The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers gave us one of the most memorable Super Bowls in recent memory. In just the second Super Bowl ever to go to overtime, Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs were able to deliver when it mattered most. Now, they have another Super Bowl title to become a dynasty.
Kansas City Chiefs Clutch in Overtime
Regulation was not enough for the Chiefs and 49ers. Tied at 19, this game went to overtime. However, San Francisco had to settle for a 27-yard field goal on their overtime drive.
This gave Kansas City the opening that they needed. Thanks to a great conversion from Mahomes to TE Travis Kelce, the Chiefs had 1st and goal in overtime. A few players later, Mahomes was able to convert a 3-yard touchdown pass to win the Super Bowl.
History Was Made
History was made in a few different ways during this Super Bowl. For starters, two different field goal records were set. Originally, 49ers kicker Jake Moody set the record for longest field goal in Super Bowl history (55 yards). However, just over a quarter later, Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker made a 57-yard field goal.
As mentioned above, this was also just the second Super Bowl ever to go to overtime. Thanks to a clutch touchdown by the Chiefs, they became the first team in 19 years to win back-to-back Super Bowl titles (2003-04 New England Patriots).
San Francisco 49ers Heartbreak
The 49ers will be looking back at a few critical mistakes during this Super Bowl. For starters, they failed to get a touchdown in overtime. Moody missed an extra point early in the fourth quarter for the 49ers as well. Plus, San Francisco had a muffed punt that set the Chiefs up well for a 16-yard touchdown pass to Marquez Valdes-Scantling late in the third quarter. Now, they will have to try to get redemption next season.