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Behind the Lens: A Look Back at the Top Photos from the 2022 Season – No. 7

Counting down the best photos from the Chiefs’ archives in 2022

A photograph can be powerful. It possesses the ability to capture the raw emotion of a singular moment and preserve an otherwise fleeting snippet of time, telling a story in the process.

In the weeks leading up to training camp, we're taking a look back at 10 of the best photos from the 2022-23 season along with commentary from Chiefs' Director of Photography Steve Sanders. Unlike in previous years, this isn't a countdown of Sanders' top images, but rather the story of the Chiefs' championship season told through some of his favorite photos.

Here's a look at what we've covered so far: No. 10 | No. 9 | No. 8

We'll continue with No. 7:

"A Look of Confidence"

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Game: Super Bowl LVII

The Subject: Head Coach Andy Reid and quarterback Patrick Mahomes share a fist-bump prior to Super Bowl LVII.

Taken By: Steve Sanders

Camera Model: Canon EOS R3

Focal Length: 22 mm

Exposure Time: 1/1,000

Aperture: f/5

Steve Sanders' Thoughts:

Q: Tell us what was happening in this moment?

Sanders: "Pretty much every game, Coach will walk down the bench and give everybody a pound on the fist, but in this particular moment, he paused and looked at Patrick," Sanders said. "I don't know if they said anything, but they didn't have to. The look, the eye contact and the expressions that they shared show the confidence that they had going into this game."

Q: What does it mean to you that you captured a moment between a legendary coach and quarterback just minutes before a Super Bowl?

Sanders: "I saw Coach coming down the line, and I was really hoping that they would share a moment like this," Sanders said. "It's not lost on me that I have this opportunity to witness and photograph every single one of Patrick Mahomes' games. I think about that all the time. To photograph one of the greatest players to ever play this game is such an honor, and I feel the same way about Coach Reid. It's great to watch them work together."