The Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl Champions for the first time in fifty years!
Chiefs owner Norma Hunt, the widow of football pioneer and Kansas City icon Lamar Hunt, has lifted the Lombardi trophy signaling to everyone that the Chiefs have reached the mountaintop!
After all is said and done, the Chiefs now have their first Lombardi trophy in fifty years, and it looks like they’ll need a case to fit all of the future accolades from this team.
The game was all Chiefs from the kickoff, despite giving up a field goal to open the scoring. Patrick Mahomes then scurried in for a one-yard touchdown, putting the first big points on the board for Kansas City. From there the mighty San Francisco 49ers, helmed by Jimmy Garoppolo, fought back. As both teams headed to the locker rooms, making way for Shakira and Jennifer Lopez, the score was tied 10-10.
After a rousing performance by J-Lo and Shakira, the Chiefs had to fight back from a 20-10 deficit. But that has been the Chiefs favorite thing to do this postseason. A double-digit lead didn’t stand a chance.
The Chiefs would put up 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter securing a 31-20 victory.
Aside from Mahomes’ brilliance, the Chiefs offense was running on all cylinders. Damien Williams rushed for over 100 yards and a touchdown, while also catching one in the end-zone. Whenever Williams saw daylight, he was gone in a flash.
Also on the receiving end of Mahomes’ arm were Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins. Both KC wideouts hauled in big catches at key moments. Hill ended the night with 105 yards on 9 catches, while Watkins caught 5 passes for 98 yards, good enough for 19.6 yards per catch.
On the other side of the ball the KC defense deserves a lot of credit for applying more pressure to Garoppolo in the second half. Jimmy G played well, but couldn’t really make the throws he needed to make towards the end. Some overthrows, some underthrows, which left Jimmy 3 for 11 passing for 36 yards in the 4th quarter. Yikes.
Another big moment, no pun intended, was Andy Reid’s first Super Bowl victory as Head Coach. This championship is the first for Reid, who has made only two other Super Bowl appearances in his career. The first was Super Bowl XXXI, where he was an assistant for the Green Bay Packers, who defeated the New England Patriots. The other Super Bowl appearance for Reid came as the Head Coach for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2005, who were defeated by New England.
But at the end of the day, this win comes down to second-year sensation, Patrick Mahomes. After a seemingly endless carousel of signal-callers, the Chiefs have found their franchise quarterback. What could be better than winning 2018 NFL MVP? How about winning the Super Bowl the following year, and earning Super Bowl MVP honors? That sounds pretty good.
The Chiefs came so close to a Super Bowl appearance last season, falling to the Patriots in the AFC Championship. Now, they stand alone.
The Kansas City Chiefs have won the Super Bowl!
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