Patrick Mahomes saved the best for last, leading the Kansas City Chiefs to a come-from-behind 31-20 win over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV on Sunday in Miami.
After his team fell behind 20-10, Mahomes led the Chiefs on three fourth quarter touchdown drives that gave Kansas City its first Super Bowl title in 50 years. He was selected MVP of the game.
“We never lost faith,” Mahomes told the Associated Press. “That’s the biggest thing. Everybody on this team, no one had their head down. We believed in each other. That’s what we preached all year long.”
Mahomes threw two interceptions as Kansas City looked overpowered by the Niner defense. But he ended up completing 26 of 42 passes for 296 yards and two scores. Also, he ran for 29 yards and one touchdown.
His efforts were supplemented by Damien Williams, who carried 17 times for 104 yards and one score.
San Francisco’s Jimmy Garoppolo was nearly flawless for three quarters. But he was intercepted twice and finished with 20 completions in 31 passing attempts and one TD. Raheem Mostert provided most of the ground attack for SF with 58 yards and one TD in 12 carries.
The Chiefs finished the season with a 15-4 overall record, as did the 49ers.