The Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl champions once again after beating the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night.
The Chiefs secured a 25-22 win by scoring a touchdown in the last seconds of overtime. It marked the franchise’s third Super Bowl trophy in the past five years.
The game started slow, with neither team managing to put points on the board in the first quarter. The 49ers managed to strike first thanks to Jake Moody’s 55-yard field goal before adding to their lead following Christian McCaffrey’s touchdown. The Chiefs also got on the board before the half, converting a 28-yard field goal.
Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw an interception to start the second half, but the 49ers failed to capitalize on the mistake. This gave Kansas City an opportunity to bounce back, scoring 10 unanswered points to take their first lead of the game.
The fourth quarter saw the 49ers get in front again, with quarterback Brock Purdy finding wideout Jauan Jennings in the endzone. However, Moody failed to convert the extra-point attempt, something that will come back to bite the San Francisco team.
After each team scored a field goal, the Chiefs, facing a 16-19 deficit, got the ball with less than two minutes remaining on the clock. Mahomes and co. advanced to the 49ers’ 11-yard line but had to settle for a field goal to force overtime after running out time.
The 49ers got the first possession in overtime and orchestrated a 66-yard drive to set up a 27-yard field goal.
Upon receiving the ball back, the Chiefs took their time marching down the field. They were at San Francisco’s 3-yard line with 50 seconds remaining in OT but opted against a quick play. Instead, they snapped the ball with six seconds left on the clock, with Mahomes throwing the ball to wide receiver Mecole Hardman, who had an open lane to the end zone and scored a touchdown to give his team another Vince Lombardy trophy.