Chiefs win second Super Bowl in franchise history


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Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes II takes the field during a game against the Denver Broncos on Dec. 31, 2017. The Chiefs won the game 27-24.

Matthew Szymanowski, Deputy Sports Editor

It took 50 years, but the Chiefs are finally back on top of the football world after their 31-20 victory over the 49ers.

After claiming the No. 2 seed in the playoffs, they had two double-digit comebacks against the Texans and Titans to get into the Super Bowl.

Led by star quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs fought right with the 49ers early in the game. They each scored a touchdown and a field goal in the first half, leaving the game tied at 10 going into the second half.

San Francisco came flying out of the gates in the second half.

They kicked a field goal to take the lead, then forced Mahomes to throw an interception.

The 49ers scored a touchdown on the ensuing drive, then forced Mahomes to throw another interception.

The Chiefs did not back down though and fought back in the fourth quarter.

With a little over six minutes remaining in the game, Mahomes found Travis Kelce in the endzone to cut the lead to only three points.

Following the 49ers three-and-out, Mahomes led the Chiefs down the field for another touchdown to take a 24-20 lead.

San Francisco tried to get something going but was stopped with a little over a minute to go.

The Chiefs got the ball back and scored another touchdown on the 38-yard run by Damien Williams.

The Chiefs won the Super Bowl by a final score of 31-20 for their second in franchise history.

Head coach Andy Reid won his first Super Bowl in his 21-year coaching tenure, and Mahomes was named Super Bowl MVP.

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