The win gives Patrick Mahomes the third Super Bowl win of his career. How did the Chiefs get it done?
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With the win, the Chiefs became the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowls since the New England Patriots did it it in the early 2000s with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.
The Super Bowl MVP went to Mahomes. The honor is the third of his career, meaning he’s won it in every Super Bowl he’s won.
The game started as a strong defensive showing, with neither team scoring any points in the first quarter. However, the 49ers started to figure things out in the second quarter, scoring 10 unanswered points. The first touchdown of the game came in the form of a trick play, with Jauan Jennings passing to Christian McCaffrey.
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However, despite being down 10-0, the Chiefs responded before halftime with a 14-play drive resulting in a 28-yard field goal from Harrison Butker. The Chiefs then received the ball after the half, but Mahomes threw an interception on just the third play of the opening drive.
Early into the third quarter, the defenses showed out again. The first points of the second half came thanks to Butker again. He kicked a Super Bowl-record 57-yard field goal to bring the Chiefs closer to a deficit of 10-6.
That’s when things heated up, though. A couple drives later, the Chiefs punted, but 49ers returner Darrell Luter Jr. fumbled, giving the Chiefs the ball back at the San Francisco 16-yard line. Just one player later, Mahomes tossed a 16-yard touchdown to Marquez Valdes-Scantling to give the Chiefs a 13-10 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
The 49ers responded quickly, with a 12-play drive that resulted in a 10-yard passing touchdown from Brock Purdy to Jennings once again. The play gave the 49ers just a 16-13 lead, however, due to Jake Moody’s PAT being blocked.
The next three drives resulted in field goals from both teams. The Chiefs tied the game 16-16 with a 24-yard Butker field goal, and the 49ers regained the lead off of a 53-yard field goal from Moody. The Chiefs then drove back into field-goal range with under two minutes left, tying the game again 19-19 and taking the game into overtime.
In overtime, both teams had an opportunity to possess the ball. However, the 49ers received the ball first, driving down the field and kicking a field goal to give them a 22-19 lead. The Chiefs then received the ball and drove downfield, scoring a walk-off touchdown thanks to a touchdown pass from Mahomes to Mecole Hardman.
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