San Francisco 49ers vs Kansas City Chiefs: Second Half Recap
Down 21-3 at the half, the 49ers needed some magic from their offense to start the third quarter. They settled for another 52-yard field goal from Robbie Gould to cut the lead to 15.
Remember when I said the 49ers defense would need to slow Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs offense? Well, their field goals were no match for the Chiefs’ ability to score touchdowns at will. On their first drive to open the half, Kansas City marched right down the field and scored on a two-yard run by Damien Williams.
Trailing 28-6, the 49ers would use the remainder of the third quarter to put together a touchdown drive. Matt Brieda ran for a three-yard touchdown to make it 28-12. The 49ers would fail to convert the two-point attempt with Graoppolo getting sacked.
San Francisco’s defense finally came up with a crucial stop to give the offense the ball back with a little over four minutes to go. They were unable to muster any yards though. In desperation mode, the 49ers went for it on fourth-and-seven at their own 30-yard-line and failed to convert.
The Chiefs would strike quickly on a 30-yard touchdown run by Damien Williams. The score would extend their lead to 35-12 with three minutes remaining in the game.
The 49ers offense found some life in the fourth quarter, scoring again on a two-yard Matt Breida run. This time Garoppolo would convert the two-point attempt, making it 35-20. But was it too little, too late?
The Chiefs would recover the onside attempt and milk most of the clock before kicking a field goal. And with that, the Kansas City Chiefs would go on to win Super Bowl XLV.
Final Result: San Francisco 49ers 20 – Kansas City Chiefs 38
Should Madden NFL 20‘s simulation prove accurate, it would be the Chiefs’ first Super Bowl win since 1970. Who do you think will win this Sunday?