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The GOAT. The dynasty.
Don’t depend out Patrick Mahomes, who received his third Super Bowl title with a 3-yard landing cross to Mecole Harman in additional time. He is chasing Tom Brady’s seven championships, the present best 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 probabilities to get the 49ers off the sector in additional 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 subject aim within the purple zone.
San Francisco leads 22-19. Kansas City will get a shot to tie or win.
Previously, additional time was sudden demise if the primary crew 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 towards Atlanta in Super Bowl 51.
The first use of the NFL’s new playoff additional time rule comes within the Super Bowl.
No longer can the crew that will get the ball first win it instantly with a landing. Both groups should posses the ball.
Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker pressured additional time with a 29-yard subject 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 turned the primary kicker to make two 50-plus subject targets in a Super Bowl –- and this one may be sufficient to offer 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 additional level.
But Patrick Mahomes will get the ball. He’s proven what he can do in 13 seconds. Mahomes may have much more time now.
Big cease for the 49ers.
They stored the Chiefs out of the top zone though they’d first-and-goal on the 4, forcing a tying subject aim with 5:46 left.
Both groups have missed alternatives, so in that method, it’s form 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 most likely couldn’t consider it when he eschewed a subject 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 additional 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 cross and catch one in a Super Bowl. Foles did it six years in the past for the Eagles towards the Patriots.
49ers QB Brock Purdy is hoping to drag 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 towards 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 cross to Marquez Valdes-Scantling in the long run zone to offer 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 that will have price them a recreation. And contemplating he was the highest-paid extensive receiver on a bunch that struggled all season, he turned a straightforward goal for failing to dwell as much as his contract.
But he had an enormous catch towards Baltimore to assist put away the AFC title recreation, and now has an excellent greater one within the Super Bowl.
The 49ers had their probabilities to place away the Chiefs.
They may 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 crew, 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 for the reason that 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 concern.
Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker made a 57-yard subject aim with 5:01 left within the third quarter, breaking a Super Bowl document 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 sector throughout a third-and-11.
Beyoncé is…. Back?
After a Verizon industrial starring Beyoncé aired in the course of the Super Bowl ended with the celebrity saying “They ready, drop the new music,” the query turned — was she critical?
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 steadily known as “Act I: Renaissance.”
49ers receiver Deebo Samuel limped off the sector early within the third quarter of the Super Bowl.
San Francisco mentioned it was a left hamstring harm and his return is questionable.
The Niners’ do-everything receiver went down on a third-down cross on San Francisco’s second drive of the third quarter. Trainers got here out to take care of him earlier than strolling off beneath 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 towards 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 perfect halftime performer: one with timeless, well-known hits, masterful choreography, and a faithful viewers, AP’s Music Writer Maria Sherman writes in her overview.
Suwasit Ritthiphon, clad in silver and black, was one in all a whole lot of individuals partying on the sector in the course of the halftime present. A longtime fan of Usher, Ritthiphon, 43, mentioned he couldn’t consider his luck when his utility for a spot on the sector was accepted.
“My heart was beating. It was exciting,” he mentioned, flashing a smile. He described the expertise of operating by way of the tunnel and onto the sector as “an opportunity of a lifetime.”
A gradual stream of stars joined Usher throughout his 13-minute halftime present. H.E.R. took the sector with a guitar solo, and he made a dressing up 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 seemed like a purple hunk of summary sculpture.
She then stood up and entangled with Usher as they sang their duet “My Boo,” along with her wearing glowing purple and in distinction along with his glowing white. The singer shed his shirt quickly after.
Usher was additionally joined by a marching band on the sector as he raced by way of each dance and gradual jams together with “U Don’t Have to Call.”
Usher has kicked off his halftime present in Vegas model – surrounded by a subject filled with showgirls and different showy dancers, he shed an extravagant feather cape as he stepped from a stage onto the sector 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 towards Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
He is 7-1 in playoff video games over the previous 5 seasons after trailing by at the very least seven factors.
All different QBs? They are 12-55.
The Chiefs are 4 1/2-point underdogs going into the second half, in line with FanDuel Sportsbook.
One story of the primary half was a nonstory.
Players didn’t slide round on the sector 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 a whole lot of followers danced on the turf as Usher carried out.
This is why the Chiefs deferred after profitable the coin toss.
KC trails 10-3 however will get the ball first to start out 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 towards 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 had been the higher crew for a lot 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 the perfect 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,” mentioned 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 mentioned she’s pleased along with her efficiency, and relieved it’s over. She mentioned her expertise on the sector was a “blur.”
“The trick is not to look at people’s faces,” she mentioned. “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 triggered them to lose 5 of eight video games halfway by way of the season.
The AFC champions had been penalized 5 occasions for 50 yards. They fumbled thrice however had been fortunate to lose solely one in all them. Justin Watson dropped an extended cross for the crew that led the NFL in drops this season. And there have been so many blown assignments up entrance that Patrick Mahomes, who isn’t sacked, has been introduced down twice already.
The Chiefs get the ball to start out the second half after profitable the coin toss and deferring, and Andy Reid is among the finest 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 subject aim from Harrison Butker with 20 seconds left earlier than halftime.
The 49ers have accomplished a pleasant job on Travis Kelce up to now — even within the purple 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 coated 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 received difficult for the primary landing of the Super Bowl.
Coach Kyle Shanahan dialed up a uncommon trick play that led to a TD cross 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 document along with his seventh straight playoff recreation with at the very least 50 yards from scrimmage and a TD.
San Francisco has moved to a 7 1/2-point favourite on FanDuel’s dwell line after the unfold was a great bit nearer initially of the sport.
There has been loads of Taylor Swift on the large screens of Allegiant Stadium, and over the past timeout, cameras caught her in a race to chug what gave the impression to be a beer in her suite.
Swift was the primary to complete, and he or she triumphantly slammed the cup down because the video lower away to different followers. But not earlier than an appreciative roar rippled by way of the stadium.
If solely the Chiefs had 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 satisfaction. 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 way of the second quarter after injuring his left Achilles tendon in a weird second.
He started to dash onto the sector for the beginning of a defensive possession when he stumbled, fell and wanted medical consideration.
Greenlaw already had made an affect 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 speak. Well, kind of. Her furry good friend 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 speak 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 cross to Mecole Hardman to get the Chiefs to the 9. But Isiah Pacheco misplaced a fumble on the following 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 and not using 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 subject aim simply 12 seconds into the second quarter to place the San Francisco 49ers on prime 3-0.
Buffalo’s Steve Christie held the document with a 54-yarder towards Dallas in Super Bowl 28.
This may very well be a confidence booster for Moody, who missed subject targets prior to now two playoff video games.
The 49ers are their very own worst enemies halfway by way 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 had been about to punt, they had been penalized one other 5 yards due to a false begin.
That stored the sport scoreless though the Niners have outgained the Kansas City Chiefs 84-6 in yardage.
San Francisco opened the sport with a formidable 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 palms, 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 document.
“He Gets Us” returned to the Super Bowl once more this yr. The marketing campaign, which is backed by a bunch 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 advertisements:
Dove’s advert begins seemingly whimsically exhibiting younger ladies 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 ladies quitting sports activities, not the mishaps.
Hall of Famers Dan Marino, Bruce Smith and Terrell Owens by no means received 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 subject aim for a second yr in a row.
That means followers who wager towards Gronkowski are set to win a share of $10 million in FanDuel Bonus Bets.
An enormous roar went up when Kansas City received 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 observe of a rustic band with a horn part. Flag-bearing service members stood behind her, an enormous U.S. flag coated a lot of the subject, and army jets flew over Allegiant Stadium as she sang.
She received by way of the track in about 1 minute 40 seconds. That’s a great 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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