Super Bowl: Breaking it Down

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers, 31-20, in Miami on Sunday night to win their first Super Bowl in 50 years.

The Chiefs became the first team in NFL history to win all of their playoff games in the same season after falling behind by ten or more points in all three games.

The 49ers took a 20-10 lead in the third quarter after RB Raheem Mostert’s one-yard touchdown run following an interception by LB Fred Warner. After Mahomes threw another interception, the Chiefs defense held and then went on to score touchdowns in the last 6:13 of the game.

Biggest Play: Although there were several key plays that contributed to the outcome of this game, the biggest play occurred with 3:44 remaining in the game. On 2nd down and 7, Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins juked past 49ers CB Richard Sherman and caught a pass for a 36-yard gain to San Francisco’s 10-yard line. Three plays later, the Chiefs went up for good when Mahomes threw his second touchdown pass of the game to RB Damian Williams.

Game MVP: The game’s Most Valuable Player honors went to Kansas City QB Patrick Mahomes. The 24-year old became the youngest player to win the Super Bowl MVP. Mahomes completed 26 of 42 passes for 286 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for nine times for 29 yards and a touchdown.

The Halftime Show: Jennifer Lopez and Shakira co-headlined the Pepsi Halftime Show. The show featured a Latin-flair as the two stars performed popular hits such as “Whenever, Wherever,” “Hips Don’t Lie,” “On the Floor,” and “Waiting for Tonight.”

The Commercials: there were several notable commercials, such as Google’s “Loretta,” Jeep’s “Groundhog Day,” Hyundai’s “Smaht Pahk,” and Tide’s “#LaundryLater” ad. Viewers also saw teaser trailers for Top Gun: Maverick, Fast and Furious 9, and Black Widow.

My favorite commercial was Tom Brady’s Hulu ad. The soon-to-be free agent quarterback posted a cryptic message from his Twitter account on Thursday with a black and white photo. Many speculated whether or not he would retire or leave the NFL. It turns out that Tom Brady trolled us all: it was an ad for Hulu. There were a few commercials that were my least favorite, but Planters’ “Baby Nut” was my least favorite. Throughout January, Planters advertised “The Death of Mr. Peanut” in ads featuring action star Wesley Snipes. The result of the teases was Planters trying to capitalize on the Baby Yoda craze. I’m not mad, Planters. I’m just disappointed.

Featured image: Feb 2, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports