Kansas City Chiefs Win First Super Bowl In 50 Years

The Kansas City Chiefs won their first Super Bowl in 50 years after rallying to beat the San Francisco 49ers in the Big Game hosted in Miami last night.

The Chiefs looked unsteady all evening, but several key non-calls helped the Chiefs rally late in the 4th quarter.

Prior to halftime, the 49ers also had what appeared to be a chance to score erased over an offensive pass interference call near the end zone.

The win was widely desired–and expected–by a sea of fans who rode the Patrick Mahomes bandwagon as the quarterback rallied to lead his team to victory in every postseason game this season.

Though falling short, the 49ers undertook a major turnaround after winning less than 7 games last season.

The victory held significance for Chiefs coach Andy Reid, an NFL coach for decades, who was dumped in Philadelphia a few years after the Eagles lost their first Super Bowl matchup with the New England Patriots in 2005. That game was also played in Florida, in Jacksonville.

Unfortunately for proven 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, its the second Super Bowl in 3 years in which he coached in that saw his team blow a late lead: Shanahan previously served as the offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons, who famously squandered a 28-3 lead to the New England Patriots, who rallied late, also with referee help, to beat the Falcons 34-28.

Meanwhile, as is the custom for U.S. Presidents, Donald Trump offered congratulations to the Chiefs for their bewildering win–tweeting kudos to the “Great State of Kansas” for the win–even though the Chiefs play in Missouri.

That tweet was subsequently deleted and a new tweet was posted with the correct state in place after major national news organizations made Trump’s apparent lack of geographical wisdom a headline story.

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