Kansas City Chiefs win Super Bowl thriller against 49ers

The Kansas City Chiefs at quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Taylor Swift boyfriend Travis Kelce won the Super Bowl again and became the first NFL team to successfully defend the title in 19 years. The football team won 25:22 against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday (local time) in Las Vegas after only the second overtime in the history of the Super Bowl, which ended in a very exciting game.

The Chiefs turned things around like they did in last year’s victories against the Philadelphia Eagles and four years ago also against the 49ers Ten points behind and showed their quality late on. For Mahomes, Kelce and coach Andy Reid as well as several other teammates, it was the third Super Bowl victory in five years.

The 49ers, on the other hand, missed it sixth triumph – this record is still held by the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mahomes’ second touchdown to Mecole Hardman decided the game. Mahomes finished with 333 yards on passes. Kelce had a weak first half and still managed 93 yards in the end. Purdy finished the game with 255 passing yards. 49ers professional Juan Jennings managed both a touchdown pass and a touchdown himself in the gambling metropolis in the Nevada desert.

After the national anthem and the first appearance of pop superstar Swift on the video walls in the stadium, the 49ers got started. Purdy pitched in his first Super Bowl no signs of nervousness and led the offense across almost the entire field – but then running back Christian McCaffrey had the ball ripped out of his hands. San Francisco initially stronger This is how things continued at first.

The 49ers worked more awake, more aggressive and stronger, but conceded lots of unnecessary penalties for being held or offside. There was no sign of the Chiefs’ much greater Super Bowl experience. The team around Mahomes and Kelce didn’t get going at all. 49ers kicker Jake Moody scored a 55-yard field goal for the 49ers, setting a Super Bowl record – which was later beaten by Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker by two yards. Mahomes responded with the longest throw of the game to date, hurling the football 53 yards to Hardman.

Nine yards separated the defending champions from the end zone, but this time Isaiah Pacheco couldn’t hold on to the ball and the 49ers regained control. Kelce was not on the court in this situation, He then stormed angrily at his trainer Andy Reid and even threw him off balance. McCaffrey corrected his early mistake and scored the first touchdown of the game – after a trick play in which Purdy first threw the ball to Jennings and Jennings then passed it to McCaffrey.

The acoustic superior 49ers fans among the approximately 60,000 spectators with stars and celebrities like LeBron James, Beyoncé, Paul McCartney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Justin Bieber oder Jay-Z and the more than 100 million people in the USA cheered.

US rapper Jay-Z watched the game with his children.

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Taylor Swift was booed

Swift was also booed when she appeared on the video screen. The 34-year-old then emptied the drink cup she was holding in her hand in one go and slammed it on the table in front of her. Swift arrived in time for the Super Bowl after a concert in Tokyo on Saturday evening.

At first she didn’t see an encouraging performance from her friend Kelce’s team. Like four years ago in Miami, when the Chiefs won 31:20, the 49ers were ten points ahead. Because Chiefs-Kicker Butker Usher scored a field goal before the halftime show, keeping the Chiefs’ halftime deficit within limits. After Usher and his guests Alicia Keys, HER and rappers Ludacris and Lil Jon were finished and the stage was dismantled, the Chiefs made another mistake.

Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

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First a short one fell Back pass from Mahomes to Pacheco on the ground, then the highly decorated star quarterback threw into the hands of a 49ers defender on the next play – something that hadn’t happened to him in 218 passes in the playoffs. Dramatic end In the game, which for a long time lived on tension and hardly on spectacular scenes, it took until five minutes before the end of the third quarter before Butker shortened the score to 6:10 from 57 yards.

Then it was another mistake by the 49ers that gave the Chiefs a chance – this time they took advantage of the opportunity. After a lost punt, Mahomes threw the ball 16 yards into the end zone to Marquez Valdes-Scantling. The Chiefs led 13:10 and suddenly had a streak of 13 points in a row. Because Jennings didn’t let himself be pulled down a little later and caught a pass for six points after the touchdown throw, the 49ers took the lead again, but only by three points.

Because Moody missed the extra point. Butker tied the score with another field goal. Moody and Butker each scored another field goal. They came in extra time 49ers only made a field goal, The Chiefs scored a touchdown through Hardman. That was the difference between great celebration and great disappointment.

By Editor

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