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The plays the Chiefs made to secure their first Super Bowl win in 50 years

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Quarterback Patrick Mahomes rallied the Kansas City Chiefs with three consecutive fourth-quarter touchdown drives in a 31-20 comeback win over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV, giving Kansas City its first Super Bowl championship in 50 years.

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With 7:17 to play, the Chiefs trailed 20-10 and faced second and 15 from their own 35. Mahomes appeared to find wide receiver Tyreek Hill for a first-down completion, but after a 49ers challenge, the pass was ruled incomplete. On the next play, Mahomes found Hill for a 44-yard catch to the San Francisco 21-yard line.

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Four plays later, Mahomes connected with tight end Travis Kelce for a one-yard touchdown pass. After Harrison Butker kicked the extra point, the 49ers’ lead was cut to 20-17 with 6:13 to play.

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After forcing a San Francisco three-and-out, the Chiefs got the ball back. Mahomes found Sammy Watkins for a 38-yard completion to give the Chiefs a first-and-goal opportunity from the San Francisco 10-yard line.

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On third and goal from the 5, Damien Williams caught a pass from Mahomes and barely stretched the ball over the right pylon for a touchdown to put Kansas City ahead with 2:44 remaining.

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The 49ers attempted to mount a comeback of their own, but with San Francisco facing fourth and 10, Kansas City defensive end Frank Clark sacked quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo for a nine-yard loss and a turnover on downs.

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Kansas City would have virtually clinched a victory with a first down on the ensuing drive, but Williams gave the Chiefs more than that with a 38-yard touchdown run up the left sideline. After the extra point, the Chiefs led 31-20 with 1:12 remaining.

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An interception by Kansas City cornerback Kendall Fuller with 57 seconds remaining sealed the win for the Chiefs.

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