Chiefs Beat The 49ers In Super Bowl LVIII

Riley Peru, Sports Editor

On February 11th, 2024 The Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers competed in Football’s biggest event of the year. This game brought in about 61,000 fans nation wide to Allegent Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada to watch the two teams face off. This matchup also brought in a record breaking 123.7 million average viewers, the most in Super Bowl history. 

The game began with the 49ers dominating the play, having a 10-3 lead going into halftime. The first quarter went completely scoreless, both teams putting up strong defenses not allowing any points to be scored. Going into the second quarter however, the score was not going to remain scoreless. Jake Moody was the first to put points on the board with a 55 yard field goal, gaining the 49ers three points. Not too long after, Christian McCaffrey scored the first touchdown of the game, giving the 49ers a ten point lead against the Chiefs. With twenty seconds left in the first half, the Chiefs scored three points off of a 28 yard field goal. Following the field goal, the whistle blew sending both teams to their respective locker rooms to begin strategizing for the remaining minutes of the game.

Following Usher’s halftime performance, both teams rejoiced on the field. The whistle blew and the play resumed. The Chiefs were the only ones to score in the third quarter, starting with Harrison Butker with a 57 yard field goal, raising the score 6-10. Then following, the Chiefs score their first touchdown of the night. Marquez Valdes-Scantling scored a 16 yard touchdown.

The fourth quarter is when the intensity began to ramp up. The 49ers began the rally with a touchdown scored by Jauan Jennings. The next three point scoring plays were back and forth field goals which brought the score 19-19 at the end of regulation time. Since there has to be a winner, the game stretched into overtime. Due to new rules in the NFL, overtime allows a chance for both teams to have possession of the ball in the additional minutes of the game. 

Jake Moody began the overtime minutes with a 27 yard field goal, causing the 49ers to get a lead over the Chiefs. With three seconds remaining, the Chiefs scored a touchdown, causing the Kansas City Chiefs to win over the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 at the end of overtime. The Chiefs are now back to back Super Bowl champions. The Chiefs are the ninth team in NFL history to win back to back championships, and they are the first to achieve this since 2003. Patrick Mahomes is the fourth starting quarterback to win three Super Bowl titles.

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