MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — On the last game of the NFL's 100th season, Patrick Mahomes led a comeback for the ages. He led the Kansas City Chiefs to three touchdowns over the final 6 minutes, 13 seconds to lift them to a 31-20 victory over San Francisco in the Super Bowl.
It was a record-setting night for the Chiefs. They are the first team to overcome three double-digit deficits in the playoffs to win. And they won all three games by double digits.
This one was the most dramatic. San Francisco led 20-10 late in the third quarter and the Chiefs were having trouble moving. It all changed when Mahomes hit Tyreek Hill for a 44-yard gain to set up a touchdown. Not five minutes later, the Chiefs were pulling away - and bringing the first title back to KC in 50 years.
- It took the Chiefs five full decades to bring the Lombardi Trophy back to Kansas City. They don't intend to wait that long again.
With confetti still swirling and their thrilling Super Bowl triumph over the San Francisco 49ers mere minutes old, most of the Chiefs were already talking about next season. They got a taste of reaching the AFC title game last season and it drove them to make it back this season. And now that they've had a taste of winning the championship, the organization's mindset is quite simple: Why stop at just one?
Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones says “Next year we're coming back. We're coming back for a repeat."
And coach Andy Reid adds: “I'm really excited about it. You get one, you want to get another.”
- The Kansas City Chiefs are celebrating their Super Bowl win with a parade. “The Chiefs Kingdom Champions Parade" is set for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Officials announced the celebration Sunday night, shortly after the Chiefs defeated San Francisco 31-20. The festivities will include a victory rally at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, about 1:30 p.m., shortly after the parade ends. Details about the parade already had been leaking out in advance, as the city put generators in place near the site of the rally and businesses in the area made plans to close or operate on a reduced schedule.
KMTV will broadcast the victory parade in Kansas City on Wednesday, starting at 11:30 am.
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