Mahomes Rallies Chiefs to Defeat 49ers in Super Bowl 54

Written by Ryan Bennett, Sports Editor

Super Bowl 54 pitted the Kansas City Chiefs against the San Francisco 49ers at Hard Rock Stadium, in Miami, Florida. It was the culmination of the NFL’s 100th season, which had been honored all year throughout the league. Let’s look at how both teams got here.

The Kansas City Chiefs, led by star quarterback Patrick Mahomes, looked very impressive in their two prior playoff games. They faced the Houston Texans in the divisional round, and came back from down 24 points to win in a stunning fashion. They later defeated the Tennessee Titans in the championship game, but the Texans win was what really propelled them to the Super Bowl.

The San Francisco 49ers, on the other hand, reached the big game in a less dramatic way. They defeated two NFC North teams, the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers, with relative ease. They were led by their powerful defense, including defensive rookie of the year Nick Bosa and former Super Bowl champion Richard Sherman.

During the first half, Mahomes led the Chiefs’ offense on an early touchdown drive, but the 49ers answered back with one of their own. Both teams were evenly matched, with the score being 10-10 at halftime.

The 49ers scored two times in the third quarter to take a 20-10 lead heading into the fourth. This is when Mahomes truly showed his greatness. He led the Chiefs on an improbable comeback, throwing two touchdown passes to tight end Travis Kelce and running back Damien Williams. This gave the Chiefs a lead that they would ultimately hold on to, as they won 31-20.

Mahomes was voted most valuable player, finishing with 286 yards passing, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. He was definitely deserving of it, but an argument can be made that Williams equally deserved it, given that he rushed for 104 yards and caught the game-winning touchdown from Mahomes.

Overall, this Super Bowl will go down as a memorable one. From the incredible Chiefs comeback, to the dazzling halftime show, it will be hard to forget this game. This could also be the first of many Super Bowl trophies for Mahomes, as the 24-year-old looks to reign supreme over the NFL for years to come.