Kansas City Chiefs Become Back-To-Back Champs With Overtime Win In Super Bowl LVIII
Kansas City Chiefs' players huddle during Super Bowl LVIII between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, February 11, 2024. (Photo by Patrick T. Fallon / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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