Final update: Pacheco finished the game with 15 carries for 76 yards and a touchdown. He wasn’t targeted in the game, but I highly doubt the seventh-round rookie is complaining too much about winning the Super Bowl.
Third quarter update: Pacheco started the quarter off with a bang scoring his first touchdown. As we head into the final frame, he has 10 carries for 58 yards and a score. Pacheco hasn’t been targeted in the passing game yet.
Third quarter update: Kansas City deferred from winning the coin toss to get the ball at half. It paid off as they scored on a 75-yard drive to open the second half. Pacheco punched it in from one yard out for his first Super Bowl score in his young career. He now has eight carries for 38 yards and the score.
7th round rookie scoring a TD in the Super Bowl.— NFL (@NFL) February 13, 2023
Pretty cool, @isiah_pachecoRB.
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Second quarter update: The Eagles largely controlled possession in the second frame. As such, Pacheco only tallied one carry for -3 yards in the entire quarter. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes may have aggravated his ankle injury, so Pacheco could see more carries despite the 10-point deficit at halftime.
First quarter update: Pacheco is playing in his first Super Bowl, but he isn’t acting like it. Pacheco finished the first quarter with four carries for 31 yards. He broke off a 24-yard gain on the team’s first drive.
The Kansas City Chiefs meet up with the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday in Super Bowl 57. The Chiefs look to take their top offense into a clash on the NFL’s biggest stage against the NFC’s best. We’ll see how the Chiefs can handle the league’s best defense in Arizona.
Isiah Pacheco has operated as Kansas City’s lead ball carrier throughout most of the regular season and the 2022-23 playoffs. The rookie RB has posted 22 carries for 121 yards in the previous two games, while hauling in five receptions for 59 yards. It’s uncertain how the Chiefs plan to utilize their backfield against the Eagles, but it seems that Pacheco is atop the pecking order.