Super Bowl 54: Red Kingdom Wins after 50 Year Drought

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After a long and hard fought season, the biggest stage of the game came down to the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs. The game started off with the 49ers scoring first, as they were able to get a field goal to start off the game. Then Kansas City came out and put up their first touchdown of the game. At the end of the first quarter the score was 7-3 in favor of Kansas City.

 

The next quarter would show somewhat of the same thing. The 49ers would score a touchdown. The Chiefs would kick a field goal. This would give us a 10-10 tie going into half time.

 

The next quarter would be a huge one for the 49ers as they would go and put on 10 unanswered points. This would give them a huge 20-10 lead going into the 4th quarter.

 

The 4th quarter though is where the Kansas City Chiefs would really shine, as they would end up scoring 21 points in a great comeback to give the Chiefs their second Super Bowl victory.

 

Patrick Mahomes had a great game throwing for 26 of 42 passing attempts for 286 yards. He would also win the MVP of the Super Bowl. Mahomes has been amazing for the Chiefs in recent years. At just the age of 24, Mahomes has already been a Super Bowl Champion, Super Bowl MVP, NFL MVP, 2x Pro Bowler, NFL Offensive Player of the Year, First Team All-Pro, NFL Passing Touchdowns Leader, and much more throughout college and high school. Mahomes has already had a very promising start to his NFL career and is already said to be the next great one.

 

One great thing to come from this Super Bowl is to see Andy Reid finally get his ring as a head coach. Reid is considered to be one of the top coaches to ever coach the sport of football, but only was able to get one ring. He won his first Super Bowl as an assistant coach for the Green Bay Packers when they won it all in 1997. But until the Reid never got one of his own. He spent 13 years with the Philadelphia Eagles and never won big with them. He is now in his seventh year with the Chiefs and with the help of Patrick Mahomes can finally call himself a Super Bowl Champion. After being named Coach of the Year as well as now winning a Super Bowl as a head coach, we could possibly see coach Andy Reid make his way to Canton into the Hall of Fame.

 

After 50 years the Chiefs had finally won a Super Bowl. The last one that they won was IV. The MVP of that game was quarterback Len Dawson. Dawson used to be the Chiefs Single Season Passing touchdown holder until none other than Patrick Mahomes came and broke it. Although he isn’t the greatest Chiefs quarterback any more, he still had a pretty amazing career. He was a Super Bowl Champion, Super Bowl MVP, a Pro Bowler, NFL Man of the Year, 3x AFL Champion, 6x AFL All Star, AFL MVP, AFL All Time Team, Chiefs Hall of Famer, Number 16 Retired by the Chiefs, and 1987 Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee.

 

That last Super Bowl that the Chiefs were in wasn’t even called the Super Bowl at that point. It was still called and was the final AFL-NFL World Championship Game. This was actually a huge game, not just for the AFL to win again against the NFL but this game would help shape the league that we know today.  After this win for the Chiefs, the NFL merger that we have to bring the leagues together. After the Chiefs won 23-7 and only held the Vikings to only 67 rushing yards as well as making them give up three interceptions, things finally worked out and the league was born.

 

Without those games we wouldn’t have the great American NFL that we have today. Without those old games we wouldn’t have seen Malcom Butler have one of the greatest interceptions ever in Super Bowl XLIX, or see Dwight Clark make “The Catch” in the 1981 NFC Championship Game. These plays and players brought up this great history of the NFL. The original teams like the Kansas City Chiefs who went on this 50 year drought are what make this game so special. After 100 years of the leagues existence, this league has become something truly special. Without all of the struggle and pain, us as a country and for the sport itself would not have the stories of heroes like Pat Tillman and Alejandro Villanueva who spent time in the gridiron as well as serving for our country. This game of football has become something that millions of kids dream about playing in some day. Without those old games those kids would never have those dreams.

 

The following are all of the players who played a key role during the Super Bowl:

Kansas City Chiefs Key Players:

Offense:

QB: Patrick Mahomes

HB: Damien Williams

HB: LeSean McCoy

FB: Anthony Sherman

TE: Travis Kelce

WR: Tyreek Hill

WR: Sammy Watkins

WR: Demarcus Robinson

WR: Mecole Hardman 

LT: Eric Fisher
LG: Stefen Wisniewski
C: Austin Reiter
RG: Laurent Duvernay-Tardif

RT: Mitchell Schwartz

 

Defense:
LE: Terrell Suggs

DT: Chris Jones

DT: Derrick Nnadi

RE: Frank Clark

LB: Damien Wilson

LB: Anthony Hitchens

LB: Reggie Ragland

CB: Kendall Fuller

CB: Bashaud Breeland

CB: Chavarius Ward

CB: Morris Claiborne

FS: Daniel Sorensen

SS: Tyrann Mathieu

 

Special Teams:
P: Dustin Colquitt

K: Harrison Butker

KR: Mecole Hardman

PR: Tyreek Hill

 

San Francisco 49ers Key Players:

Offense:

QB: Jimmy Garoppolo

HB: Rasheem Mostert

HB: Matt Brieda

FB: Kyle Juszczyk

TE: George Kittle

WR:Debo Samuel

WR: Emmanuel Sanders

WR: Kendrick Bourne

WR: Dante Pettis

LT: Joe Stanley
LG: Laken Tomlinson
C: Ben Garland
RG: Mike Person

RT: Mike McGlinchey

 

Defense:
LE: Arik Armstead 

DT: Sheldon Day 

DT: DeForest Buckner

RE: Nick Bosa

LB: Kwon Alexander

LB: Fred Warner

LB: Dre Greenlaw

CB: Richard Sherman 

CB: Ahkello Witherspoon

CB: K’Waun Williams

CB: Dontae Johnson

FS: Jimmie Ward

SS: Jaquiski Tartt

 

Special Teams:
P: Mitch Wishnowsky

K: Robbie Gould 

KR: Richie James

PR: Dante Pettis

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