February 28, 2024

In their Dynasty Era: Chiefs outlast 49ers in OT for back-to-back Super Bowls

In their Dynasty Era: Chiefs outlast 49ers in OT for back-to-back Super Bowls
Photo (c) Kansas City Chiefs
A new NFL dynasty is officially born.

 

The Kansas City Chiefs outlasted the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII, taking a dramatic 25-22 overtime win in Las Vegas.

 

Patrick Mahomes and his Chiefs win back-to-back, becoming the first team in two decades to repeat as Super Bowl Champions.

 

 

 

In a rematch from Super Bowl LIV, the 49ers took control most of the game, leading through key moments as they looked to push the Chiefs off of the top.

 

Even after Kansas City’s third-quarter strike that turned a 3-10 halftime deficit into a 13-10 lead, the 49ers led 16-13 and 19-16 in the fourth quarter, forcing the Chiefs to respond each time to force overtime.

 

In the extra period, San Franciso settled for a field goal for a 22-19 lead, and the Chiefs bucked an early 4th down and a pass play that actually went backwards before cashing in for the win.

 

 

 

Patrick Mahomes channeled his Grim Reaper form, running the ball himself to save the aforementioned 4th down and 1. Facing third down, Mahomes then found Rasheem Rice to move the chains with less than four minutes left.

 

Mahomes then had another big run, saving a 3rd and 1 to push the Chiefs into the red zone. A couple of plays later, Mahomes found Mecole Hardman for the game-winning touchdown.

 

 

 

The win is Kansas City’s third Super Bowl win in the last five seasons.

 

Super Bowl MVP Mahomes threw for 333 yards and two touchdowns. He also had a team-high 66 rushing yards.

 

Travis Kelce was Kansas City’s top receiver, going for 93 yards on nine catches. The star tight end did his damage in the second half, sparking the Chiefs offense.

Brock Purdy generated 255 yards of offense for San Francisco, including a touchdown. Christian McCaffrey had 22 carries for 80 yards for the 49ers.