After cracking a 50-year hiatus from the Super Bowl, the Kansas City Chiefs made the most of their second-ever trip to that stage by overcoming a double-digit deficit against the San Francisco 49ers. It was a memorable performance that saw star quarterback Patrick Mahomes lead the charge in the fourth quarter to grab the franchise’s second Super Bowl win. It also saw Mahomes mark his own path in NFL history, achieving an incredible feat that no player has done before.
Chiefs Win Super Bowl 54 over 49ers
Super bowl 54 lived up to the hype as it was a back-and-forth battle between both teams throughout the contest. The Chiefs and 49ers drew even through the first half as they entered halftime tied at 10.
However, the 49ers began to draw separation in the third quarter, scoring 10 points to grab a double-digit lead heading into the fourth quarter. The tides turned for Kansas City as the Chiefs stepped it up on both sides of the ball to hold San Francisco to scoreless drives.
Mahomes was the leading factor in the quarter as he led back-to-back scoring drives capped off by a pair of touchdown passes from him. Once the Chiefs drew ahead with a 24-20 lead with just over two minutes left in the game, the 49ers turned it over on downs.
Kansas City capitalized on that moment by sealing the win with a 38-yard touchdown run by running back Damien Williams. It was a thrilling contest that saw the Chiefs overcome their third down double-digit deficit in this year’s playoffs to secure their first Super Bowl win in half a century.
Patrick Mahomes sets NFL history
With the opportunity to further cement his legacy early in his career, Mahomes came through in the clutch to lead his team to a Super Bowl win. It wasn’t the cleanest performance by any means, but Mahomes stepped up when it mattered most as he orchestrated two touchdown drives to take the lead before Williams clinched the win.
His performance had some struggles as he threw a pair of interceptions, but he did more than enough in the fourth quarter to secure a Super Bowl win. According to ESPN Stats & Info, it also made the youngest player to win a Super Bowl and an MVP award.
Mahomes surpasses Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith to reach that mark, which speaks volumes of the tremendous talent that he has become quite early in his career. His performance with 286 passing yards with two touchdowns to two interceptions along with a rushing touchdown was enough to earn him the Super Bowl MVP award.
What sealed the honor for him was his play in the fourth quarter as he came up huge when the team needed him most as he played his best football when it was crunch. Beyond that, Mahomes has locked himself as arguably the best quarterback in the game with an incredibly bright future ahead.
Patrick Mahomes has bright future ahead of him
Before securing his first Super Bowl win, Mahomes was already considered an elite talent in the league that will be held in that regard for the next decade-plus.
The victory just further cements him as he now joins some of the greats such as Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, and Steve Young with a Super Bowl win to their name. The difference, in this case, is that Mahomes is just 24 years old with plenty of time ahead of him to further add to his resume.
Winning a Super Bowl is a tremendously difficult task to accomplish, but Mahomes has already reached that mountaintop at such a young age. The Chiefs have a promising future ahead with their star quarterback heading the charge for years to come.