Despite the best efforts of the 49ers’ vaunted defensive line throughout the game, Patrick Mahomes remained resilient under constant duress, and managed to do just enough to stay within striking distance before leading the Chiefs to their first lead in the fourth quarter since they were up 7-3.
Mahomes threw two interceptions for the first time since Week 11 of the 2018 season.
Down by 10, the Chiefs were in familiar territory, a deficit they have had to overcome in every single playoff game. When it mattered most, Mahomes turned on that Mahomes magic and the Kansas City Chiefs were able to clinch a win. It's been 50 years since the team has won a Super Bowl.
The 49ers’ struggles to maintain their double-digit point lead in the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LIV harkened back to the last time their head coach Kyle Shanahan was tasked with holding down a 19-point lead against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI. At the time, he was an offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons.
Teams are 29-3 in the Super Bowl when leading by 10+ points through three quarters.— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) February 3, 2020
Kyle Shanahan has coached in two of those losses (Super Bowls LI and LIV). pic.twitter.com/czvvhnodQF
The final score was 31-20. Mahomes was named the Super Bowl LIV MVP after passing for 286 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions, along with 29 rushing yards and a touchdown.
Check out some reactions to Kansas City’s win below.
THE CHIEFS DID IT!— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) February 3, 2020
SUPER BOWL CHAMPS!! 🔥🏆 pic.twitter.com/a4u8sC6Lsn
WE DID IT!!!! pic.twitter.com/PRnlfliu5s— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) February 3, 2020
CHIEFS TAKE THE LEAD! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/hNRV4VysRh— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) February 3, 2020
CHIEFS AINT DEAD! pic.twitter.com/T34nFPyc9P— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) February 3, 2020
Andy Reid is one of the greatest coaches in NFL history, and I’m really happy that everyone will have to acknowlwdge that now.— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) February 3, 2020
Happy for my man, Coach Andy Reid. Congratulations!— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) February 3, 2020
THE CHIEFS WERE DOWN BY 10 POINTS IN THE FOURTH QUARTER AND PATRICK MAHOMES WHO IS ONLY IN HIS SECOND YEAR AS A STARTER REALLY WAS LIKE "NAH FUCK THIS" AND THEN PUT THE CHIEFS ON A 21-0 RUN TO WIN THEM THEIR FIRST SUPER BOWL IN 50 YEARS WHAT A GODDAMN STUD— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) February 3, 2020
THE CHIEFS HAVE DONE IT!— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) February 3, 2020
KC wins their first ring in 50 years thanks to an epic 4th quarter comeback! pic.twitter.com/yEvmPEuB5T
Nick Bosa realizing he won’t get to go to the White House pic.twitter.com/doby9SQfCU— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) February 3, 2020
Another double-digit lead blown in the Super Bowl by Kyle Shanahan ... pic.twitter.com/Kej7afrI71— The Ringer (@ringer) February 3, 2020
Patrick Mahomes:— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) February 3, 2020
🏆 League MVP
🏆 Super Bowl
🏆 Super Bowl MVP
He’s only 24 years old. 😳
His league. pic.twitter.com/SKt81dWNpy
This post will be updated.