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Good Morning! Does it get any better than that?! Not even four Temu commercials could ruin my night, as we had a Super Bowl classic unfold in front of our very eyes. Hearts were broken. Magic was made. And a dynasty was cemented. We'll recap the entire game in case your BAC mirrored the Niners' defense and peaked too early. We’ll also highlight Caitlin Clark’s chase for history in college hoops, a full weekend of NBA and NHL action, and some Premiership play across the pond. Plus, the gallery at TPC Scottsdale finally found the line — and stumbled over it. “You gotta fight. For your right. To partayy!

WTF Stat: Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes has trailed by 10 or more points in all three of his Super Bowl wins.

Written By: Ian Dardani

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🏈 Chiefs Kingdom

Photo: Mahomes Magic | Source: NFL

Super Bowl LVIII Recap

Final: Kansas City Chiefs 25, San Francisco 49ers 22 (OT) - Allegiant Stadium (Las Vegas, NV)

1st Quarter

  • The 49ers began the game with an impressive opening drive, but Christian McCaffrey (22 CAR, 8 REC, 160 YDS, 1 TD, 1 FUM) coughed it up on the Chiefs’ 27-yard line, and then both teams traded punts to finish the 1st quarter scoreless

2nd Quarter

  • After 49ers K Jake Moody (3/3 FG, 1/2 XP) began the 2nd quarter by nailing a 55-yard field goal, the longest in Super Bowl history, Chiefs RB Isiah Pacheco (18 CAR, 59 YDS, 6 REC, 33 YDS) fumbled on San Francisco’s nine-yard line, and the Niners took a 10-0 lead thanks to Jauan Jennings’ (1/1, 21 YDS / 4 REC, 42 YDS, 1 TD) reverse pass to McCaffrey for a 21-yard touchdown - Travis Kelce (9 REC, 90 YDS) was seen yelling at HC Andy Reid on the sideline following Pacheco’s fumble

  • But the Chiefs got on the board 20 seconds before the break as Harrison Butker (4/4 FG, 1/1 XP) made a 28-yard field goal to make it a 10-3 game, ending a rather sloppy first half - 49ers star LB Tre Greenlaw tore his Achilles while running onto the field midway through the quarter and had to be carted off

3rd Quarter

  • Patrick Mahomes (34/46, 333 YDS, 2 TDs, 1 INT / 9 CAR, 66 YDS) was picked off on the opening drive of the second half, but Kansas City’s defense settled in, and Butker broke Moody’s record-long field goal with a 57-yarder to shave the deficit to four

  • Then, after a San Francisco fumble on a punt return, Mahomes found Marquez Valdes-Scantling (2 REC, 20 REC, 1 TD) for a 16-yard touchdown pass, putting the Chiefs up 13-10 after three - the 49ers finished the quarter with 34 yards of offense

4th Quarter

  • The Niners woke up in the final frame as Brock Purdy (23/38, 255 YDS, 1 TD / 3 CAR, 12 YDS) connected with Jennings for a quick touchdown to go up 16-13, but Moody’s extra point was blocked, and Butker’s second field goal of the half tied the game with 5:46 to play, setting up a dramatic finish…

  • Purdy and company retaliated with a long drive on their ensuing possession, and Moody nailed a clutch 52-yard field goal with 1:53 remaining to reclaim San Francisco’s three-point lead - Kanas City came up with a massive stop on third-and-4 to force the field goal

  • Despite the Niners’ late advantage, it was too much time for Mahomes as he continuously fed Travis Kelce (9 REC, 93 YDS) to quickly set up Butker’s game-tying chip shot with three seconds remaining, forcing the second overtime in Super Bowl history - final score after regulation: 19-19

Overtime

  • After winning the coin toss, Purdy and McCaffrey orchestrated another long drive for San Francisco, but the offense stalled inside Kansas City’s 10-yard line, forcing HC Kyle Shanahan to settle for another field goal to give the Niners another three-point lead

  • Needing a field goal to stay alive or a touchdown to win, Mahomes put together a masterful 13-play, 75-yard drive in which he went eight-for-eight passing, scrambled for a crucial first down on fourth-and-1, and ultimately hit Mecole Hardman (3 REC, 47 YDS, 1 TD) for the game-winning, three-yard touchdown pass, stamping back-to-back Super Bowl titles for the Chiefs with an unforgettable overtime win

See the full Super Bowl box score here.

Need to Know

  • The Chiefs are the first back-to-back champions since the 2003-04 Patriots, and it’s their third Super Bowl title in five years, cementing the NFL’s newest dynasty

  • Mahomes earned his third Super Bowl MVP, tying Joe Montana for the second-most all-time while trailing only Tom Brady (5)

  • Mahomes is now one of five quarterbacks in NFL history to win at least three Super Bowls, joining Brady (7), Montana (4), Terry Bradshaw (4) and Troy Aikman (4) - Aikman and Mahomes, 28, are the only ones of the group to win three before their 30th birthday

  • After winning five Lombardi Trophies within a 13-year window from 1982 to 1995, the 49ers have lost in all three of their trips to the Super Bowl since (2013, 2020 and 2024) - San Francisco’s championship drought is now at 29 seasons

  • Kansas City was just 9-6 after a loss to the Raiders at home on Christmas Day - they wouldn’t lose another game and won their last three games (at Buffalo, at Baltimore, vs. San Francisco) as underdogs

  • It was the longest Super Bowl ever, recording 74 minutes and 57 seconds of playtime - it was also the seventh-longest game in NFL history

  • Yes, Travis Kelce kissed Taylor Swift after the game

Photo: Huskers Halt History | Source: USA Today

College Basketball - Top Games

  • NCAAW | Nebraska 82, #2 Iowa 79: Caitlin Clark (31 PTS, 10-25 FG, 8 REB, 10 AST) entered Sunday needing 39 points to break the NCAA women’s career scoring record, but came up just short, and the Hawkeyes blew a 14-point lead in the 4th quarter in a stunning defeat against Jaz Shelley (23 PTS, 5 AST) and the Huskers - Clark is just seven points shy of breaking Kelsey Plum’s all-time mark of 2,537, and will have a chance to make history this Thursday at home against Michigan

  • NCAAW | #1 South Carolina 83, #11 UConn 65: In a highly-anticipated showdown, Te-Hina Paopao (21 PTS, 3 REB) and the Gamecocks made a statement by pumping Aaliyah Edwards (20 PTS, 12 REB) and the Huskies in Columbia despite being without their best player Kamilla Cardoso

  • NCAAM | #4 Kansas 64, #13 Baylor 61: Apart from the opening minute, Hunter Dickinson (15 PTS, 7 REB) and the Jayhawks led the entire way to extend their home winning streak to 18 games with a narrow win over Yves Missi (21 PTS, 8 REB) and the Bears

  • NCAAM | Texas A&M 85, #6 Tennessee 69: Tyrece Radford (27 PTS, 5 REB, 5 AST) and Wade Taylor IV (25 PTS, 7 AST) were problems, and the Aggies steamrolled Dalton Knecht (22 PTS, 7 REB) and the Vols for a wire-to-wire win at College Station

  • NCAAM | Michigan State 88, #10 Illinois 80: Once ranked as the No. 4 team in the AP’s preseason poll, AJ Hoggard (23 PTS, 5 AST) and the Spartans showed another flash of their potential by rallying to upset Terrance Shannon Jr. (28 PTS, 7 REB) and the Illini at the Breslin Center on Saturday

See the full men’s scoreboard here and the current rankings here. See the full women’s scoreboard here and the current rankings here.

NBA - Top Games

  • Golden State Warriors 113, Phoenix Suns 112: In a thrilling finish, Devin Booker’s (32 PTS, 6 AST) jumper gave the Suns a 112-110 lead with 32 seconds remaining, but Stephen Curry (30 PTS, 9 REB, 6 AST) nailed the game-winning three with just 0.7 seconds to play, as the Warriors topped the Suns on Saturday for their fourth straight win

  • Cleveland Cavaliers 119, Toronto Raptors 95: Donovan Mitchell (15 PTS, 6 AST) got some help from Jarrett Allen (18 PTS, 15 REB) and company as eight players on the Cavs scored in double-figures, and Cleveland cruised past the Raptors on Saturday to extend their winning streak to a season-high nine games

See the full NBA scoreboard here and the current standings here.

NHL - Top Games

  • St. Louis Blues 7, Montreal Canadiens 2: Torey Krug (5 A), Robert Thomas (1 G, 3 A), and the Blues had their way with the Habs on Sunday to improve to 7-1 in their past eight games

  • Vancouver Canucks 3, Washington Capitals 2: After back-to-back losses, the NHL’s top team rebounded in a flash as JT Miller (1 G) netted the OT-winner with just 4.8 seconds remaining to put away Alex Ovechkin (1 G) and the Caps

See the full NHL scoreboard here and the current standings here.

PGA - Waste Management Phoenix Open

  • Winner: Nick Taylor (-21). Even the Waste Management tournament has its limits. The infamous party-like atmosphere at TPC Scottsdale got a bit out of hand this weekend as multiple players had run-ins with disrespectful gallery members, while alcohol sales and occupancy had to be capped due to excessive amounts of debauchery. Also, Canadian Nick Taylor edged out American Charley Hoffman on the second playoff hole to take home the hardware - Taylor birdied three of the final four holes to force the playoff

Final Leaderboard

  • 1. Nick Taylor -21

  • 2. Charley Hoffman -21

  • T3. Scottie Scheffler -18

  • T3. Sam Burns -18

  • 5. Sahith Theegala -17

  • T6. Jordan Spieth -14

  • T6. Maverick McNealy -14

See the entire final leaderboard here.

English Premier League - Top Matches

  • Manchester United 2, Aston Villa 1: Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz (67’) delivered the equalizer midway through the second half, but super sub Scott McTominay (86’) played hero by scoring a late winner for United, who continued their march up the Premiership Table with a well-earned visiting victory

See the full international scoreboard here and the current EPL table here.

🏈 Boston College hired Ohio State OC Bill O’Brien as their new head coach on Friday - O’Brien was hired as the Buckeyes’ offensive coordinator three weeks ago but took the BC vacancy after former HC Jeff Hafley accepted a job as the Packers defensive coordinator

🏈 Ohio State hired UCLA HC Chip Kelly as their new offensive coordinator following O’Brien’s departure - Kelly spent six seasons as the Bruins’ head coach, and Ohio State HC Ryan Day previously worked under him with the 49ers in 2017

⚾️ Former Cleveland Indians SP Corey Kluber, a two-time Cy Young Award winner, retired on Friday after 13 seasons in the MLB

Including the Chiefs, how many NFL teams have won back-to-back Super Bowls? (Note: Organizations can produce more than one team)

A. 5

B. 6

C. 8

D. 9

NBA

  • Philadelphia 76ers @ Cleveland Cavaliers 7:00pm ET, Local

  • Denver Nuggets @ Milwaukee Bucks 8:00pm ET, NBA TV

  • Minnesota Timberwolves @ Los Angeles Clippers 10:30pm ET, NBA TV

  • Full Schedule

NHL

  • Seattle Kraken @ New Jersey Devils 7:00pm ET, NHLPP / ESPN+

  • Calgary Flames @ New York Rangers 7:00pm ET, NHLPP / ESPN+

  • Arizona Coyotes @ Philadelphia Flyers 7:00pm ET, NHLPP / ESPN+

  • Minnesota Wild @ Vegas Golden Knights 10:00pm ET, NHLPP / ESPN+

College Basketball

  • NCAAM: Wake Forest @ #9 Duke 7:00pm ET, ESPN

  • NCAAM: #4 Kansas @ #23 Texas Tech 9:00pm ET, ESPN

  • NCAAM: Full Schedule

  • NCAAW: Arizona @ #10 USC 9:00pm ET, ESPN2

  • NCAAW: Full Schedule

English Premier League

  • Chelsea @ Crystal Palace 3:00pm ET, USA Network

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Trivia Time Answer

D. 9. The Chiefs are now the ninth team to repeat as Super Bowl champs, joining the 2003-04 Patriots, 1997-98 Broncos, 1992-93 Cowboys, 1988-89 49ers, 1978-79 Steelers, 1974-75 Steelers, 1972-73 Dolphins, and 1966-67 Packers - this means their title ends the longest drought without a repeat champion in league history.

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