Kansas City Chiefs

Chiefs defeat 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII overtime thriller

The Kansas City Chiefs are back-to-back champions after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in Super Bowl LVIII. It’s the team’s third Super Bowl title in the past five years, becoming the first team since the New England Patriots over twenty years ago to repeat as champions.

The first Super Bowl game under the new postseason overtime rules format didn’t disappoint, as Kansas City took care of business with a resilient comeback victory. Patrick Mahomes has cemented himself as one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history with another come-from-behind victory in the big game.

The touchdown reception from wide receiver Mecole Hardman was precisely why he was reacquired midseason after a short tenure with the New York Jets, showing his worth in the offense while Travis Kelce led the charge as the team’s most productive option.

Head coach Andy Reid adds to his legacy as one of the greatest coaches in NFL history, and defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo has separated himself as a defensive mastermind. Ultimately, Kansas City’s Super Bowl experience was the difference as San Francisco played well, pushing the defending champions to the limit.

Chiefs Wire USA Today