Kansas Metropolis Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers on the Super Bowl on Sunday, securing the NFL’s first back-to-back Tremendous Bowl wins in 20 years with a sport that went into time beyond regulation for less than the second time in Tremendous Bowl historical past.
Ultimately, Kansas Metropolis received 25-22. The 49ers took the lead early on however the lead turned over a number of occasions throughout regulation play. The primary half ended with San Francisco up 10-3. The Chiefs got here again to take the lead early on within the third quarter, till the 49ers answered again with a landing by extensive receiver Jauan Jennings. Midway by means of the fourth quarter, the rating was tied 16-16. San Francisco pulled forward once more, 19-16, however with three seconds to go, the Chiefs tied it up.
The one different Tremendous Bowl to enter time beyond regulation got here in 2017 when the New England Patriots mounted a surprising comeback to beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28.
The 49ers entered the Tremendous Bowl as 2.5-point favorites over the Chiefs when the betting line opened on ESPN, and it dipped to -1.5 by Monday. Led by quarterback Brock Purdy and star working again Christian McCaffrey, the 49ers powered to a 12-5 report this season. The Chiefs, final yr’s Tremendous Bowl champions, had an 11-6 report on the skills of quarterback Patrick Mahomes and tight finish Travis Kelce.
This yr’s Tremendous Bowl was a rematch of the 2020 contest, by which the Chiefs beat the 49ers with a remaining rating of 31-20. Sunday’s sport was the fourth Tremendous Bowl look for the Chiefs in 5 seasons; it was the 49ers’ second in that point span. The Chiefs had beforehand received in 2023 towards the Philadelphia Eagles, misplaced to Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2021 and beat the 49ers in 2020. Earlier than the 2020 Tremendous Bowl towards the Chiefs, the 49ers had additionally appeared within the 2013 sport, dropping to the Baltimore Ravens.
The Chiefs are the primary back-to-back NFL champions since Brady’s New England Patriots received in 2004 and 2005.
Traditionally, the 49ers have extra Tremendous Bowl championship than the Chiefs, at 5 wins to 3. The 49ers received in 1982, 1985, 1989, 1990 and 1995. The Chiefs received their first Tremendous Bowl again in 1970.
This yr’s Tremendous Bowl and the Chiefs’ season have been almost overshadowed by Taylor Swift, who started relationship the Chiefs’ star participant Kelce final yr. Her appearances at video games have made nationwide information, blew up scores and impressed numerous memes on-line, a lot to the delight of her followers and dismay of some soccer followers.