Super Bowl LIV, San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs. This game was highly anticipated to be one of the greatest Super Bowls of all time, which had the league’s most exciting offenses, Kansas City Chiefs, and the league’s most prolific defense, the San Francisco 49ers. The Chiefs had a 12-4 record heading into the game while the 49ers had one more win with a 13-3 record.
With 10 minutes left in the game, and the Chiefs trailing by 10 on the 15-yard line, the 49ers intercepted the ball in the Chiefs red-zone, making the game look out of reach. One minute later, the Niners had to punt the ball to former MVP Patrick Mahomes. The 49ers just had to make one defensive stop an they’d be World Champions.
“I knew the game wasn’t over,” said Vaun Neunsinger (’22), who was watching the game on the edge of his seat, “I was so nervous.” Neunsinger (Niners Fan) had been so ecstatic that the Niners had made the big game for the first time in 8 years and was so reluctant to see the 49ers blow yet another Super Bowl.
It only took the Chiefs a minute and a half to drive down the field and score a touchdown, with seven minutes to play, to cut the lead down to three. The 49ers couldn’t get anything going on offense, once again, and had the boot the ball back to Kansas City. Mahomes marched his team down the field, for the second time in a row, and threw his second touchdown in a row. The Chiefs took the lead 24-20 with 2 minutes left in the fourth quarter. The Niners committed a turnover on downs the next possession, and Damien Williams scored a forty-yard touchdown to ice the game for the Chiefs, 31-20.
Cassidy Chrest (’22), a Patrick Mahomes fan and a fan of the Chiefs since Mahomes entered the league, displayed her reaction to the game. Chrest said, “Well deserved win.” Chrest went on to explain how the Chiefs should’ve won their second Super Bowl, “a long time ago”, but was glad her team got the job done. “We should’ve made the Super Bowl last year, but gladly, we won it this year,” Chrest said.
The Kansas City Chiefs got to celebrate their second Super Bowl victory in 50 years and handed the Super Bowl MVP trophy to the one and only, Patrick Mahomes.
Neunsinger took this heartbreaking loss to social media, stating, “Signing off (social media) for a while.” Neunsinger’s disbelief and shock after the game clearly describes the emotions of all the 49er fans in the world.
Overall, Super Bowl LIV will be remembered by many as an amazing comeback by the Kansas City Chiefs, and the late-game heroics displayed by Super Bowl MVP, Patrick Mahomes.