Sam McDowell: Five things that stood out about Chiefs' overtime Super Bowl victory vs. 49ers

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LAS VEGAS — The boos started Monday, six days before Super Bowl Sunday in Las Vegas, interrupting Patrick Mahomes mid-sentence.

He didn’t ignore it.

“We’re here,” the Chiefs quarterback said.


Like they never left.

Mahomes tossed aside three-plus frustrating quarters and propelled the Chiefs to a game-tying and game-winning drive in a 25-22 overtime win against the San Francisco 49ers in one of the most dramatic finishes in Super Bowl history.


Mecole Hardman caught a 3-yard touchdown in overtime to cap the Super Bowl LVIII victory, and therefore the Chiefs concluded this year the same place they did last year.

As champions.

They are the first repeat champs in two decades.

There will be plenty of time to access the big-picture meaning and what’s next, littered throughout The Star’s extensive postgame coverage, but for now, here are five things that stood out immediately after the game:


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