Chiefs rally in the end to win Super Bowl LIV


Courtesy of The Los Angeles Times

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes (left) and safety Tyrann Mathieu celebrate their Super Bowl LIV victory after their last victory in 1970.

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 at Super Bowl LIV at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL on Feb. 2.

The big game was a fight to the finish as both teams showcased great defense and offense. The 49ers came in blazing, scoring 20 points in the first three quarters, making it seem as if the Chiefs’ 50 year drought without a Super Bowl would continue.

That was until the fourth quarter that Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes would lead his team to one of the greatest comebacks since the New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons at Super Bowl LI, as the Chiefs went from 10-20 to a 31-20 victory over the 49ers.

The game was a back and forth battle for the Vince Lombardi trophy and was an exciting, fast-paced game that was deemed better than last year’s Super Bowl.

Senior History major Zeke Rodriguez thought the 49ers had it before the fourth quarter.

“I really thought the Niners were going to come out with the win,” said Rodriguez. “Just those last plays with Mahomes was badass on any given Sunday.”

49ers’ head coach Kyle Shanahan was previously the offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons when they made Super Bowl LIV, though some pointed to their loss to that.

“Mahomes had the third down conversions,” said Rodriguez. “The KC defense stepped up and put pressure on (Jimmy) Garoppolo. … With that last series, they took off and sacked him in the fourth quarter and that set it up for them there.”

Rodriguez just wanted to watch a good football game as his team the Dallas Cowboys were eliminated this season, and he says that he’s optimistic about new head coach Mike McCarthy.

Senior Music Education major Alex Arizmendi felt the whole Shanahan theory wasn’t a factor in the 49ers coming up short in the big game.

“I think that’s just superstition,” said Arizmendi. “Coaching wise, I think they did a good job stopping. It was the fourth quarter with that option pass where Mahomes rolled out and had that option where no one could stop that guy.”

Although Arizmendi went for the 49ers to win the big game, he got what he was hoping for and that was a memorable match up.

“I went for the Niners, but either team winning would have been fine,” said Arizmendi. “It was an exciting game, and that is what I wanted.”