Coming into this game, we knew that it could be a great one. Kansas City reached the Super Bowl after beating the Titans in the AFC Championship game. The 49ers on the other hand destroyed the Packers to clinch a Super Bowl berth. Could the 49ers defense contain Patrick Mahomes? Could the Chiefs defense continue to play at an elevated level? Who walked out of Super Bowl LIV with the win? Did the 49ers earn their sixth in franchise history? Did Andy Reid finally add a championship to his resume?
Kansas City started the game with the ball, and they went three-and-out. On the 49ers first possession, San Francisco put together a nice drive. Deebo Samuel was the focal point as the Niners drove the ball down the field. In the end, Kansas City held San Francisco to a field goal. The Chiefs seemed to get in their groove on the second possession. Mahomes put together a great drive and it ended with a 1-yard TD from him. During that drive, Kansas City converted a 4th down and a Mahomes fumble out of bounds. The Chiefs took a 7-3 lead into the second quarter. The Chiefs went up 10-3 on a Harrison Butker 31-yard field goal. Kansas City intercepted Jimmy Garoppolo on the next possession. Kansas City didn’t capitalize on the turnover. San Francisco was able to tie the game up on a Jimmy Garoppolo TD pass to Kyle Juszczyk. They went into halftime tied at 10.
San Francisco opened the second half with the ball. The 49ers put together a nice drive and it ended with a Robbie Gould 42 yard field goal. Kansas City got the ball back and put another nice drive together. Mahomes fumbled but got the ball back. A few plays later, Mahomes threw an interception to give the ball back to the Niners. San Francisco drove the ball downfield and scored on a 1-yard run by Raheem Mostert to put the Niners up 20-10. The Chiefs started a nice drive with Mahomes running for a first down on 3rd & 5. The third quarter came to an end with the Chiefs driving down 20-10. As the Chiefs were driving, Mahomes threw behind Tyreek Hill for another interception.
San Francisco converted a first down and was forced to punt the ball back to Kansas City. Mahomes finally hit a big play on a 44 yard reception to Tyreek Hill. Three plays later, the 49ers were hit with a pass interference which put the ball on the one yard line. Mahomes hit Kelce for a touchdown on the next play. The 49ers got the ball back with a little over six minutes with a 20-17 lead. San Francisco went three and out giving the ball back to the Chiefs offense with about five minutes remaining. Mahomes drove them down the field quickly as he hit Sammy Watkins for a 38 yard pass. Three plays later Mahomes hit Damien Williams for a 5 yard TD. With less than three minutes remaining, Kansas City lead 24-20. The 49ers made a couple plays, but that’s it.
They turned the ball over on downs and the Chiefs got the ball with about a minute and a half left. Two plays later, Damien Williams scored on a 38 yard run to clinch the game. With a little over a minute, Kansas City went up 31-20. The Chiefs intercepted Garoppolo again to wrap up the championship. Kansas City ran the clock out and claimed their first championship in 50 years and Andy Reid’s first. Mahomes didn’t have his typical game, but he walked away with the Super Bowl MVP. He finished with 286 yards passing, 29 rushing, 3 total TDs and a pair of interceptions. Mahomes became the youngest player in history with a Super Bowl and regular season MVP award. With the Chiefs winning, my record is 90-48 and my winning percentage 65.2%.