Sunday night’s Super Bowl LVII at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada ended in an overtime victory for the Kansas City Chiefs over the San Francisco 49ers with a final score of 25-22.
This hard-fought but relatively low-scoring game marks the Chiefs’ second consecutive Super Bowl win and the franchise’s fourth overall. It also served as a rematch between the two teams, who previously faced off at Super Bowl LIV in the 2019 season.
The initial plays of the game favored Kansas City, with an early 49ers fumble turning over possession.
A record-setting 55-yard field goal from 49ers kicker Jake Moody put the team on the board just after the start of the second quarter, only for that record to be broken just minutes later with a 57-yard kick by Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker.
Harrison Butker from 57!!!! pic.twitter.com/gixwWVDEqP
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) February 12, 2024
After a series of touchdowns from both teams on either side of Usher’s halftime show, the score stood deadlocked at 16-16 halfway through the fourth quarter.
With just three seconds left on the clock, the score at the end of normal play stood at 19-19, forcing the game into overtime for only the second time in Super Bowl history.
After scoring a field goal during their possession, the 49ers brought the score up to 22-19, but a last-minute touchdown from the Chiefs secured the ultimate win.
THE CHIEFS ARE BACK-TO-BACK SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS! pic.twitter.com/ZzfhTyUXg9
— NFL (@NFL) February 12, 2024
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes took home the MVP title.
Per the Associated Press, he also revealed the name of the play that wide receiver Mecole Hardman used to complete the winning catch.
“It’s just called Corn Dog. And we brought it back at the right time. … Another Andy Reid special,” Mahomes said.
Early on in the game, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce–whose pop sensation girlfriend Taylor Swift managed to attend the game after delaying a show in Tokyo–was caught on camera in a heated conflict with head coach Andy Reid on the sidelines over a decision to run a play without him.
Travis Kelce looked less than enthused pic.twitter.com/yncKhjtNl4
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) February 12, 2024
However, Kelce’s mood seems to have markedly improved by the end of the game, when Swift joined him on the field to celebrate the Chiefs’ victory.
🚨| Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce celebrating the Chiefs Super Bowl win! #SuperBowl2024
— The Eras Tour (@tswifterastour) February 12, 2024
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