After over 50 years, the Kansas City Chiefs found themselves at Superbowl LIV at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida against the San Francisco 49ers, who won their last Super bowl in 1995. The game on February 2, 2020 started off strong as the 49ers picked up the game and drove strong to score a three-point head start. However, the Chiefs did not let that stop them, as Mahomes ran the ball and scored the first touchdown for the game, ending the first quarter with a 3-7 score. From this point forward the game became very competitive and frustrating for the players as viewers witnessed a few clashes among players.
Anticipation grew during the second quarter after 49ers Kyle Juszczyk scored a touchdown and Chiefs’ Harrison Butker field goal ties the game, and for the fourth time ever in Super bowl history, half time ended with a tie of at 10-10.
The game resumed after the half-time show with Sanders, on the 49ers, receiving the first play and catch of the second half and the second pass, giving the 49ers a 15 yard gain. After the ball was back in Kansas City hands, Mahomes threw an interception and the 49ers were able to get the ball back. Mosterts then helped the 49ers take the third-quarter lead with a touchdown 2 minutes and 34 seconds before the quarter ended.
Fourth-quarter showed the millions of viewers tuned in that you never want to sing victory until it is truly over. Mahomes and Williams come busting out during the fourth quarter to show what they had hidden under their sleeves with the 49ers leading the scoreboard by ten points. After an incomplete pass by the Chiefs, they picked up the slack and Ward catches and gains yards for the offense. Williams took the ball all the way home and broke the 10 point lead that the 49ers had. From this moment forward, the 49ers did everything they could to catch up and not lose to the Chiefs, but once again, as the ball is returned to the Chiefs, Williams runs the ball and secures the win for Kansas City with an ending score of 31-20.
Winning the game with an eleven point lead, the Chiefs also set the record for the most points scored in any fourth quarter ever before taking home the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
The surprising win had several fans, and those rooting for them, extremely happy with how the Chiefs played and delivered. Some fans like Jose Lucia said, “I feel good about the game. I’m glad Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs into victory after 50 years.”
This win meant a lot for the fans, especially after Mahomes’ 2013 wish to be able to say, “I’m going to Disney World,” after winning the Super Bowl was fulfilled.
Gabriel Ortiz, who was rooting for the Chiefs said, “The Chiefs were the underdogs and no one really expected them to win, so I knew they would.”
For some, the game brought disappointment to others who were hoping that the 49ers would be taking the big win home to California. San Francisco 49ers fan Nicholas Jones said, “They were so close and I’m a little pissed they didn’t win. Maybe next year.”