Super Bowl LVII was a night of highs and lows for the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs. Jonathan Gannon, the Eagles head coach, was left to ponder what could have been after his team was defeated by the Chiefs 31-21.
The game was marred by a controversial penalty in the fourth quarter that saw the Eagles lose valuable yards and momentum. This was compounded by poor performances from the Eagles’ receivers, who struggled to make plays in the game.
However, the biggest talking point of the night was the state of the turf at the Raymond James Stadium. Players from both teams criticized the surface, with Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz describing it as “like playing in a water park”.
The poor condition of the turf was highlighted by an advertisement during the game. The ad, which featured former NFL stars, highlighted the need for better playing surfaces for players.
The night was not without its highlights, however. An opinion piece in CNN praised the ad, saying it held the best advice for all players.
Overall, Super Bowl LVII was an eventful night, with the Eagles and Chiefs providing an entertaining battle. Despite the result, the game highlighted the need for better playing surfaces in the NFL.