According to Fox Sports, the network’s broadcast of Super Bowl LVII brought in over 113 million television viewers, as the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 38-35.
Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker connected on a 27 yard field goal with eight seconds remaining in the game to give the Chiefs their second Super Bowl title in four years.
“Both teams deserved to be in the Super Bowl,” said junior Nelson Lassalle. “I expected it to be a high scoring game since the Chiefs and the Eagles are both great teams.”
Both teams were the number one seed in their respective conferences, and both had identical 14-3 records in the regular season. Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Philadelphia quarterback Jalen Hurts also finished first and second in NFL MVP voting.
“I was very satisfied with the outcome,” said senior Stephen Gonzalez. “As a Giants fan, I did not want to see one of their division rivals, the Eagles, win another Super Bowl. I thought it was cool to witness a heroic effort from Pat Mahomes against a very talented Eagles roster.”
Patrick Mahomes was named Super Bowl MVP after throwing 3 touchdown passes and rushing for 44 yards on a sprained right ankle.
The Super Bowl is known for the football game, of course, but also for the commercials and halftime performance. Companies typically spend between six and seven million dollars to play their 30-second ad, which has been specifically designed for the game.
“I personally enjoyed the Popcorners commercial because Breaking Bad is one of my favorite shows,” said Gonzalez. “It was awesome to see Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul back together reprising their iconic roles as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman.”
Performing at halftime was nine-time Grammy award winning artist Rihanna. Her first time headlining the Super Bowl, the iconic artist announced after her show that she had performed while pregnant with her second child.
“Rihanna’s performance was average at best. What most of us are getting out of this is that she’s pregnant again,” said junior Brendan Kerr. “She should’ve played Disturbia and brought out either Kanye or Jay-Z.”
With his victory in Super Bowl LVII, Patrick Mahomes now has two Super Bowl victories, and two Super Bowl MVPs, after also winning the honor in Super Bowl LIV.
Meanwhile, the Eagles, after winning in thrilling fashion in Super Bowl LII, will have to wait for another opportunity to compete for the Super Bowl.
Both of these teams hope to return to the Super Bowl next year, after what figures to be another exciting NFL season. Super Bowl LVIII takes place on Feb. 11, 2024 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.