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Chiefs are Super Bowl 54 champions after another big comeback

MIAMI — The Kansas City Chiefs have been the masters of comebacks throughout this postseason and they did it once again on the biggest stage of them all. Kansas...
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MIAMI — The Kansas City Chiefs have been the masters of comebacks throughout this postseason and they did it once again on the biggest stage of them all.

Kansas City erased a double-digit deficit yet again in Super Bowl 54 to take down the San Francisco 49ers. The Chiefs trailed 20-10 going into the fourth quarter before they rallied and scored 14 unanswered points.

Overcoming a double-digit deficit was something Kansas City had to do in each of their two other postseason games, beating Houston and Tennessee.

The Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory comes 50 years after their last appearance in the big game.

At halftime, it was all tied up at 10.

The 49ers had outgained the Chiefs 177-155 at the time and seemed poised to take the lead when Jimmy Garoppolo connected with tight end George Kittle on a 42-yard play that would have gotten San Francisco inside the Kansas City 15 with 6 seconds left.

But Kittle was called for offensive pass interference to nullify the big play, the 49ers took a knee on the ensuing snap to run out the clock, and off to halftime they went.