Relive the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl LIV victory

Super Bowl LIV was one for the ages, and we’ve got the live game recap to go with it.

Have a look at how the Kansas City Chiefs won their first Super Bowl in 50 years.


After winning the toss, the Niners elect to give the ball to the Chiefs first. And it proves to be a good decision, as Kansas City immediately goes 3-and-out on its first possession, punting with 14:05 to go in the quarter.

On its first possession, San Francisco brings out the entire playbook in quickly making its way into Kansas City territory.

After a 10-play, 62-yard drive – one that included three first downs – SF fails to get into the endzone and settles for a 38-yard Robbie Gould field goal with 7:57 left in the quarter.

The Niners lead, 3-0.

The Chiefs begin their next possession at the SF 25-yard line, and their biggest play early in the drive is a scamper by running back Damien Williams, not a throw by superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

After driving down to the Niners’ 5-yard line, facing a 4th-and-1, Andy Reid decides to go for it.

And the Chiefs convert, ending up at the SF 1-yard line.

Two plays later, Mahomes scores on an option keeper with 31 seconds left in the quarter, and KC leads, 7-3.

San Francisco begins its next possession on the KC 25-yard line, and squeezes in one play, an 18-yard pass from quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to receiver Emmanuel Sanders.

At the end of the first quarter, Kansas City leads, 7-3.



To begin the second frame, we have our first turnover of the game, an interception by cornerback Bashaud Breeland at the KC 48-yard line.

After moving the ball to the SF 19-yard line, the Chiefs face another 4th-and-1, and once again, Reid decides to go for it and converts.

But three plays later, the Niners defense holds, forcing the Chiefs to kick a 31-yard field goal.

KC now leads, 10-3, with 9:32 left in the first half.

The Niners begin their next possession from their own 20-yard line, and this drive, they are focusing on the run.

And after pounding the ball on four of the first six plays of the drive, Garoppolo finds fullback Kyle Juszczyk for a 15-yard touchdown to cap a 7-play, 80-yard drive.

The score is now 10-10 with 5:05 left in the first half, and Kansas City begins its next drive at their own 19-yard line.

After an 8-play drive, the Chiefs land at their own 49-yard line, but are forced to punt.

It’s Niners’ ball with 59 seconds left at their own 25-yard line, and they seem to be playing it safe. But with 14 seconds left, Garoppolo goes deep down the right sideline to tight end George Kittle for 42 yards, well into KC territory.

But it’s called back for offensive pass interference, most likely taking points off the board for San Francisco.

Niners head coach Kyle Shanahan – albeit unhappily – lets the clock run out and we go into halftime of Super Bowl LIV tied.



The second half of Super Bowl LIV is underway!

The Niners receive the ball and begin their first drive of the third quarter at their own 16-yard line.

After a 9-play, 60-yard drive, the Niners settle for a 42-yard field goal from Robbie Gould.

There is 9:29 left in the third quarter and SF leads, 13-10.

The Chiefs begin their first possession of the second half at their own 9-yard line and Mahomes has them moving.

Then, Joey Bosa happens.

Then, on the next play, Fred Warner happens.

Each quarterback now has a pick in the game.

It’s San Francisco’s ball at their own 45-yard line.

This drive is all about Garoppolo. He is carving up the Kansas City defense with passes across the middle, finding receiver Deebo Samuel repeatedly.

Garoppolo is 3-for-4 for 52 yards on the drive, before running back Raheem Mostert punches it in on a 1-yard touchdown run.

The Niners lead, 20-10, with 2:35 left in the third quarter.

The ball goes back to the Chiefs and they begin their next drive on their own 25-yard line.

Kansas City converts two third downs to finish the third quarter, and the Chiefs will begin the fourth quarter at their own 46-yard line.

The Niners still lead, 20-10.



Mahomes has the Chiefs on the move, taking Kansas City down to the Niners’ 23-yard line with a 13-yard scramble.

But on the next play, he throws behind receiver Tyreek Hill and it ends in Mahomes’ second interception of the day.

It’s San Francisco’s ball at their own 20-yard line with 11:57 left in the game.

After converting one first down, San Francisco gives the ball back to Kansas City after only five plays.

The Niners punt and Kansas City will begin their next drive at their own 17-yard line with 8:53 left in the game, still trailing, 20-10.

After finding themselves in a 3rd-and-15 situation at their own 35-yard line, Mahomes unleashes a 44-yard bomb to Hill to enter San Francisco territory.

Three plays later, Niners’ safety Tarvarius Moore is called for pass interference on Chiefs’ tight end Travis Kelce in the endzone, putting the ball on the 1-yard line for Kansas City.

On the very next play, it’s Mahomes to Kelce for the touchdown.

San Francisco now leads 20-17 with 6:13 left in Super Bowl LIV.

The Niners begin their next possession on their own 20-yard line.

And it’s an immediate 3-and-out.

Kansas City starts its next drive at its own 35-yard line with 5:10 left in the game, and it’s all Mahomes at this point.

He finishes the 7-play drive going 6-for-6 for 60 yards and a touchdown.

The Chiefs lead, 24-20, with 2:44 left in Super Bowl LIV.

San Francisco begins their next drive at their own 15-yard line, and the Niners start with a big run from Mostert.

The Niners can only muster 27 yards on 7 plays, however, and it’s a turnover on downs. Kansas City takes over at the San Francisco 42-yard line.

Two plays later, Chiefs running back Damien Williams scurries up the sideline for 38 yards and a touchdown.

Kansas City leads, 31-20, with 1:12 left.

San Francisco throws an incomplete pass on first down of their next possession and then Garoppolo is picked off by cornerback Kendall Fuller on second down, Garoppolo’s second interception of the day.

The Chiefs are taking a knee, Reid gets his Gatorade bath, and the Kansas City Chiefs have won Super Bowl LIV, after trailing by 10 points entering the fourth quarter.