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Super Bowl 58 Recap: Chiefs Win in OT, Mahomes MVP

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) lifts the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the team's victory over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl 58 football game Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Super Bowl 58 lived up to the hype. For the first time in 19 years, the NFL has back-to-back Super Bowl champions. It took overtime to win it, but the Kansas City Chiefs came from behind to knock off the San Francisco 49ers 25-22.

A look back at Super Bowl Sunday. From musical performances and commercials to the game itself.

San Francisco had chances to win

The 49ers took a 10-0 lead in the first half. They kicked a field goal to take a 19-16 lead with 1:53 to play in regulation. San Francisco even had the lead in overtime. They kicked a field goal on the opening possession of OT, but the defense was unable to keep Kansas City out of the end zone.

As is the case with every Super Bowl loss, there will be some second-guessing and finger-pointing on the San Francisco side of things. At the two-minute warning in the fourth quarter, San Francisco had the ball on third-and-five at the Kansas City 35-yard line. The Chiefs blitzed, Brock Purdy was forced into a quick throw, and the pass fell incomplete. Jake Moody converted the 53-yard field goal attempt to take a temporary lead. But not running on third down allowed the Chiefs to drive with 1:53 seconds left and two timeouts.

San Francisco worked the ball down the Kansas City nine-yard line in overtime. On third-and-four, the 49ers attempted a pass, which fell incomplete. They settled for the field goal. They lost when they couldn’t keep the Chiefs out of the end zone. Going to the run and treating it like four-down territory may have been the better play in hindsight, though second-guessing is always easy.

The 49ers also failed on an extra-point attempt in the fourth quarter when Leo Chenal blocked Moody’s attempt. It is one of several plays that will stick with San Francisco for some time.

Kansas City came up big when it was needed most

Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City offense occupied most of the pregame talk. The best quarterback of his generation was looking for his third Super Bowl win and third Super Bowl at the age of 28. But the Chiefs mustered just three points in the first half and one touchdown in regulation. Before Kansas City’s final drive in regulation, these were Mahomes’ numbers: 21-of-30, 223 yards passing, one touchdown, and one interception.

With 1:53 left Mahomes led the Chiefs downfield for a game-tying field goal to send the game to overtime. In overtime, trailing by three points, Mahomes led a 75-yard drive down the field to win Super Bowl 58. On those two drives, the game on the line, Patrick Mahomes went a combined 13-for-16 passing for 110 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for 32 yards in that span, coming up with multiple huge runs. This clutch performance earned Mahomes the Super Bowl MVP Award for the third time in his career.

Kansas City Chiefs are an undisputed dynasty

The Chiefs were going to be remembered as an incredible football team regardless of the outcome on Sunday. However, securing the win makes this group an undisputed dynasty. They join Super Bowl Era dynasties from Green Bay, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Dallas, and New England. And after winning back-to-back titles, this nucleus (Andy Reid, Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, Chris Jones, etc) sounds hungry for a fourth.

Mecole Hardman joins James White of the New England Patriots (Super Bowl 51) to score an overtime walkoff touchdown in the Super Bowl.

Super Bowl 58 entertainment

Andra Day, Post Malone, and Reba McIntyre all sang pregame, with McIntyre taking National Anthem honors. All did a great job. There was also a flyover by the USAF Thunderbirds team, which was awesome on television, but always seems a bit odd over a covered stadium.

Usher performed at halftime. People online were fans of the performance for the most part. His rollerskating while singing was most impressive from this perspective. Cameos were made by Alicia Keyes, H.E.R., will.i.am, Lil’ John, and Lucacris. The performance ended with Usher being joined by the latter two performers and energy maxed out on “Turn Down for What” and “Yeah!”.

Super Bowl 58 commercials

There might have been a hundred good Super Bowl commercials during the game, but the only one that many in these parts were talking about came from Dunkin’.

Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Tom Brady, Jack Harlow, and Fat Joe were featured in the ad. Affleck crashed J.Lo’s recording session to perform as the DunKings with Damon, Brady, and the rest of his crew. Be on the lookout for DunKings costumes at a party near you this Halloween.

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