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Super Bowl LVIII Roundup

Last Updated on February 12, 2024 12:39 pm by Erwin Noguera

After several months of passing, tackling, impressive plays, and many touchdowns, the 2023/24 NFL season has ended. We have the Kansas City Chiefs crowned Super Bowl LVIII champions by defeating the San Francisco 49ers 25-22.

The NFL’s biggest game of the year rained down once again with Super Bowl LVIII, which featured a rematch between the AFC champion Kansas City Chiefs and the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers. The teams squared off on America’s biggest sports stage, with the Chiefs looking to cement themselves as a dynasty by winning two consecutive Super Bowls. 

Meanwhile, the 49ers were looking for revenge and their place in history with a sixth Super Bowl victory. With star quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Brock Purdy leading these talented teams, fans were treated to another thrilling duel that capped off the 2023/24 NFL season.

Led by superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs have now won 3 Super Bowls in 5 seasons, establishing themselves as one of the NFL’s premier dynasties.

Winning back-to-back Super Bowls is an incredibly difficult accomplishment, with the last team to do so being the New England Patriots in 2004/05. In the 55-year history of the event, only seven franchises have won back-to-back titles. The Chiefs join an elite fraternity including legendary teams such as the Green Bay Packers, Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, and Denver Broncos.

Super Bowl LVIII – Las Vegas – Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Francisco 49ers – Roundup

The Super Bowl LVIII lived up to its expectations as a close and exciting game that came down to the final seconds. We can even say that overtime in a Super Bowl is a rare occurrence, no doubt, but, there was no other way for this intriguing game to be defined.

The first half was a defensive battle, with both teams struggling to find an offensive rhythm. The Chiefs struck first with a field goal in the second quarter to take a 3-0 lead. However, the 49ers responded with 10 points to go into the halftime break with a 10-3 lead.

In the second half, the offense came alive for Kansas City. The Chiefs relied on Patrick Mahomes to score 10 points in the third quarter to take a 13-10 lead. Likewise, the 49ers did not stay with their hands folded in the last quarter, and with a 9-6 partial in their favor, they managed to even the score at 19-19.

With the score tied, the teams went into overtime, where they would play for their lives on every snap, pass, and tackle. San Francisco’s first offensive series in overtime took them into the red zone with Purdy’s drives and a Christian McCaffrey touchdown. But the Chiefs’ defense held them in check, forcing them to settle for a field goal.

Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce materialized at the crucial moment. The tight end and quarterback worked together to get the Chiefs into the red zone. 

Finally, Mahomes found Mecole Hardman in the final seconds with an extraordinary pass to score the Super Bowl-worthy touchdown to lead the Chiefs to a 25-22 victory.

Patrick Mahomes fought against the odds for his Super Bowl MVP award after throwing for two touchdowns and 333 yards. The Chiefs relied on their tenacious defense led by Bolton and Reid to make stops when necessary. Andy Reid cemented his legacy as one of the greatest coaches in NFL history with back-to-back Super Bowl victories.

For the 49ers, it was a devastating end to their playoff run as they were ahead on the scoreboard for many minutes in this game.

Super Bowl LVIII – Players stats

Passing Yards

Patrick Mahomes: 34/46, 333 yards, 2 TDs passes, 1 interception

Brock Purdy: 23/38, 255 yards, 1 TD pass

Rushing Yards

Patrick Mahomes: 9 Carries, 66 yards

Christian McCaffrey: 22 carries, 80 yards

Receiving Yards

Travis Kelce: 9 receptions, 93 yards

Christian McCaffrey: 8 receptions, 80 yards, 1 TD

Super Bowl LVIII – Game Progression

Just as we predicted in our Super Bowl Preview, the 49ers ended the first half ahead, just to relinquish the lead over the next two quarters.

First Quarter

Kansas City Chiefs: 0

San Francisco 49ers: 0

Second Quarter

Kansas City Chiefs: 3

San Francisco 49ers: 10

Third Quarter

Kansas City Chiefs: 10

San Francisco 49ers: 0

Fourth Quarter

Kansas City Chiefs: 6

San Francisco 49ers: 9

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