- The Kansas City Chiefs took down the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in an impressive come-from-behind victory to secure the city’s first Super Bowl victory in 50 years.
- Though the game started out fairly even, the 49ers jumped out to a 10-point lead in the third quarter before quarterback Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs to three straight touchdowns.
- Photos from the back-and-forth affair – and the well-received halftime show featuring Shakira and Jennifer Lopez – portray an electric atmosphere at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
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Super Bowl LIV — hosted at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida — was one for the ages.
The Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers faced off in what was indeed a clash of the titans.
The Kansas City Chiefs’ prolific offence — helmed by quarterback Patrick Mahomes — was set for a showdown with the San Francisco 49ers’ league-leading defence.
Things were dead even through the first half, with the San Francisco’s defence adequately containing Mahomes and both offences breaking through to score on two drives.
And with the score knotted at 10, everyone took a break to enjoy a well-received halftime show from Shakira and Jennifer Lopez.
Shakira rocked the stage with hits like “She Wolf,” “Whenever, Wherever,” and “Hips Don’t Lie.”
While J.Lo pulled out classics like “Jenny From the Block,” “Get Right,” and “Waiting For Tonight.”
Her daughter, Emme Maribel Muñiz, even joined her onstage for a song.
Shakira and J.Lo teamed up to finish off the show with “Let’s Get Loud” and “Waka Waka.”
Then it was back to the action on the gridiron.
The Niners started to pull away in the second half, putting up 17 unanswered points to take a 10-point lead heading into the fourth quarter.
But if we’ve learned anything over the past two NFL seasons, it’s to never count out Patrick Mahomes.
Running back Damien Williams helped lead the Chiefs to three unanswered touchdowns in the fourth quarter to steal a victory from the jaws of defeat.
And Kansas City celebrated accordingly.
Before the confetti started falling, Kansas City wide receiver Sammy Watkins basked in the glory of victory on the sport’s biggest stage
And Mahomes got in on the early celebrations as well.
The third-year quarterback earned Super Bowl MVP honours after leading the Chiefs to a come-from-behind victory in the fourth quarter.
And he was all smiles while hoisting the Lombardi Trophy.
He was emotional as he took in the big moment with head coach Andy Reid.
Sunday night’s victory marked Reid’s first Super Bowl win in his illustrious 21-year head coaching career.
And the ordinarily stoic head coach was uncharacteristically — and justifiably — animated after the victory.
He got a Gatorade bath, as all Super Bowl-winning coaches do.
Then he received props from four-time Super Bowl champion-turned-broadcaster Terry Bradshaw.
And his loved ones were on hand to celebrate the victory by his side — or on his shoulders.
Chiefs outside linebacker Demone Harris spent some time making “confetti angels” after the big win.
As did defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi.
Then he went for a belly slide.
He even had to revive linebacker Demone Harris after the win.
Wide receiver DeMarcus Robinson played in the streamers as well.
Defensive tackle Xavier Williams was overcome with emotion after the win.
And defensive back Armani Watts paused to absorb the gravity of the moment on his own.
While Travis Kelce spent some quality time with the Lombardi Trophy.
Linebacker Dorian O’Daniel was more than ready for his Super Bowl ring.
And Terrell Suggs took in his second career Super Bowl victory with a simple finger point to the sky.
But not everyone was basking in the glory of the big win. 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel was caught in the falling confetti while grieving his team’s loss.
And his quarterback was clearly feeling the pain as well.
Jimmy Garoppolo comforted free safety Tarvarius Moore as they walked off the field.
And 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan wore a solemn look as he made his exit.
Mahomes locked himself in as the face of the NFL’s future with his 286-yard, 2-touchdown performance.
And, for the first time in half a century, the Lombardi Trophy is headed to Missouri.