Now they are a "dynasty" - Mahomes' great pass brought the Chiefs a new Super Bowl: Spectacle in Las Vegas

The team from Kansas City is also the first team to defend the Super Bowl trophy after 19 years when the New England Patriots did it

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Celebration of Kansas City players, Photo: Reuters
Celebration of Kansas City players, Photo: Reuters
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If there was any dilemma, now it is gone - the Kansas City Chiefs, led by quarterback Patrick Mahomes, have established themselves as a real "dynasty" in the NFL league, having won the Super Bowl for the third time in the last five years.

In a spectacular match in Las Vegas, which was decided after overtime, the Chiefs defeated the San Francisco Fortnighters 25:22 (0:0, 3:10, 10:0, 6:9, 6:3). The decisive moment came six seconds before the end of overtime, when Mahomes found McCall Hardman with a great pass, and the latter made history with a touchdown.

The team from Kansas City is also the first team to defend the Super Bowl trophy after 19 years when the New England Patriots did it.

Hardman didn't realize the team had won when he caught the final touchdown.

"I just kind of blacked out, man. I forgot we actually won," Hardman said, according to the AP.

Mahomes informed him of this.

"I threw a touchdown to this guy at the end of the game and he looked at me. He had no idea. I said, 'Man, we just won the Super Bowl.' He had no idea. He wasn't even celebrating at first," Mahomes said.

"Now is the time to celebrate," Hardman added.

Mahomes was named Super Bowl MVP for the third time in his career and won the Lombardi Trophy for the third time in his career.

He became the sixth quarterback in NFL history to win the title more than three times, while coach Andy Reid became the fifth coach to win three or more championships.

"With all the adversity we've gone through this season to do this tonight ... I'm proud of the guys. This is great. It's legendary. I'm going to celebrate tonight, I'm going to celebrate at the parade, and then I'm going to work on getting back to this game next year," he said is Mahomes.

"The Kansas City Chiefs are never underdogs. You know that," the 28-year-old Mahomes added.

The San Francisco Fortnighters remained at five titles, and were defeated in the Superbowl for the third time since they won the last trophy in 1995.

San Francisco came close to winning as Moody hit a field goal for a 22:19 lead. But then the championship character of the Chiefs came to the fore, Mahomes' creativity, as well as the tactical courage of coach Andy Reid who did not call for a timeout even though time was running out.

The 28-year-old Mahomes was named the Most Valuable Player of the Super Bowl for the third time in his career.

The Chiefs' victory was wildly celebrated by pop star Taylor Swift, who is in a relationship with Kansas City player Travis Kelce.

As soon as Hardman scored the game-winning touchdown, the telecast director immediately cut to the box where Swift was. She watched the game together with actress Blake Lively and hip-hopper Ice Spice.

By the way, Swift had a concert in Japan two days ago, but managed to get there in time to watch "the game of all games".

Nervousness was noticeable on both sides, the defenses dominated, the first quarter ended with zero on the scoreboard and it was clear that we were in for a tough game, and in several situations the players were on the verge of breaking.

In the second half, the Niners took the lead after only 12 seconds, with a 55-yard field goal by Jake Moody, which is a new Super Bowl record. Travis Kelce was extremely nervous, and in the middle of the second quarter he even got into a heated argument with coach Andy Reid.

As time passed, it became clearer that the Niners were much calmer than their big rival, and the confirmation of that came in the form of a touchdown by Christian McCaffrey, and then an extra point was brought by Moody for a 10:0 lead for the Californian team.

The Chiefs began to show signs of life at the very end of the first half, when Harrison Butker cut the score to 28:10 with a 3-yard field goal.

The defense played a leading role in the third quarter as well, and the nervousness on both sides only grew. However, the Chiefs were somewhat more decisive in this period, although it was evident that their attack was still not working.

But Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was determined to at least try to give his team a realistic chance to defend the trophy. There were no touchdowns for them in this period either, but that's why another record did fall.

Batker hit a 58-yard field goal late in the third quarter, breaking the Super Bowl record set by Moody an hour earlier and giving the defending champions hope.

And then the Chiefs offense worked with two and a half minutes left in the third quarter, when Mahomes found a hole in the Niners' defense and threw Marquez Valdes Scantling for a touchdown. Then Butker brought the extra point and the lead to the Chiefs at 13:10.

The Niners "woke up" in the last quarter, realizing that they had no more time to wait. And such an approach brought a result - Juan Jennings scored a touchdown, but then Moody's kick for an extra point was blocked and the Niners took the lead with 16:13.

On the next drive, it looked like the Chiefs were close to a touchdown and the Mahomes-Kelsey axis finally worked. However, they had to settle for the equalizer brought by Batker's field goal.

It was tense in the last two minutes. First, Moody gave the Niners the lead with a field goal, but in the same way, Kansas City won overtime thanks to Butker.

The star of the halftime performance was Usher, whose performance brought the audience to their feet, and the surprise guest was the masterful Alicia Keys, who performed the track "If I Ain't Got You". During the performance, Usher also showed an enviable knowledge of roller skating, and Lil Jon and Ludacris were there.

The stands of the Aligent Stadium in Las Vegas, which has a capacity of 65.000 seats, were packed. Among them were numerous celebrities such as actors Paul Rudd and Leonardo DiCaprio, former basketball star Shaquille O'Neal and musicians Jay-Z, Paul McCartney, Beyonce and Gwen Stefani, as well as LeBron James.

The US National Anthem was performed before the game by the "Queen of Country Music" Riba McIntyre.

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