The latest Super Bowl was one of the most exciting in recent memory, as the Kansas City Chiefs narrowly defeated the Philadelphia Eagles.
The NFL has continued to gain viewership throughout the years, and exciting Super Bowls can certainly help that.
According to Fox Sports, via Front Office Sports, this year’s Super Bowl was the most-watched in history, with an average of 115 million viewers.
BREAKING: Fox Sports has discovered that Super Bowl LVII was the most-watched of all time after all — averaging 115.1 million viewers.
Nielsen is issuing the new record number after a review revealed irregularities.https://t.co/5opquro1Eo pic.twitter.com/Jk07QAXefF
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) May 2, 2023
When this announcement was made, there was a strong reaction among NFL fans online.
Several Chiefs fans claimed that this was their doing, mainly due to Patrick Mahomes’ presence on their roster.
Everybody wants to see the GOAT pic.twitter.com/e39L3RSCr8
— ChiefsJayhawksRoyals (@CJR16255) May 2, 2023
Don't let the haters try to tell you the Chiefs are boring to watch … they all tuned in! 😏 https://t.co/6NY4htzbX8
— Brad Symcox (@BritChiefUK) May 2, 2023
Heading into the Super Bowl, there was a narrative surrounding the Chiefs, particularly that Mahomes had limited weapons.
The Chiefs had lost Tyreek Hill during the offseason, one of the league’s premier defenders.
However, due to a combination of Mahomes’ greatness, the continued success of Travis Kelce, and surprising players stepping up, the Chiefs were able to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.
While Chiefs fans took a lot of credit for high viewership, Eagles fans also expressed their thoughts on the matter.
Jalen Hurts is a draw https://t.co/txk3zUljFK
— justin (@justinontwt) May 2, 2023
Let's run it back @Eagles ! https://t.co/ZPoujAm0Nz
— Sistah Outlaw™ (@Dr_McCloud) May 2, 2023
Despite losing in the title game, Eagles fans remain proud of their team.
Jalen Hurts has recently signed a contract extension, and the Eagles are poised to continue their brilliance into 2023.
They have added two top-tier defenders via the draft and Hurts and the offense is set to make another deep run.
Will the two teams meet again in the 2023 Super Bowl?
Many fans have called for it, but the Chiefs will especially have their work cut out for them, given the strength of the AFC.NEXT: The Colts Are Waiving A Cornerback Today