Chiefs defeat 49ers in Super Bowl LIV (54)


Stephen Bologna, Sports Editor

The Kansas City Chiefs captured their first Super Bowl in 50 years, defeating the San Fransisco 49ers 31-20 on Sunday.

The game was filled with back and forth drama and a miraculous 10-point comeback by the Chiefs.

Headlined by electric playmakers and top-notch coaching, the world certainly saw a fantastic four quarters.

The big question coming into the game was whether or not longstanding and award-winning NFL coach, Andy Reid, could win the big game. He lost the Super Bowl in 2003 when he coached the Philidelphia Eagles and had yet to make an appearance since.

Nevertheless, he silenced the critics and led his dominant squad to victory.

Kansas City quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, is well on his way to a Hall of Fame career already at the young age of 24.

He took home the Super Bowl MVP after completing 26 out of his 42 passes, to go along with 286 yards, three total touchdowns and two interceptions.

The turning point in the game for the Chiefs was a 53 yard pass to Tyreke Hill with seven minutes to play. It gave the Chiefs momentum, as they went and scored a touchdown to Travis Kelce.

Kansas City is certainly no stranger to comebacks in these playoffs, as they became the first team in NFL history to complete three 10 or more point comebacks in a single postseason.

On the other hand, the 49ers had a tremendous run that fell just short.

A team that was 4-12 just a year ago, to a top-seeded Super Bowl contender is just remarkable.

Jimmy Garoppolo relied on his arm, throwing for 219 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions while completing 20 of his 31 passes.

However, the 4th quarter for Garroppolo was horrendous. He only completed 3 of his 11 passes for 36 yards and captured a measly 2.8 quarterback rating.

Both Travis Kelce and George Kittle of the Chiefs were held under 50 yards receiving while running back Damien Williams carried the ball 17 times for 107 yards and a touchdown.

He also caught the game-winning touchdown pass with 2:44 left to play.

Regardless of the final score, both the Chiefs and 49ers should be back in the playoffs next year. No team has any major free-agent decisions to make.

In front of America’s eyes, the Kansas City Chiefs raised the Lombardi Trophy and will travel back to Kansas City as champions for the first time since 1970.

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