KC Chiefs come back in Super Bowl LIV thriller

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Super Bowl LIV will determine what team will walk away with this year’s coveted Lombardi Trophy, as well as a Super Bowl ring. The actual game is set for this Sunday, Feb. 2, at 6:30 p.m. in Miami, Florida.

The San Francisco 49er’s, who represent the National Football Conference (NFC) and the Kansas City Chiefs, who represent the American Football Conference (AFC) will go head to head, ultimately proving which team is the NFL’s best of the best

The Chiefs enter the game for the first time in over 50 years, while the 49er’s will return seven years after losing a heart breaker to the Baltimore Ravens.  Each team has is represented by their own set of skills, talents and players, including young quarterbacks who could make or break the game. 

According to Caesar Sportsbook, the Chiefs are a 1.5 point favorite, meaning Las Vegas is anticipating a close game.

GAME BREAKDOWN:

Chiefs: The Chiefs have one of the most dynamic offenses in the league. They are led by star quarterback (QB), Patrick Mahomes, who is considered to be pioneering a new era for the position. They have a  strong passing game that highlights skill players such as  wide receiver (WR) Tyreek Hill, tight end (TE) Travis Kelce, and WR Sammy Watkins. Furthermore, former Ocean Lakes High School standout, Defensive Lineman Derrick Nnadi is also expected to see playing time in the game. 

49er’s: The 49er’s are quite the opposite, providing an impressive defense that highlights their “front 7” with players such as defensive end (DE) Nick Bosa, DE Dee Ford, defensive tackle (DT) DeForest Buckner, and linebacker (LB) Kwon Alexander. Their team leader is veteran cornerback (CB) Richard Sherman, who recently played in the Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks. Offensively, the 49ers have a strong rushing game with running back (RB) Raheem Mostert, who started the season as a 3rd Stringer. QB Jimmy Garoppolo is clutch when his talents are needed. 

Key match-ups: The marquee match-up is between the opposing quarterbacks Patrick Maholmes and Jimmy Garoppolo. They have both shown great potential so far but being a Super Bowl champion would set one apart. It will also be interesting to see if the Chiefs Offense or the 49ers Defense will overpower the other. 

Final Score: Chiefs- 31 49ers- 20 

The Chiefs 4th quarter comeback made for a thrilling Super Bowl this year. The 49ers dominated the majority of the game but Patrick Maholmes orchestrated a comeback in the last six minutes of the game. A 44-yard touchdown pass to Tyrek Hill was the spark to 21 unanswered points that would give Kansas City the win.

But, it was running back Damien Williams’ late rushing touchdown that sealed the deal. The Chiefs celebrated with a parade last Wednesday back in Kansas City with fans that haven’t seen a Lombardi Trophy in their city in over 50 years.