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Kansas City Chiefs Become Back-To-Back Champs With Overtime Win In Super Bowl LVIII

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Kansas City Chiefs Become Back-To-Back Champs With Overtime Win In Super Bowl LVIII

After a hard-fought but relatively low-scoring game, the Kansas City Chiefs came away with a 25-22 victory in Sunday’s Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas.

Early plays appeared to favor Kansas City, when a first quarter fumble gave the Chiefs possession of the ball and a bizarre achilles injury took 49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw out of the game.

Dre Greenlaw appeared to injure himself jogging back onto the field pic.twitter.com/p3nwmTUsfO

— NFL on CBS ???? (@NFLonCBS) February 12, 2024

Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce — whose pop star girlfriend Taylor Swift was in attendance with several celebrity pals — raised eyebrows early on when he appeared to body check head coach Andy Reid on the sidelines, apparently upset with Reid’s decision to run a play without him.

Travis Kelce looked less than enthused pic.twitter.com/yncKhjtNl4

— NFL on CBS ???? (@NFLonCBS) February 12, 2024

But a record-setting field goal — 55 yards — put 3 points on the board for San Francisco just after that start of the second quarter. Forty-Niners kicker Jake Moody bested the previous Super Bowl record of 54 yards.

Jake Moody made a Super Bowl-record 55-yard field goal just 12 seconds into the second quarter to put the San Francisco 49ers on top 3-0. Buffalo’s Steve Christie held the record with a 54-yarder against Dallas in Super Bowl 28.

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— The Associated Press (@AP) February 12, 2024

A touchdown moved the needle even further in favor of San Francisco when the ball landed in running back Christian McCaffrey’s hands and he made a break for the end zone.

Pulled a magic trick in Vegas!#SBLVIII on CBS#FTTB pic.twitter.com/WBF0V073SN

— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) February 12, 2024

The Chiefs put their first points on the board thanks to kicker Harrison Butker, whose 57-yard field goal was the longest in Super Bowl history — knocking out the record San Francisco’s Moody had set just minutes earlier.

Harrison Butker from 57!!!! pic.twitter.com/gixwWVDEqP

— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) February 12, 2024

A Chiefs touchdown followed with just a few minutes to go in the third quarter, giving Kansas City a 13-10 lead.

WE HAVE THE LEAD.

WE REPEAT, WE HAVE THE LEAD!!! pic.twitter.com/7ZCATsbTTk

— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) February 12, 2024

The lead changed hands again just two minutes into the 4th quarter, as the 49ers made one more trip into the end zone.

Have a day, JJ.

???? CBS#FTTB x #SBLVIII pic.twitter.com/gYpqnh4CEC

— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) February 12, 2024

Kansas City tied the score 16-16 with another field goal from Butker just over halfway through the fourth quarter.

Butker ties it up! pic.twitter.com/pSffgJvfSP

— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) February 12, 2024

And with less than two minutes to go, Moody answered back: 19-16.

JAKE MOODY BURIES THE FG pic.twitter.com/3eJDlFmVsK

— NFL on CBS ???? (@NFLonCBS) February 12, 2024

Kansas City tied the score 19-19 with another field goal — with just a few seconds left on the clock.

THE KICK IS GOOD! pic.twitter.com/CbGBi1ZTMH

— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) February 12, 2024

And for the second time in Super Bowl history — the first time under the league’s newly-adopted overtime regulations — the game went into overtime.

Overtime Rules for #SBLVIII:@NFL postseason overtime rules were updated in 2022 to allow each team an opportunity to possess the ball.

Full rules available here: https://t.co/B4SCLVtNL2 pic.twitter.com/RpWtoNqlzb

— NFL Football Operations (@NFLFootballOps) February 12, 2024

The 49ers tipped the scales with a 27-yard field goal from Moody, bringing the score to 22-19.

#49ers unable to cash in that drive with a touchdown but they do get a 27-yard field goal from Jake Moody.

Niners lead it 22-19 with 7:22 left in overtime. A stop wins a Super Bowl.

— Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) February 12, 2024

The Chiefs returned fire with a touchdown, earning the title of back-to-back Super Bowl champions.

THE CHIEFS ARE BACK-TO-BACK SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS! pic.twitter.com/ZzfhTyUXg9

— NFL (@NFL) February 12, 2024

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