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Injured Mahomes Leads Chiefs to Super Bowl Victory

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Kansas City Chiefs MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes led his team to an amazing Super Bowl LVII win Sunday night, thanks to a come-from-behind victory orchestrated by Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid during halftime. Kansas City topped the Philadelphia Eagles in a high-scoring game with a last-minute 38-35 victory.

Much like the Chiefs' win in the AFC Championship game, Mahomes led a final charge toward the goal line despite wincing earlier from a re-aggravated ankle injury that had kept him from being the rushing threat he usually is. Somehow he still mustered enough grit on that final drive to carry the ball himself and put his team within scoring distance. Then the Chiefs killed the remainder of the time left on the clock before kicking a game-winning field goal. 

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After the AFC Championship on Jan. 29, Mahomes had given God the credit for helping him lead his team to the Super Bowl. In that game, the Chiefs beat the Cincinnati Bengals in the very last minute, 23-20, sending them back to the Super Bowl for the third time in four years.

Mahomes played that whole game while still recovering from an injury to his right ankle. He said afterward that he was only able to persevere because God gave him the ability. "I wanna thank God man, he healed my body this week and gave me the strength," he told a reporter in a LIVE post-game interview.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes honors God during AFC Championship on Jan. 29, 2023. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

While he looked fine much of the time, the residual injury had limited his ability to play his normal game, especially later in the AFC showdown. One of his greatest threats is his ability to scramble and escape the pocket for big throws or even big rushing gains. But with that threat somewhat neutralized, Mahomes had to tough it out, finding other ways to move the ball forward.

Despite being down three wide receivers due to injuries, Mahomes still found a way to throw for 326 yards and two touchdowns in that AFC win.

Even after suffering painful moments in both of his final post-season games, the All-Pro quarterback somehow managed to pull off a critical last-second run. In both cases, the game was tied with just seconds left to play. In the AFC Championship, the battered Mahomes, took off on a third-down play near midfield, pushing his team barely within field goal range. That set up the game-winning kick for three points. A similar scenario played out in the Super Bowl too.

After that earlier win, Mahomes wasn't the only one giving God praise. Another key moment of faith came from the team's owner. While accepting the Lamar Hunt AFC Championship trophy, Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt pointed to God just as he has in years past. "The Lord has blessed our family in so many ways, including with the best fan base..." he said. 

Meanwhile, Mahomes' faith in God has been a big part of his life for many years and helps to keep him grounded. "My faith has always been a big part of what I do... I've grown up in church and faith really helps you know why you're playing the game, and who you're doing it for," he once told FSPN.

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