Another Super Bowl is on the horizon, with the Kansas City Chiefs once again taking the lead after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in overtime. The game was the second Super Bowl game to go into overtime, and the first Super Bowl game to go into overtime..
Unlike the regular season, where a touchdown on the first possession wins a game in overtime, the new rules mean both offenses have possession unless the first drive ends in a safety.
The 49ers won the coin toss and had all the power. They chosesomething that many soccer fans and even some players disagreed with.
Chiefs star defensive tackle Chris Jones was among those surprised by the selection, as he had made it clear he would postpone if his team had won the toss.
“They're crazy,” Jones said of the 49ers. “The rules for overtime have changed, so no matter who scores, both teams get the ball. So, what you want to do is give the other team the ball, stop them, and hold them.” [to] It's the third one, so you know what you're getting. Or if you stop them and they punt, all you have to do is kick the three. ”
If they get the ball first, the other team can get a fourth down on the drive. The situation could have been punted if the Chiefs had started with the ball, but the Niners already had the ball and it ended up in fourth-down territory.
Head coach Kyle Shanahan currently has an 0-3 record in the Super Bowl as a coach.He said he was preparing for a sudden-death situation in which both teams scored touchdowns.
“This is something we talked about, none of us have a lot of experience with it, but we looked at all the analysis, talked with them and thought it would be better, we I just wanted to put the ball on third,''' Shanahan said after the game, via League Record. “I wanted to give us a chance if both teams scored evenly.
It's all about results, but clearly things didn't go well for Shanahan and others. The Niners' 13-play overtime period ended with Jake Moody's 27-yard field goal, and the Chiefs could have scored a touchdown to win the game. did. Kansas City wide receiver Mecole Hardman scored the winning run, never letting the 49ers touch the ball again.
meanwhileReviewing new rules from training camp, . They admitted that receiving was the best choice because they thought a touchdown would win the game.
With this win, the Chiefs officially became a dynasty, hoisting three Lombardi Trophies in five years.