Kansas City Chiefs Beat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV, 31-20

The Chiefs absolutely dominated the 4th quarter, shutting down the 49ers with an interception in the final minute.

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In a game that was neither exciting nor a foregone conclusion, the Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers to win Super Bowl 54, 31-20. 

It was all about solid football in Miami on February 2nd as the Chiefs and 49ers set aside fireworks for slow and steady drives downfield. In the first half of the game, the Chiefs made it clear they had a spark, but Jimmy Garoppolo’s 49ers put their experience to work, and ended up leading Patrick Mahomes‘s team until the fourth quarter.

Patrick Mahomes

In the end, the Chiefs did a better job of preserving their energy. By the fourth quarter, they were fully dominant, picking off Garoppolo passes almost at will. 

The game was basically over when Chiefs running back Damien Williams took it in for a touchdown that boosted his team to an insurmountable lead. The decisive victory led to Patrick Mahomes’s selection as Super Bowl MVP.

The Chiefs were the underdogs to some, and many tweeted congrats after their victory.

This marks the Chiefs’ first Super Bowl win in 50 years—they last won the big game in 1970, beating the Minnesota Vikings on January 11th that year, 23-7.