Super Bowl LIV

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Reece Candler, Staff Writer

As I am sure everyone knows, the Super Bowl took place on Sunday. The Kansas City Chiefs took on the San Francisco 49ers in Miami. The game was highly anticipated, as to whether the Chiefs high powered offense, led by Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, and Travis Kelce, could be stopped by the 49ers outstanding defense led by Richard Sherman, Nick Bosa, and DeForest Buckner. Another major question was as to whether the Chiefs improved defense could stop the run game of the 49ers, as Raheem Mostert ran all over the Packers in the NFC Championship. The game’s scoring was opened on a field goal by Robbie Gould and the 49ers. The Chiefs, after failing to score on the opening drive, got on the board with a one-yard touchdown run from Patrick Mahomes. After going into halftime tied at ten, the 49ers took control of the momentum early in the second half. After kicking a field goal to open the second half, the 49ers intercepted Mahomes and capitalized on the rare pick, marching down the field to score a touchdown and making it a 20-10 game. Mahomes was picked again early in the fourth quarter, and the Chiefs looked like they could be in trouble. Needing a big stop, the Chiefs’ defense came up huge and forced a punt. Back on offense, the Chiefs scored a quick touchdown highlighted by a 48-yard Tyreek Hill reception to make it 20-17. Trying to hold off the Chiefs, the Niners got the ball back and could not get anything going. Back with the ball again, the Chiefs scored again to take a 24-20 lead on a Damien Williams touchdown reception that was reviewed. After this, the Niners could not score to retake the lead, and a Damien Williams touchdown put the game away. The Chiefs won 31-20, winning their first Super Bowl in 50 years. Patrick Mahomes was named MVP of the game.