Kansas City Chiefs erase 10-point deficit in fourth quarter to win Super Bowl LIV

Chiefs take down San Francsico 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl LIV
Patrick Mahomes embraces Damien Williams as the Kansas City Chiefs win Super Bowl LIV
Patrick Mahomes embraces Damien Williams as the Kansas City Chiefs win Super Bowl LIV

MIAMI, Fla. — The NFC’s best rushing offense against the AFC’s best passing offense. The most exciting quarterback in the NFL pinned against the most daunting front line of defense in the NFL. Super Bowl LIV lived up to the hype.

Jimmy Garoppolo was not supposed to outperform Patrick Mahomes, but through three and a half quarters, he had a more efficient passing line, more yards, and one less interception. But that wouldn’t matter for long.

The Chiefs scored the first touchdown in Miami, When Mahomes rushed in from nine yards out to put Kansas City ahead 7-3. Harrison Butker’s 31-yard field goal made it a 10-7 lead over San Francsico in the second quarter.

Kyle Juszczyk chose a good night to score his second touchdown of the season, when Garoppolo hit him for a 15-yard toss in the second quarter to even things up at 10 each before halftime. It was just the fourth time in Super Bowl history with a halftime tie.

Mahomes threw one interception in third, which San Francisco turned into a Raheem Mostert rushing touchdown to go ahead 20-10.

Another turnover in the fourth by Kansas City ended up in the hands of Tarvarius Moore. It was logged as Mahome’s second interception, but it ricocheted off the hands of wide receiver Tyreek Hill.

San Francsico could not turn it into any points, and the Chiefs came to life on offense.

Patrick Mahomes went five-for-five on a drive that ended with a Damien Williams 5-yard rush. Kansas City took a 24-20 lead with 2:44 to play.

Then it was a former Seahawk, Frank Clark that sacked Garoppolo on the ensuing drive for the 49ers, as they turned it over to the Chiefs on downs.

That led to another Damien Williams touchdown, this one a 38-yard rush, as Andy Reid’s team took a 31-20 lead with just over one minute to play.

A final interception of Garoppolo would seal the victory, as Reid won his first-ever Super Bowl as a head coach, it’s Kansas City’s first Super Bowl victory as a franchise since 1969.