The Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII to claim back-to-back Super Bowl championships. They are the first team to win two Super Bowls in a row since the New England Patriots did it in 2004 and 2005.
This is the fourth Super Bowl title for the Chiefs in franchise history. They have now made four Super Bowl trips and hoisted three Vince Lombardi trophies in the past five years.
The Chiefs needed some magic from their quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who was named the Super Bowl LVIII MVP, to get to the promised land.
After the game went to overtime, being tied 19-19 through the first four quarters, the 49ers managed to get a field goal on the board to claim a 19-22 lead. Mahomes then orchestrated a 13-play drive, which included a fourth-down conversion, that was capped off with a 3-yard touchdown pass to wideout Mecole Hardman as the time expired.
“Our mindset was: Go win the game right here,” Mahomes said. “Once we got that ball — we fell short in regulation, we’re not going to do that again. We’re going to go out there and win the game.”
Mahomes completed 34 out of 46 passes while throwing for 333 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 66 yards on nine carries. Tight end Travis Kelce had nine catches for 97 yards, while kicker Harrison Butker went 4-of-4 on field goal attempts, including a 57-yarder.
For the 49ers, this marks another crushing defeat in the Super Bowl. They also faced the Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV, had a lead for most of the game, and still lost.