Chiefs rally to defeat 49ers in Super Bowl 54
After the Niners seemed to take control of the game entering the fourth quarter, Patrick Mahomes and company worked their magic to earn the NFL championship.
— NFL (@NFL) February 3, 2020
Many Kansas City Chiefs fans collectively held their breaths until the final whistle, but they can finally let loose and party. Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs won Super Bowl LIV, ending the city’s championship drought that has lasted for 50 years.
The victory was one that made a lot of fans sweat bullets throughout the game. When Tarvarious Moore managed to make an interception early in the fourth quarter, Chiefs Kingdom felt their hearts sink to the floor. A touchdown during that drive would have easily put the game out of reach for the team.
However, the defense held the line, forcing the Niners to punt it back to the Chiefs. It was there that Mahomes put on a magic show that Kansas City fans at the Hard Rock Stadium will never forget for the rest of their lives.
He first put the game back on track with a beautiful touchdown pass to Travis Kelce. Then he and Damien Williams went to work as the defense began to click. In a span of three minutes, what was supposed to be a three-poi1nt lead for the Niners ended up being an 11-point upset in favor of the Chiefs.
The game is vindication for everyone in the team. Andy Reid was a respected offensive mind, but he failed to make the Super Bowl since his 2004 Philadelphia Eagles squad. He was able to exorcise his demons with such a fantastic comeback against Kyle Shanahan’s Niners.
Damien Williams is also worthy of praise. His two receiving touchdowns were important in sealing the deal for the team. Without his clutch performance in the fourth–a five-yard reception and an incredible 38-yard dash to the end zone–the Niners would have easily been the team celebrating on the field.
And finally, Mahomes will be the toast of the town. He didn’t relent when he made the heartbreaking interception and kept on pushing.
Super Bowl LIV was one intense way to end a half-century championship drought. However, Chiefs Kingdom wouldn’t have it any other way.