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Monday, February 3, 2020

Mahomes sparkle, Chiefs beat 49ers first SuperBowl in 50 years

Super Bowl 2020: Kansas City Chiefs beat San Francisco 49ers 31-20, first championship in 50 years.

10 points down in the final quarter of their season, the Kansas City Chiefs saved their greatest comeback in the NFLBowl history, Patrick Mahomes, magnificent and magical in the final stanza, led an unbelievable rally that concluded with the Chiefs defeating the 49ers, 31-20, in Super Bowl LIV in Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday night.

A championship 50 years in the making for the Kansas City Chiefs.

A two-decade wait for an NFL title for coach Andy Reid.

All it took was falling behind by double digits in the postseason, again. Then Mahomes found his mojo. The 24-year-old quarterback who was selected Super Bowl MVP, led the Chiefs to 21 straight points in the final 6:13 for a 31-20 victory Sunday over the San Francisco 49ers.

2020 Super Bowl LIV: Kansas City Chiefs beat San Francisco 49ers 31-20, first title in 50 years.

How Chiefs made history Super Bowl 54 in Miami?

Kansas City’s fans in the crowd of 62,417 at Hard Rock Stadium got little opportunity to chant and do the tomahawk chop as KC fell behind 20-10 in the third quarter. Mahomes even threw his second interception of the night after they fell behind.

But the vaunted 49ers defense wilted late and Mahomes brought the magic that makes him so special.

He completed passes of 44 yards to Tyreek Hill and 38 to Sammy Watkins. The touchdowns came on short throws to Travis Kelce to cut the deficit to three and to Damien Williams for the lead. The first NFL title in Reid’s two-decade career was clinched by Williams’ 38-yard TD run, sending red-clad Chiefs fans into chants of “Andy!” Andy!”

 The 7-3 deficit was the first for San Francisco since Game 15. It soon became 10-3 after Jimmy Garoppolo’s ill-advised lob under pressure was intercepted by Bashaud Breeland. Another fourth-down gamble paid off for KC, with Williams gaining 3 on a pitchout. But the Chiefs stalled and Harrison Butker kicked a 31-yard field goal.

 the 49ers gained 53 yards on five straight rushes before Garoppolo hit on a pair of passes. The second completion, over the middle to Kyle Juszczyk, saw the fullback look like anything but with a nifty open-field move past safety Daniel Sorensen

What Super Bowl MVP Mahomes said:

 “We never lost faith,” Mahomes said. “That’s the biggest thing. Everybody on this team, no one had their head down. We believed in each other. That’s what we preached all year long.”

 “We have heart,” Mahomes said. “We never give up and those guys around us, the leaders on the team , have that mindset that we never give up.”

What Stats shows the Chiefs victory in 50 Years in Super Bowl LIV

  1. Nearly 50 years to the date of their last Super Bowl appearance (11 January 1970, Super Bowl 4), Chiefs have their first world championship in five decades.
  2. Coach Andy Reid has won his first Super Bowl. Reid has 222 career wins, including post-season. Only five coaches in the history of the league have more victories, including the post-season.
  3. Mahomes is the second-youngest quarterback ever to win a Super Bowl after Ben Roethlisberger in Super Bowl 40.
  4. The 49ers won the coin toss in Miami - the last five teams to win the coin toss have lost the Super Bowl.
  5. Mahomes is the third quarterback to win Super Bowl MVP despite throwing multiple interceptions, joining Terry Bradshaw (three INTs in Super Bowl XIV) and Tom Brady (two in Super Bowl XLIX).

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