Chiefs secure second Super Bowl in franchise history
The Kansas City Chiefs won their first Super Bowl in 50 years by a score of 31-20 when they defeated the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, February 2nd.
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes won the Super Bowl MVP award after he threw for 286 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions.
Other notable Chiefs include running back Damien Williams, who rushed for 104 yards on 17 carries with one receiving and a rushing touchdown. Hill ended the game with 105 receiving yards on nine receptions. Linebacker Bashaud Breeland led the team in tackles with six and also had an interception. Cornerback Kendall Fuller also caught a pick. Defensive end Frank Clark had the teams’ only sack.
As for the 49ers, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo finished with 219 passing yards on 20 completions, with one touchdown pass and two interceptions. Running back Raheem Mostert had the teams’ only rushing touchdown, while fullback Kyle Juszczyk had the only receiving touchdown. Defensively, linebacker Fred Warner and cornerback Tarvarius Moore ended the game with interceptions. Rookie defensive end Nick Bosa and safety Jaquiski Tartt ended the game with a sack.
Going into the 4th quarter, it looked as though the 49ers would win the game. The score was 20-10 with only a little over six minutes remaining in the game; however the Chiefs did not give up. Mahomes led a scoring drive, sparked by a 44-yard reception by Tyreek Hill on 3rd and 15, that cut the score to 20-17.
Less than four minutes later, Mahomes led another drive into the endzone with a 5-yard touchdown pass to Williams, giving Kansas City a 24-20 lead. The 49ers had a shot to take the lead back, with receiver Emmanuel Sanders wide open downfield; however, 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo overthrew him, causing San Francisco to punt. On the next drive, Williams would rush for a 38-yard touchdown, all but ending the game in Kansas City’s favor.
This was the first time Kansas City had made the Super Bowl or won the Super Bowl since 1969, one of the longest droughts in league history. It was also head coach Andy Reid’s first Super Bowl win in his 22 year head coaching career.