Chiefs rally from behind to defeat the 49ers in Super Bowl LIV


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Jan 19, 2020; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers players celebrate an interception by cornerback Richard Sherman against the Green Bay Packers in the fourth quarter the NFC Championship Game at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

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On February 2nd, Super Bowl LIV took place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida where the Kansas City Chiefs won their second Super Bowl title, their first one after 50 years.

The Super Bowl is an annual championship game held for competing teams in the National Football League (NFL) on the first Sunday of February.

The championship game’s outcome was 20-31, The San Francisco 49ers having 20 and The Kansas Chiefs having 31. 

Upon winning the game, Kansas City Chiefs’ players talked about their amazing coach, Andy Ried. Anthony Hitchen described his glee: “You should’ve seen the smile on his face with that Gatorade on him. It’s good for him and a lot of other people. We worked hard. We had a common goal. We came together. We put all of our pride, our tackles, our sacks, our touchdowns aside just to win a ballgame.”

This had been Andy Ried’s first Super Bowl win during his time being a head coach. After leading the Chiefs to victory, Ried was hungry for another championship: “You get one, you want to go get another one, but we’ve got to backpedal for about a minute here and enjoy this one. And (then) we’ll get busy on the next one.”

Many Chiefs fans around the world celebrated. Along with this win being their first Super Bowl victory in 50 years, it was also a victory for the fans. 

On social media, fans and celebrities congratulated and praised the coach and team. NBA Star Lebron James of the Los Angeles Lakers took to Twitter and tweeted out “Happy as hell for the big guy Andy Reid!!!! Congrats Coach!!!!” 

The NFL season for 2020 starts on September 10th and Reid has high hopes for another big win.