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Kansas City Chiefs Beat San Francisco 49Ers At Super Bowl LVIII To Win 3Rd Title In 5 Years

12.02.2024 07:57

Chiefs also become back to back champions, feat last achieved by New England Patriots in 2003 and 2004.


By Ovunc Kutlu

ISTANBUL (AA) ­­- Defending champions the Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in overtime Sunday at Super Bowl LVIII to win their third title in five years.

The Chiefs also became back-to-back champions -- a feat last achieved by the New England Patriots in 2003 and 2004.

San Francisco's quarterback Brock Purdy, 24, completed 23 of his 38 passes for 255 yards and one touchdown, while running back Christian McCaffrey had 22 carries for 80 yards. Kicker Jake Moody was 3 for 3 in his field goals.

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, 28, completed 34 of his 46 passes for 333 yards and rushed for another 66 yards in nine carries, scoring two touchdowns and one interception.

Tight-end Travis Kelce saw nine receptions for 93 yards, and Harrison Butker was 4 for 4 in his field goals.

The 49ers' legendary quarterback Joe Montana was in the stands at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada among celebrities that included actor Leonardo DiCaprio, power couple Jay-Z and Beyonce, The Beatles' Sir Paul McCartney, basketball superstar LeBron James and comedian Jimmy Kimmel.

The game was a rematch between the two teams, who faced off in 2020 when the Chiefs won Super Bowl LIV 31-20 for their first title in 50 years.

Mahomes, in addition, received his third Super Bowl most valuable player (MVP) award, joining Montana. He is now one step closer to legendary retired quarterback Tom Brady, who has five MVPs in the championship game.

"It was the defense that kept us in there and offense made plays when it counted," he said at the post-game award ceremony. "I'm just proud of the guys. They kept believing.

Kelce yelled "Viva Las Vegas" as he lifted the Vince Lombardi trophy and said the Chiefs will try to win the Super Bowl next year for the third consecutive year.

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, 65, said his team's defense played great and added "I'm so proud of the whole group. Special teams jumped in there and dominated right until the end."

Chiefs CEO and Chairman Clark Hunt said the game was "one of the most thrilling Super Bowls I've ever seen." -

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