METERWith a raucous concert of whistles, San Francisco 49ers fans welcomed their rival, the Kansas City Chiefs, to the Las Vegas stadium, surrounded by the exceptional quarterback Patrick Mahomes. A shrill concert of whistles also sounded, although from the entire area around the stands. Taylor Swift opposite, the singer, who has recently been a partner of Chiefs pro Travis Kelce, when she first appeared prominently on the football stadium screens. In the end, the shouts of celebration drowned out everything: the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers in the National Football League (NFL) final 25:22 after overtime and won the Super Bowl for the third time in four years.
The 49ers dominated the game for a long time and were the dominant team, especially in the first half. Quarterback Brock Purdy showed off his skills on the second play when he found Kyle Juszcyk with a pinpoint pass. He ran, artistically jumped on an opponent and the stadium went crazy. Then Christian McCaffrey put in a similar performance, run after run, San Francisco He was close to the end zone before the ball suddenly left McCaffrey's arms and the Chiefs recovered it. Greetings from the other side. What a start!
The stroke of genius by the Kansas City defense was followed by a no less impressive performance by the 49ers defense. They repeatedly pressured Mahomes and his teammates, eventually Chase Young and Nick Bosa caught the Chiefs playmaker and took him down. Just one play later, Mahomes crashed painfully into the turf again, this time Randy Gregory grabbed him and it was the 49ers' turn again.
Kansas City was under pressure before halftime
Things happened quickly in this first phase of the game, which had few points but several great moments for both defenses: Trent McDuffie took the ball out of the hands of San Francisco receiver, Deebo Samuel, just in time, preventing the first touchdown of the game. This also happened on the other side when Chiefs pro Isiah Pacheco fumbled just short of the end zone after a precise tackle with Kansas City's first points in sight.
The match needed an offensive highlight. And suddenly that's exactly what happened: San Francisco reached into its bag of tricks and had quarterback Purdy pass to receiver Jauan Jennings, who then didn't run away but threw the ball again. As if pulled on a rope, the ball flew into the hands of his teammate McCaffrey, who was able to run almost unimpeded to the end zone due to the confusion generated. Landing! After an earlier field goal, the score was now 10-0 San Francisco. Kansas City was under a lot of pressure before halftime.
Also before halftime there was a scandal surrounding guest star Taylor Swift. During a break in play, several celebrities appeared on the Las Vegas stadium screens, including actor Leonardi DiCaprio, Martha Stewart and celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. More recently, singer Swift, who had made global news in recent weeks for her relationship with Chiefs pro Kelce, appeared and, after a concert in Tokyo, the capital of Japan, took a private jet to Los Angeles and then to Super Bowl He had traveled through the Nevada desert. When Swift and a companion were spotted, loud boos were heard in the stadium and thousands of the more than 60,000 spectators appeared to join them. Swift and his companion, who emptied their glasses in front of the cameras, were obviously unimpressed, but several members of her entourage looked horrified, some even covering their mouths with their hands. No other star Super Bowl guest experienced such rejection from fans. Then Swift no longer appeared on the stadium screens until the final whistle.