Sunday Summary Just In Case You Missed Something
I am sure that no one missed it but we can't do a Sunday update without talking about the Super Bowl. So here it is for the people who may have had to go to bed. Patrick Mahomes passed for 3 touchdowns and led the Kansas City Chiefs on the game winning drive that ended with a 27-year field goal with 8 seconds left in the 4th quarter to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35. Mahomes just a few days ago took home the regular season MVP and walked away last night with the Super Bowl MVP honors. This was Kansas Citys 2nd Super Bowl win in the last 4 years.
Regardless of the Philadelphia Eagles taking the loss I have to give much deserved credit where credit is due. Quarterback Jalen Hurts turned in a historic performance despite coming up short. The 24-year-old threw for 304 yards, rushed for 70 yards, ran for 3 touchdowns and threw for 1. Hurts saying in the postgame:
"I always hold myself to a very high standard in everything I do. Obviously, I try to control the things I can. I touch the ball on every play. I want to protect it. It hurt us. You never know what play it will be. I don't do this to be loved. I don't do this to be hated. I don't do this to seek anybody else's approval. I do it for the guys in the locker room. I do it for all the time we invested in this."
Leading up to the game Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said in an interview that he would have a decision to make about his retirement after the Super Bowl. Reid has been at the helm for the Chiefs for the last 10 seasons, 9 of those they have reached the playoffs and have also taken 7 straight AFC West Titles. The 64-year old saying after the win:
" I think I am gonna hang around. My heart is still young. … I'm good with what I'm doing right now."
New Orleans Pelicans big man Zion Williamson is expected to miss an additional few weeks after reaggravating a hamstring injury that has sidelined him since January 2nd.
A short handed Boston Celtics team held off the Memphis Grizzlies for the 119-109 win, making it their 4th straight. The Celtics were without their starting point guard for the 10th straight game, they were also missing forward Jaylen Brown who was out with a facial fracture that he suffered from an accidental elbow from Jayson Tatum. Derrick White scored 23 points, Sam Hauser contributed 20 points, tying his career-high with 6, 3-pointers, Al Horford had 16 points and Payton Pritchard added 12.
Houston Rockets swingman Danny Green is now set to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers after reaching an agreement on a contract buyout with Houston.
Ottawa Senators goalie Anton Forsberg will miss 2-to-3 months due to MCL tears in both knees. He will not require surgery. The 30-year-old was taken off of the ice on a stretcher during Saturdays loss to the Edmonton Oilers.