When one of the best defenses in the NFL in the San Francisco 49ers takes on one of the most explosive offenses in the league in the Kansas City Chiefs at Super Bowl LIV, something’s gotta give. 

Despite the best efforts of the 49ers’ vaunted defensive line throughout the game, Patrick Mahomes remained resilient under constant duress, and managed to do just enough to stay within striking distance before leading the Chiefs to their first lead in the fourth quarter since they were up 7-3. 

Mahomes threw two interceptions for the first time since Week 11 of the 2018 season. 

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The @49ers get an interception of their own!@Fred_Warner comes up with the takeaway.

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ANOTHER PICK FOR THE @49ERS DEFENSE!

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Down by 10, the Chiefs were in familiar territory, a deficit they have had to overcome in every single playoff game. When it mattered most, Mahomes turned on that Mahomes magic and the Kansas City Chiefs were able to clinch a win. It's been 50 years since the team has won a Super Bowl. 

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On 3rd & 15... @PatrickMahomes to @Cheetah! 😱

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.@SammyWatkins down the sideline!

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The 49ers’ struggles to maintain their double-digit point lead in the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LIV harkened back to the last time their head coach Kyle Shanahan was tasked with holding down a 19-point lead against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI. At the time, he was an offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons.

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Teams are 29-3 in the Super Bowl when leading by 10+ points through three quarters.

Kyle Shanahan has coached in two of those losses (Super Bowls LI and LIV).

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The final score was 31-20. Mahomes was named the Super Bowl LIV MVP after passing for 286 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions, along with 29 rushing yards and a touchdown.

Check out some reactions to Kansas City’s win below.

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THE CHIEFS DID IT!

SUPER BOWL CHAMPS!! 🔥🏆

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WE DID IT!!!!

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The magic moment that sealed the win for the Chiefs!

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CHIEFS TAKE THE LEAD! 🔥

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CHIEFS AINT DEAD!

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Mina Kimes
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Andy Reid is one of the greatest coaches in NFL history, and I’m really happy that everyone will have to acknowlwdge that now.

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Stephen A Smith
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Happy for my man, Coach Andy Reid. Congratulations!

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Shea Serrano
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THE CHIEFS WERE DOWN BY 10 POINTS IN THE FOURTH QUARTER AND PATRICK MAHOMES WHO IS ONLY IN HIS SECOND YEAR AS A STARTER REALLY WAS LIKE "NAH F*** THIS" AND THEN PUT THE CHIEFS ON A 21-0 RUN TO WIN THEM THEIR FIRST SUPER BOWL IN 50 YEARS WHAT A GODDAMN STUD

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THE CHIEFS HAVE DONE IT!

KC wins their first ring in 50 years thanks to an epic 4th quarter comeback!

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