Chiefs defeat 49ers 25-22 in OT thriller in Super Bowl 2024. Here are highlights from the big game.

Chiefs defeat 49ers 25-22 in OT thriller in Super Bowl 2024. Here are highlights from the big game.

The Kansas City Chiefs overcame a 10-point deficit to take first Back to back Super Bowl champion in two decades after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in overtime in Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas.

In a back-and-forth affair, the two teams were tied at 19 at the end of regulation. Jake Moody hit a 27-yard field goal in overtime to give the Niners a 22-19 lead. But Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes, as he has done so many times before, drove the Chiefs downfield and with 13 seconds left in overtime connected with receiver Mecole Hardman on a one-yard pass to give the Chiefs The third Super Bowl. in the past five seasons, establishing Kansas City as a football dynasty.

“Really just the whole game, just our whole season, it was the defense that kept us there and the offense made plays when it mattered,” Mahomes said after the game.

As Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce hoists the Lombardi Trophy with his pop superstar girlfriend Taylor Swiftwatching, he said “the goal has always been to get three. But we couldn’t get here without getting two. And having the target on our back all year.”

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, center, celebrates with wide receiver Mecole Hardman Jr. after throwing the game-winning throw in overtime of Super Bowl LVIII against the San Francisco 49ers on February 11, 2024.

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This marked just the second Super Bowl to go to overtime, the last being Super Bowl LI in 2017, when Tom Brady and the New England Patriots came back from 28-3 down to beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28.

heads entered the Super Bowl as underdogs to the Niners as they were to the Baltimore Ravens in the conference title game, and the Buffalo Bills in the divisional round — something that wasn’t lost on Mahomes.

“Just know the Kansas City Chiefs are never down,” Mahomes said.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the team’s Super Bowl LVIII victory over the San Francisco 49ers at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on February 11, 2024.

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Super Bowl LVIII served as a rematch of Super Bowl LIV in 2020, when the Chiefs and Mahomes defeated the Niners 31-20 to give Kansas City its first Super Bowl in a half-century. The two coaches who patrolled the sidelines four years ago were at it again Sunday. In the win, Chiefs coach Andy Reid maintained his perfect 4-0 record against Niners coach Kyle Shanahan.

The Chiefs also extended the 49ers’ Super Bowl drought to 30 years.

“The guys were great, the defense was out of their minds,” Reid said. “And then ‘O’ just kept pushing, and pushing, and pushing.”

The Niners struck first in the game, taking a 3-0 lead early in the second quarter on a 55-yard field goal by kicker Jake Moody, briefly setting the record for the longest field goal in Super Bowl history. .

They extended their lead to 10-0 thanks to a double-pass trick play with less than five minutes to play in the second quarter. Niners quarterback Brock Purdy returned the ball to wide receiver Jauan Jennings, who then threw to Christian McCaffrey, who ran 21 yards for the score.

Jennings became the first wide receiver to throw a touchdown pass in the Super Bowl since Antwaan Randle El did it in Super Bowl XL in 2006 for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who beat the Seattle Seahawks.

The Chiefs finally got on the board thanks to a 28-yard field goal by Harrison Butker before halftime.

Turnovers were the story of the game, with both sides making back-to-back errors. Running back struggling to hold onto the football.

McCaffrey threw the game opener. Then, with the Chiefs still scoreless and set up with a promising first-and-goal from the Niners’ nine-yard line early in the second quarter, Isaiah Pacheco also fumbled and the Niners recovered.

The Niners defense constantly confused Mahomes. He came out after halftime and immediately threw an interception to rookie safety Ji’Ayir Brown, marking Mahomes’ first pick in his last 218 postseason attempts and ending the third-longest such streak in history of the NFL.

Midway through the third quarter, Butker broke Moody’s scoring record, kicking a 57-yard field goal to cut the Niners’ lead to 10-6.

With less than three minutes left in the third quarter, Niners’ Ray-Ray McCloud fumbled, the Chiefs recovered, and on the next play, Mahomes connected with Marquez Valdes-Scantling on a pass. of 16 meters to give the result. Chiefs lead 13-10.

The Niners answered early in the fourth, with Purdy connecting with Jennings on a six-yard touchdown. But Moody missed the extra point, leaving the Niners with a slim 16-13 lead.

Butker’s 24-yard field goal with less than six minutes left tied the score at 16.

However, Moody redeemed himself for his earlier mistake, booting a 53-yard field goal with less than two minutes to play to give the Niners a 19-16 lead.

But Mahomes led the Chiefs down the field, booting a game-tying 29-yard field goal with three seconds left to send the game into overtime.

Super Bowl LVIII aired on CBS and Nickelodeon and was broadcast on Paramount+ from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Our colleagues at CBS Sports also covered Sunday’s game.

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