Before I start talking about the game, I would like to congratulate Patrick Mahomes for allowing me and millions of Americans to witness history in the making. I’d also like to congratulate Andy Reid for finally getting that elusive Super Bowl win, especially after having so many losses to Bill Belichick. But lastly, I want to congratulate myself for having gotten three of my five predictions right (extremely close game, four total turnovers, and that the Niners would keep pace with the Chiefs).
The excitement didn’t want to wait this time. The 1st quarter only held three total possessions, but the teams made the most of it. The Niners managed to get a 38-yard field goal in their first possession, while the Chiefs had a very exciting 75-yard drive that resulted in Mahomes’ first touchdown of the game when he ran it in from the one. But once the Chiefs got a field goal with nine minutes left in the 2nd quarter, it was all Niners. Jimmy Garoppolo and the 49ers pulled together a few very impressive offensive drives (one coming off of a Mahomes interception) and went up 20-10 going into the 4th. But of course, Magic Mahomes and the Chiefs, who’ve won every playoff game this postseason in a comeback fashion, had something to say about it. In roughly five minutes of game time, Kansas City scored three touchdowns and had the game-sealing interception.
"I'm glad we were able to get this trophy and bring it home to Kansas City."
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 3, 2020
That was one heck of a game, and a Super Bowl classic for sure that ended 31-20. Both teams played their hearts out, and I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that either team is poised to make another Super Bowl run next year.
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By Hugo Vazquez, Senior, Brooks College Prep