THE Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in an overtime thriller.
Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs on a game-winning drive in overtime capping it off with a touchdown pass to Mecole Hardman to win the Super Bowl.
Mahomes completed 34 of 46 passes for 333 yards with 2 touchdowns and an interception.
Travis Kelce showed up in the big game once again catching 9 balls for 93 yards including important receptions throughout the 4th quarter and overtime.
Brock Purdy completed 23 of 38 passes for 255 yards and 1 touchdown but it wasn’t enough.
NFL fans have wasted no time in accusing the league of rigging Super Bowl LVIII.
For the third time in five years, the Kansas City Chiefs hoisted the Lombardi Trophy after beating the San Francisco 49ers 25-22.
The seventh longest game in league history, the game was won in overtime thanks to a Patrick Mahomes touchdown pass to Mecole Hardman Jr. This marked the first time a Super Bowl had used their new overtime rules.
The new rules allowed both teams the opportunity to score a touchdown in four fifteen-minute quarters.
Shortly after the game, ESPN’s Adam Schefter took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to remind his followers of something CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus had said earlier in the week.
“The NFL has alerted us that, for the first time ever, we will have a double overtime game (in the Super Bowl),” McManus said on February 6, as per Schefter.
Immediately, fans flocked to the X to claim the game was rigged.
“The perfect script,” wrote one user.
A second said, “Tell me it’s rigged without telling me it’s rigged.”
Meanwhile, ending weeks of speculation, Taylor Swift made it to the 2024 Super Bowl to watch her boyfriend, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, take on the San Francisco 49ers — and celebrate their second consecutive Super Bowl victory.
Swift walked into Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday afternoon, accompanied by her mother, good friend Blake Lively, and rapper Ice Spice, with whom Swift shared a Grammy nomination this year.
The singer sported an all-black ensemble with some silver sparkle — and a red-and-white jacket was slung over her shoulder.
Soon after the win, Swift was down on the field to celebrate with Kelce.
The pop star’s consistent attendance at Kelce’s games over the past few months has become a sort of cultural phenomenon, adding a legion of Swifties to NFL viewership and boosting sales of game tickets, jerseys, memorabilia and streaming subscriptions, as well as the hosting of watch parties, according to LendingTree.
“There are an awful lot of people out there who are more likely to watch the Super Bowl now because the Chiefs are in it and Taylor Swift may be there,” LendingTree analyst Matt Schulz told CBS MoneyWatch last week.
Lucky for those fans, cutaway shots of Swift hugging Lively, covering her mouth during suspenseful moments and cheering on Kelce are already a fixture of this Super Bowl. — Wires.