Chiefs tailor swift response to beat 49ers in over-time to claim back-to-back Super Bowls
Kansas City Chiefs 25-22 San Francisco 49ers
Patrick Mahomes threw a three-yard touchdown pass to Mecole Hardman with three seconds left in over-time to give the Kansas City Chiefs a 25-22 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas.
Mahomes guided the Chiefs on a 13-play, 75-yard drive after the 49ers had settled for a field goal on their over-time possession. The victory made Kansas City the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowls since the New England Patriots in the 2003-04 seasons.
Mahomes was 34-of-46 passing for 333 yards, two touchdowns and one interception as the Chiefs won their third Super Bowl in the past five seasons. Two of their victories have come against the 49ers.
Travis Kelce - with his girlfriend Taylor Swift in attendance - caught nine passes for 93 yards and Marquez Valdes-Scantling also caught a touchdown pass for Kansas City. Harrison Butker tied a Super Bowl record with four field goals, including a record 57-yarder just one quarter after San Francisco's Jake Moody set the mark with a 55-yard kick.
Brock Purdy completed 23 of 38 passes for 255 yards and one touchdown for the 49ers. Christian McCaffrey had 160 scrimmage yards (80 rushing, 80 receiving) to go with a touchdown catch while Jauan Jennings threw a touchdown pass (below) and caught another for San Francisco, who last won a Super Bowl in the 1994 season.
Moody kicked a 27-yard field goal with 7:22 left in overtime to give the 49ers a three-point lead.
Moody also booted a 53-yard field goal with 1:53 remaining in regulation to give the 49ers a 19-16 advantage. The Chiefs rallied to force overtime on Butker's 29-yarder with three seconds left.
Steve Christie of the Buffalo Bills set the former long mark with a