There was definitely some bad blood out on the field between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl LVIII. There was some extracurricular pushing and shoving on more than a few occasions.
Ultimately, it was the Kansas City Chiefs who once again have bragging rights over the San Francisco 49ers. They capped a furious second-half comeback with a touchdown in overtime to win, 25-22.
It’s the second time in the last five Super Bowls that the Kansas City Chiefs have defeated the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl. This time they did it as slight underdogs. In fact, the Chiefs were underdogs in their last three playoff games this year, and won them all.
After the game, Kansas City Chiefs star tight end Travis Kelce led the team in a little bit of taunting towards the 49ers, wishing them goodbye. Take a listen.
very unserious things happening in the locker room pic.twitter.com/vcWI6Qp7cV
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Oh, that’s a classic. At any level of sports, getting that song sung at you is never a fun feeling. Obviously, the 49ers didn’t see this happen, but I’m sure they will see it on social media. That will definitely hurt.
As for Travis Kelce, it was another monster playoff performance. It did take him a while to get going, though.
Kelce was held in check in the first half, gaining only one yard on one catch. His frustration bubbled over at one point, resulting in Kelce and Head Coach Andy Reid getting in a kerfuffle.
But, the second half and overtime belonged to the legendary tight end. He had eight catches for 92 yards after halftime, including a few huge plays.
As for the 49ers, they may indeed be saying goodbye to their Super Bowl window. There are plenty of guys who either need new contracts or are getting up there in age that are key players for San Francisco. Soon, they’re going to have to decide whether or not to pay Brock Purdy, too.
This is their 4th loss in the NFC Championship Game or later in the last four years. That can’t feel good.