The half-century wait was over at Super Bowl LIV as Kansas City miraculously upset the 49ers. The fourth quarter shall forever live in the memories of Kansas folklore. It was a game that mirrored the Chief’s roller-coaster season. Just like their final win, their progression in the playoffs was marked by two epic comebacks. We relive the Kansas City journey to the Super Bowl victory.
Kansas City kicked off the 2019 season with 40/1 odds to lift the Super Bowl. However, they had to overcome overwhelming challenges to make it past the divisional round. At some point in the final game, they were trailing by 24 points against the Texans. However, through determination, they somehow turned the game. Their post-season odds were at +400, with only the Patriots as their main obstacle to winning the Lombardi Trophy.
The Patriot’s shocking collapse at the hands of the Titans meant that Kansas City were clear favorites. Once in the final, they were -120 favorites while their foes, the 49ers, were even money to emerge victoriously.
The Vital Moments
The Chief’s path to the Bowl victory was nothing straightforward. They started the season with a stunning 4-0 win. Three wins kept coming while they were on the road. However, adversity followed as they went on to lose three of their four tries. Furthermore, they also lost their key player, quarterback Mahomes. The turning point came in week 10 against the Titans when Mahome was welcomed back. This inspiring victory gave them life, which they carried to the Bowl.
Can the Chiefs Do It Again?
Only a handful of teams in baseball history have managed to appear at and win back to back Super Bowls. But nothing can stop the Chiefs from making that their dynasty. They are odds-on favorites (+600) to accomplish such a task.