On Feb. 2, the Kansas City Chiefs reclaimed the Lombardi trophy for the first time in over 50 years in a win over the San Francisco 49ers with a final score of 31-20. The game got off to a slow start, with the halftime score sitting at 10-10.
In the second half, the 49ers opened up a lead by picking up another ten points, bringing the score to 20-10. However, the Chiefs kept up their reputation to blow games wide open in the fourth quarter. They scored 21 unanswered points to finish the game 31-20. Both quarterbacks struggled for most of the game, with Jimmy Garoppolo throwing one touchdown and two interceptions and finishing with a quarterback rating of 40.6, and Patrick Mahomes throwing two touchdowns and two interceptions and finishing with a quarterback rating of 61.6. He also fumbled the football twice, although neither of them was lost.
The Super Bowl MVP award was awarded to Mahomes, despite his poor start. Damien Williams seemed like the obvious candidate for the award, after he finished the game with 17 carries for 104 yards and one touchdown, and added on four receptions for 29 yards and another touchdown.
However, fan voting that came earlier in the game swung the vote in Mahomes’ favor. Andy Reid, coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, was elated to finally get his first Super Bowl victory, after having one of the best winning records as a coach without winning a Super Bowl with a record of 207-128.
As the offseason progresses, the Chiefs will be looking to retain the major free agents that made this Super Bowl victory possible. If they are able to do that, they will be set up to have an established dynasty for many years to come.