The Super Bowl: Recap


Brandon Chan, Staff Writer

On Feb. 2, 2020, Super Bowl LIV was played in Miami, Florida. The two teams that were participating in this game were the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. The Kansas City Chiefs were the slight favorite going into this game. People also expected the total score to be very high as well. At the end of a very close game, the Kansas City Chiefs pulled ahead with a big win of 31-20.

The San Francisco 49ers won the coin toss and elected to defer. This meant the Kansas City Chiefs would start with the football. On the Chiefs’ first drive, they went three-and-out, meaning they didn’t convert one first down. On the 49ers’ first drive, they ran the ball down the field and kicked a field goal. This drive took six minutes, which is a very long drive for a field goal. On the ensuing Chiefs drive, Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs’ quarterback, led his team down the field to score a touchdown. At the end of the first quarter, the score was 7-3, with the Chiefs leading.

At the beginning of the second quarter, Jimmy Garoppolo threw an interception that immediately led to a Chiefs field goal. However, on the next 49ers possession, Jimmy Garoppolo threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Juszczyk. Going into halftime, the score was 10-10.

In the third quarter, it was all 49ers. They started with the ball and once again, they ran the ball down the field to kick a field goal. The Chiefs started falling apart in the third quarter, which allowed the 49ers to score another touchdown. This time, it was Raheem Mostert rushing for a touchdown. 

By the start of the fourth quarter, it looked like the Kansas City Chiefs’ great season would end in defeat. However, when you have the best player in the NFL, the game is never over. With about seven minutes remaining, Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs down the field and scored a touchdown. The score was now 20-17. Inexplicably, the 49ers gave the ball right back because they decided not to run the football, something that has worked for them all season. 

Patrick Mahomes once again led them down the field, and they scored another touchdown. With two minutes remaining, the 49ers were down 24-20. Jimmy Garoppolo threw another interception that sealed the game. Damien Williams ran for another Chiefs touchdown. The Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl 31-20.