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Despite a crushing Super Bowl loss, the 49ers are favorites to be subsequent yr’s NFL champions.
San Francisco has +450 odds to get its record-tying sixth Super Bowl title subsequent season, per FanDuel Sportsbook.
The Chiefs, searching for a three-peat, are subsequent at +750, adopted by the Ravens (+900), Lions (+1200) and Bills (+1200).
Mecole Hardman says he didn’t understand he’d gained the Super Bowl after catching the game-ending landing in extra time.
“I blacked out man,” he stated. “I forgot we actually won the game.”
Patrick Mahomes sprinted after him in the long run zone and shared the excellent news.
“I threw a touchdown to this dude to end the game, and he looked at me,” Mahomes stated. “He had no idea. I said, ‘Dude, we just won the Super Bowl.’ He had no idea. He didn’t even celebrate at the beginning.”
“It’s time to celebrate now,” Hardman stated.
The San Francisco 49ers gave Patrick Mahomes two alternatives to drive for the successful landing within the Super Bowl.
They ought to have identified — who doesn’t at this level? — that it was one too many.
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Kansas City Chiefs tight finish Travis Kelce shook off a irritating first half and held up his finish of the cut price for girlfriend Taylor Swift.
Kelce completed with 9 receptions for 93 yards, together with a vital catch on the successful drive.
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With girlfriend Taylor Swift watching, Chiefs tight finish Travis Kelce sang “Viva Las Vegas” from the awards stage.
He additionally led his teammates and the Chiefs followers to chant, “You’ve got to fight for your right to party,” a signature assertion for him.
Kelce discovered Swift after the trophy ceremony for a kiss and a protracted hug.
Patrick Mahomes shared the identify of the play Kansas City used for the successful TD in extra time.
“It’s just called Corn Dog. And we brought it back at the right time. … Another Andy Reid special.”
The Chiefs moved into rarefied air with their third Super Bowl championship in 5 years and fourth general.
That tied them with the Packers and Giants for fifth on the NFL’s all-time leaderboard.
The Steelers and Patriots maintain the honors with six apiece, adopted by the 49ers and Cowboys with 5 every.
Kansas City additionally grew to become the primary workforce to repeat because the Patriots within the 2003 and 2004 seasons.
Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and the Kansas City Chiefs are back-to-back Super Bowl champions.
Mahomes threw a 3-yard landing go to Mecole Hardman with 3 seconds left in extra time, and the Chiefs rallied to beat the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 on Sunday within the second extra time recreation in Super Bowl historical past, turning into the primary repeat champs in 19 years and ninth general.
With pop star Taylor Swift watching boyfriend Kelce from a set, the Chiefs captured their third Super Bowl title in 5 years and firmly established themselves as a dynasty.
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Taylor Swift was barely seen on the telecast when the Chiefs clinched the extra time win as a result of she was smothered by a mob of her suite-mates when the successful landing was scored.
CBS instantly reduce to her when Patrick Mahomes accomplished a landing go to Mercole Hardman for the 25-22 victory, however solely a wriggling mass of joyful humanity could possibly be seen.
It was the second straight win for the Chiefs, however the first since she grew to become fan-in-chief when she and Travis Kelce, who bought a key first down earlier than the landing, started courting shortly earlier than the season began.
What a crushing loss for 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, who once more will likely be dogged with questions on not with the ability to win the massive recreation.
He was the Falcons’ offensive coordinator that misplaced a 28-3 result in the Patriots.
Four years in the past, the 49ers below his command blew a two-possession lead within the fourth quarter to the Chiefs.
And then tonight, the 49ers took leads with 1:53 left in regulation and once more in extra time and couldn’t maintain on as Kansas City first pressured OT after which gained the sport.
Shanahan is without doubt one of the NFL’s sensible offensive minds, however till the Niners win a title with him on the sideline, the questions will stay.
The GOAT. The dynasty.
Don’t depend out Patrick Mahomes, who gained his third Super Bowl title with a 3-yard landing go to Mecole Harman in extra time. He is chasing Tom Brady’s seven championships, the present biggest of all time. Mahomes is within the dialog as nicely.
This the Chiefs’ second Super Bowl championship in a row and third in 5 seasons.
The Chiefs had possibilities to get the 49ers off the sphere in extra time, however a dropped interception and a defensive holding penalty on third down prolonged their drive.
The Niners, although, blew their very own alternative by having to accept a area aim within the crimson zone.
San Francisco leads 22-19. Kansas City will get a shot to tie or win.
Previously, extra time was sudden loss of life if the primary workforce to own the ball scored a landing. That led to conditions the place the sport ended earlier than each groups had an opportunity to play offense. That’s what occurred with New England in opposition to Atlanta in Super Bowl 51.
The first use of the NFL’s new playoff extra time rule comes within the Super Bowl.
No longer can the workforce that will get the ball first win it instantly with a landing. Both groups should posses the ball.
Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker pressured extra time with a 29-yard area aim with 3 seconds left to make the rating 19-19.
It’s acquainted territory for Kyle Shanahan.
The 49ers coach was a part of the one different OT recreation in Super Bowl historical past when he was the Falcons’ offensive coordinator seven years in the past. That was the 28-3 blown result in the Patriots.
Jake Moody grew to become the primary kicker to make two 50-plus area targets in a Super Bowl –- and this one may be sufficient to provide the 49ers the Super Bowl.
His 53-yarder with 1:53 left gave San Francisco a 19-16 lead. Moody made up for a missed further level.
But Patrick Mahomes will get the ball. He’s proven what he can do in 13 seconds. Mahomes could have much more time now.
Big cease for the 49ers.
They saved the Chiefs out of the top zone despite the fact that that they had first-and-goal on the 4, forcing a tying area aim with 5:46 left.
Both groups have missed alternatives, so in that manner, it’s type of evened out.
Now Brock Purdy can shed the quarterback-manager label or Patrick Mahomes will add to his extraordinary legacy.
49ers coach Kyle Shanahan went for it.
All Niners followers in all probability couldn’t consider it when he eschewed a area aim on fourth-and-3 early within the fourth quarter and transformed it. San Francisco scored a landing to take a 16-13 lead.
The further level was blocked, preserving the Chiefs inside three. Could be large.
San Francisco’s Jauan Jennings joined Nick Foles as the one gamers to throw a landing go and catch one in a Super Bowl. Foles did it six years in the past for the Eagles in opposition to the Patriots.
49ers QB Brock Purdy is hoping to tug off his third playoff victory in a row whereas trailing within the second half.
He led the Niners on a late landing drive to beat the Packers after which erased a 24-7 halftime deficit to beat the Lions within the NFC championship.
The 49ers enter the fourth quarter in opposition to the Chiefs down 13-10, however are at Kansas City’s 42.
The 49ers entered the fourth quarter trailing 13-10, however sportsbooks nonetheless consider in them. FanDuel Sportsbook made the Niners 1 1/2-point favorites after the top of the third quarter.
One play after the 49ers had a punt bounce off one in all their gamers and get recovered by Kansas City, Patrick Mahomes lofted a 16-yard go to Marquez Valdes-Scantling in the long run zone to provide the Chiefs a 13-10 lead within the Super Bowl.
Valdes-Scantling was nearly universally loathed by Chiefs followers for a lot of the season. He dropped a number of passes at essential moments, together with one which will have price them a recreation. And contemplating he was the highest-paid extensive receiver on a gaggle that struggled all season, he grew to become a straightforward goal for failing to stay as much as his contract.
But he had an enormous catch in opposition to Baltimore to assist put away the AFC title recreation, and now has an excellent greater one within the Super Bowl.
The 49ers had their possibilities to place away the Chiefs.
They would possibly quickly actually remorse it.
A punt bounced off the Niners’ Darrell Luter’s leg, and Kansas City’s Jaylen Watson recovered at San Francisco’s 16.
One play later, the Chiefs took their first lead of the sport.
You can’t hand any workforce, however particularly a Super Bowl champion, these sorts of breaks.
Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce are the headliners, however the Chiefs are within the Super Bowl largely due to their protection.
And did it present up within the third quarter.
They pressured three 49ers three-and-outs, holding San Francisco to three yards.
Quarterback Brock Purdy is 4 for 12 for 17 yards because the begin of the second quarter. Those game-management criticisms aren’t going away.
One bit of excellent information for SF: Deebo Samuel is again after limping earlier with a hamstring situation.
Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker made a 57-yard area aim with 5:01 left within the third quarter, breaking a Super Bowl file from… two quarters in the past.
Jake Moody’s 55-yarder to open the scoring had been the longest in Super Bowl historical past, topping a 54-yarder by Buffalo’s Steve Christie.
The kick got here moments after a shirtless fan ran onto the sphere throughout a third-and-11.
Beyoncé is…. Back?
After a Verizon industrial starring Beyoncé aired throughout the Super Bowl ended with the famous person saying “They ready, drop the new music,” the query grew to become — was she severe?
Later, a cryptic Instagram video with nation iconography appeared on her web page, teasing “act ii” on March 29. Beyoncé’s 2022 album “Renassiance” is incessantly known as “Act I: Renaissance.”
49ers receiver Deebo Samuel limped off the sphere early within the third quarter of the Super Bowl.
San Francisco stated it was a left hamstring harm and his return is questionable.
The Niners’ do-everything receiver went down on a third-down go on San Francisco’s second drive of the third quarter. Trainers got here out to take care of him earlier than strolling off below his personal energy. He went briefly to the harm tent.
The 49ers have struggled this season when Samuel has been harm. They misplaced three straight video games in October when he harm his shoulder and struggled for many of a divisional spherical win in opposition to Green Bay after he harm his different shoulder on the opening drive.
Well, there was Usher. And Alicia Keys.
But not a lot to see after halftime.
The Super Bowl is the NFL’s premier occasion, however the 49ers and Chiefs are taking part in prefer it’s the second recreation of the preseason. Penalties, punts and turnovers. Not precisely what the league needed for the primary large recreation in Las Vegas.
At least there have been the a number of cutaways on the stadium screens to Taylor Swift.
Usher emerged at Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium for the 2024 Super Bowl halftime present seated on a throne, joined by a marching band and a trove of Vegas performers — however stayed its heart.
It was an instantaneous affirmation of his place as the best halftime performer: one with timeless, well-known hits, masterful choreography, and a faithful viewers, AP’s Music Writer Maria Sherman writes in her evaluation.
Suwasit Ritthiphon, clad in silver and black, was one in all tons of of individuals partying on the sphere throughout the halftime present. A longtime fan of Usher, Ritthiphon, 43, stated he couldn’t consider his luck when his utility for a spot on the sphere was accepted.
“My heart was beating. It was exciting,” he stated, flashing a smile. He described the expertise of operating by means of the tunnel and onto the sphere as “an opportunity of a lifetime.”
A gradual stream of stars joined Usher throughout his 13-minute halftime present. H.E.R. took the sphere with a guitar solo, and he made a fancy dress change right into a purple and black glowing go well with with curler skates, which he used to glide in circles across the stage.
Lil Jon joined, beginning with a rousing snippet of his “Turn Down for What” earlier than Usher’s greatest, hit, “Yeah,” started blaring on the stadium audio system.
Lil Jon and Ludacris – with shoulder pads and massive afro – recreated their roles on Usher’s 2004 recording of the track from the midfield stage because the R&B star danced amid a bedazzled crowd to shut the present.
Alicia Keys joined Usher as a shock visitor throughout his halftime present, singing her “If I Ain’t Got You” whereas standing at a midfield piano that regarded like a crimson hunk of summary sculpture.
She then stood up and entangled with Usher as they sang their duet “My Boo,” along with her wearing glowing crimson and in distinction together with his glowing white. The singer shed his shirt quickly after.
Usher was additionally joined by a marching band on the sphere as he raced by means of each dance and sluggish jams together with “U Don’t Have to Call.”
Usher has kicked off his halftime present in Vegas fashion – surrounded by a area filled with showgirls and different showy dancers, he shed an extravagant feather cape as he stepped from a stage onto the sphere whereas singing his 2004 hit “Caught.”
It’s the primary track in a medley of many from the R&B star as he tries to squeeze highlights from a 30-year profession into 13 minutes.
Be cautious about betting in opposition to Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
He is 7-1 in playoff video games over the previous 5 seasons after trailing by not less than seven factors.
All different QBs? They are 12-55.
The Chiefs are 4 1/2-point underdogs going into the second half, in accordance with FanDuel Sportsbook.
One story of the primary half was a nonstory.
Players didn’t slide round on the sphere as if it was ice like they did in final season’s Super Bowl in Glendale, Arizona.
Of course, that was earlier than halftime when tons of of followers danced on the turf as Usher carried out.
This is why the Chiefs deferred after successful the coin toss.
KC trails 10-3 however will get the ball first to begin the second half, giving them an opportunity to double up after lastly getting on the scoreboard late within the second quarter with Harrison Butker’s 28-yarder.
The Chiefs are fairly snug coming from behind. They have rallied from double-digit deficits to win two Super Bowls, together with in opposition to San Francisco 4 years in the past.
Patrick Mahomes has trailed in all 4 Super Bowls by double digits, but he’s 2-1.
The 49ers have been the higher workforce for many of the first half, however the mixture of the Chiefs mounting a scoring drive and San Francisco blowing earlier alternatives to attain has made this a recreation.
After Andra Day completed her Super Bowl pregame efficiency, the soul singer’s nerves are nonetheless getting one of the best of her.
The Grammy winner was all smiles after she carried out “Lift Every Voice and Sing” forward of the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers championship recreation Sunday at Allegiant Stadium.
“I’m excited but still feeling some nervousness,” stated Day, who was a pregame performer together with Reba McEntire and Post Malone. McEntire sung the nationwide anthem and Malone carried out “America the Beautiful.”
Day stated she’s joyful along with her efficiency, and relieved it’s over. She stated her expertise on the sphere was a “blur.”
“The trick is not to look at people’s faces,” she stated. “I just see this one big blur. If I was to see faces, I would flip out.”
The Chiefs are lucky to be trailing 10-3 at halftime of the Super Bowl after making the identical foolish errors that brought on them to lose 5 of eight video games halfway by means of the season.
The AFC champions have been penalized 5 instances for 50 yards. They fumbled 3 times however have been fortunate to lose solely one in all them. Justin Watson dropped a protracted go for the workforce that led the NFL in drops this season. And there have been so many blown assignments up entrance that Patrick Mahomes, who is never sacked, has been introduced down twice already.
The Chiefs get the ball to begin the second half after successful the coin toss and deferring, and Andy Reid is without doubt one of the greatest coaches within the NFL at making halftime changes. But until his gamers begin to execute, nothing that Reid says or does within the locker room will matter.
The Chiefs are on the board with a 28-yard area aim from Harrison Butker with 20 seconds left earlier than halftime.
The 49ers have executed a pleasant job on Travis Kelce thus far — even within the crimson zone, the place he and the Chiefs are sometimes so efficient.
Kelce solely has one catch for 1 yard on the day. On that final third down from the San Francisco 9, he lined up within the slot and was lined by security Ji’Ayir Brown. Kelce appeared to swing an arm in frustration when Patrick Mahomes was taken down earlier than with the ability to throw.
The San Francisco 49ers bought tough for the primary landing of the Super Bowl.
Coach Kyle Shanahan dialed up a uncommon trick play that led to a TD go from receiver Jauan Jennings to operating again Christian McCaffrey.
Brock Purdy began the play with a lateral to the left facet to Jennings, who instantly threw it again to the opposite facet to McCaffrey, who had a convoy of blockers and ran in for a 21-yard TD to place San Francisco up 10-0.
McCaffrey has tied an NFL file together with his seventh straight playoff recreation with not less than 50 yards from scrimmage and a TD.
San Francisco has moved to a 7 1/2-point favourite on FanDuel’s stay line after the unfold was bit nearer firstly of the sport.
There has been loads of Taylor Swift on the massive screens of Allegiant Stadium, and over the last timeout, cameras caught her in a race to chug what seemed to be a beer in her suite.
Swift was the primary to complete, and she or he triumphantly slammed the cup down because the video reduce away to different followers. But not earlier than an appreciative roar rippled by means of the stadium.
If solely the Chiefs have been in a position to transfer the ball as efficiently as she downed her drink. Their offense has gone nowhere within the first half of their Super Bowl showdown with the 49ers.
“Bennifer” has teamed up with Dunkin for a second Super Bowl in a row.
In an advert for the Massachusetts-based chain, Ben Affleck enlists Matt Damon, Tom Brady and extra to go to Jennifer Lopez at work and provides a “DunKings” efficiency filled with Boston pleasure. Rappers Jack Harlow and Fat Joe additionally make an look within the celebrity-filled industrial.
49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw was carted to the locker room halfway by means of the second quarter after injuring his left Achilles tendon in a weird second.
He started to dash onto the sphere for the beginning of a defensive possession when he stumbled, fell and wanted medical consideration.
Greenlaw already had made an influence on this recreation with three tackles when he went out.
Travis Kelce ran into coach Andy Reid and yelled at him after teammate Isiah Pacheco’s red-zone fumble within the second quarter. Frustration is clearly constructing for KC, which nonetheless trails 3-0.
In an advert for Hellmann’s, Kate McKinnon makes an uncommon discovery: her cat can discuss. Well, form of. Her furry buddy can say one phrase, “may-ow” — which skyrockets her to movie star standing and causes a mayonnaise-buying frenzy. The “Mayo Cat” turns into so well-known that she even dates (and shortly dumps) Pete Davidson.
For all of the discuss of stars Patrick Mahomes, Brock Purdy, Christian McCaffrey and Travis Kelce, it’s defenses which have had the sting early within the Super Bowl. The groups have mixed for one rating on the primary six drives.
Kansas City seemed to be on the verge of a breakthrough when Mahomes linked on a 53-yard go to Mecole Hardman to get the Chiefs to the 9. But Isiah Pacheco misplaced a fumble on the subsequent play with Javon Hargrave recovering.
Kansas City had gained solely 16 yards within the first quarter and now has gone 9 straight possessions within the postseason with out a level, courting to the AFC title recreation.
San Francisco has had its personal points with McCaffrey shedding a fumble on the opening drive and Trent Williams committing two penalties to stall the second possession.
Jake Moody made a Super Bowl-record 55-yard area aim simply 12 seconds into the second quarter to place the San Francisco 49ers on prime 3-0.
Buffalo’s Steve Christie held the file with a 54-yarder in opposition to Dallas in Super Bowl 28.
This could possibly be a confidence booster for Moody, who missed area targets prior to now two playoff video games.
The 49ers are their very own worst enemies halfway by means of the primary quarter. Christian McCaffrey fumbled on their first drive, after which San Francisco misplaced yardage on three consecutive performs — two penalties and a run by Deebo Samuel.
Then because the 49ers have been about to punt, they have been penalized one other 5 yards due to a false begin.
That saved the sport scoreless despite the fact that the Niners have outgained the Kansas City Chiefs 84-6 in yardage.
San Francisco opened the sport with a powerful drive however wasted the chance to attain when Christian McCaffrey fumbled at Kansas City’s 27-yard line.
Leo Chenal knocked the ball out of McCaffrey’s fingers, and fellow Chief George Karlaftis recovered.
The Chiefs had a turnover ratio of minus-11 within the common season, among the many NFL’s worst.
This is the fourth time since 2000 that the sport’s opening drive led to a turnover.
The Chiefs didn’t do something with the turnover, going three-and-out. That ended a streak of eight straight playoff video games through which Kansas City scored on its opening possession, an NFL file.
“He Gets Us” returned to the Super Bowl once more this yr. The marketing campaign, which is backed by a gaggle of rich Christian donors, aired an advert with the message, “Jesus didn’t teach hate. He washed feet,” within the first quarter of the sport.
Other early adverts:
Dove’s advert begins seemingly whimsically exhibiting younger women having mishaps taking part in sports activities to the tune of “It’s a Hard Knock Life.” But the advert cuts starkly to a lady wanting self-consciously within the mirror. The message: low body-confidence results in women quitting sports activities, not the mishaps.
Hall of Famers Dan Marino, Bruce Smith and Terrell Owens by no means bought a Super Bowl ring, however M&M’s and Scarlett Johansson current them with “Almost Champions” rings in a Super Bowl advert.
In a pregame promotion for playing web site FanDuel, NFL legend Rob Gronkowski missed a 25-yard area aim for a second yr in a row.
That means followers who wager in opposition to Gronkowski are set to win a share of $10 million in FanDuel Bonus Bets.
An enormous roar went up when Kansas City gained the toss. Either Chiefs followers felt that was unusually essential on this recreation — or lots of people had wager on heads.
KC deferred its option to the second half, that means the 49ers get the ball first.
Reba McEntire made fast however majestic work of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
The “Queen of Country” sang the nationwide anthem moments earlier than kickoff, backed by a recorded monitor of a rustic band with a horn part. Flag-bearing service members stood behind her, an enormous U.S. flag lined many of the area, and army jets flew over Allegiant Stadium as she sang.
She bought by means of the track in about 1 minute 40 seconds. That’s 10 seconds longer than the over-under from oddsmakers, however nonetheless the quickest model of the anthem on the Super Bowl since Kelly Clarkson sang it 12 years in the past.
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