The Kansas City Chiefs became back-to-back champions in the 2024 Super Bowl after defeating the San Francisco 49ers.
Sunday, February 11’s game went into overtime after the Chiefs’ penalty kick Harrison Butker Tying the game with less than 10 seconds on the clock during regulation. The 49ers got the ball first in overtime and ended their drive with a field goal.
The Chiefs then got their chance to win on a drive of their own. The crowd at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas was on their feet as the Chiefs plowed the field and drained the clock before scoring to seal the win. The final score was 25-22, and it was declared the seventh longest game in NFL history.
The nail-biting event capped off a headline-grabbing season for the Chiefs who added Taylor Swift As a fan thanks to her relationship with the tight end Travis Kelsey.
The pop star, 34, has been a consistent fan of the team since attending her first game in September 2023. Swift was seen with Blake Lively and Ice Spice at Super Bowl LVIII and was caught on the jumbotron drinking a beer mid-game.
Throughout the season, Swift’s presence caused backlash among some NFL fans who felt she received too much attention.
Swift responded to the negativity in December 2023. “I don’t know how they know which ward I’m in,” she said. timeAdding that she had “no idea” when the cameras were on her during the match. “I don’t know if I was offered 17 times or just once.”
While Swift’s presence sparked a lot of conversation, she ignored the haters. “I’m just there to support Travis,” she said. “I don’t have any awareness of whether I’m showing up too much and pissing off some of the parents, Brads and Chad.”
Earlier this month, Kelce, 34, told reporters during a press conference that Swift’s encouragement of him gives him “a reason to play harder” on the court. “It’s another memory in the journey that we have to cherish,” he said of celebrating the Chiefs’ AFC Championship win in January with Swift and his family. “I’m lucky to have all the support I need off the field.”
Kelce admitted during the Super Bowl’s opening night that winning Super Bowl LVIII would be even more special since the Chiefs are the current champions. “I want this more than I ever wanted a Super Bowl championship in my life,” he said on Monday, February 5. “Because that caliber of teams that have done it twice have gone down in history as some of the greats.” (Before Sunday night’s game, only seven teams — the 49ers, Green Bay Packers, Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos and New England Patriots -Won back-to-back Super Bowls.)
Before the game, 49ers quarterback Brody Purdy He expressed his confidence in his team’s ability to defeat the leaders. “If it comes down to it, Brooke, and it’s late in the fourth quarter, are you ready to disappoint Taylor Swift?” a sportscaster asked Purdy, 24, on Tuesday, February 6, to which he replied with a sheepish smile: “Yes. “I’ll leave it at that.”
The Chiefs previously won the Super Bowl in 1970, 2020 and 2023, while the 49ers won the championship in 1982, 1985, 1989, 1990 and 1995.