CHIEFS vs. 49ERS | SUPER BOWL LVIII
The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers took to Allegant Stadium in Las Vegas for Super Bowl LVIII. Kansas City (12-5) are the AFC Champions after being the Baltimore Ravens two weeks ago. The 49ers (11-6) beat the Detroit Lions to take the NFC Crown.
FIRST QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS
The 49ers would win the coin toss and elect to kick off to start the game. San Francisco QB Brock Purdy would get to work leading them down the field with passes to FB Kyle Juszczyk and RB Christian McCaffrey. The Chiefs defense would force a fumble from McCaffrey, giving them good field position for their first offensive drive.
Defense would be the theme of the first quarter as both teams would exchange punts. The 49ers would score the first points of the game off of a 55-yard field goal from kicker Jake Moody. This would be the longest field goal in Super Bowl history.
SECOND QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS
Kansas City would take over on offense to start the second quarter. Just five plays into their drive, RB Isiah Pacheco would fumble the ball, giving the 49ers possession once again. Both teams would again exchange punts after their respective defenses forced three-and-outs. San Francisco would take possession and eight plays later they would score on a trick pass play to McCaffrey for 21 yards.
With the score 10-0, the Chiefs would try to cut into the lead before halftime. QB Patrick Mahomes used his arm to lead a drive where he found WR Rashee Rice three times for 20 yards. Their 13 play drive would end with kicker Harrison Butker kicking a 28 yard field goal to make the score 10-3 at halftime.
SUPER BOWL HALFTIME SHOW
The Super Bowl Halftime show was headlined by Usher and he brought all of his friends! Alicia Keys, H.E.R., Lil Jon, Ludacris, Will.i.am and Jermaine Dupri all took the stage to assist Usher, 45, during the career-spanning set, which started with the song “Caught Up.
THIRD QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS
The Chiefs would receive the ball after halftime and got off to an ugly start. After a near turnover from Mahomes fumbling a pass to Pacheco on first down, two plays later he would throw an interception to S Ji’Ayir Brown that put the 49ers at the Kansas City 45. Defense would take over again for both teams as they would force each other to punt.
Mahomes would use his feet on the next drive. He would run for a total of 26 yards including a 22 yard scamper on third down. Despite his efforts, the Chiefs found themselves on fourth down. Butker would be called out to narrow the margain and he would nail a 57-yard field goal, making his attempt the longest in Super Bowl history.
With the score 10-6, both teams would swap punts once again. On a punt from Kansas City, the 49ers would muff on the catch allowing the Chiefs to recover the ball at the 16 yard line. Mahomes would then find WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling for their first touchdown of the game.
FOURTH QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS
The 49ers would begin a lengthy drive that bled into the fourth quarter. Now down by three, Purdy would find 4 different receivers to move them down the field into Chiefs territory. He hit Jauan Jennings for a 10 yard touchdown pass making the score 16-13. The extra point attempt by San Francisco was blocked.
The Chiefs received the ball and Mahomes and TE Travis Kelce would finally connect. Kelce was held to just one catch for one yard in the first half. On this drive he would have two catches for 29 yards. The 49ers defense again would prove to be a problem for Mahomes. After nearly forcing him to fumble on the drive, they would sack him forcing the Chiefs to settle for a field goal that tied the game at 16.
The 49ers would take seven plays to get to the Chief 35 yard line with the two-minute warning stopping the game. Their drive would stall out, bringing out Moody to kick a 53 yard field goal and take the lead 19-16. Kansas City would take the ball with 1:50 left in the game. Mahomes would again use his arm and feet to get the Chiefs in position to either tie or win the game. Deep in the red zone, Kelce & Mahomes couldn’t connect on a touchdown pass.
With ten seconds left in the game, Butker got the call and would kick a 29 yard field goal to tie the game and send it to overtime!
OVERTIME BITES THE 49ERS
San Francisco would win the coin toss for the second time in the contest and elected to receive. Purdy got to work finding McCaffrey for a huge pass that got them to the Kansas City 26 yard line. McCaffrey then rushed to get them inside the 10 but after a incomplete pass from Purdy, Moody was brought out to kick a field goal.
This made the score 22-19 and forced the Chiefs to either tie with a kick or score a touchdown to win the game.
The Chiefs took possession and Mahomes began to work his comeback magic. On a 13 play drive that included a 19 yard run from Mahomes and backwards pass to Valdes-Scantling, the Chiefs got to the 49ers 13 yard line. Two plays later Mahomes would find WR Mecole Hardman for a touchdown pass. This would end the game with the score 25-22 and make the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl LVIII Champions!
SUPER BOWL CHAMPS ONCE AGAIN
The Kansas City Chiefs are the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowls in over two decades. This is the third title for the Chiefs in the past five seasons. What do you think of this year’s Super Bowl? Let us know down in the comments below!
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