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Superbowl LVIII

The Chiefs’ Walk-Off Win
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Desmond McCue
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“Mahomes flings it. Hartman! Jackpot! Kansas City!” said Jim Nantz, Superbowl commentator, during the Chiefs’ walk-off win of Superbowl LVIII.

Their walk-off win happened during the second-ever Super Bowl overtime, putting a brutal end to the 49ers after their 5-and-a-half-month-long season.

Coming into the Super Bowl, the Kansas City Chiefs have started to look like a dynasty, and the 49ers like a powerhouse. The Chiefs, led by Patrick Mahomes, have been to the past 6 AFC championships and are 2-1 in Super Bowls. The 49ers have finally gotten out of the NFC championship and

The first quarter started with the 49ers driving until a CMC fumble. After his fumble, the rest of the quarter was a defense slugfest with no points being scored. However with under a minute left, Brock Purdy threw a laser to Ray-Ray McCloud to get them in the red zone.

2nd quarter: To begin the 2nd quarter, Jake Moody, the 49ers kicker, hit a 55-yard field goal, the longest in Super Bowl history to make the game 3-0. After a 50-something-yard pass to Mecole Hartman, the Chiefs were set up in the red zone. Isiah Pacheco then fumbled away their great field position. Later on, the 49ers ran a trick play that looked like a disaster but turned into a 21-yard CMC Td. The Chiefs then drove the field and hit a field goal with 20 seconds left to make the score 10-3

3rd quarter: After a half-time show headlined by Usher, Patrick Mahomes threw an interception on the first drive of the second half. However, the 49ers did nothing with it and the Chiefs drove down to set up a 57-yard field goal. That field was hit by Harrison Butker, who broke the longest Super Bowl field that was set earlier that game to make the game 10-6. Later on, the Chiefs punted and the 49ers fumbled the return away to set up the Chiefs at their own 17-yard line. The very next play Patrick threw a touchdown to Marques Valdez-Scantlin to take a 13-10 lead.

4th quarter: Right after the start of the 4th game, Jauan Jennings punched a touchdown but crucially, the extra point got blocked which only gave the 49ers a 16-13 lead. The Chiefs then proceeded to tie up with a field and a 49ers field goal followed that. Then with 4 minutes left, Patrick Mahomes did what he did best, drove down the field at the end of the game. That drive down resulted in a chip shot field goal to tie the game and send it into overtime.

Overtime: This was the 2nd ever Super Bowl to enter overtime, this time with new rules, where the most important change was that overtime was not sudden death anymore. Because of this no more sudden death, the Chiefs got the ball after the 49ers drove down and kicked a field goal. During this drive, Patrick Mahomes proved why he is in the greatest of all-time conversation, by driving down the field. From the 3-yard line, Mahomes took the snap looked to his right, threw, and boom! Mecole Hartman touchdown, a touchdown so exhilarating that he “blacked out” after he caught it, said Mecole Hartman in his post-game interview.

With their third win in four years, the Kansas City Cheifs have now cemented themselves as a dynasty. Patrick Mahomes is now making an argument for being the greatest of all time with his 3 Super Bowl wins and MVPs, and Andy Reid as an all-time coach, maybe even the top coach of all time.

For the 49ers, this is a brutal loss that has given the team some negative implications. With the loss in the Super Bowl, Brock Purdy now looks like a non-elite quarterback, and Kyle Shannan, 49ers head coach, can’t win the big game. Kyle Shanahan has now choked away both Super Bowls that went into overtime.

In conclusion, despite a slow start, this was still a fun exciting Super Bowl with an excellent end. An ending so good that many people jumped out of their seats, some out of excitement, some out of anger.

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Desmond McCue, Staff/Sports Writer
Hi, my name is Desmond McCue, and I am a writer for The Chomp. I am a freshman, and my hobbies consist of playing the guitar, listening to music, and playing sports. I am also thinking of joining either the Gateway baseball team or golf team come spring.
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