Kansas City Chiefs Catch Fire Late, Beat San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 54

A chilly, breezy night in South Florida ended with fireworks as the Kansas City Chiefs concluded Super Bowl LIV in signature fashion, coming back from a double-digit deficit to leave Hard Rock Stadium with a double-digit win in Super Bowl LIV, 31-20 over the San Francisco 49ers.

After seeing his offense somewhat limited for three quarters, Chiefs star quarterback and game MVP Patrick Mahomes led Kansas City with two fourth-quarter touchdowns, including the go-ahead score, as Kansas City’s defense held San Francisco scoreless over the final 15 minutes.

With 8:33 left on the clock, Mahomes went to work. He found wide receiver Tyreek Hill open in space on multiple occasions, including on a 44-yard bomb that set the Chiefs up in position to score for the first time since early in the second quarter. He then found tight end Travis Kelce open over the top of the defense, but Kelce was interfered with and the ball was placed on the 1-yard line. A fake to running back Damien Williams and a bit of a rollout left Kelce wide open in the end zone on the next play, and the Chiefs had sliced their deficit to just three points.

n the end, Mahomes and Williams and Hill and Kelce and Andy Reid and Steve Spagnuolo (through his unheralded defense) wound up with yet another double-digit playoff victory despite having face a double-digit deficit early in the game. It’s what these Chiefs did all postseason, and it was how they ultimately won Super Bowl LIV.