MIAMI, Fla. – The Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl Champions. After 50 years of waiting, the team battled back from a 10-point deficit to top the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Miami.
Patrick Mahomes started slow, but led two scoring drives in the final 10 minutes to put Kansas City on top for good. He finished with 286 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions.
The Chiefs defense was gigantic in the second half, especially the fourth quarter. They held the 49ers scoreless in the fourth and put the offense in a great position to win the game.
The 49ers started the scoring on the day. They used a big run from Deebo Samuel to get in striking distance, but the Chiefs defense held them and San Francisco settled for a field go.
The ensuing Chiefs drive, Mahomes had it working. After taking the team down the field, they were faced with a 4th down in the red zone, but Andy Reid didn’t flinch.
Moments later, they were in the end zone.
After the Chiefs added a field goal to make it 10-3, the Niners got their running game figured out. They rolled down the field and punched it in to tie the game at 10.
The game would go to the break tied at 10. Neither team had grabbed hold of the game in the first half, it was a fairly conservative start, but the 49ers came out firing to begin the second.
On their opening drive, they added three. Then the Chiefs got the ball and this happened:
Shortly after, the found the end zone again to make it 20-10.
From there, the evening got worse, Patrick Mahomes just didn’t seem to have his regular magic, and with a defense as good as San Francisco’s, the game didn’t look promising for Chiefs Kingdom.
The Chiefs defense came up clutch soon after and forced a punt from SF. From there, Mahomes found his groove again.
Soon after, Travis Kelce found the end zone.
And then Mahomes got them the lead.
And Damien Williams close the door.
The Chiefs are champions.