Super Summary: Super Bowl Highlights


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Feb 2, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) reacts after a sack in the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium.

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In case you didn’t have time to partake in the unofficial American holiday on Sunday, you have come to the right spot for the best summary available.

The NFL Super Bowl went down on February 2, 2020 in Miami, Florida. It featured a highly anticipated matchup between the elite defensive squad of the San Francisco 49ers and the explosive offense of the Kansas City Chiefs. In contrast to the boring 13-3 affair of Super Bowl LIII, Super Bowl LIV was expected to be a high scoring affair. The evenly matched teams had Vegas bookies set the line at KC -1.5, a very slight favorite. 

The night started out with a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem sung by Demi Lovato, followed by the kickoff.

After an early defensive stop by the Niners, QB Jimmy Garoppolo led his team down the field to kick off the scoring with a field goal, putting the 49ers up 3-0.

Last year’s MVP Patrick Mahomes, QB for the Chiefs, was not to be denied on his second drive however, which culminated in his own 1 yard run for the first touchdown of the game. The game continued to be relatively back and forth for most of the first half, with the teams heading into the locker room with the score tied at 10 apiece.

After a stunning halftime performance by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, the second half started all Niners. Having forced a rare interception from Mahomes, Jimmy G led his squad on two long scoring drives, capped off with a Raheem Mostert one yard TD run.

They entered the 4th quarter riding a 20-10 lead and feeling good. Mahomes rallied his troops once again with around 12 minutes to go, and found a rhythm to march down the field. However, disaster struck after a tipped ball off WR Tyreek Hill’s hands gave the Niners the ball with 10 minutes remaining, still up 10. 

The Chiefs made a quick stop on Jimmy G and got the ball deep in their own territory. The game looked to be getting out of reach as a penalty put them at 3rd and 15 on their own 35. However, 49ers Safety Jimmie Ward lost Tyreek Hill in coverage, resulting in a 44 yard completion that brought new life for the Chiefs. Mahomes quickly threw his first touchdown of the night to TE Travis Kelce with 6:31 left in the game, 20-17. The rest of the game was all Chiefs as they piled on 2 more TDs in the last 6 minutes to win comfortably 31-20.

Head Coach of the 49ers Kyle Shanahan took some heat after the loss due to another blown lead in a big game, the first being the infamous 25 point squandered lead to the Patriots in Super Bowl LI.

KC Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes won the MVP award, with over 300 total yards and 3 total touchdowns to go along with 2 INTs in an up and down game for the young stud. KC Chiefs head coach Andy Reid finally got his sought after win in his 21st season coaching. The 10 point comeback marked the third straight game the Chiefs had rallied during their postseason run, after falling down 24 to the Texans and 10 to the Titans, after respectively. You could never really count this team out, and they are currently the Super Bowl LV favorite.

Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs on their first Super Bowl win since 1970!