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Big cease for the 49ers.
They saved the Chiefs out of the tip zone though that they had first-and-goal on the 4, forcing a tying discipline purpose with 5:46 left.
Both groups have missed alternatives, so in that approach, it’s sort 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 imagine it when he eschewed a discipline purpose 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, holding the Chiefs inside three. Could be big.
San Francisco’s Jauan Jennings joined Nick Foles as the one gamers to throw a landing move 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 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 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 imagine in them. FanDuel Sportsbook made the Niners 1 1/2-point favorites after the tip of the third quarter.
One play after the 49ers had a punt bounce off one among their gamers and get recovered by Kansas City, Patrick Mahomes lofted a 16-yard move to Marquez Valdes-Scantling ultimately 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 value them a recreation. And contemplating he was the highest-paid large receiver on a bunch that struggled all season, he turned a simple goal for failing to reside 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 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 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 challenge.
Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker made a 57-yard discipline purpose 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 through the Super Bowl ended with the celebrity saying “They ready, drop the new music,” the query turned — 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 steadily known as “Act I: Renaissance.”
49ers receiver Deebo Samuel limped off the sphere 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 move on San Francisco’s second drive of the third quarter. Trainers got here out to take care of him earlier than strolling off underneath his personal energy. He went briefly to the harm tent.
The 49ers have struggled this season when Samuel has been damage. They misplaced three straight video games in October when he damage his shoulder and struggled for many of a divisional spherical win towards Green Bay after he damage 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 huge 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 overview.
Suwasit Ritthiphon, clad in silver and black, was one among lots of of individuals partying on the sphere through the halftime present. A longtime fan of Usher, Ritthiphon, 43, mentioned he couldn’t imagine his luck when his software for a spot on the sphere was accepted.
“My heart was beating. It was exciting,” he mentioned, flashing a smile. He described the expertise of working by way of the tunnel and onto the sphere as “an opportunity of a lifetime.”
A gentle 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 dressing up change right into a purple and black glowing swimsuit 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 largest, hit, “Yeah,” started blaring on the stadium audio system.
Lil Jon and Ludacris – with shoulder pads and large afro – recreated their roles on Usher’s 2004 recording of the music 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 appeared 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 along 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 way of each dance and gradual jams together with “U Don’t Have to Call.”
Usher has kicked off his halftime present in Vegas type – surrounded by a discipline 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 music 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 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 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 lots of 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 very 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,” 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 completely happy along with her efficiency, and relieved it’s over. She mentioned her expertise on the sphere 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 brought on 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 3 times however had been fortunate to lose solely one among them. Justin Watson dropped an extended move 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 is never 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 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 discipline purpose from Harrison Butker with 20 seconds left earlier than halftime.
The 49ers have accomplished a pleasant job on Travis Kelce to date — 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 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 obtained difficult for the primary landing of the Super Bowl.
Coach Kyle Shanahan dialed up a uncommon trick play that led to a TD move from receiver Jauan Jennings to working again Christian McCaffrey.
Brock Purdy began the play with a lateral to the left aspect to Jennings, who instantly threw it again to the opposite aspect 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 along with his seventh straight playoff recreation with at the least 50 yards from scrimmage and a TD.
San Francisco has moved to a 7 1/2-point favourite on FanDuel’s reside line after the unfold was an excellent bit nearer at first 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 reduce away to different followers. But not earlier than an appreciative roar rippled by way of the stadium.
If solely the Chiefs had been capable of 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 delight. 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 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 speak. Well, kind of. Her furry pal 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 appeared to be on the verge of a breakthrough when Mahomes related on a 53-yard move 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 discipline purpose 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 towards Dallas in Super Bowl 28.
This could possibly be a confidence booster for Moody, who missed discipline objectives up 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 saved 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 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 resulted in 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 during 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 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 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 woman trying 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 obtained 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 discipline purpose 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 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 coated a lot of the discipline, and army jets flew over Allegiant Stadium as she sang.
She obtained by way of the music in about 1 minute 40 seconds. That’s an excellent 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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