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Chiefs Super Bowl hero Damien Williams paused his celebration to exchange jerseys with 49ers standout RB Raheem Mostert
The Kansas City Chiefs won their first Lombardi Trophy in 50 years after taking down the...The Kansas City Chiefs won their first Lombardi Trophy in 50 years after taking down the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl LVI. Running back Damien Williams was instrumental in the come-from-behind victory, recording 104 yards and two touchdowns, including a game-clinching 38-yard touchdown run in the final minutes of the contest. Williams paused his post-game celebration to seek out 49ers star Raheem Mostert for a jersey swap in the tunnel. Both running backs went undrafted out of college but have gone on to be prime contributors to their respective teams. Read more of Business Insider's Super Bowl 2020 coverage here. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Running back Damien Williams was instrumental in securing the Kansas City Chiefs' first Super Bowl victory in 50 years, but celebrating wasn't the only thing on his mind once the clock hit zero. The prolific rusher — who recorded 104 yards on 17 carries in Sunday night's contest — stepped out of the spotlight to seek out San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert for a jersey swap. A video captured by USA Today's Andy Nesbitt shows Williams flagging down Mostert in the tunnel as red and yellow confetti rained down on the field behind them. According to Nesbitt, the two spoke for a bit before exchanging jerseys. Only then did Williams run out to join his teammates in celebration. Chiefs RB Damien Williams immediately chased down 49ers RB Raheem Mostert after Super Bowl 54, shared some emotional words and swapped jerseys. Then he went out and finally celebrated with his team. So much class. pic.twitter.com/GsiNqYm10I — Andy Nesbitt (@anezbitt) February 3, 2020 Both Williams and Mostert went undrafted out of college. Williams signed with the Miami Dolphins as a free agent in 2014 and spent four seasons with the franchise before moving on to Kansas City. Mostert, meanwhile, famously went undrafted in 2015 and was cut by six different NFL teams before finally catching fire in San Francisco. Both running backs played instrumental roles for their respective teams during the playoffs. In addition to his 104 rushing yards in the season's grand finale, Williams tacked on an additional 29 receiving yards en route to scoring two touchdowns — one rushing and one receiving — including the 38-yard rushing touchdown that all but sealed the victory for the Chiefs. Though Mostert's 58 yards on 14 carries weren't enough to carry the 49ers Sunday night, he led San Francisco's NFC Championship-winning effort against the Green Bay Packers by registering a whopping 220 yards and four touchdowns in the lopsided affair. Read more: Andy Reid stays calm in chaos after the Chiefs' Super Bowl-clinching touchdown run to signal for the extra point Tom Brady's cryptic photo that had people speculating about his retirement was for a Hulu commercial — and he says he's 'not going anywhere' Carli Lloyd kicks a field goal in Super Bowl commercial, and the message goes beyond just her NFL dreams How Kyle Shanahan went from shadowing his father and working for 6 different franchises to becoming the mastermind behind the San Francisco 49ers juggernaut Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: 5 things about the NFL that football fans may not know
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...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. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. 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. Read more: Trump mistakenly congratulated 'the great State of Kansas' after the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl win The biggest play of the Super Bowl came down to a narrow review over whether a Chiefs running back stepped out of bounds before breaking the end zone plane 16 photos of a Super Bowl tailgate sum up just how passionate America really is about football Fox debuted a new NFL score graphic during the Super Bowl and fans had a lot of strong feelingsJoin the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: 5 things about the NFL that football fans may not know
The New England Patriots lost 20-13 to the Tennessee Titans in the Wild Card on Saturday....The New England Patriots lost 20-13 to the Tennessee Titans in the Wild Card on Saturday. With the loss comes the possible end of Tom Brady's tenure with the Patriots, as he is set to hit free agency for the first time in his career this offseason. Rumors have persisted all season that Brady and the Patriots could split ways this year, and a lackluster finish to the season may have been the nail in the coffin. Ultimately, even Brady and the Patriots may not have the answers yet. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Is Tom Brady's time over with the New England Patriots? It may be after the Patriots' 20-13 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Saturday in the AFC Wild Card. Brady, 42, is set to become a true free agent for the first time this March. The legendary QB and the Patriots negotiated a long-term extension this past summer but ultimately agreed on a one-year raise for 2019 that lets Brady hit the open market, avoiding the possibility of being hit with the franchise tag. All year, rumors have persisted that the two sides could split ways at the end of the season. In October, ESPN's Adam Schefter said he thought it was more likely than not that Brady is not on the Patriots for the 2020 season. "He's either staying in New England, he's retiring, or he's going to play somewhere else," Schefter said. "I would think of those three that staying in New England, to me, would seem like the least likely option of the three." Speculation has been fueled by Brady and his trainer and business partner Alex Guerrero, both putting their homes in Massachusetts up for sale. ESPN's Mike Reiss said on "Get Up" on Friday that the Patriots are in "wait and see" mode with Brady. They have now seen. While Brady played relatively well on Saturday, throwing for 209 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception on 20-of-37 passing, the Patriots offense didn't have enough juice, as was the case nearly all season. Brady and the Patriots limped to the finish line, going 4-4 in the second half of the season. During that span, Brady completed just 56.9% of his passes for 1,806 yards, 11 touchdowns, 4 interceptions, and an 80.8 passer rating. Not all of that was on Brady. The pieces around him didn't help — his offensive line regressed, the running backs couldn't consistently get anything going on the ground, and the wide receivers lacked chemistry with their quarterback. It appeared Brady did not trust any receivers outside of Julian Edelman. Some of it was on Brady, however. Brady missed throws he has historically made look routine. He struggled under pressure and moved around the pocket like, well, a 42-year-old in his 20th season. In a sad irony, Brady's Patriots career may have ended with the type of play he always sought to avoid: a pick-six. With 15 seconds left to play, trailing by one, and backed up on their own 1-yard line, Brady threw a pass, only to have it picked off by Titans cornerback Logan Ryan, who ran the ball into the end zone. AND TOTALLY REDEEMS HIMSELF pic.twitter.com/xWKS5HSqaE — Tennessee Titans (@Titans) January 5, 2020 In the lead-up to Saturday, Brady avoided questions about his future. He has professed to not knowing what this offseason holds, but he shut down questions about whether he had considered that Saturday could be his final game at Gillette Stadium. He refused to get nostalgic, only discussing the task at hand. Anyone who has watched Brady and the Patriots, particularly in recent years, has grown accustomed to them finding a way even in the direst circumstances. Situations like Saturday's, with the Patriots trailing by one, needing one last drive to add another chapter to their legacy, have at times felt like predetermined outcomes. Perhaps the magic had run out. On their second-to-last drive, Brady and the Patriots lost a crucial first down when Julian Edelman dropped an easy pass. Brady misfired on third down, and the possession was over. Often, great careers and dynasties don't end on happy notes, but dreary ones. Brady and the Patriots must decide if they want to change Saturday's somber finish to an all-time great run, or perhaps if they have accomplished all they can together. Read more: Tom Brady deftly changed a formation on the fly to set up the Patriots' first touchdown of the playoffs Deshaun Watson saved the Texans' season with a brilliant spin-move escape in overtime NFL Wild Card Weekend — Our predictions for who wins the first round of the playoffs Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: 5 things about the NFL that football fans may not know