Kansas City Chiefs a 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. Against the San Francisco 49ers The football team won 25:22 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 it around like they did in last year’s victories against them Philadelphia Eagles and four years ago also against the 49ers, a ten-point deficit 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 their sixth triumph – this record is still held by the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Victory kiss for Travis Kelce
Taylor Swift jumped up and down in the stands and a short time later gave Travis Kelce a kiss on the lawn. The pop superstar celebrated her boyfriend’s Super Bowl triumph with the Kansas City Chiefs in the focus of the cameras.
This is how the Kansas City Chiefs game against the San Francisco 49ers went
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 showed no signs of nervousness in his first Super Bowl and led the offense almost the entire field – but then running back Christian McCaffrey had the ball ripped out of his hands.
That’s how it went at first. The 49ers appeared more alert, more aggressive and stronger, but received many unnecessary penalties for holding or being 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 and then stormed angrily at his coach 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 acoustically superior fans of the 49ers among the around 60,000 spectators with stars and celebrities like LeBron James, Beyoncé, Paul McCartney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Justin Bieber or Jay-Z and the more than 100 million people in the USA cheered.
Taylor Swift 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 scored a field goal with Usher before the halftime show, the Chiefs’ halftime deficit was limited.
Halftime show with Usher, Alicia Keys, HER rapper Ludacris and Lil Jon
After Usher with his guests Alicia Keys, H.E.R. as well as the rapper Ludacris and Lil Jon was finished and the stage was dismantled, the Chiefs made another mistake. First a short return pass from Mahomes to Pacheco fell to 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.
The game went into overtime
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. In overtime, the 49ers only managed a field goal, but the Chiefs scored a touchdown through Hardman. That was the difference between great celebration and great disappointment.
Mahomes to voted most valuable player
Mahomes was subsequently voted most valuable player in a Super Bowl for the third time. The quarterback was also voted MVP in all three of the Chiefs’ Super Bowl victories over the past five years. Only Tom Brady has more than Mahomes, with five most valuable player awards.