Chiefs, 49ers To Play In Super Bowl

Grace Higgins | January 20th, 2020

On NFL Championship Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Tennessee Titans 35-24 and the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Green Bay Packers 37-20.

The Titans entered the game as +7.5 underdogs to the AFC Championship Game host, the Chiefs. The Titans proceeded to take a 10-point lead in the first quarter. The week prior, the Chiefs dug themselves a 24-point hole, only to score 28 points in the second quarter. This week would be similar, but not with that amount of firepower.

Before the end of the first quarter, Patrick Mahomes hit Tyreek Hill for an eight-yard touchdown. A sigh of relief was let out by the fans at Arrowhead Stadium. Mahomes passed for 294 yards and three touchdowns, adding 53 rushing yards and a touchdown.

Dennis Kelly of the Titans would become the heaviest player to score a touchdown, when he caught a one-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Tannehill to put the Titans ahead 17-7. That’s when the Chiefs decided to blow the game open.

The Chiefs offense responded with a 20-yard touchdown pass from Mahomes to Hill. Hill had 67 yards receiving and two touchdowns. Right before the half, Mahomes broke a 27-yard touchdown run, evading defenders along the sidelines to give the Chiefs their first lead of the day. A lead in which they would not surrender. After two more second half touchdowns by the Chiefs, the Titans finally scored again from a Tannehill touchdown pass to Anthony Firkser.

The final score of 35-24 would signify the end of a 50-year Super Bowl drought for the Chiefs.

The 49ers and Packers game would have no back and forth suspense as the AFC game. The 49ers took a quick 27-0 lead in the first half. Raheem Mostert rushed for three touchdowns in the first half. He finished with 220 rushing yards and four touchdowns.

The Packers first touchdown would come in the third quarter with a touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers to Aaron Jones. Rodgers finished with 326 passing yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.

After attempting only eight passes in the game, the 49ers offense scored 37 points, while the defense held the Packers offense to just seven points through three quarters of play. The Packers scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, with the game far out of reach.

The 49ers are now 2-0 against Rodgers in NFC Championship games since not drafting the quarterback in 2005.

The Chiefs and 49ers will play in the Super Bowl on Feb. 3. The Chiefs open as -1.5 favorites.

Next Article
  • A Violent Attack That Created A Math Genius

    A salesman by the name of Jason Padgett from Futon did not care about anything apart from chasing girls and partying, until one crazy night that changed anything. Jason Padgett is now a maths genius, he sees math everywhere. No matter what he is doing he will see certain connections with mathematics. If he turns...

    Read More
  • NFL Names All-Decade Team

    In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic that has all sports at a standstill, the NFL selected the All-Decade team for the 2010s, which featured eight unanimous selections. The selection committee consisted of 48 Hall of Fame members who all agreed on the decade brilliance of Tom Brady, Adrian Peterson, J.J. Watt, Von Miller, Aaron...

    Read More
  • How The USSR Helped Fund A Small Bridge In South West Virginia

    Near the border of Kentucky in South West Virginia there is a very small community called Vulcan. It is actually an unincorporated community that was built up as a coal mining town. However in the early 1960s all the mines dried up and the community fell into economic problems. Many simply left to find jobs...

    Read More
  • Svalbard The Norwegian Archipelago Is Visa Free

    Svalbard is the Norwegian archipelago if you translate the name of the place it is called “cold edge.” Which makes a lot of sense as it is very cold and at the edge of the world. It is famous as it is one of the only places in the world that is entirely visa-free. Situated...

    Read More
  • Kevin Durant And Other Players To Compete In 2k Tournament

    With the recent shutdown of all sports, 2k and the National Basketball Players Association has partnered to air an NBA 2k tournament between players on ESPN. The tournament will start on Friday, April 3rd, from 7-8:30 p.m. on ESPN and then switch to ESPN2 from 8:30-11:30 p.m. No games will take place on Saturday, but...

    Read More
  • The Mysterious Blue People Of Kentucky

    The year is 1820 and one young couple has just arrived in a place called Troublesome Creek. This was a remote and small settlement deep in eastern Kentucky - the American dream of the New World. Martin Fugate is a French orphan and his wife is a red-haired woman called Elizabeth Smith. Elizabeth is very...

    Read More
  • The Greek Drachma Currency Was Used For Over 3,000 Years

    The drachma, as was called the Greek currency before implementing the Euro was one of the most widely circulated coins in the world. This is because the Greek currency has existed long before the formation of Greece as we know today. The drachma was used in the world during the time of Alexander the Great....

    Read More
  • Giraffe Only Sleep 30 Minutes Every Day

    If you like your beauty sleep and lazy Sundays, well, you better hope that you are not a giraffe. Giraffes are one of the only mammals that you will probably never catch sleeping. This is because despite being the tallest animal on the whole planet, they have the shortest sleep requirements of any mammal. The...

    Read More