The 50 – year wait for the Kansas City Chiefs and their head coach, Andy Reid, is finally over. After winning their first Super Bowl a half-century ago, the Chiefs are once more Super Bowl champions, winning Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium. One of the most thrilling Super Bowls to date, deliverance arrived for the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night.
A team that would never win the final game, the Chiefs unleashed frustration in a frantic fourth quarter. Delivering the team their first Super Bowl victory since 1969, quarterback Patrick Mahomes led the Kansas City Chiefs over a 10-point discrepancy against the San Francisco 49ers.
Winning with a score of 31-20 and scoring three touchdowns in the last 6 minutes and 13 seconds of the game, the Kansas City Chiefs became the first NFL team in history to win three games after rebounding from at least 10 points down. Trailing 24-0 and 17-7 in previous playoff games, the Chiefs nearly didn’t have time for a comeback.
However, Mahomes was able to make the unexpected a reality, hitting two long touchdown drives for a victory over San Francisco. The Kansas City Chiefs saw no win insight during the game, but it was Mahomes who lifted the spirits of head coach Andy Reid and the rest of the Chiefs.
Mahomes stated that “I never lost faith, which was the biggest thing. Everybody on this team had their heads down, but I believed in every one of us. Which was something I preached all year long.” Mahomes brought the magic to the team and brought home a victory.
Thousands of Kansas City fans who crowded the Hard Rock Stadium, also felt less confident for much of the game, after having a defeated third quarter. While many felt defeated, some fans didn’t lose hope.
One Kansas City fan stated that, “we have heart. We never give up and the team, the leaders of the team, and I have that mindset that we never give up.” Another fan of the Kansas City Chiefs stated that, “ the team needed a spark and Mahomes brought that spark, which led us to victory.” With an unexpected offensive explosion, the Chiefs sparked fireworks in the fourth quarter.
Celebrating this epic Super Bowl win, the Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid also shares a personal victory, as he receives his first Super Bowl victory of his career. After losing his son Garrett Reid to a drug overdose during his time as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, Reid’s son was on his father’s mind during the team victory against the San Francisco 49ers.
Wrapping up his 21st season of being an NFL head coach, Andy Reid stated that “winning the Super Bowl was a wonderful moment for his entire family and Garrett’s spirit was there for us.”
After coaching the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999 to 2012, Reid joined the Chiefs in 2013, making the playoffs six of his seven years coaching the team. Finally, Reid helped the Chiefs win their first Super Bowl title in 50 years. A 61-year-old Super Bowl winning coach, Andy Reid will now have the opportunity for some well-deserved rest.