Kansas City sent game into overtime in final seconds of regulation with Harrison Butker’s field goal
The Kansas City Chiefs have secured their second consecutive Super Bowl title, becoming the National Football League’s (NFL) latest dynasty, after defeating the San Francisco 49ers, 25-22, in overtime, USA Today reported.
They have won three Super Bowls in five years and are the first repeat champions since the New England Patriots in February 2005.
The Chiefs’ victory marks the ninth time in history that a team has won back-to-back Super Bowls.
“This is awesome. This is legendary,” said Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes after the historic win. “It’s the start of one. We aren’t done.”
Mahomes became the game’s “Most Valuable Player” (MVP) for the third time and is now tied with Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana for the second-most Super Bowl MVP awards, two behind Tom Brady.
“It means a ton,” Mahomes told CBS News when asked what a third title means to him. “I’m proud of my guys, man, this is awesome. It’s legendary.”
Kansas City sent the game into overtime after Harrison Butker’s field goal.
The 49ers got the ball to start the extra period and scored a field goal. A superb drive capped off with a simple touchdown pass from Mahomes to Mecole Hardman to win it all.
Meanwhile, the game gave the 49ers a déjà vu for once again blowing a 10-point lead against Kansas City in the title game after doing it previously in Super Bowl 54.
49ers tight end George Kittle headed to the locker room with a shoulder injury but quickly returned to the game while Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce got into a heated exchange with head coach Andy Reid in the first half throwing his helmet and pleading with him to “keep me in.”