Kansas City Wins Second Title Fifty Years Later

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes at the Super Bowl on February 2 in Miami.
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes at the Super Bowl on February 2 in Miami. John Bazemore / AP

Kansas City won the Super Bowl, the National Football League (NFL) final, for the second time in its history, beating San Francisco 31 to 20 Sunday February 2 in Miami.

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes, author of two shots converted to touchdowns in the last quarter to make up a ten-point deficit, was the hero of the Chiefs. The Missouri franchise is crowned at the end of a breathtaking suspense final, fifty years after its first title acquired at the expense of Minnesota.

With ten points to catch up, after three quarters played in total discomfort, beaten four times, intercepted twice, Mahomes first succeeded in a crucial throw – for the Chiefs' third attempt with 15 yards to win – which found Tyreek Hill 44 yards away. He then finished the job perfectly with an offering to Travis Klece (20-17).

The renewed confidence in Chiefs, who had demonstrated during these play-offs their ability to reverse compromised situations, as in 2e round against Houston (51-31 after being led 24-0), resulted in another recital by Mahomes, who managed four consecutive passes to go up fifty yards and finally find Damien Williams for the touchdown (24-20) . The latter then gave the finishing blow by achieving the double in the last minutes of a 38-yard race.

A wild half-time

Like every year, what happens between each action is as scrutinized as the match itself. And after an uninspiring half-time show from the group Maroon 5 last year, Latin singers Shakira and Jenifer Lopez ensured the show in fifteen minutes of wild swing to the beat of their respective greatest hits.

With each Super Bowl, its share of more or less successful advertisements. For this edition, presidential election year requires, Donald Trump was also entitled to his show – an interview on Fox channel just before the match and two campaign advertisements of 30 seconds each. Among Democrats, it was billionaire Michael Bloomberg who, true to his strategy of invading the screens, rewarded the Americans with a minute of requiem for better gun control.

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As for brands, which spend millions of dollars for a few seconds of advertising spot, it is Jeep who succeeded by offering Bill Murray one more lap in a new version of the film. An Endless Day, classic of American cinema of the 90s.


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