The Kansas City Chiefs and their high-powered offense were stifled by San Francisco’s defense for most of Super Bowl LIV. But star quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs mounted a late comeback in Miami to score a 31-20 win, delivering Kansas City’s first NFL championship in 50 years. Mahomes was named the Super Bowl MVP.

● Patrick Mahomes, in his second-half rally, showed why he’s the best quarterback in the NFL.

● The full report from Miami, where the Chiefs recorded a comeback for the ages.

● At the halftime show, Jennifer Lopez lived the American dream.

4:14 a.m.
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Kansas City mayor suggests victory parade on Wednesday

The Chiefs will celebrate their Super Bowl win with a victory parade in Kansas City on Wednesday. At least, that’s what Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas was strongly suggesting on Twitter shortly after the Chiefs’ win over the 49ers.

3:43 a.m.
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Kansas City is having a party

The scene is wild in Kansas City, and it isn’t likely to let up any time soon.

3:33 a.m.
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Patrick Mahomes named Super Bowl MVP

Patrick Mahomes, last year’s NFL MVP, claimed the Super Bowl MVP award after throwing for 286 yards and two touchdowns and rushing for 29 yards and another touchdown.

“Something I’ve wanted to say my whole life: I’m going to Disney World!” Mahomes said during the postgame ceremony. He said San Francisco has “one of the best defenses I’ve gone up against in my career,” but pointed to his team’s heart in rallying from 10 points down.

“Thank you Kansas City,” Mahomes screamed. “We did it, baby!”

Still, his choice as the MVP wasn’t universally celebrated. Part of it was because Mahomes did not actually play well for most of the Super Bowl, throwing two interceptions and heaving off-target passes on other plays. Even on a crucial 44-yard completion to Tyreek Hill midway through the fourth quarter that went a long way toward the Chiefs ' remarkable comeback, Mahomes threw the ball short and Hill had to wait for the ball.

Meanwhile, Kansas City running back Damien Williams scored the two fourth-quarter touchdowns that capped the rally, and he finished with 104 rushing yards on 17 carries, plus 29 yards on four receptions. In fact, he became the first player in a Super Bowl to have a rushing and a receiving touchdown while running for more than 100 yards. What Williams did not become was the Super Bowl MVP, and to some observers, that wasn’t right.

3:25 a.m.
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Clark Hunt takes the microphone

What a night, what a way to end the NFL’s 100th season!” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said during the trophy presentation.

“I can’t think of a better conclusion to the 100th season of the NFL than taking home this trophy,” Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said, later adding “Nobody deserves this more than Andy Reid.”

“How 'bout those Chiefs!” Kansas City’s coach howled.

“Pat Mahomes and all of his boys, the defense, our coaches … it was a beautiful thing,” Reid said.

3:15 a.m.
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Andy Reid celebrates the win

Andy Reid, one of the NFL’s most successful head coaches, celebrated his first Super Bowl win amid a raucous postgame scene.

“It was great, man,” he told Fox, while standing with quarterback Patrick Mahomes. “I love this guy right here, man. Love him. All those guys who came before, I love them.”

Asked about turning his offense loose in the second half, Reid said, “Down by a couple scores, you’ve got to jump in it.”

“You’ve got to jump in,” Mahomes echoed. "Coach Reid told me, ‘Keep firing!’ "

3:14 a.m.
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Chiefs earn a victory worth waiting for

The Kansas City Chiefs waited a half-century between Super Bowl appearances. And they waited for more than three quarters Sunday night at Hard Rock Stadium for quarterback Patrick Mahomes and their dynamic offense to get revved up.

It was all worth the wait for the Chiefs and their fans. Mahomes delivered a pair of late touchdown passes as part of a 21-point outburst as Kansas City came back to beat the San Francisco 49ers, 31-20, in a dramatic late turnaround in Super Bowl LIV on a picture-perfect South Florida evening.

The Chiefs surrendered the first 10 points of the second half and trailed, 20-10, midway through the fourth quarter. But Mahomes, who’d thrown a pair of earlier interceptions, provided a one-yard touchdown pass to tight end Travis Kelce with just more than six minutes remaining. The Chiefs got the ball back and Mahomes threw a five-yard touchdown pass to running back Damien Williams with 2:44 left.

After the Kansas City defense sacked 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo on a fourth-down play, Williams added a 38-yard touchdown run with 1:12 to play to put Chiefs fans in full celebration mode. The Chiefs secured the second Super Bowl triumph in franchise history. They beat the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV in January 1970 in their most recent appearance in the big game.

Mahomes become a Super Bowl winner in his third NFL season. He had a first-half rushing touchdown and ended up completing 26 of 42 passes for 286 yards. Chiefs Coach Andy Reid added a Super Bowl victory to his distinguished career. The Chiefs denied the 49ers what would have been their sixth Super Bowl win.

3:05 a.m.
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Chiefs break away for long touchdown run

Damien Williams might just have iced things for Kansas City, as he broke away from the 49ers’ defense for a 38-yard touchdown run that gave the Chiefs an 11-point lead with just over a minute left, following a Harrison Butker extra point. Williams has gained 104 yards on 17 carries, and he could well be named the Super Bowl MVP. (Chiefs 31, 49ers 20, 1:12 left in the fourth quarter)

3:02 a.m.
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49ers turn it over on downs

Jimmy Garoppolo was ruled in the grasp of a group of Chiefs defenders on a 4th-and-10 play from the Kansas City 49, and San Francisco turned the ball over on downs. A Super Bowl win is very close to being in Kansas City’s grasp. (Chiefs 24, 49ers 20, 1:25 left in the fourth quarter)

2:52 a.m.
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Chiefs take the lead on a late touchdown

Did running back Damien Williams actually break the plane of the end zone before his right foot went out of bounds? That may be debated for some time, but the important thing is that the play was called a touchdown on the field, and a replay review did not provide conclusive evidence to overturn it.

Thus the Chiefs were able to take a four-point lead late in the game, after Harrison Butker’s extra point. Kansas City went 65 yards in seven plays. The Chiefs have scored two straight touchdowns, putting the pressure on San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to stage an epic comeback. (Chiefs 24, 49ers 20, 2:44 left in the fourth quarter)

2:43 a.m.
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Super Bowl LIV played in front of a smaller-than-usual crowd

The official attendance at Hard Rock Stadium was 62,417, making the Super Bowl LIV crowd the second smallest ever. Only the crowd for the first AFL-NFL championship game (later known as Super Bowl I) was smaller, at 61,946. Played in Los Angeles’ Coliseum, that game wasn’t even a sellout.

The last Super Bowl in Miami drew 74,059, but Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross renovated the stadium after that, decreasing capacity.

2:40 a.m.
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Chiefs score, draw within a field goal

Down 10 midway through the fourth quarter, Kansas City had to score — and it did. Patrick Mahomes hit tight end Travis Kelce on a 1-yard touchdown pass, and after Harrison Butker hit the extra point, the 49ers’ lead was cut to three.

On the previous play, Kelce had drawn a 20-yard pass interference penalty to put the ball near the goal line. Three plays before that, Mahomes hit Tyreek Hill for 44 yards on a 3rd-and-15 play. Before that, Mahomes had looked shaky on the drive, as he has for much of the game. Nevertheless, Kansas City is back in the game and will look to get San Francisco’s offense off the field as quickly as it can. The question will be how aggressive 49ers Coach Kyle Shanahan gets if he can’t run the ball with much success. (49ers 20, Chiefs 17, 6:13 left in the fourth quarter)

2:17 a.m.
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Another interception for a shaky Mahomes

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has not been playing particularly well, and his past two drives have ended in disaster with two straight interceptions. This time, it was San Francisco safety Tarvarius Moore taking advantage of a Kansas City miscue, as he snagged a ball that was thrown behind the Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill and bounced off the wide receiver’s hand. That abruptly stopped a Kansas City drive that had methodically moved 52 yards downfield. (49ers 20, Chiefs 10, 11:57 left in the fourth quarter)

2:08 a.m.
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San Francisco one quarter away from a title

The 49ers are one quarter from their sixth Super Bowl victory and their first such triumph in 25 years.

Kyle Shanahan, after being conservative with his clock management late in the first half, was conservative when he passed up a fourth-and-two try in favor of that field goal early in the third quarter. It paid off when his defense promptly intercepted Patrick Mahomes and the Niners converted that into a touchdown and a 20-10 lead.

San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has been superb since his interception. The San Francisco defense has kept Mahomes in check and has mostly rendered Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce as non-factors. But Mahomes and the Chiefs have demonstrated their comeback ability during this postseason. Mahomes is 4-0 when behind by double-digits this season, including twice during the postseason. (49ers 20, Chiefs 10, end of third quarter)

2:01 a.m.
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49ers stretch lead to 10

Running back Raheem Mostert, who scored four touchdowns in the NFC championship game, ran for a one-yard score to help his 49ers stretch their lead to 10, after Robbie Gould’s extra point. San Francisco, clearly going into the second half with a plan to let Jimmy Garoppolo throw more, used two completions for a total of 40 yards as the big plays in a six-play, 55-yard drive. That came after 49ers linebacker Fred Warner intercepted the Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes, last year’s NFL MVP. (49ers 20, Chiefs 10, 2:35 left in the third quarter)