Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs are world champions again. In Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas on Sunday, they defeated the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in overtime.
Mahomes threw a three-yard touchdown pass to Mecole Hardman with three seconds remaining in the overtime period, completing a 13-play, 75-yard drive in 7:19 after the 49ers took a 22-19 lead in overtime with a 27-yard field goal.
Mahomes, who threw two touchdown passes in the second half, was named the Super Bowl MVP. He completed 34-of-46 passes for 333 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. He also rushed nine times for 66 yards.
The 49ers had a 10-0 first-half lead and took a 19-16 lead with 1:53 remaining in regulation with Jake Moody’s 53-yard field goal, but the Chiefs tied with Harrison Butker’s 29-yard field goal with three seconds left to send the game to overtime.
49ers quarterback Brock Purdy completed 23-of-38 passes for 255 yards and a touchdown. Running back Christian McCaffrey rushed for 80 yards on 22 carries and caught eight passes for 80 yards and a touchdown.
Receiver Jauan Jennings threw a touchdown pass and had a receiving touchdown on four catches for 42 yards.
The Chiefs became the first repeat champions since the New England Patriots won two in a row in 2003-2004. They have won three titles in the last five years in four Super Bowl appearances.
With the Chiefs crowned Super Bowl champs, the NFL offseason officially begins.