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Kansas City Chiefs Beat San Francisco 49ers in Overtime to Win Second Super Bowl in a Row

The Chiefs and 49ers faced off during the championship game at Allegiant Stadium in a rematch of Super Bowl 2020

It took overtime to do it, but the Kansas City Chiefs have won the 2024 Super Bowl!

The Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers with a score of 25-22 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas to nab the Vince Lombardi trophy and win their third Super Bowl in five seasons.

Patrick Mahomes connected with wide receiver Mecole Hardman for a wide-open touchdown to win the game.

In the overtime period with the first possession, the 49ers couldn't make it into the end zone and had to settle for a short field goal. But it wasn't enough with the Chiefs getting a touchdown on their possession.

In a Super Bowl where both teams' defenses dominated the majority of the game, first downs were hard to come by and points even harder early on.

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Kansas City, down 10-3 at the half, came back in the third quarter to score on a field goal, and then a touchdown after recovering the ball when the 49ers fumbled a punt.

Mahomes connected with Marquez Valdes-Scantling on a 16-yard pass to give the Chiefs a 13-10 lead.

Early in the fourth, 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy connected with wide receiver Jauan Jennings for a touchdown but kicker Jake Moody's extra point was blocked, making the score 16-13.

Kansas City then kicked a field goal, tying the game at 16 with less than 5 minutes left.

With less than 2 minutes to go, Moody kicked a 53-yard field goal to give the 49ers the edge at 19-16.

But the Chiefs came back to make a field goal in the waning seconds of regulation to tie the game at 19 and send it to overtime.

At times, both two-time Super Bowl MVP Mahomes and second-year signal-caller Purdy struggled against fierce defenses.

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Sunday’s game was a rematch of the 2020 Super Bowl, which the Chiefs won 31-20 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

The Chiefs went into Sunday’s game as reigning champions having claimed victory over the Philadelphia Eagles with a score of 38-35 at last year’s Super Bowl. The Super Bowl LVII victory was the second in quarterback Patrick Mahomes' career, and the third for head coach Andy Reid.

The road to Vegas was paved with impressive wins for both teams. While the Chiefs beat the Ravens in Baltimore, the 49ers defeated the Detroit Lions in San Francisco.

<p>David Eulitt/Getty</p> Kansas City Chiefs players Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce

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Kansas City Chiefs players Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce

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Ahead of Sunday’s game, Kelce, 34, called the face-off between the two teams the “biggest game of my life.”

“I want this one more than I wanted the first one,” he said during Thursday’s episode of his and brother Jason Kelce’s podcast, New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce. “There is no other feeling than being on the field, playing, making plays in the Super Bowl. There is just no better feeling, man, to go out there and to find a way to win with your guys.”

“I’m more excited about the challenge than I am feeling the pressure of going back to back,” he continued. “Even though I want to be part of the tier of NFL players and NFL teams that have done that.”

<p>Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty</p> The 49ers after winning the NFC Championship

Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty

The 49ers after winning the NFC Championship

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As always, the event was a star-studded affair and saw Usher headline the Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show. The performance marked the 44-year-old singer’s second Super Bowl appearance, having previously performed alongside the Black Eyed Peas when the group headlined the halftime show back in 2011.

Meanwhile, country music icon Reba McEntire sang the national anthem and rapper Post Malone performed before kickoff.

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