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Super Bowl 58 winners and losers: Patrick Mahomes sparks dynasty, 49ers falter late

Author: Lorenzo Reyes Source: USA Today
February 12, 2024 at 09:25
Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs celebrate after winning the Super Bowl. Stephen R. Sylvanie, USA TODAY Sports
Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs celebrate after winning the Super Bowl. Stephen R. Sylvanie, USA TODAY Sports

The dynasty otherwise known as the Kansas City Chiefs is here.

The Chiefs toppled the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 58 on Sunday night in Las Vegas, 25-22, to become the first team in 19 seasons to repeat as Super Bowl champions. They have won three titles in the last half decade. And behind it all are the constants, coach Andy Reid and quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who took home his third career Super Bowl MVP award, becoming only the third player in NFL history to do so.

For the 49ers and coach Kyle Shanahan, it's yet another heartbreak. There's plenty of blame to allocate, but one thing the 49ers should take comfort in is that quarterback Brock Purdy shined on the sport's biggest stage.

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Patrick Mahomes passes the ball while under pressure by the 49ers' Nick Bosa during Super Bowl 58.
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Here are the winners and losers from Super Bowl 58.

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WINNERS

Legendary Patrick Mahomes

If he hadn't already made his greatness undeniable, go ahead and crown Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who erased any doubt whatsoever that he's among the best to have ever done it. His uncanny feel for the game and pocket presence, his taking stock of the open spaces on the field, his dual-threat ability to run and throw any pass demanded of him — this is what has allowed the Chiefs to be the first team to win consecutive Super Bowls in 19 seasons. In each of Kansas City's three Super Bowl victories, he has brought his team back from deficits of 10 points.

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