The Kansas City Chiefs appeared in the Super Bowl for the second straight year matching up with the San Francisco 49ers for the second time since 2020. It was a back-and-forth affair that went into overtime, but Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs would reign supreme, completing the back-to-back in overtime.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
San Francisco started the game with the football, but quickly gave it away after a Christian McCaffery fumble was recovered by the Kansas City Chiefs. Shortly after, the Niners forced a three and out.
After a scoreless first quarter, San Francisco got on the board early in the second quarter with a 55-yard field goal from Jake Moody, the longest-made field goal in Super Bowl history.
Late in the first half, Brock Purdy threw a lateral pass to JuJuan Jennings who fired across the field to McCaffery who took off on a 21-yard touchdown play to make it a 10-0 lead for the 49ers.
The Chiefs would add a field goal in the closing seconds of the first half to make it a 10-3 game in the first Super Bowl to be played in Las Vegas.
The Chiefs took the lead in the third quarter with 10 straight points, starting with a 57-yard field goal from Harrison Butker to break the record set earlier in the game by Moody.
Then, after a miscue on special teams gave Kansas City great field position, Patrick Mahomes took advantage with a 16-yard touchdown pass to Marquez Valdes-Scantling to take the 13-10 lead after three quarters.
Early in the fourth, San Francisco answered with a Jauan Jennings 10-yard pass to take the 16-13 lead with 11:22 to go after a blocked PAT attempt. Kansas City answered with a tying field goal from Butker with 5:46 to go in the game, putting the pressure on the 49ers to move the football late in the game.
San Francisco moved down the field and got to the two-minute warning at the Kansas City 35-yard line, but a major third down play forced another Jake Moody field goal, giving the Niners a 19-16 lead. However, Mahomes and the Chiefs had 1:53 to work with.
The Chiefs marched down the field to the 11-yard line for Butker to kick a 29-yard field goal to tie the game at 19 and send Super Bowl 58 to overtime.
San Francisco started overtime with a long drive down the field, but Kansas City held them to a field goal to make it 22-19 49ers and give Mahomes and the Chiefs an opportunity at the football.
Mahomes led the Chiefs down the field, finding Mecole Hardman in the end zone for the walk-off touchdown, winning Super Bowl 58 25-22.
With this win, Patrick Mahomes became just the fifth quarterback with three or more Super Bowls in history.
PLAYER OF THE GAME-Patrick Mahomes
The Chiefs QB went 34/46 for 333 yards and a pair of touchdowns, including the winner. He also added 66 yards on the ground.