After a long 50 year wait, the Kansas City Chiefs have won the Super Bowl. Andy Reid and his players are finally immortalized in NFL history.
The NFL’s 100th season has finally come to end. Quite the way to end it too. However, it was a classic that actually brought the ratings back up after four years of being down. It probably helps that Tom Brady and the New England Patriots weren’t in this game. Nonetheless, these two teams put up a tremendous fight to the end.
In fact, it was the San Francisco 49ers, who led by 10 points heading into the final quarter of play. Their running game was keeping things under wraps while Jimmy Garoppolo threw and made passes when he needed to. They stuck to their game plan and it worked for three quarters.
Unfortunately, the Chiefs spread the offense out so much that the Niner defense had no answers for this attack. After the 8:53 mark, the Chiefs scored 21 unanswered points while shutting down the Niner offense the rest of the way. Here are some of the stats:
Garoppolo: 20/31 passing, 219 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT
Pat Mahomes: 26/42 passing, 286 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT
Raheem Mostert: 12 carries, 58 yards
Damien Williams: 17 carries, 104 yards, 1 TD
Tyreek Hill: 9 receptions, 105 yards
Sammy Watkins: 5 receptions, 98 yards
The reason this game was such a classic is that it really came down to the wire until Jimmy G threw the final interception that allowed the Chiefs to put the game away for good. To be fair, Mahomes played about as mediocre as he has ever played. Spoiler alert, he managed to win the game still.
The NFL’s best offense looked ordinary for three and a half quarters. Hard to believe. Robert Saleh and his defense really were hitting Mahomes as hard as they could. The only problem with that is Andy Reid’s play calling. He called a masterful game. Fitting for a man who after winning 222 games, finally won the most important one.
In fact, Reid’s game plan was pure genius. He did what he does best. Play to the strengths of the NFL’s best-receiving core. They are fast. I mean fast. The 49ers secondary tried everything to slow down the Chiefs. It worked for three quarters. Unfortunately, an NFL game is four quarters long. KC ran the ball efficiently while having that Mahomes magic that he unleashed on the NFL all year. That ultimately did San Fran in.
There were some questionable decisions from Kyle Shanahan once again as he blew a lead in the NFL’s biggest game. In particular, not using a timeout before the end of the half. At that time he had a lead.
There is no one person to blame for the 49ers blown lead. It was a collective effort to get the lead, and it was a collective effort that failed to hold that lead. Nonetheless, both teams really put up spectacular seasons. Either team could have been worthy champs.
But in sports, only one team can be crowned the champions. 2019-2020 belongs to the Kansas City Chiefs. Congrats to the KC organization, Pat Mahomes on his Super Bowl MVP, and most of all, coach Andy Reid. The Hunt family deserves to celebrate this victory.
While the NFL celebrates this season, its time to start thinking about next season. But what a 100th season it was for the NFL.
Congrats once again to the Chiefs. But most of all, Congrats to the NFL on celebrating 100 years. Here is to another 100. Onward to the next season folks!
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