The Kansas City Chiefs Are Super Bowl Champs!
February 2, 2020
The Kansas City Chiefs had to wait five long decades, but they are once again on atop the NFL after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 Sunday night to win Super Bowl LV. The Chiefs were led by Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes, who threw for 286 yards and two touchdowns, and added 28 yards and a touchdown on the ground, rallying Kansas City from a 20-10 deficit.
San Francisco received the opening kickoff and took a 3-0 lead on a Robbie Gould field goal.
The Chiefs answered back as they converted two fourth-down plays during a scoring drive that put them ahead 7-3. Kansas City extended the lead to 10-3 after a Brashawn Breeland interception led to a Harrison Butker field goal.
The 49ers responded with an 80-yard touchdown drive, finishing with a 15-yard touchdown pass from Jimmy Garroppolo to fullback Kyle Juszczyk to even the score at 10, which carried into halftime. It was just the fourth Super Bowl ever to be tied at halftime.
San Francisco opened up the second half with intensity, capping off a 5:31 minute drive with a Robbie Gould 42-yard field goal to take a 13-10 lead. Following that drive, Mahomes threw an interception that led to a Raheem Mostert 1-yard rushing touchdown to push the 49ers lead to 20-10.
The Chiefs, with their backs against the wall, would benefit from a 44-yard reception by Tyreek Hill to set up a Mahomes 1-yard touchdown pass to tight end Travis Kelce. After forcing the 49ers first three-and-out of the game, Mahomes rolled to his right and found running back Damien Williams in the flats for a 5-yard receiving touchdown and a 24-20 lead late in the game.
A sack on fourth down for Kansas City with less than two minutes remaining gave the Chiefs the ball back and a 38-yard rushing touchdown by Damien Williams put the game away for Kansas City.