Chiefs gain their first Super Bowl victory in 50 years


Anthony Swanner, Staff Writer

For the first time in 50 years, the Chiefs brought the Lombardi trophy back to Kansas City in a thrilling final game. Kansas City finished the 2019-2020 regular season with a record of 12-4 and looked to pose a postseason run. 

In the first half of the Superbowl, the game remained a nail-biter, with 49ers’ QB Jimmy Garoppolo finishing the half on a strong note. With 5:14 left in the second quarter, Jimmy Garoppolo delivered a perfect pass to Fullback Kyle Juszczyk for a 15-yard touchdown. The game was tied 10-10 after the late second-quarter touchdown. The last play of the first half was a large passing play from Garoppolo to Tight Ends George Kittle. Kittle was called for pass interference and negated a big play at the end of the second quarter. 49ers Head Coach Kyle Shanahan disregarded the call as hand-fighting and not enough for the refs to throw the flag. Coming out of the first half, Chiefs quarterback (QB) Patrick Mahomes threw a very rare interception to the 49ers strong coverage Linebacker Fred Warner and resulting in the Niners taking a 10-point lead with 12 minutes left in the fourth. After another Mahomes pick, the Chiefs became aware that it was now or nothing and a comeback had to happen soon. Kansas City, on their next drive, drove down the field and into the endzone in order to make it a 3-point game. The Chiefs stopped the 49ers with a huge sack and they got the ball back with three minutes left. Finally, the Chiefs and QB Mahomes mounted a drive that would begin with a 38-yard throw and catch to WR Sammy Watkins. The drive ended with the chiefs taking a 24-20 lead with 5-yard TD to Damien Williams. 

The game ended with Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid being showered in the traditional Gatorade cooler bath and him being named Super Bowl LIV champion.