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Super Bowl 57: 10 highest-graded players from Chiefs victory over Eagles

Glendale, Arizona, US; Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Nick Bolton (32) runs against Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce (62) in the third quarter of Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

  • Jalen Hurts and Patrick Mahomes were magnificent: Both quarterbacks finish the game as the highest-graded players.
  • Nick Bolton delivers: Scoop-and-score and stellar play throughout enabled the linebacker to lead all defensive players with an 87.3 PFF grade.
  • Eagles tackles stout in pass protection: Jordan Mailata and Lane Johnson allowed zero pressures all game.
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With Super Bowl 57 in the books, we take a look at the 10 highest-graded players who played at least 20 snaps.

QB Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles

PFF Grade: 92.2

Hurts recorded five big-time throws, which tied for the second-most in a Super Bowl over the past 22 years. He went 27-of-38 for 304 yards and produced a 92.9 PFF passing grade.

QB Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

PFF Grade: 89.5

Mahomes went 21-of-27 for 182 yards and three scores, and two of his six incompletions came on throwaways. He has 80.0-plus PFF grades both as a passer and runner.

LB Nick Bolton, Kansas City Chiefs

PFF Grade: 87.3

Bolton had the biggest defensive play of the game en route to becoming the game's highest-graded defensive player. He finished with four tackles that resulted in a defensive stop.

OT Jordan MailataPhiladelphia Eagles

PFF Grade: 82.6

Mailata was on the field for 43 pass-blocking snaps, including 13 true pass sets, and didn’t allow a single sack, hit or hurry.

TE Travis KelceKansas City Chiefs

PFF Grade: 81.3

Kelce led all players in yards per route run (3.12) Sunday. On the field for 26 snaps as a receiver, he racked up 81 yards and a touchdown.

WR A.J. Brown, Philadelphia Eagles

PFF Grade: 79.6

Brown led all Eagles players in yards per route run (2.53), picking up 96 yards from 38 snaps as a receiver.

WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, Kansas City Chiefs

PFF Grade: 76.1

Smith-Schuster finished with seven receptions for 53 yards, and his 2.21 yards per route run trailed only Kelce among Chiefs players.

OG Joe Thuney, Kansas City Chiefs

PFF Grade: 75.0

Thuney allowed two hurries from 32 pass-blocking snaps, but his 75.1 run-blocking grade was the highest among all Chiefs players in the game.

CB Jaylen Watson, Kansas City Chiefs

PFF Grade: 74.6

On the field for 18 snaps in coverage, Watson allowed just three receptions for 29 yards from four targets.

OT Lane JohnsonPhiladelphia Eagles

PFF Grade: 73.9

Like Mailata at left tackle, Johnson allowed zero total pressures from 43 pass-blocking snaps at right tackle.


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