Super Bowl 2024 final score and recap: Mahomes, Chiefs walk off 49ers 25-22 in overtime

There is no new NFL Champion. The Kansas City Chiefs have repeated as NFL Champions.

The Super Bowl kicked off in Allegiant Stadium at 5:30 CT, featuring the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. 

Here's how the game unfolded:

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FINAL (OT): Chiefs 25, 49ers 22

One of the best Super Bowls in recent memory needed overtime, just the second time in history that's happened.

A holding call extended the 49ers' drive. Then, Christian McCaffrey kept the 49ers moving.

This led to a go-ahead field goal by Moody.

That gave the ball back to Patrick Mahomes. The best quarterback in the league did what he does. 

Win Super Bowls.

Mahomes hit Mecole Hardman to win the Super Bowl. 

This caps the 2023 NFL Season. What a thriller it was.

Key Plays:

  • Brandon Aiyuk: First-down conversion on third and 2
  • Christian McCaffrey: 24-yard gain into Chiefs territory
  • Jake Moody: Go-ahead field goal in overtime
  • Mahomes to Hardman: Super Bowl-winning touchdown

End of Regulation: Kansas City 19, San Francisco 19

Fourth quarter: 49ers 19, Chiefs 19

We had a classic finish on our hands.

In the fourth, Jauan Jennings threw a touchdown and caught another.

The only other player to catch a touchdown and throw for another in Super Bowl history is former Bears quarterback Nick Foles.

The ensuing extra point was blocked, setting up a tie when Harrison Butker nailed another field goal after the Chiefs drove down to the red zone early in the fourth.

That led to Moody, hitting the biggest field goal of his life. Butker followed that up with another tying field goal.

Key Plays:

  • George Kittle: First-down conversion on fourth and three
  • Jauan Jennings: Touchdown catch to regain the lead
  • Harrison Butker: Game-tying field goal
  • Jake Moody: Go-ahead field goal.
  • Butker: Another game-tying field goal

Third Quarter: Chiefs 13, 49ers 10

Miscues and mistakes have been a massive harbinger.

Neither team had broken through since McCaffrey scored his touchdown in the first half, until a muffed punt set the Chiefs up for their first lead of the game.

Mahomes picked up two first downs with his legs to set up Harrison Butker's 57-yard field goal, which broke a Super Bowl record Jake Moody just two quarters ago.

That set up Marquez Valdes-Scantling's touchdown, which was right after Darrell Luter Jr. muffed a punt after a Niners' three-and-out.

There's one more quarter left in the NFL season.

Key Plays:

  • Ji'Ayir Brown: Intercepted Patrick Mahomes to start the 3rd quarter
  • Chris Conley: Downs a 49ers punt at the one-yard line
  • Harrison Butker: 57-yard field goal (Super Bowl record)
  • Marquez Valdes-Scantling: Go ahead touchdown one play after a muffed punt

HALFTIME: San Francisco 10, Kansas City 3

Second Quarter: 49ers 10, Chiefs 3

Jake Moody got the scoring started with a Super Bowl-record 55-yard field goal. 

Jauan Jennings, somehow, throws the first touchdown pass of the game, as Christian McCaffrey runs in almost untouched.

That gave the Niners a 10-0 lead, which felt like at least double. The Chiefs struggled to move the ball consistently and are having trouble holding on to the football. 

Part of that is self-inflicted wounds on the Chiefs' end, but credit the 49ers defense. San Francisco has had an answer for everything the Chiefs have thrown so far.

Kansas City deserves some credit, though. The Chiefs rallied themselves in the two-minute drill and got on the board.

They still have some work to do to start the second half.

San Francisco will have to do it without star linebacker Dre Greenlaw. He suffered an Achilles injury coming off the sideline, and was ruled out for the rest of the game.

Key Plays:

  • Trent McDuffie: pass breakup in the end zone covering Deebo Samuel
  • Jake Moody: Makes 55-yard field goal, longest in Super Bowl history
  • Mecole Hardman: 52-yard reception to the 10-yard line
  • Javon Hargrave: Fumble recovery in the red zone
  • Jauan Jennings: first touchdown pass of the game to Christian McCaffrey

First Quarter: Chiefs 0, 49ers 0

San Francisco moved the ball well against the Kansas City defense, while the 49ers kept the Chiefs in check.

The first quarter ends in a stalemate. The first score is still to come but the Niners are in position to do that to open the second quarter.

Defenses are playing at a high level, but San Francisco has moved the ball at a brisk pace in two drives.

Key Plays:

  • George Karlaftis: Recovers Christian McCaffrey fumble to end lengthy 49ers drive.
  • Chase Young: First down sack on Patrick Mahomes

San Francisco 49ers' quarterback #13 Brock Purdy throws the ball during Super Bowl LVIII between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, February 11, 2024. (Photo by Patrick T. Fallon / AFP) (Phot

Kansas City wins the toss. Kick off is next

San Francisco called tails. 

The coin landed on heads. 

Kansas City wins the toss but the Chiefs defer. The 49ers and Brock Purdy get the ball first.

Travis Kelce reported pregame speech brings teammates to tears

Travis Kelce has been one of the most popular Chiefs ever since the franchise won Super Bowl 54 in Feb. 2020.

That expands beyond just being a fan favorite.  

According to CBS Sports’ Tracy Wolfson, Kelce gave a pre-game that speech brought his Chiefs teammates, coaches and staff to tears.

"It was like a WWE speech. That was the best and most emotional team meeting in years," someone in the room told Wolfson.

Super Bowl inactives announced

Both teams have announced who won't be playing in the Super Bowl

For the Chiefs: Kadarius Toney, Justyn Ross, La’Mical Perine, BJ Thompson, Ekow Boye-Doe, Darius Harris 

For the 49ers, Brandon Allen, Ronnie Bell, Samuel Womack III, Jalen Graham, Matt Pryor, Alex Barrett, TY McGill


Taylor Swift is seen prior to Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Gates at Allegiant Stadium are open

Patrick Mahomes looks ready for business in Super Bowl arrival

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes paid homage to the team that calls Allegiant Stadium home when he showed up for the Super Bowl on Sunday wearing a jet-black suit and silver tie that made him look like a fan of the AFC West-rival Las Vegas Raiders.

Mahomes appeared to be all business behind his black shades as he wheeled along his matching black Louis Vuitton luggage through the corridors of the stadium. He is trying to move into a tie for fourth behind Tom Brady, Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw by picking up his third Super Bowl ring.

Super Bowl gates open, fans arriving in Las Vegas

Gates to Allegiant Stadium opened just after 11 a.m. local time, unleashing a flood of fans in red. Five San Francisco 49ers fans were the first let through the gates.

"Woo!" They yelled. "First ones in! We’re the first ones!"

Tony and Susan Chiosso traveled to Las Vegas from the Bay Area to watch their first-ever Super Bowl and, they hope, witness their team defeat the Kansas City Chiefs.

They think their luck so far this morning is a good indicator of which team will come out on top.

"I’m only seeing good signs today," Tony Chiosso said.

- Associated Press

Three former Bears highlight Super Bowl week

As part of the Super Bowl celebrations, the Bears played a part in the festivities by paying homage to three of their greats.

Devin Hester, Steve McMichael and Julius Peppers were all elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Thursday. This brings the total of former Bears players in the Hall to 40.

McMichael, who was inducted as a senior member after being eligible for the first time 20 years ago, is the seventh player of the 1985 Bears team to be inducted.

Hester enters the hall as one of the best special teams return men to ever play the game. He holds multiple NFL records, including the all-time record for combined special teams return touchdowns.

Peppers, who will most likely enter as a Carolina Panther after playing most of his career in Carolina, was an important part of a Bears defense for the latter years of the Lovie Smith era.


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For Kansas City

For the Chiefs, it starts with Patrick Mahomes. The seventh-year quarterback is beginning to mount the portion of his career where he can make his case for "Greatest of All Time" alongside Tom Brady.

A win would give Mahomes his third-career Super Bowl ring. That's almost halfway to matching Brady's seven, and three rings would give him as many Super Bowl titles or more than 26 of the NFL's 32 franchises.

Mahomes will have the likes of Travis Kelce, one of the best postseason performers in NFL history, and Isiah Pacheco, one of the hardest runners in the league. The quarterback, however, is what separates the Chiefs from others.

On defense, defensive tackle Chris Jones can throw a wrench in the 49ers run game and passing game. He's one of the NFL's best all-around linemen.

For San Francisco

The 49ers quarterback isn't as heralded as Mahomes, but his story is just as compelling.

Brock Purdy went from being the last player picked in the 2022 NFL Draft to a Super Bowl bound quarterback. Playing a mistake-free game will give San Francisco its best chance of winning.

Purdy isn't alone. He has NFL Offensive Player of the Year Christian McCaffrey, George Kittle, Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel around him to make plays. That's what makes the Niners such a dangerous and consistent team on offense.

Nick Bosa leads the other side of the ball. His pass rushing ability has stifled plenty of teams this season, while Fred Warner and Charvarius Ward line the second levels of the San Francisco defense.