Super Bowl LIV: Mahomes leads Chiefs to late comeback win over 49ers

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Down 20-10 heading into the final 15 minutes, the Kansas City Chiefs scored 21 unanswered points midway through the fourth quarter to take a 31-20 Super Bowl LIV victory over the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday night, at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

With the win, the Chiefs captured their second title in franchise history and became the first team ever to record three comeback victories in the postseason.

After a slow start through the first three quarters, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes rallied Kansas City back with two touchdowns in the fourth period to give the Chiefs a lead. The Super Bowl’s MVP winner, the youngest in NFL history (24-years-old, finished 26-of-42 for 286 yards, two touchdowns and a rushing TD in the win.

For a team not known for their run game, Kansas City received a tremendous boost from running back Damien Williams — who registered 104 rushing yards on 17 carries, to go along with one touchdown.

Chiefs Andy Reid, 61, won his first Super Bowl ring as a head coach since being hired by Philadelphia in 1999. The Eagles lost in their only trip to the big game after the 2004 season.

San Francisco had nothing left in the fourth quarter, and its coach, Kyle Shanahan saw yet another late-game meltdown by his team. Jimmy Garoppolo ended the game with 219 passing yards, one TD while going 20-for-31 out of the pocket.

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