Super Bowl Recap

From the Kelce brothers to Rihanna, here’s everything you may have missed from this year’s Super Bowl.

Preslee Decker, Staff Writer

Super Bowl LVII was held on Feb. 12 in the famous State Farm stadium in Glendale, Arizona. 

The hype for this year’s championship was extremely high: the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs are two elite teams and smack talk was already viral on the Internet.

As you have probably seen or heard, Travis Kelce, Chiefs tight end, and brother Jason Kelce, Eagles center, became a hot topic for people all over the country.

The two brothers were the first brothers to ever go against each other in Super Bowl history, which was and is a huge deal.

Their mom, Donna Kelce, or who is now known to most as Mama Kelce, became well known after her sons went popular on every social media imaginable, and soon enough, she was pretty popular too.

Just in case you didn’t see Mama Kelce’s fit during the Super Bowl, here it is in all its glory.

Momma Kelce’s Game Day Fit

The Kelce brothers also have a podcast New Heights, in which they talk about everything from football to other funny topics that draw in listeners. 

Patrick Mahome, quarterback of the Chiefs, was announced MVP for the second time the day before the Super Bowl.

According to, “the Chiefs QB threw for a league-high 41 touchdowns and a personal-best 5,250 passing yards (also good for No. 1 in the league this year). His 308.8 passing yards per game were also good for best in the league.”

The game started with Babyface singing a R&B version of “America the Beautiful,” followed by Chris Stapleton’s acoustic rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” that left some of the football players and coaches on both sides of the field in tears. 

The nation-wide affixation on the Super Bowl commercials continued to be most people’s favorite part of the event. 

Some of the most popular ones included Ben Affleck in a Dunkin’ Donuts commercial, John Travolta’s appearance in a T-Mobile commercial, and Jack Harlow in a Doritos commercial.  

At halftime, the Eagles were leading the game 24-14. With Mahomes limping off the field with his right ankle twisted in the same spot he had sprained it three weeks earlier, the Chiefs were struggling to get in a good sense of morale on the sidelines. 

While most people in the United States of America are football fans, most of the population was also pretty invested in the upcoming Halftime show featuring Rihanna herself. 

Once the time had come, Rihanna came out in a stunning all red outfit. What people didn’t expect, however, was for the nine- time Grammy award winner to debut her performance with a pregnancy bump.

Rihanna debuting her baby bump in an all-red outift.

At first, most of the country wasn’t quick to make assumptions, but she later confirmed she was carrying her and ASAP Rocky’s second child.

While some adults felt Rihanna’s performance was vulgar or not as good as it was hyped up to be, most teens felt her performance was pretty spectacular.

She played some of her most famous hits, including “Diamonds”, “Don’t Stop The Music”, and “Only Girl in the World”. 

Her sign language interpreter, Justina Miles, went viral for her fun facial expressions and attitude during Rihanna’s performance. She soon became well known for giving a voice to those who can’t hear the beats and songs around them, while having fun doing it. 

While some people wished there were other artists featured, she still showed up and gave the Super Bowl Halftime Show the best she had; especially when pregnant.

Once the game resumed, the Chiefs soon tied up the score in the fourth quarter. 

According to, “With less than two minutes remaining, the Chiefs were facing third-and-long in the red zone when Patrick Mahomes’ pass fell incomplete. But the play still resulted in a first down, as Eagles cornerback James Bradberry was penalized for holding receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster.”

After this play, the rest was history.

The Kansas City Chiefs won the 57th Super Bowl with a last second field goal to win 38-35. 

Patrick Mahomes holding the Super Bowl LVII trophy.

Despite the fact that the Super Bowl was just a couple of weeks ago, people are already anticipating next year’s football season and new commercials, halftime shows, and even trends.