Super Bowl 58 analysis: Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs are inevitable. So was 49ers’ heartbreak

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PATRICK MAHOMES AND THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

Everything was going wrong. Patrick Mahomes had been picked off, ending the third-longest interception-free streak in playoff history. Travis Kelce had thrown a shocking tantrum aimed at Andy Reid. Isiah Pacheco had fumbled away their best opportunity. The offensive line was overwhelmed.

Then came Mahomes. Then came Kelce. Then — for the second straight year and third time in five years — came a Super Bowl title for the Kansas City Chiefs. Mahomes found Mecole Hardman in overtime to walk off the 49ers, 25-22, in yet another remarkable comeback for a quarterback and team that seem inevitable.

They’re the first back-to-back champions since the 2003-04 Patriots, and these Chiefs have dynasty written all over them, much like those Patriots did.

It certainly wasn’t easy. Through their first nine drives, the Chiefs only had six points. On their final four, they had 19 — two touchdowns, two field goals. As…


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Publish date : 2024-02-12 14:01:50

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