Whereas many hoped that the offensive stars of each groups would placed on a present within the vivid mild metropolis, the defenses dominated, contributing to an error-strewn contest with 4 turnovers.
The primary got here in simply the fifth play of the sport after San Francisco operating again Christian McCaffrey coughed up simply his third fumble of the season, although the 49ers additionally opened the scoring with a subject aim firstly of the second quarter.
With Mahomes and 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy struggling to get their offense going, San Francisco scored a trick play and vast receiver Jauan Jennings, who final threw a aggressive cross in highschool, discovered McCaffrey for a landing .
The Chiefs obtained on the board with a subject aim proper earlier than halftime and pulled forward by way of a subject aim and a landing by Marquez Valdes-Scantling late within the third quarter.
The 49ers hit proper again and it regarded like Shanahan was exorcising the demons of his earlier two Tremendous Bowls after deciding to go for it within the fourth, with Purdy changing.
Two performs later he discovered Jennings, making him solely the second participant to each throw a landing cross and catch one in the identical Tremendous Bowl — after Nick Foles within the Eagles' win over the Patriots in 2017.
However Jake Moody's additional level kick was blocked, which proved essential because it left the rating at 16-13. The Chiefs may then tie it with a subject aim, as they did on the subsequent drive and once more with Harrison Butker's fourth subject aim that despatched the sport to additional time after the third Moody's had made it 19-16 with two minutes of regulation time remaining.