THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS WIN THE SUPER BOWL: Here are the big plays and moments everybody will be talking about

Kevin C. Cox/Getty ImagesThe Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl champions.
  • The Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl champions for the first time in 50 years.
  • The Chiefs overcame a 20-10 second-half deficit with three straight fourth-quarter touchdowns before winning the game, 31-20.
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The Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl champions for the first time in 50 years, defeating the San Francisco 49ers, 31-20.

The Chiefs overcame a 20-10 second-half deficit, scoring touchdowns on three consecutive drives in the fourth quarter.

Below, we tracked the biggest plays and moments from the big game.

The stars were on hand for the big game, including DJ Khaled, Jay Z, Keegan-Michael Key, and Shaquille O’Neal.

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Meek Mill, Jerry Rice, Sebastian Bear-McClard, Emily Ratajkowski, and Alex Rodriguez were also on hand.

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Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, and Miles Teller were as well.

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There was a tribute before the game for Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and the other seven people who died in the helicopter crash one week before.

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And we’re off!


If you had Robbie Gould as the first player to score in the Super Bowl, congrats! Gould opened the scoring with a first-quarter field goal.

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The Chiefs set up their first touchdown when coach Andy Reid went for it on fourth-and-1 near the goal line, ran a trick play, and picked up the first down.

Patrick Mahomes then put the Chiefs on the board with a run from the 1-yard line.

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Jimmy Garoppolo took a big hit early in the second quarter and gave up an interception. This led to a field goal for the Chiefs and a 10-3 lead.


But the 49ers quickly answered with a seven-play, 80-yard drive that ended with a Kyle Juszczyk broken tackle for a touchdown.

It looked as if the 49ers would take the lead at the end of the first half, but a 42-yard pass to George Kittle was called back when he was flagged for pass interference.

Kittle did not appear to agree with the call.


After a relatively brisk one-hour, 19-minute first half, it was 10-10 at the midway mark.


Then it was time for the real reason everybody was watching the Super Bowl — the refs … Wait. No. That’s not it.

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Oh right. The halftime show with Jennifer Lopez and Shakira.

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J-Lo’s daughter, Emme Maribel Muñiz, stole the show.

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People on social media had a field day with Shakira’s tongue move.^tfw

Beard game: STRONG


After the 49ers opened the second half with a field goal to take the lead, Mahomes threw an ugly interception and suddenly it felt as if the 49ers were dominating the game despite just a three-point lead.

Of course, the defence ran to the end zone and took a team photo.

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The 49ers capitalised with another strong drive that ended with a Raheem Mostert 1-yard TD run.

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A long pass to Tyreek Hill and a pass interference on Travis Kelce in the end zone set up a much-needed touchdown for the Chiefs to pull within 20-17 with six minutes to play.


The Chiefs then clobbered Garoppolo on third down and got the stop they desperately needed.

Less than three minutes later, the Chiefs took the lead on this Damien Williams touchdown.

The touchdown was reviewed to see whether he stepped out before crossing the line, but the call stood. It was close.


The Chiefs stopped the 49ers on fourth down. There was nearly a delay-of-game call that would have given the 49ers another play, but the ball was snapped just as the clock hit zero.


The Chiefs then sealed the win with a long run by Williams.

In a mild upset, Patrick Mahomes was named MVP.

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And Andy Reid finally got his elusive Super Bowl win.


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