Chiefs are Comeback Kings

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Hunter Tieppo, Staff Writer

For Super Bowl LIV, there was no better place than Miami, Florida, which is exactly where it was held on February, 2, 2020.This year’s Super Bowl was surrounded by a lot of hype, it definitely lived up to it. The two teams that faced off are the best the league has to offer.

The San Francisco 49ers have one of the best defenses in the league,and on top of that, the team’s running game has been on fire all throughout the playoffs. Senior Cameron Whitney thinks it was a good game because of the defensive and offensive matchups. The Chiefs, on the other hand, have the best, most explosive offense in the league, and also happen to have one of the top secondaries.

The game featured many highlights, including a game-icing 38-yard touchdown run by Damian Williams, the Chiefs star running back, with 1:12 left in the fourth quarter. San Francisco maintained a lead all throughout the first half until the Chiefs came back to tie it 10-10 at the half.

The quarterbacks are always the players that draw the most attention on the field and having a good one is important. These teams both feature star quarterback: Patrick Mahomes of the Chiefs and Jimmy Garoppolo of the 49ers. While Patrick Mahomes is only in his third season of his promising career, Jimmy Garoppolo is a six-year veteran and has previously played for the New England Patriots. Senior Tyler Kerr, was worried for Mahomes early on, but says he turned it around when it counted. Both of these players are a lot for defenses to handle, and they proved it on the field Sunday night.

Jimmy Garoppolo went 20-31, a 64.5 percent completion percentage, and threw for 219 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. On the other side of the ball, Patrick Mahomes went 26-42 with 61.9 perception completion, and threw for 286 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.

On the defensive side of things, Bashaud Breeland of the Chiefs had the first of three interceptions in the game, picking off Jimmy Garoppolo in the first drive of the second quarter. The Chiefs ended up having to settle for a field goal coming off the interception. San Francisco then ran it in 15 yards with Fullback Kyle Juszczyk to tie it up at the half.

The 49ers started the third quarter with a 42-yard field goal. On the Chiefs’ first drive of the second half, San Francisco Linebacker Fred Warner picked off Mahomes and put the 49ers in a great position to build their teams lead. The 49ers easily drove down field and punched it in from the one yard line with Running Back Raheem Mostert, the score became 20-10 in San Francisco’s favor.

Things were looking grim for the Chiefs.

Mahomes was then intercepted again of a deflection deep in San Francisco territory to start the fourth quarter. San Francisco came firmly in control with a two score margin in the fourth quarter.

All of the sudden, the Chiefs came back in with a one yard touchdown grab from Tight End Travis Kelce, bringing the score to 20-17.

The Chiefs went on to win the game, scoring two more times late in the fourth quarter, making it impossible for the 49ers to win. This is a huge win for the Chiefs and for coach Andy Reid, who got his sought after Super Bowl win. What a comeback!

 

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Andy Reid hugging Terry Bradshaw after the big win.