The Kansas Metropolis Chiefs have turn out to be back-to-back Tremendous Bowl winners for the primary time in 19 years with a 25-22 time beyond regulation win over the San Francisco 49ers in Las Vegas.
Needing a subject purpose to increase the sport or a landing to win, Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes orchestrated the match-winning drive to finish the sport with a landing cross to Mecole Hardman Jr.
The 49ers had been main by three in time beyond regulation after they opted for a subject purpose to go forward 22-19, however had been unable to get the decisive cease.
It was the second time in NFL historical past a Tremendous Bowl went to time beyond regulation and the primary post-season recreation determined underneath the league’s new time beyond regulation guidelines.
Mahomes completed with 333 throwing yards, two touchdowns and 66 working yards, whereas 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy threw for 255 yards with one landing.
Mahomes, 28, was awarded the MVP Award for the third time in his profession and turns into the fourth beginning quarterback to win three profession Tremendous Bowls.
The one factors within the first quarter got here by way of kicker Jake Moody, who made Tremendous Bowl historical past with the longest made subject purpose at 55 yards.
Catastrophe struck 49ers’ linebacker Dre Greenlaw early within the second quarter when he went down with a suspected Achilles damage whereas working onto the sphere and was instantly dominated out of the sport.
However not lengthy after, a particular trick-play led to the primary landing of the sport, with Purdy passing throughout subject to wide-receiver Jauan Jennings earlier than he threw a cross to Christian McCaffrey who ran by way of to the endzone untouched.
The 49ers restricted Travis Kelce to only one contact for one yard within the first half and sacked Mahomes twice, with the 49ers forward 10-3 at halftime.
Alicia Keys, Lil John and Ludacris joined Usher throughout the half-time efficiency, whereas Taylor Swift was amongst celebrities together with Blake Full of life, Girl Gaga, Beyonce and Jay Z watching from the stands.
As play resumed, Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker broke Moody’s Tremendous Bowl report with a 57-yard subject purpose earlier than a fumble error gave the Chiefs an enormous probability for his or her first landing.
Mahomes discovered wide-receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling with a 16-yard landing cross to take the lead for the primary time within the recreation late within the third quarter.
Nonetheless the 49ers hit again – with Purdy discovering Jennings this time to attain his personal landing – nevertheless the bonus level was blocked, giving the 49ers a three-point lead with 11 minutes left.
A subject purpose to Butker tied the sport as soon as once more, earlier than Moody struck again to present the 49ers the lead once more with lower than two minutes left.
Nonetheless, Butker completed regulation time with a subject purpose with six seconds left to tie the sport 19-19.
The final group to win back-to-back Tremendous Bowls was Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in 2004 and 2005.