, have a game

Quite the Super Bowl debut for second-year Chiefs linebacker Nick Bolton: a fumble recovery for a touchdown and two stops on third down, including one on that last Eagles drive that forced Philly to settle for a field goal.

Aaron Reiss·

Staff Editor, NFL

Kansas City wants to play that game

The Eagles were 8-1 this year when scoring 27+ points this year, but the Chiefs were 4-1 when allowing 27+ points. This contest is trending towards the type of game that Kansas City wants to play.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

Philadelphia on third down

Eleven of the 14 times Philadelphia has been forced into third down today, it has converted a first down. Nine of those conversions came on third down, with two more coming on fourth down.

(Photo: Getty Images)

Josh Kendall·

Staff Writer, Falcons

Officiating mistake?

Officials’ mistake in letting that play get off without letting defense substitute and replaying the last play bought Andy Reid time to challenge.

Mike Jones·

Staff Writer, NFL

More on the microscope NFL officiating is under tonight

Earlier this week, The Athletic’s Mike Jones explained the microscope tonight’s crew will be under with NFL officiating facing mounting criticism this postseason.

Jason Starrett·

Deputy Managing Editor, College Football

GO FURTHER

NFL officiating is under fire, putting the Super Bowl crew in the spotlight

NFL officiating comes under fire…again

The NFL’s officiating is once again coming into question, as the officials pulled a flag off the field and ended up allowing the Chiefs to challenge a play that they would not have been able to otherwise. If this helps decide the game, it will be a long offseason regarding discussing the state of officiating in the league.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

USGA helped develop turf

This explains some things.

Josh Kendall·

Staff Writer, Falcons

Field issues are not new for Arizona

The issues with the field at State Farm Stadium are not new. Michigan and TCU players slipped throughout their College Football Playoff semifinal in December on the field.

Josh Kendall·

Staff Writer, Falcons

Chiefs have slight advantage playing in Arizona during Week 1

With all this turf talk, worth noting Chiefs perhaps having a slight advantage having played here in Week 1. They had all kinds of problems that game, including a Harrison Butker ankle injury that affected him in the first half of the season. They re-sodded, of course, but slips seem to have become commonplace there.

Brendan Roberts·

Senior Editor, NFL

Shopping spree complete

It’s just after halftime and this NFL team shop by the south end zone is nearly picked clean.

Dan Uthman·

Senior Managing Editor, NFL

Over/under pushing toward 70

The over/under in total points for this game is now pushing toward 70, as it has moved to 65.5 points at BetMGM.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

At least they tried

The NFL made a lot of effort to try to get a perfect grass field for this game, but those efforts have gone for naught.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

Andy Reid gets creative on the ground

Andy Reid’s playcalling creativity extends to the ground game as well.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

More on cleat changes

FOX’s Tom Rinaldi says at least six Philadelphia players have changed their cleats, while Erin Andrews reporting that no Kansas City players have changed their cleats.

Josh Kendall·

Staff Writer, Falcons

Chiefs know adjusting

The Chiefs may have showed their hand regarding their halftime adjustments, as the Patrick Mahomes injury could be part of why Kansas City had six planned rushes versus four planned passes (one of which was a scramble) on that last drive.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

Back in it

The Chiefs march 75 yards in 10 plays to open the second half and cut into the Eagles’ lead on a 1-yard rushing touchdown by Isaiah Pacheco.

No team in the NFL has scored touchdowns on a higher percentage of their third-quarter drives than the Chiefs (34.8%).

Jason Starrett·

Deputy Managing Editor, College Football

Eagles back to 1.5-point favorite

It’s back to the Eagles -1.5 points in live in-game betting at BetMGM following the Isiah Pacheco touchdown.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

Donna Kelce is the real MVP

Jalen Hurts finished second in MVP voting and so far tonight he’s second in Who’s-Had-The-Best-Super-Bowl voting. The winner is Donna Kelce, mother to Chiefs tight end Travis and Eagles center Jason. Travis has four catches for 71 yards, and Philly has 270 yards of total offense.

Josh Kendall·

Staff Writer, Falcons

Mahomes not as mobile as first half

Mahomes doesn’t look like he’ll be able to break away like his usual self but he’s not showing any signs of pain after the play like he did in the second half against the Jaguars. Important after hurting the ankle again late in the second quarter.

Jeff Howe·

Staff Writer, Patriots

Chiefs get the ball first

After deferring in the first half, the Chiefs will get the ball first to open the third quarter.

Kansas City ranked second in the NFL with 120 points scored in the third quarter this season.

Jason Starrett·

Deputy Managing Editor, College Football

Patrick Mahomes takes the field to start second half

“He was still favoring that right ankle,” FOX sideline reporter Erin Andrews says as Patrick Mahomes gingerly takes the field to start the second half.

Josh Kendall·

Staff Writer, Falcons

Rihanna reigns

Rihanna had twice the on-field time as the Chiefs in the first half.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

Moving the chains

The Eagles’ 17 first downs in the first half are tied for their third most in any half this season and it marks the second time Philadelphia has posted at least 17 first downs in a half this postseason (18 in first half vs. Giants in Divisional round).

Jason Starrett·

Deputy Managing Editor, College Football

Halftime shows have changed

Halftime shows sure have come a long way since 1958

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

Game producers want a balanced broadcast

Game producers will tell you — especially for a big game like this — they don’t want their analysts to come out too hot (meaning, too loud or excited etc..). They want measured commentary so the audience can get into things. Both Greg Olsen and Kevin Burkhardt came out measured early and offered a lot of informative stuff on the opening drive, including the Eagles’ crazy success on quarterback sneaks this season. I thought it was an excellent first half for Fox’s broadcast group, from the goal line camera angle on red zone plays that gave viewers an all-22-ish look to staying long on Patrick Mahomes at the end of the half including multiple replays and close-ups of Mahomes being in obvious pain.

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Richard Deitsch·

Senior Writer, Sports Media

Chiefs’ first have issues

The Chiefs were tied for the sixth most missed tackles in the league during the regular season, per Pro Football Reference. As noted here, it’s also been a big issue in the first half.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

Gainwell has as many snaps as Sanders, Scott combined

The big surprise here is that Gainwell had as many snaps as Sanders and Scott combined. Shows that the Eagles wanted to go with fast personnel in this matchup.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

Point spread shifts

The point spread has shifted a bit since the Eagles half-ending drive, as Philadelphia has moved from being a 6.5-point to a 7.5-point favorite in live in-game wagering at BetMGM.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

All about halftime adjustments

A coach told Jeff Howe a fascinating thing about why he liked the Chiefs to win the Super Bowl and it was all about halftime adjustments.

“The thing that (Reid) is the best at, his second-half adjustments are extremely difficult,” the coach said. “He uses the first, call it, 10-12 plays as a script to set up what he’s going to do to adjust against him with personnel and how you’ll match certain things. You may stall him out a little bit in the first or second quarter. But normally by the second half, he has completely adjusted things, and they have a lot of points of production in that stretch.

“We always looked at Andy Reid like it’s two completely different games, the first half and the second half. By the time they figure out how you’re matching him, he’ll go ahead and design some things to beat your coverages. You’ve got to get a lead on those guys. If you’re playing from behind on them, you’re in trouble.”

Jim Ayello·

Staff Editor, NFL

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Not all is lost

The Chiefs’ 10-point halftime deficit is tied for their largest this season, but not all is lost:

– Kansas City won the other game it trailed by 10 points at halftime in 2022 (Week 5 vs. Raiders)

– Two of the last three teams to face a double-digit halftime deficit in the Super Bowl went on to win the game (Eagles in SB LII vs. Patriots; Patriots in Super Bowl LI vs. Falcons)

Jason Starrett·

Deputy Managing Editor, College Football

Trend cannot continue for Chiefs

This trend cannot continue for the Chiefs if they are to come back in this game.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

Chiefs have to change game flow

That fumble is providing a lot of cover for Kansas City really not doing anything to make Hurts or this offense uncomfortable at all. I wonder if Spags just throws his hands up and starts blitzing Philly blind in the second half. They have to change the game flow.

Diante Lee·

Staff Writer, NFL

Jalen Hurts switches cleats

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts switched to shoes with longer cleats in the second quarter, per the FOX broadcast.

Josh Kendall·

Staff Writer, Falcons

What are the Eagles doing?

Jake Elliott hits a 35-yard field goal to extend the Eagles’ lead to 24-14 at the half. Jalen Hurts has 246 total yards (183 passing, 63 rushing) and is 2 yards away from breaking Steve McNair’s NFL record for rushing yards (64) by a quarterback in the Super Bowl.

Josiah Turner

First half by the numbers

Eagles lead at the half, 24-14.

  • Time of possession: Eagles, 21:54-8:06.
  • Total plays: Eagles, 44-20
  • Jalen Hurts: 17/22, 183 yards, 1 TD; 83 rushing yards, 2 TD
  • Patrick Mahomes: 8/13, 89 yards, 1 TD, 11 rushing yards
Jeff Howe·

Staff Writer, Patriots

Betting public has faith in Patrick Mahomes

The betting public has faith that Patrick Mahomes will be able to return and play at a high level, as the Eagles are only a 6.5-point, -400 moneyline favorite in this contest in live in-game betting at BetMGM despite going into halftime with a 10-point lead.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

Rihanna halftime show live coverage

The Eagles lead the Eagles 24-14 at the half and now Rihanna is set to headline the halftime show.

Follow our show-specific live blog for all the latest on tonight’s musical performance.

The Athletic NFL Staff

Eagles on pace for just under 500 offensive yards

The Eagles are on pace for just short of 500 offensive yards in this game.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

History is with the Eagles

History is on the Eagles side.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

Jalen Hurts makes history

The Eagles’ Jalen Hurts is the first quarterback to ever have at least two rushing touchdowns and a passing touchdown in the same Super Bowl.

Hurts did it in the first half.

Jason Starrett·

Deputy Managing Editor, College Football

Rules are beyond comprehension

The rules on what constitutes a catch are beyond comprehension despite many efforts to clear it up.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

Damar Hamlin meets King James

Damar Hamlin wasn’t going to pass up a chance to get a selfie with King James at the Super Bowl.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

Officials don’t want a repeat mistake

The officials didn’t want a repeat of the mistakes from the NFC Championship.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

Chad Henne loosens up

KC backup QB Chad Henne threw and is now running on the sideline to loosen up. But Mahomes is standing and doesn’t look to have medical staff around him.

Doug Haller

Lane Johnson trends of Twitter

Philadelphia tackle Lane Johnson is trending on Twitter because of his uncanny ability to move into his pass protection set the minute the ball is snapped. Or is he going early? The online argument is breaking down pretty cleanly between Eagles fans (great player, great play) and Chiefs fans (throw the flag).

Josh Kendall·

Staff Writer, Falcons

Chris Jones blows off some steam

The FOX broadcast just highlighted the frustration of Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones on the sideline following the Eagles third touchdown drive of 68 or more yards today. Jones, who has one tackle today, was exhorting his teammates with what appeared to be choice words.

Josh Kendall·

Staff Writer, Falcons

Impressive first half, Jalen

Jalen Hurts is 13-of-16 for 145 yards and a passing touchdown too. Very impressive first half for the Eagles QB making his Super Bowl debut.

Aaron Reiss·

Staff Editor, NFL

Jalen Hurts inches closer to Super Bowl record

Jalen Hurts runs it in from 4 yards out, giving the Eagles a 21-14 lead. He’s now up to 61 rushing yards and two scores in the first half. The record for rushing yards by a quarterback in the Super Bowl is 64 by Steve McNair in Super Bowl XXXIV.

Josiah Turner

Over/under reaches game high

The over/under in total points has now jumped to a game high 64.5 points in live in-game wagering at BetMGM. This shows the betting public thinks this back-and-forth scoring will continue.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

End zone-friendly

The five combined touchdowns by both teams are the most in the first half of a Super Bowl since the 1996 season when the Packers and Patriots combined for five touchdowns in the first half of Super Bowl XXXI.

Green Bay led that game 27-14 at the half and won 35-21.

Jason Starrett·

Deputy Managing Editor, College Football

Kansas City only ran 15 plays so far

With 2:20 left in the first half, Kansas City has run 15 offensive plays. The Chiefs haven’t run fewer than 51 plays in a game this season. Their lowest play total in the last five seasons was 47 against the Texans in 2019. The Eagles have run 37 plays and held the ball for 20:32.

Josh Kendall·

Staff Writer, Falcons

MVP chants are starting

Eagles fans chanted “MVP!” after that Jalen Hurts TD run, his second of the game.

Dan Uthman·

Senior Managing Editor, NFL

Declining win rates for Eagles

The end of that last drive was a streak of declining win rates for the Eagles.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

Star power

It’s tough to find more star power than this.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

Will the Chiefs be any different?

Since 2000, 11 different teams have scored a defensive touchdown in the Super Bowl and all but one of them went on to win the game.

The only such team to lose? The Falcons in Super Bowl LI against the Patriots.

Jason Starrett·

Deputy Managing Editor, College Football

Win probability moves by 27 points

That scoop and score moved the win probability by 27 points on a single play.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

Disaster for the Eagles

Chris Jones immediately won off the snap, forced Jalen Hurts to scramble and led to a disaster for the Eagles. Nick Bolton returned a fumble 36 yards for a TD.

Jeff Howe·

Staff Writer, Patriots

Game-changing sequence

What a game-changing sequence.

Eagles had momentum — a 14-7 lead, ball in KC territory on a third-and-1. Isaac Seumalo flagged for false start on the sneak, then Hurts fumbles, KC scoops and scores.

That sequence could rankle the Eagles for awhile.

Zach Berman·

Staff Writer, Eagles

Chiefs move back to favorites

The Chiefs have now moved back to favorite status, as Kansas City is listed at -1.5 points in live in-game wagering at BetMGM.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

Tables have turned

These things can change on just the slightest of a mistake.

That Jalen Hurts first turnover of the postseason. Nick Bolton scoops the ball up for a 36-yard touchdown return.

The Eagles had third-&-inches just before the fumble, too.

Nate Taylor·

Staff Writer, Chiefs

More on third down conversions

The Chiefs have only given up a third down conversion percentage of more than 55 percent four times this season, and it hasn’t happened since Week 13. The Eagles are now converting 60 percent on third down, and it probably would be 80 percent if not for a false start that turned a third-and-1 into a third-and-6 and led to Nick Bolton’s scoop-and-score touchdown that just tied the game.

Josh Kendall·

Staff Writer, Falcons

False start looms large

That false start could loom very large. The Eagles have been practically automatic when it comes to converting in short-yardage situations off of QB sneaks. But after the penalty moved the ball back, Jalen Hurts had to drop back on third down and fumbled, leading to a fumble-six for Chiefs linebacker Nick Bolton.

Aaron Reiss·

Staff Editor, NFL

Errors for the Eagles

It’s been a collection of errors by the Eagles so far tonight.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

Jalen Hurts joins the elites

Jalen Hurts joins an elite list.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

Over/under moves closer to 60

The over/under in total points has now moved even closer to the 60-point mark and held, as it is now 59.5 points. The Chiefs also start this drive as a 3.5-point underdog in live in-game betting at BetMGM.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

Sheesh, A.J. Brown

Jalen Hurts unleashes one to A.J. Brown in the end zone for a 45-yard touchdown. That’s Brown’s first score of the postseason. The Eagles take a 14-7 lead early in the second quarter.

Josiah Turner

A.J. Brown gets behind the defense

After a quiet start, A.J. Brown came on strong in that drive. His first catch of the game moved the chains on second-and-5. A play later, he caught a 45-yard touchdown.

Good time to remember the Chiefs ranked 31st in pass defense DVO vs. No. 1 receivers.

Aaron Reiss·

Staff Editor, NFL

Everything is moving so fast

Seeing this Eagles offense live from behind the end zone, it’s easy to gain a new appreciation for how fast everything is moving on some of those horizontal play designs, sometimes in conflicting directions, to force the defense to recognize it all on the fly.

Jeff Howe·

Staff Writer, Patriots

New game

The score is tied 7-7 at the end of the first quarter.

The Eagles are 6-0 in games this season in which it was tied after the first.

The Chiefs were 1-1 in such games, but the win came in the divisional round against the Jaguars.

(Photo: Getty Images)

Jason Starrett·

Deputy Managing Editor, College Football

Point spread stabilizes

The point spread has stabilized a bit in this game, as the Eagles are now a 2.5-point favorite at the end of the first quarter in live in-game wagering at BetMGM.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

Travis Kelce’s catches shouldn’t be a suprise

Travis Kelce’s three catches for 60 yards so far today shouldn’t be a surprise. First of all because he’s Travis Kelce, but also because of the Eagles’ defense against tight ends. Philly entered the game first in the NFL in yards per play allowed on all plays (4.78) but gave up almost 2 yards per play more on plays that targeted tight ends (6.67). That ranks 10th in the league.

Josh Kendall·

Staff Writer, Falcons

Miles Sanders is back

Great news for the Eagles.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

Travis Kelce is always open

Three catches on three targets for 60 yards and a touchdown so far today for Travis Kelce.

Earlier this week, The Athletic’s Ted Nguyen, Aaron Reiss and Vic Tafur dug into why the Chiefs tight end always seems to be open.

Jason Starrett·

Deputy Managing Editor, College Football

GO FURTHER

Why is Chiefs star Travis Kelce always open? Opposing NFL coaches try to explain

Philadelphia moves back to favorite

The line in this game just keeps making big shifts after every drive, as Philadelphia has now moved back to being a 1.5-point favorite in live in-game wagering at BetMGM.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

‘You had one job’

Add this to the illegal hands-to-the-face penalty just called on Ndamukong Suh and it shows the Eagles are making too many unforced errors in this one.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

The numbers behind the Chiefs’ opening score

Travis Kelce is one of the NFL’s best weapons out of the slot, regardless of position.

Aaron Reiss·

Staff Editor, NFL

Kansas City now a 2.5-point favorite

The point spread had been in favor of the Eagles all throughout this week and during the opening two drives of this game, but the betting public has changed its mind, as Kansas City is now a 2.5-point favorite in live in-game wagering at BetMGM.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

A former player breaks down Chiefs’ opening drive strategy

The Eagles have one of the league’s best pass rushes, so getting the ball out of Patrick Mahomes’ hands quickly will be key all day.

Aaron Reiss·

Staff Editor, NFL

Travis Kelce climbs the ranks

Travis Kelce continues his move up the all-time receiving charts.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

Point spread moves back to -1.5 for Philadelphia

The point spread has also moved back to -1.5 points for Philadelphia, which is where it was at the beginning of the game.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

Over/under shifts to 62.5 points

The over/under in total points shifted to 62.5 points near the end of that drive in live in-game betting at BetMGM, but it has now shifted back down to 59.5 points. It shows that bettors are even more confident in a very high scoring game, but they aren’t quite sure where to move the scoring ceiling to.

KC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

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