Chiefs, 49ers head to Superbowl LIV


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Xander Hernandez-Barrios, Staff Writer

The Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers will participate in Superbowl LIV on February 2nd, making this the first time Kansas City has played in the Superbowl in 40 years.

Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs quarterback, has led the Chiefs to the Superbowl after making a historic comeback against the Houston Texans in the Divisional Round, and beating the Tennessee Titans in the Conference Championships. Mahomes has played outstanding and has certainly been the catalyst for this run to the Superbowl. In the playoffs alone, Mahomes has a total of 46 completions out of 70 attempts, averages 8.8 yards per pass attempt, 8 passing touchdowns, and 106 rushing yards in only 15 attempts. There’s only one question, does he have enough gas in the tank to take the Chiefs all the way?

The San Francisco 49ers are coming in the playoffs hot, after their win against the Green Bay Packer on Sunday. The 49ers are sitting on top of the National Football Conference with a regular-season record of 13-3, but why are they seen as the underdogs in the Superbowl? Maybe it’s because their starting quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo, has only thrown 27 passes with a total of 208 passing yards throughout the entire playoffs. Or maybe it’s because of the fact that they cannot rely on one single player like the Chiefs rely on Patrick Mahomes.

The last time these two teams played against each other was in the preseason, and the 49ers won that game 27-17. With the Superbowl only 10 days away, the only question that remains is, who’s winning? Will the Chiefs pull through, or will the 49ers complete the cliche as the underdogs?