As of last Sunday there is no more football left to be played. (Unless you’re excited about the XFL reboot happening Saturday.) The Kansas City Chiefs won their first Super Bowl in 50 years, and it couldn’t have come in more of an epic fashion. Scoring 21 unanswered points in the 4th quarter and never looking back.
We were able to witness Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid win his first Super Bowl as a head coach, which has been a long time coming.
Texas native quarterback Patrick Mahomes was able to win a league MVP, a Super Bowl ring, and Super Bowl MVP in just three seasons in the league.
What was an evenly matched first half wasn’t the case in the second half. The San Francisco 49ers controlled the third quarter by shutting down the explosive offense of the chiefs, but Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs made some adjustments and had other plans for the 4th quarter.
Mahomes was facing pressure all night from the 49ers front seven all game, but stepped up to the pressure late in the 4th quarter by scoring two touchdown to elevate them to a 31-20 victory over the 49ers.
Now you and I are probably thinking the same thing. How did the 49ers not score at all in the 4th quarter and what happened to that amazing defense they were playing all year. Well it started with questionable play calling by Head Coach Kyle Shanahan on the offensive side of the ball.
Shanahan is already known for not finishing games as he infamously blew a 28-3 lead in Super Bowl LI against the New England Patriots. On Sunday they should have run the ball more instead of throwing the ball 13 times and only running it twice. Jimmy G is a good quarterback, but why not take some pressure off of his shoulders and run the ball to milk out some clock.
Now not everything should fall onto Shanahan, but the defensive coordinator deserves some blame too. He shouldn’t allow them to give up 21 points in the fourth quarter. His players were already starting to get gassed because of the speed of the Chief’s receiving core and they gave up big plays on third and fourth down early and late in the game.
Now overall it was a great Super Bowl and viewership can back that up as it was the 10th most watched Super Bowl in history. Expect Kansas City to be back in the Super Bowl next year and to become the next NFL dynasty.