Kansas City Chiefs win thrilling Super Bowl after late comeback

Ishan Kulkarni, Staff Reporter

On a beautiful night in Miami, the Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl LIV with a score of 31-20 over the San Francisco 49ers, after a tough fourth quarter comeback. Originally, many fans thought that the 49ers would win due to their strong playing style. In one of the most anticipated games of the year, the 49ers reputed defense faced off against the brilliant Patrick Mahomes and his offense. The 49ers had a strong showing in the first three quarters, holding the Chiefs to only ten points, while scoring 20 themselves. 

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo had a decent showing through three quarters, throwing one touchdown, and only one interception. San Francisco split yards amongst many players, with six players having over 20 receiving yards, and two players rushing for about 50 yards each. San Francisco’s defense also held its ground until the beginning of the fourth quarter, intercepting Patrick Mahomes twice. 

Then in the fourth quarter, Patrick Mahomes took over the game, scoring 21 unanswered points. On a third down with 15 yards to go, Mahomes found speedy receiver Tyreek Hill for a 44 yard completion, which fueled a touchdown for the Chiefs. After a punt by the 49ers, the Chiefs marched down the field and scored another touchdown to take a 24-20 lead. With the game on the line, Jimmy Garoppolo took over and overthrew a crucial third down pass to receiver Emmanuel Sanders. 

The Niners then turned over the ball, allowing Chiefs running back Damien Williams to rush for a 38 yard touchdown, adding seven more points.  Williams had an impressive rushing game, carrying the ball 17 times for 104 yards. On the following drive, Jimmy Garoppolo threw an interception to the Chiefs while trying to go deep, sealing the game. The Chiefs won their first Super Bowl in 50 years, and Patrick Mahomes was awarded Super Bowl MVP to cap this season of NFL football.