Chiefs Win Super Bowl LIV

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The Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers meet up for Super Bowl 54. Photo courtesy ClickOnDetroit via clickondetroit.com

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By Connor Lucich, Reporter

The Kansas City Chiefs have finally ended their Super Bowl drought.

With their Super Bowl LIV win, it marks their second all-time and their first since Super Bowl IV back in 1970.

The 50-year absence has finally been lifted by the hands of Super Bowl MVP, Patrick Mahomes.

The Chiefs’ playoff run was the epitome of resilience, as they were down by double-digit points at one point in all three of their games.

The Chiefs have had to go through multiple scenarios of adversity throughout their playoff run.

The Chiefs were down to the Texans 24-0 in the second round, and ended up winning 51-31.

Then in the AFC Championship, the Chiefs were down to the Titans 17-7 and rallied to win 35-24 to represent the AFC in the NFL’s biggest stage.

Then in the Super Bowl, the Chiefs were met up with the NFC representative San Francisco 49ers, arguably the most surprising team of this season, coming off a horrendous four win prior season.

The game did not start off great for the Chiefs, but many fans stated that that was exactly where the Chiefs wanted to be.

The Chiefs finished out the first quarter winning 7-3, after MVP Patrick Mahomes scored a rushing touchdown near the end of the quarter.

However, at halftime, the Chiefs found themselves tied with the 49ers 10-10.

49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo linked up with running back Kyle Juszczyk for their first touchdown of the big game. 

The second half got off to a rocky start for the Chiefs, as they let the 49ers score 17 unanswered points with 10 of them being in the third quarter.

49ers kicker Robbie Gould gave them the lead at 13-10, and then they capped off the third quarter with a touchdown from undrafted running back Raheem Mostert to make it 20-10.

The Chiefs were held scoreless in the fourth quarter for up to nine minutes. 

It was not looking too good for Kansas City, as the 49ers were just six minutes away from their sixth Super Bowl title, which would’ve tied the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most all-time.

But Kansas City had other ideas.

A Patrick Mahomes touchdown strike to tight end Travis Kelce brought the Chiefs back to within three points at 20-17, and all of a sudden, there was a competitive game again.

The 49ers stalled on their drive, and the Chiefs got the ball back in a pivotal drive.

Patrick Mahomes got his second touchdown pass of the game when he found running back Damien Williams to give the Chiefs their first lead since the first quarter at 24-20.

Out of nowhere, the 49ers were down, and time was running out for them.

They stalled on their potentially game-winning drive, and the Chiefs were found with possession of the ball yet again.

Damien Williams found the end zone again, on the ground this time, and the Chiefs were up two scores, 31-20, with just over a minute left.

The 49ers went from Lombardi mode to desperation mode in just five minutes.

It was now or never for them.

Jimmy Garoppolo looked for wide receiver Deebo Samuel, but unfortunately, he found someone on the opposing team.

Chiefs defensive back Kendall Fuller made the game-clinching interception, and the Chiefs were set.

A few kneel downs from Patrick Mahomes, and the red confetti poured into the Miami stadium.

 Mahomes was named Super Bowl MVP, yet another accolade to add to his already impressive resume.

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid finally got his first Super Bowl after 21 seasons in the NFL.

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