A dynasty has been born in Las Vegas.
The Kansas City Chiefs are again Super Bowl Champions, defeating the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in overtime in a VERY Bad football game.
The first quarter was nothing special, with neither team scoring. In the second quarter, 49ers kicker Jake Moody nailed a Super Bowl-record 55-yard field goal to give the 49ers a 3-0 lead, and as both teams exchanged fumbles, both failed to convert into scoring chances when it came time to do some trickery, the 49ers offense did just that.
Kyle Shanahan deep in his bag!
Jauan Jennings touchdown pass to Christian McCaffrey 🔥 pic.twitter.com/3z0YWXZgAf
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) February 12, 2024
Brock Purdy found Jauan Jennings, who then found Christian McCaffery for a 21-yard strike to put San Francisco up 10-0. The Chiefs got a late field goal to have this game go into half by a score of 10-3.
Quick brag: I picked Usher’s first song, Caught Up, a humble brag by me.
Also, the halftime show sucked.
Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker broke it in the third quarter with a wobbly 57-yard kick to bring the Chiefs within 4 points of the 49ers’ lead. Then Patrick Mahomes started to turn into the cyborg that he has become in these clutch situations by finding Marquez Valdes-Scantling in the endzone for a 16-yard strike, putting the Chiefs up 13-10.
PATRICK MAHOMES TO MARQUEZ VALDES-SCANTLING FOR 6 🔥
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) February 12, 2024
We enter the fourth quarter with the 49ers trying to answer back, and answer back they did. Brock Purdy once again found Jennings for a TD, but this time, instead of passing it, he caught one and ran it in to put the 49ers up by three due to a missed PAT by Jake Moody, which would end up being costly.
The rest of the fourth quarter was a field goal for field goal battle due to the PAT as Kansas City charged down the field with little to no time left after San Francisco failed to score a TD and only went up by 3 to kick a 29-yard field goal to tie the game at 19 and send this one into overtime. Had Moody made his PAT, Mahomes probably would’ve won the game at the buzzer, we wouldn’t have had overtime, and Mercole Hardman wouldn’t been passed out in a bathtub of champagne right now.
PURDY TO JAUAN JENNINGS FOR THE SCORE 🔥
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 12, 2024
Overtime had moments for the 49ers, but winning the coin toss and taking the ball was the team’s downfall. They couldn’t convert a third down and instead of going for it, ala Dan Campbell, they brought the points to go up 22-19 and give the Kansas City Chiefs a chance to win the game and the Lombardi trophy AND THAT is precisely what they did.
Patrick Mahomes had clutch runs and made the throws he needed to make when he had to make them because that is what elite-level QBs do. Patrick eventually found a wide-open Mecole Hardman and hit the Vegas jackpot to win the Super Bowl and become the first back-to-back Super Bowl champion in 19 years when the “my” Patriots did conquer the same feat.
Mecole Hardman: Super Bowl Legend
— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) February 12, 2024
What is scariest about this win is that the Chiefs go into next season with cap money to spend on a franchise-changing wide receiver. Something they lacked in 2023 and still won a damn Lombardi Trophy, hence why, if you think the Chiefs are going to go away anytime soon, guess again.
Chiefs are so mentally tough & 15 is an absolute cyborg! This was the year to get them and they still won it all.
— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) February 12, 2024
I will be here to write about the NFL when major stuff happens and other football news, like the CFL, which comes back in about three months, but the 2023 NFL season is over, and now all we can do is wait until Thursday, September 5, 2024, for when the NFL is back.
Hi, my name is Griff and I'm a complete sports nut. I love to play sports, watch sports and most importantly bet on sports too. If I'm not watching or betting on sports, you can find me on the golf course, between the pipes as your average beer league goaltender. Although sports take up most of my life, I also love spending time with my two dogs, streaming usually a 90's Simpson's or attempting to read more books.