Chiefs cement dynasty status with Super Bowl LVIII victory over 49ers

Ben Arthur

AFC South Reporter

LAS VEGAS — Patrick Mahomes couldn’t contain himself. 

He sprinted to Mecole Hardman in the end zone, jumping to embrace the wide receiver who’d just caught the game-winning touchdown in overtime. Mahomes soon bolted down the sideline, helmet in hand. He then dove to the ground and tumbled, gripping his head in apparent disbelief. 

The game’s MVP was out of breath by the time he got to CBS Sports’ Tracy Wolfson for the on-field postgame interview. 

“So,” she asked, “is it a dynasty now?” 

“Yeah, it’s the start of one,” Mahomes exclaimed, taking long breaths.

It’s undeniable now. 

With their thrilling 25-22 victory Sunday night over the 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium, the Chiefs have won three Super Bowls in a five-year span, including back-to-back seasons. Kansas City is the first organization to repeat as champions since New England did it 20 years ago, and it’s the fourth ever to win three of five, joining Pittsburgh, Dallas and New England, which accomplished the feat twice in non-overlapping periods. 

Really, the Chiefs are starting to transcend football. They haven’t just taken the mantle from the Tom Brady-Bill Belichick era Patriots as the NFL’s king. They’re becoming America’s next great sports dynasty. 

“It’s a little bit surreal,” coach Andy Reid said. ” Back-to-back (Super Bowl titles) is rare for this football team and this organization. I don’t know what a dynasty is. You guys have the thesaurus, so you can figure it out.”

Have Chiefs become a DYNASTY with Super Bowl LVIII victory?

Like all great dynasties, the Chiefs have learned to evolve in a way that maintains their dominance over time. They’ve transformed from an offensive juggernaut in Mahomes’ first few years as the starting quarterback to a club that’s reliant on defense — and gritty and will outlast you. 

Sunday was a testament to that reality. 

Kansas City looked terrible early on…


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