Kadarius Toney didn’t quite find the end zone, but he made Super Bowl history Sunday.
The Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver ran a punt back 65 yards early in the fourth quarter Sunday at State Farm Stadium, which set the Chiefs up inside the 10-yard line and eventually led them to a touchdown in their win over the Philadelphia Eagles. That return marked the longest punt return in Super Bowl history.
The return broke the previous record of a 61-yard return, which was set by Denver's Jordan Norwood in Super Bowl L.
Toney’s return, which looked like it was sparked by a near slip on the turf in the beginning, led to a touchdown just three plays later. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes found a wide-open Skyy Moore for a 4-yard score, which put them up 35-27.
That scoring drive was their second straight, too, following Toney’s 5-yard grab for a touchdown just minutes earlier. Toney was wide open and strolled into the end zone on his first and only catch of the game.
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While the Eagles tied the game late in the fourth quarter on a third Jalen Hurts touchdown run, Mahomes led the Chiefs on a 12-play, 66-yard drive to set up a 27-yard field goal from Harrison Butker to seal the 38-35 win for Kansas City.
Toney's touchdown grab was his only catch of the day. He had two punt returns for 77 yards.