The Kansas City Chiefs topped the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in overtime, ending a 19-year drought by becoming the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowl championships since the New England Patriots did so in 2004 and 2005.
It was also the second Super Bowl to be decided in overtime and included a new record set for the longest field goal made in Super Bowl history, that being a 57-yarder kicked by Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker, which broke the record set by 49ers kicker Jake Moody set earlier in the game when his 55-yard field goal broke the scoreless deadlock.
The Chiefs outgained the 49ers 455 yards to 382, as quarterback Patrick Mahomes completed 34 of 46 passes for 333 yards and two touchdowns, including the 2-yard game-winner to receiver Mecole Hardman with six seconds left in overtime to cinch the win.
The 49ers, who took a 10-3 halftime lead over the Chiefs, couldn't take advantage of two Chiefs turnovers earlier in the game, a fumble and an interception, both of which saw the 49ers ensuing scoring drives end in a punt.
THE CHIEFS ARE BACK-TO-BACK SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS! pic.twitter.com/ZzfhTyUXg9— NFL (@NFL) February 12, 2024
With the game tied 19-19 at the end of regulation, the 49ers won the toss, and quarterback Brock Purdy, who finished the game 23 of 38 for 255 yards and one touchdown, engineered a 13-play opening drive in overtime that went 66 yards and ended in Moody's 27-yard field goal to give the 49ers a 22-19 lead.
But Mahomes, the game's MVP, answered with a 13-play drive of his own, spanning 75 yards and ending with the go-ahead score to HArdman, who was alone in the corner of the end zone.
On the drive, Mahomes ran twice for 21 yards, including eight yards on a 4th-and-1 from the Chiefs' 34-yard line, as he sealed his third career Super Bowl win and third career Super Bowl MVP award.
Speaking of multiple Super Bowl wins, Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, who had two stints with the New York Giants (including one as interim head coach), recorded his fourth Super Bowl Bowl championship, including one with Big Blue in 2007 and three with the Chiefs.
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