The Chiefs Take the Super Bowl

Last Sunday, February 2nd, the 54th Super Bowl and the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the NFL happened. After a hard fought battle, the Kansas City Chiefs dominated over the San Francisco 49ers with a final score of 31-20. Throughout the regular season, the 49ers have been successful at preventing opposing teams from coming back from a losing position. However, during Superbowl 54, the Chiefs did just that. Entering the fourth and final quarter of the game, the Chiefs were losing 20-10, but with the help of Super Bowl MVP-winner Partrick Mahomes, the Chiefs scored 3 touchdowns during the final 6 minutes and raised their score to 31. While certainly not as extreme, this Super Bowl was very similar to Superbowl 51, during which the Patriots came back from a 28-3 score in the 4th quarter to win the game. Despite having fumbled two touchdowns during the first half of the game, Mahomes was awarded Super Bowl MVP for his outstanding performance during the final quarter. This decision has sparked controversy on social media, as many Chiefs and 49ers fans alike believe that there were more deserving players of this award. It has become common for the quarterback of the winning team to receive this award, and statistically, Mahomes did deserve this award over his counterpart Damien Williams. Mahomes threw for 286 yards and completed 3 touchdowns (two passing, one rushing), while Williams threw for 133 yards and completed 2 touchdowns (both passing). Mahomes may have had the most influential night of his career. As a second year quarterback, it is already impressive to play in the Superbowl, much less outshine his older and more experienced counterparts. It will be interesting to see where Mahomes’ career takes him, but it is certain that many top teams have their eyes on him. 

Jared Lederman

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