In NFL Super Bowl LIV upset, Chiefs win 31-20 against 49ers

Evan Fraiser

The Super Bowl, the most hallowed ground in all of sports, took place on Feb. 2, between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. The Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl by the score of 31-20. The 49ers were ahead of the Chiefs for the majority of the game, taking a 10-point lead at one point. During the 4th quarter of the game, the Chiefs mounted a comeback of 10 points and came back to win by 11.

The Super Bowl rarely has games that fail to exceed our expectations from most years. Super Bowl 47: The lights went out during play between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers. Super Bowl 49: Malcolm Butler had the game winning interception between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots, Patriots winning 28-24. Super Bowl 53 was the lowest scoring Super Bowl in history, between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams, the final score being 13-3.

This year, for the first time in eight years, the number one seed Baltimore Ravens from the AFC were knocked out in the Divisional round of the playoffs by the 6-seed Tennessee Titans, 28-12. The Kansas City Chiefs have had an exceptional season as well, dominating the playoffs as the number two seed. The San Francisco 49ers have dominated the whole league, taking down the divisional giants and other huge teams from other divisions and having the huge games against the Seattle Seahawks. The 49ers are also the number one seed in the NFC.

Every year, one of the conferences between the AFC and the NFC is lopsided and very stacked with the best teams in the league. This year, the NFC has absolutely dominated. Although the AFC had the number one seed overall in the league, the Baltimore Ravens, who are 14-2, the NFC has had more teams with winning records and more wins.

Other important news includes the awards that were given for some of the most premiere players in the league. Lamar Jackson, quarterback for Ravens, won the MVP Award unanimously. This award was much deserved for Jackson. The Art Rooney Award is given to the player who shows the best sportsmanship on and off the field; it was given to Adrian Peterson, halfback for Washington Redskins. The Defensive Player of the Year Award is given to the most outstanding player on defense. This year, it went to Nick Bosa, defensive end for the 49ers.

Another huge deal in the NFL includes the ending of the dynasty most people call the “New England Patriots.” Snooze Fest, that’s what it is. Tom Brady’s contract is over, and no one knows where he will end up. He could go to another team, or maybe even retire. This is also the first year that the Patriots have been eliminated in the Wild Card game in many years. So where will Brady go? No one knows. A lot of people have also speculated a new dynasty – the Chiefs – is starting to arise. This Bowl win could be the start of something amazing for them.

Overall, it was a great season, and an even better playoff month.