Patrick Mahomes once again proved he is the king of NFL comebacks, erasing a 10-point 4th quarter deficit to win Super Bowl LIV
The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 on Sunday in Miami to win Super Bowl LIV. Trailing 20-10 with 10 minutes left in the game, quarterback Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs on three successive touchdown drives to erase their deficit and lift the Lombardi Trophy. Mahomes would later be named Super Bowl MVP. It was the third time this postseason that the Chiefs had erased a double-digit deficit to win.
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The Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl Champions. With their 31-20 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night in Miami, the Chiefs took the title for the first time in 50 years. The Lombardi Trophy didn't come easy, with Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs erasing a 20-10 deficit in the final eight minutes of the game to come back and beat one of the best defensive teams in the NFL. But for the Chiefs, the dramatic comeback was nothing new, having pulled off similarly impressive mid-game recoveries in their two previous postseason outings. The drama began in the divisional round, when the Houston Texans jumped out to a 24-0 lead early against the Chiefs, leaving the home crowd stunned. But Mahomes rallied his offense in the second quarter and wound up retaking the lead before the whistle sounded for halftime. Somehow, Kansas City would win the game by 20, with Mahomes finishing with an astonishing 321 yards and five touchdowns.
The next week, the Chiefs would come out with a similarly slow start against the Titans in the AFC Championship. After trailing 10-0 and 17-7, Mahomes again would erase the deficit before halftime and eventually put Tennessee away with a 35-24 win to punch the Chiefs' ticket to the Super Bowl. On Super Bowl Sunday, Mahomes magic would come through yet again, though this time in slightly more dramatic fashion. The 49ers stout defense seemed poised to finally be the one to hold off the Chiefs' charge, holding Kansas City's prolific offense to a paltry 10 points through 52 minutes of football. But those final eight minutes were all Mahomes would need, leading the Chiefs down the field for three straight touchdown drives to take the lead and eventually put a 49ers comeback out of reach. Mahomes finished the day with 286 yards and two touchdowns, but his impact went far beyond the box score. Listening to Mahomes' teammates, it's clear that his brilliance inspires the rest of the Kansas City roster to believe that no game is out of reach, regardless of how dismal their prospects of victory may seem. "That No. 15 man, and that offense is real special," Chiefs defensive end Terrell Suggs said of his quarterback. "The game is just too slow for him. He can make any play wants, he never panics, he never gets rattled. We were down 20-10 in the fourth quarter, and he routed off 21 points. That kid is special." The Chiefs' faith in Mahomes is clearly well-founded. With their Super Bowl win, the Chiefs became the first team in NFL history to erase double-digit deficits in three straight postseason games to win a championship.
Chiefs’ QB Patrick Mahomes was 5-0 when trailing by double-digits this season, including 3-0 in the postseason. He is the first QB in NFL history to lead three double-digit comebacks in a single postseason. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 3, 2020
When the final whistle blew on Sunday, Mahomes and the Chiefs were once again victorious, with Mahomes being named MVP of the game. Teams aren't supposed to be able to come back again and again like this, but as he proved on Sunday, anything is possible when Mahomes is on the field.
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