Philadelphia on Sunday night made sporting history as Super Bowl defeat made them the first city in history to lose three straight sports championships, Daily Mail reports.
The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 in one of the greatest Super Bowls of all time, with Patrick Mahomes defying injury to win his second title.
This is coming after Phillies were beaten in World Series and Union lost MLS Cup final.
Try as Jalen Hurts and Co. might, Philadelphia could not go one better than its other sports teams, who also fell at the final hurdle in their respective final games this season.
The loss meant Philadelphia is the first city in history to lose three consecutive sports titles.
The Chiefs trailed by 10 at half-time, with Mahomes limping his way into the locker room after aggravating the ankle injury he picked up earlier in the playoffs. But, after the break, Mahomes – named Super Bowl MVP – led his team on four-consecutive scoring drives to stun the Eagles.
Mahomes threw three touchdowns, but his stat line was otherwise a modest one, completing 21 of 27 passes for 182 yards, with Kansas City’s offense kept off the field for large chunks of the game.
Philadelphia dominated time of possession, while quarterback Jalen Hurts himself enjoyed an incredible outing on the game’s biggest stage – throwing for over 300 yards and running in three TDs – but the game swung in the second half as Mahomes carried Kansas City on his back.
In the minds of Philadelphia fans, the Super Bowl loss will be marred by a controversial holding call against Pro Bowl cornerback James Bradberry, which gave Kansas City a critical first down and allowed them to wind down the clock.
The Chiefs went ahead thanks to a Harrison Butker field goal with just 0:08 remaining and left one play for an Eagles miracle which did not arrive.
While it may currently be doom-and-gloom for the city, its NBA team – the 76ers – remain in playoff contention in the Eastern Conference.
With James Harden and Joel Embiid at the helm, Philadelphia (36-19) sit third in the conference, just five wins behind Boston.
For a large portion of the Super Bowl it looked as if the Eagles would be claiming their second Lombardi Trophy in six years.
Jalen Hurts, in particular, was mesmerizing and would have been the certain Super Bowl MVP had Philadelphia pulled off the win.
The dynamic quarterback finished 27/38 for 304 yards and a touchdown. He was even more impressive on the ground, running 15 times for 70 yards and three touchdowns.
He set a record, becoming the first quarterback to rush for three touchdowns in a Super Bowl.