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Kansas City Chiefs reign supreme

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The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 11, to claim Super Bowl LVIII and back-to-back titles.

The 2024 NFL season has come to an end with fans still rooting for the San Francisco 49ers or being genuinely happy or begrudgingly happy for the 2024 Super Bowl champions, the Kansas City Chiefs. 

It all started with Reba McEntire giving her rendition of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner.’ Shortly after, the Chiefs kicked off the game after winning the coin toss. Throughout the first quarter both teams showed their strength within their defense. The first quarter concluded with a 0-0 score, the first scoreless first quarter in five years.  

The second quarter started strong after 49ers Jake Moody kicked a 55-yard field goal giving San Francisco the lead 3-0. The field goal was marked the longest field goal in Super Bowl history, breaking the record of 54 yards.  

Then, in the second quarter, Kansas City Chiefs cornerback L’Jarius Sneed, lashed out on 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk, punching him. Despite the chaos, 49ers running back star Christian McCaffrey made a touchdown, furthering San Francisco’s lead 

After the 49ers successfully landed the touchdown, the Chiefs responded back with a field goal from Harrison Butker. The second quarter ended with San Francisco in the lead, 10-3.  

The electric halftime show presented by Usher gave fans and viewers a performance packed with dancing, skating and high energy. Usher brought out special guests Alicia Keys, H.E.R., Lil Jon and Ludacris. A surprise music drop from Beyonce also sent fans in a frenzy. 

The third quarter started with a bang after Butker broke Moodys’ previous record from the first half. Butker broke the record with a 57-yard field goal. Bringing the score to 10-6, San Francisco still took the lead.  

As the third quarter proceeded, the Chiefs managed to apply more force after recovering from their own punt. Chiefs wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling caught a touchdown after quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw the ball to him, giving the Chiefs the lead 13-10.   

Moments into the fourth quarter, 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy threw a touchdown caught by wide receiver Jauan Jennings.  The Chiefs blocked the field goal and San Francisco once again took the lead 16-13. 

Jake Moody then made yet another field goal with 49ers still leading 19-16. With less than two minutes to go in the fourth quarter, tension began to build up as to who will claim victory. The Kansas City Chiefs later clapped back with a field goal, tying the game 19-19.  

For the second time in NFL history, the game went into overtime. The match intensified as the 49ers’ won the coin toss, allowing them to possess the ball in hopes of ending the game with a final score.  

The game concluded with Chiefs’ wide receiver Mecole Hardman Jr. obtaining the winning touchdown. The Kansas City Chiefs claimed victory, ending the battle 25-22. The Chiefs are Super Bowl champions for the second consecutive year. 

Fans blew up with excitement over the Chiefs victory while the 49ers left Vegas defeated. After the classic entertainment of the commercials and halftime show, Super Bowl LVIII will go down in history as Kansas City once again reigns supreme

Marco Hinojosa is the audience and engagement editor and may be reached at [email protected] 

 

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Marco Hinojosa
Marco Hinojosa, Audience and Engagement
Marco Hinojosa is the audience and engagement editor for The Prospector. He is a junior at the University of Texas at El Paso majoring multimedia journalism with a minor in criminal justice. He plans to broaden his horizons as a journalist and work for a major broadcast company.
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