Patrick Mahomes pulls off fantastic finish as Chiefs win Super Bowl LVIII in OT

Ralph Vacchiano

NFC East Reporter

LAS VEGAS — Patrick Mahomes was frustrated, harassed, and mostly shut down by the San Francisco 49ers for the first 58 minutes of Super Bowl LVIII. But all he needed was a few more minutes to remind everyone why he might end up as the greatest quarterback of all time.

Mahomes put together one of the most spectacular finishes in Super Bowl history on Sunday night, leading the Kansas City Chiefs on a game-tying field goal drive in the final two minutes of regulation, and then a game-winning drive on their first possession of overtime. And when he hit Mecole Hardman with a 3-yard touchdown with three seconds left, the Chiefs had won Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium, 25-22.

Mahomes was spectacular at the end. He was 5-of-8 for 57 yards on the game-tying drive and then 8-of-8 for 42 yards on the game-winning drive. He also kept the drive alive by rushing 8 yards for a first down on fourth-and-1 and then 19 yards on a third-and-1 that got the Chiefs to the 49ers 13.

Mahomes was 34-of-46 overall for 333 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. The Chiefs solidified their place as the NFL’s next dynasty with their second straight Super Bowl championship and their third in the last five years.

Not that the 49ers made it easy. Brock Purdy (23 of 38, 255 yards, 1 touchdown) had San Francisco in position to win twice. He led them down the field to an eventual Jake Moody 53-yard field goal that put the 49ers up 19-16 with 1:53 remaining. And then, after the 49ers won the overtime coin toss, he rode the back of Christian McCaffrey (80 rushing yards, 80 receiving yards) to another Jake Moody field goal that put them up 22-19 with 7:22 left in overtime.

But by then, Mahomes was in a grove, picking the 49ers defense apart with a series of short passes and timely runs. It put a capper on a remarkable second half and overtime which saw the Chiefs battle back from a 10-3 halftime deficit…


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