Super Bowl Lviii

Super Bowl LVIII was an American football game played to determine the champion of the National Football League (NFL) for the 2023 season.

In a rematch of Super Bowl LIV from four years earlier, the American Football Conference (AFC) champion and defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs defeated the National Football Conference (NFC) champion San Francisco 49ers 25–22 in overtime. The Chiefs became the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowls since the New England Patriots in 2004. The game was played on February 11, 2024, at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada. This was the first Super Bowl to be held in the state of Nevada. It marked the third straight year that the Super Bowl had been played in the Western United States, following host cities Inglewood, California, in 2022 and Glendale, Arizona, in 2023.

Super Bowl LVIII
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1234OT Total
SF 010093 22
KC 031066 25
DateFebruary 11, 2024 (2024-02-11)
Kickoff time3:40 p.m. PST (UTC-8)
StadiumAllegiant Stadium, Paradise, Nevada
MVPPatrick Mahomes, quarterback
Favorite49ers by 1.5
RefereeBill Vinovich
Attendance61,629
Ceremonies
National anthemReba McEntire
Coin tossLahainaluna Lunas football head coach Bobby Watson
Halftime showUsher, featuring Alicia Keys, Jermaine Dupri, H.E.R., will.i.am, Lil Jon, and Ludacris
TV in the United States
NetworkBroadcast:
CBS (English and SAP)
Univision (Spanish)
Cable:
Nickelodeon (kids telecast)
Streaming:
Paramount+
Vix (Spanish)
NFL+/NFL connected TV app/CBS Sports digital properties
AnnouncersCBS:
Jim Nantz (play-by-play)
Tony Romo (analyst)
Tracy Wolfson and Evan Washburn (sideline reporters)
Jay Feely (special teams analyst)
Gene Steratore (rules analyst)
Nickelodeon:
Noah Eagle (play-by-play)
Nate Burleson (analyst)
Dylan Gilmer and Dylan Schefter (sideline reporters)
Nielsen ratings43.5 (national)
U.S. TV viewership: 123.7 million
Cost of 30-second commercial$7 million
Radio in the United States
NetworkWestwood One
AnnouncersKevin Harlan (play-by-play)
Kurt Warner (analyst)
Laura Okmin and Mike Golic (sideline reporters)
Dean Blandino (rules analyst)

As this was the Chiefs' fourth Super Bowl appearance and third win in five years, many have said this game established them as a dynasty. It was the second Super Bowl to be decided in overtime, the first being Super Bowl LI, seven years earlier. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was named Super Bowl Most Valuable Player (MVP), completing 34 of 46 passes for 333 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. Due to the seating capacity of Allegiant Stadium, the game's sellout attendance of 61,629 was the smallest crowd in Super Bowl history outside of Super Bowl LV, which was played during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The game was televised nationally by CBS, streamed on Paramount+, alternatively broadcast on youth-oriented sister network Nickelodeon, and televised on the Spanish-language network Univision. It was also the second simulcast in Super Bowl history since Super Bowl I. Super Bowl LVIII became the most watched program in American television history, with a total of 123.7 million average viewers across all platforms, which broke the average record of 115.1 million viewers set by the previous year's Super Bowl. The game saw the highest unduplicated total audience in history with more than 200 million viewers watching all or part of the game. It was the most-watched United States broadcast since the Apollo 11 moon landing, attributed to the Taylor Swift effect. The halftime show, headlined by Usher, peaked at 129.3 million viewers. The game's net playing time of 74 minutes and 57 seconds ranks as the longest in Super Bowl history.

Background

Host selection

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Allegiant Stadium, February 2024

On May 23, 2018, the NFL picked New Orleans to host Super Bowl LVIII. The league picked the winning city from a list of candidates that it had compiled, a process that replaced an earlier one in which cities that wished to host a Super Bowl submitted bids to be debated and voted upon at the league owners' meetings.

In March 2020, the NFL and the NFL Players Association agreed to expand the regular season from 16 to 17 games beginning in 2021, pushing Super Bowl LVIII to February 11, 2024, and causing a conflict with the city's Mardi Gras celebrations.

The NFL announced on October 14, 2020, that New Orleans would host Super Bowl LIX instead of Super Bowl LVIII, and then announced on December 15, 2021, that Allegiant Stadium was chosen as the new site.

The official logo was unveiled on February 13, 2023; it follows the updated logo template established by Super Bowl LVI, with the traditional Roman numerals containing imagery of a sunset behind the skyline of the Las Vegas Strip and the Las Vegas sign. The numerals were also slanted inward to evoke the architecture of resorts such as the Bellagio and Wynn Las Vegas. The unveiling of this logo was met with acclaim, with many praising its originality and its effective representation of the host city's spirit amid the standardized designs used since 2011.

Teams

San Francisco 49ers

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Brock Purdy was the third-youngest quarterback to start a Super Bowl. (Purdy pictured in 2021 with the Iowa State Cyclones)

Under seventh-year head coach Kyle Shanahan, the San Francisco 49ers ended the 2023 season with a 12–5 record, the NFC's No. 1 seed, and a first-round bye.

Following the success of rookie quarterback Brock Purdy, who led them to an NFC Championship Game the previous season, the 49ers traded away Trey Lance, the third overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft, and made Purdy the full-time starter. In his first full season as the starter, Purdy was named to the Pro Bowl, throwing for 4,280 yards, 31 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions and finished with a passer rating of 113.0, the highest in the league. The offense was also led by first-team All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey, whom the 49ers acquired midway through the 2022 season. He led the league in scrimmage yards (2,023) and total touchdowns (21). San Francisco's receiving core was led by Brandon Aiyuk, George Kittle, and Deebo Samuel, all of whom gained more than 1,000 scrimmage yards. The 49ers were the first team in league history to have four players with over 1,000 scrimmage yards. The 49ers' offense finished second in the league in total offense with 398.4 yards per game, which included finishing fourth in pass yards per game (257.9) and third in rush yards per game (140.5). The offensive line was spearheaded by left tackle Trent Williams, who received his third First-team All-Pro selection and his 11th Pro Bowl nomination.

On defense, the 49ers finished third in the league in scoring defense, giving up 17.5 points per game, and finished first in the league with 22 interceptions (tied with the Chicago Bears). San Francisco's defensive line featured Pro Bowl defensive end Nick Bosa, who led the team with 10.5 sacks, along with defensive tackle Javon Hargrave (seven sacks) and Arik Armstead (five sacks). First-team All-Pro linebacker Fred Warner led the team with 132 combined tackles, four interceptions, four forced fumbles, and 2.5 sacks. The secondary was led by second-team All-Pro cornerbacks Charvarius Ward (five interceptions and 72 tackles) and Deommodore Lenoir (three interceptions, 84 tackles).

This game marked the 49ers' eighth Super Bowl appearance. The franchise won its first five Super Bowl appearances (XVI, XIX, XXIII, XXIV, and XXIX) but lost its last two before this game (XLVII and LIV). Had the 49ers had won the game, they would have been the first NFC team to win six Super Bowls and the third team overall, joining the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Kansas City Chiefs

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With quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs became the first back-to-back Super Bowl champions since 2005. (Mahomes pictured in 2021)

Kansas City entered the 2023 NFL season as defending Super Bowl champions, having won Super Bowl LVII. They finished the 2023 season with an 11–6 record, their 11th consecutive winning season and eighth consecutive AFC West title under eleventh-year head coach Andy Reid, and as the No. 3 seed in the AFC.

In his sixth season as the starter, quarterback Patrick Mahomes had his worst statistical season in several categories, including yards per attempt (7.0), passing yards per game (261.4), interceptions (14), and passer rating (92.6). His receivers struggled at several points throughout the season, and going into week 18, the Chiefs led the league in dropped passes. Despite this, Mahomes set a career-high in completion percentage with 67.2% while throwing for 27 touchdowns. Tight end Travis Kelce led the Chiefs in receiving yards for the fourth time in five seasons, but finished with under 1,000 receiving yards for the first time since 2015. Rookie receiver Rashee Rice led the Chiefs' wide receivers with 938 yards and seven touchdowns, while second-year running back Isiah Pacheco ran for 935 yards and seven touchdowns. The offensive line featured two Pro Bowl selections: guard Joe Thuney and center Creed Humphrey.

The Chiefs' defensive line featured Pro Bowl defensive tackle Chris Jones, who had 10.5 sacks, and defensive end George Karlaftis (10.5 sacks). The secondary was led by cornerbacks L'Jarius Sneed (two interceptions, 78 tackles, 14 pass deflections) and All Pro Trent McDuffie (80 tackles, 5 forced fumbles, 3 sacks), along with safety Justin Reid (team-high 95 tackles, 1 interception, 3 sacks).

Super Bowl LVIII was the Chiefs' sixth Super Bowl appearance and fourth in the past five seasons. Entering the game, the Chiefs had won three Super Bowls (IV, LIV, and LVII) and lost two (I and LV). The Chiefs also won one pre-Super Bowl era AFL Championship, in 1962 (as the Dallas Texans).

Playoffs

As the No. 1 seed in the NFC, the 49ers received a first-round bye. In the NFC Divisional Round, the 49ers hosted the No. 7 seed Green Bay Packers. Although the Packers took a 21–14 lead heading into the fourth quarter, the 49ers rallied to win the game 24–21 thanks to a late game-winning drive led by Brock Purdy that ended with a touchdown by Christian McCaffrey. Linebacker Dre Greenlaw sealed the game for the 49ers by intercepting quarterback Jordan Love on the Packers' final drive. This allowed the 49ers to advance to their third straight NFC Championship Game and their fourth in the last five seasons. In that game, the 49ers hosted the No. 3 seed Detroit Lions. The 49ers fell behind quickly, trailing 24–7 at halftime. They scored 27 straight points to take a 34–24 lead late in the fourth quarter. The Lions scored one more touchdown after that but failed to recover the ensuing onside kick attempt, sending the 49ers to their second Super Bowl in five seasons with a 34–31 win.

As the No. 3 seed in the AFC, the Chiefs hosted the No. 6 seed Miami Dolphins in the AFC Wild Card Round. Due to a cold wave in mid-January, the temperature was −4 °F (−20 °C) at this game's kickoff, which was the fourth-coldest in NFL history. The Chiefs defeated the Dolphins 26–7. The Dolphins' only points in the game came from a touchdown pass from quarterback Tua Tagovailoa to former Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill. The win saw the Chiefs play their first road playoff game in the Mahomes era, the AFC Divisional Round against the No. 2 seed Buffalo Bills. This game saw five lead changes between the two teams. The Chiefs won 27–24 as Buffalo kicker Tyler Bass missed a potential game-tying field goal wide right in the final two minutes. With that win, the Chiefs advanced to their sixth straight AFC Championship Game, which they played on the road against the No. 1 seed Baltimore Ravens. Miscues on both offense and defense doomed the Ravens; the Chiefs led 17–7 at halftime and came up with big defensive stops in the second half to win 17–10. The Chiefs won back-to-back AFC titles for the second time in the Patrick Mahomes era and advanced to their fourth Super Bowl in five seasons.

Pre-game notes

The relationship between supercouple Taylor Swift (left) and Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (right) attracted significant media attention prior to the game.

As the designated home team in the Super Bowl's annual rotation between the two conferences, the Chiefs chose to wear their red home jerseys with white pants. The 49ers wore their white away jerseys with gold pants.

As the designated home team, the Chiefs practiced at the host team Las Vegas Raiders' practice facility in Henderson, Nevada, during the week leading up to the game. The 49ers practiced at UNLV's Fertitta Football Complex in Paradise, Nevada. Both teams stayed off-Strip at luxury hotels at the Lake Las Vegas resort area east of the city, with the Chiefs staying at the Westin and the 49ers staying at the Hilton.

The game was a rematch of Super Bowl LIV (played in February 2020), in which the Chiefs defeated the 49ers, 31–20, overcoming a 10-point fourth quarter deficit. Mahomes was named the MVP of that Super Bowl. Bill Vinovich was also the referee for that game, making him the first referee to preside over two Super Bowl meetings between the same teams.

This game was also the first since Super Bowl LV to feature the defending champion. That game saw the defending champion Chiefs fall to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The game was dubbed by fans and media outlets as the "Taylor Swift Bowl" or "Swiftie Bowl", referencing singer-songwriter Taylor Swift and her fans, which are known as Swifties. The season broke viewership, merchandise, and ticket sales records for the NFL, following Swift's relationship with Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and her frequent appearances at Chiefs games. Fans who began supporting the Chiefs due to Swift's association with them have been dubbed as "Chiefties".

As has been the case with the Chiefs in many nationally televised and publicized games in the past, some Indigenous people's groups used the high profile of Super Bowl LVIII to call on the team to change its name and for their fans to end the use of the tomahawk chop.

Broadcasting

United States

Television

Super Bowl LVIII was televised by CBS, the network's 22nd broadcast of the game. It was the first Super Bowl to be broadcast under the new 11-year NFL television contract, which began a four-year rotation between CBS, Fox, NBC, and ABC/ESPN.

CBS used 165 cameras, including six embedded within the goal posts ("doink cams"), 48 for high-frame-rate video (24 of which were in 4K for zooming), and 23 for augmented reality effects. Robotic cameras were placed in the city at The Strat, Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay, and the Renaissance Las Vegas; another camera ran on a wire over the Bellagio fountains. CBS televised the game in 1080p with high-dynamic-range (HDR) color, upconverted to 4K UHD on Paramount+ and certain television providers. CBS built a studio set in front of the Bellagio fountains, from which it broadcast CBS Sports Network and CBS Sports HQ programs during Super Bowl week, as well as editions of CBS Mornings and The Talk. The NFL Today began its pre-game coverage from the studio, then moved to sets outside Allegiant Stadium, then into the stadium as kickoff time approached.

CBS's lead broadcast team of Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Tony Romo (color commentary), Tracy Wolfson (sideline reporter), and Gene Steratore (rules analyst) called their third Super Bowl together, joined by additional sideline reporter Evan Washburn and special teams analyst Jay Feely. The pre-game show featured CBS Sports personalities Kyle Brandt, James Brown, Nate Burleson, Bill Cowher, Charles Davis, Ian Eagle, Boomer Esiason, Jonathan Jones, Jason McCourty, Matt Ryan, Phil Simms, and J. J. Watt. The series premiere of Tracker aired after the game. After late local programming, CBS also aired special Sunday-night episodes of its late-night shows The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and After Midnight.

CBS sub-licensed the Spanish-language rights to its last three Super Bowl games to ESPN Deportes, but TelevisaUnivision announced in May 2023 that it had reached an agreement with CBS to carry Super Bowl LVIII via TUDN; the TUDN division was represented at the game by both Univision and Mexican network Canal 5, which produced separate broadcasts for each territory. Ramses Sandoval, Memo Schutz, and Martín Gramática were the broadcast team for Univision. CBS also carried Spanish commentary via SAP on the main broadcast.

On August 1, 2023, CBS Sports announced that it would carry a youth-oriented alternate broadcast of the game on Paramount Global sister network Nickelodeon; the network has aired alternate broadcasts of select NFL games since 2021, but this was the first such broadcast for a Super Bowl. Billed as Super Bowl LVIII: Live from Bikini Bottom, the broadcast incorporated SpongeBob SquarePants-themed augmented reality effects and features (in addition to those seen on previous games aired by the network), and live appearances by characters from the series (such as "analysts" SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star, along with "sideline reporter" Sandy Cheeks) accompanying announcers Noah Eagle and Nate Burleson. Nickelodeon aired the series premiere of Rock Paper Scissors after the game.

Advertising

CBS charged $6.5 million to $7 million for a 30-second commercial, remaining steady with the previous year's game. Several health and beauty brands bought ads during the game, with analysts suggesting that these buys may have been motivated by Taylor Swift's presence at the game, and the potential for increased viewership by women. FanDuel's ad following their second "Kick of Destiny" featured a posthumous appearance by actor Carl Weathers, who died on February 1, 2024. Most of the advertising time sold by CBS also included airtime on the Nickelodeon simulcast, and selected advertisers were given opportunities to participate in promotional initiatives incorporating Nickelodeon personalities. Commercials for products inappropriate for children (such as alcohol, gambling, and R-rated films) were not carried; Paramount Global sold about 15 Nickelodeon-specific advertising slots for $200,000 to $300,000 each to replace these ads.

Amid the AI boom, a number of commercials advertised artificial intelligence (AI)-related products and services, including Crowdstrike, Etsy's "Gift Mode" (powered by OpenAI GPT-4), Microsoft Copilot, and AI-based photo editing features on Google Pixel 8 smartphones. Generative artificial intelligence was satirized by a tease for Despicable Me 4 depicting an AI art generator that was actually being run by minions. A super PAC supporting 2024 presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. aired a spot, which called back to his uncle, John F. Kennedy’s campaign, during the game. Kennedy faced criticism from family members and friends who argued that the ad "exploits and potentially tarnishes the legacy of a storied political family".

Chinese online marketplace Temu showed their spot five times during and shortly after the game. Beyoncé starred in a commercial with actor Tony Hale for Verizon. Her appearance was teased by the company in the days leading up to the Super Bowl with teaser trailers referencing her sixth and seventh studio albums, Lemonade (2016) and Renaissance (2022). At the end of the commercial, which sees the singer attempt to "break the internet" in various ways, Beyoncé says, "Okay, they ready. Drop the new music"; at that time, the singer posted a teaser video on Instagram for her next studio album.

A Vrbo commercial was heavily criticized by Newfoundland and Labrador over the misappropriation of the folk song "I's the B'y" in a scene set in a vacation rental out of a farmhouse that is overcrowded with animals. The provincial government demanded that the commercial be removed from television; Vrbo apologized on February 15 and announced that it would follow through doing so.

The Super Bowl Ad Meter survey conducted by USA Today was won by State Farm for their ad "Like a Good Neighbaaa" starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito.

Streaming

The game streamed on Paramount+ in English, on TelevisaUnivision's Vix in Spanish, in addition to the paid NFL+ app.

Radio

Westwood One held the national radio rights to the game, airing it on their various affiliates. The broadcast team featured booth announcers Kevin Harlan (play-by-play) and Kurt Warner (analyst), sideline reporters Mike Golic and Laura Okmin, and rules analyst Dean Blandino. Entravision broadcast the game in Spanish. Annually, over 25 million people listen to the Super Bowl via radio broadcast.

International

Super Bowl LVIII was broadcast in more than 150 countries on every continent except Antarctica, including:

Americas

Europe

Asia–Pacific

Middle East and Africa

Entertainment

Pregame

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The American Flag out on the field for the national anthem

On January 18, 2024, the NFL announced that country music singer Reba McEntire would perform the U.S. national anthem. Actor Daniel Durant performed the national anthem in American Sign Language. In addition, rapper Post Malone performed "America the Beautiful" and R&B singer Andra Day accompanied by six female backup singers performed "Lift Every Voice and Sing", with actress Anjel Piñero and actor Shaheem Sanchez performing both songs in ASL.

Electronic music artist Kaskade performed before and during the game, making him the first DJ to perform throughout the Super Bowl. He replaced Tiësto, who dropped out after a family emergency.

The NFL invited players and coaches from Lahainaluna High School in Lahaina, Hawaii, to serve as honorary captains during the coin toss ceremony. Lahaina was one of the communities ravaged by the 2023 Hawaii wildfires.

Halftime

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Usher was the leading performer in the Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show. (Usher pictured in 2010)

On September 24, 2023, it was announced that R&B and pop singer Usher would headline the halftime show.

Usher's performance included the songs "Caught Up", "U Don't Have to Call", "Love in This Club", "Confessions Part II", "Nice & Slow", "Burn", "U Got It Bad", "OMG", and "Yeah!" (with interpolations of "Freek-a-Leek" by Petey Pablo and "Get Low" by Lil Jon). The show also featured surprise appearances by Alicia Keys, will.i.am, Lil Jon, Ludacris, H.E.R, and Sonic Boom of the South.

Game summary

First half

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Christian McCaffrey caught the 49ers' first touchdown of the game. (McCaffrey pictured in 2019 with Carolina)

After the Chiefs won the coin toss and deferred possession to the second half, the 49ers received the opening kickoff, which was a touchback. The 49ers' initial drive gained 49 yards in five plays, with Christian McCaffrey and Brock Purdy advancing the ball into Chiefs' territory before McCaffrey lost a fumble at the Kansas City 27-yard line, ending the drive and giving the Chiefs possession.

The Chiefs' first possession resulted in a punt after a three-and-out. The 49ers' following possession, which went for four plays and 16 yards, was hampered by a false start and a holding penalty. After the 49ers failed to convert a third-and-27, the drive ended in a punt. The next drive by the Chiefs, which went for four plays and ten yards, ended in a punt as well.

Following these back-and-forth punts, the 49ers put up a ten-play, 46-yard drive that began at their own 17-yard line. Though the first quarter ended with the game still scoreless during this drive, it culminated in a 55-yard field goal by 49ers kicker Jake Moody, making the score 3–0 with 14:48 remaining in the second quarter. It set the record for the longest field goal completed in a Super Bowl.

The Chiefs began their next drive at their own 25-yard line. The Chiefs went down the field, moving 66 yards in four plays and reaching the 49ers' nine-yard line. But on the drive's fifth play, Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco fumbled the ball, which was recovered by the 49ers.

The next two possessions both ended in punts. The 49ers, after recovering the fumble, moved 21 yards in four plays before punting the ball away, and the Chiefs followed this up by going three-and-out. After the Chiefs punted the ball 50 yards to San Francisco's 33-yard line with 7:49 remaining in the second quarter, the 49ers began an eight-play, 67-yard touchdown drive that culminated in a 21-yard touchdown pass from wide receiver Jauan Jennings to running back McCaffrey. After the extra point was converted, the 49ers had extended their lead over the Chiefs to 10–0 with 4:23 remaining in the first half.

The Chiefs used most of the remaining time in the half in a 13-play, 65-yard drive that resulted in a 28-yard field goal by Harrison Butker, bringing the score to 10–3 in favor of the 49ers with 20 seconds remaining in the half. The 49ers took a knee to run the clock out.

Second half

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Harrison Butker successfully kicked a Super Bowl record-setting 57-yard field goal in the third quarter. (Butker pictured in 2017)

The second half began with a 49ers kickoff, which went for a touchback, putting the Chiefs at the 25-yard line. They fumbled on first down, but recovered it themselves for a ten-yard loss on the play. After a subsequent gain of ten yards on 2nd and 22, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw an interception to Ji'Ayir Brown on third down, giving the 49ers possession of at the Kansas City 44-yard line. Though starting inside of Kansas City territory, the 49ers were unable to score on the possession following the turnover, going three-and-out, but pinned the Chiefs at their own 2-yard line after a punt by Mitch Wishnowsky. Following this, the Chiefs and the 49ers traded three-and-out possessions.

With 9:02 remaining in the third quarter, the Chiefs had the ball at their own 14-yard line. Beginning with an 11-yard pass by Mahomes to tight-end Travis Kelce, Kansas City went on a nine-play, 47-yard drive that culminated in a 57-yard field goal by Butker. This field goal, which cut the Chiefs' deficit to four points, broke the record for the longest field goal completed in a Super Bowl set by Moody earlier in the game.

The 49ers went three-and-out on the ensuing drive. After Wishnowsky's 55-yard punt was returned seven yards to the Kansas City 25-yard line, the Chiefs ran three plays for eight yards, and punted the ball away. The 40-yard punt by Tommy Townsend landed on the San Francisco 25-yard line, and hit the leg of Darrell Luter Jr. at the 49ers 19-yard line after the ball bounced; Kansas City cornerback Jaylen Watson recovered the ball at the 49ers 16-yard line, thereby giving the Chiefs possession inside the San Francisco red zone. On the following play, the Chiefs scored on a 16-yard touchdown pass from Mahomes to wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling. After Butker converted the extra point, the Chiefs had a 13–10 lead with 2:28 remaining in the third quarter.

The 49ers began their next drive at their own 25-yard line. After San Francisco converted a 3rd and 5 on their own 30 on a 17-yard pass to Jennings, and 2nd and 1 on a two-yard run by fullback Kyle Juszczyk, the 49ers had advanced to the Chiefs' 42-yard line to close the third quarter. The drive continued, eventually resulting in a ten-yard touchdown pass from Purdy to Jennings after a total of 12 plays for 75 yards, which gave the 49ers a 16–13 lead with eleven minutes and twenty-seven seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. The extra point attempt following the touchdown was blocked by Chiefs linebacker Leo Chenal.

Down three points, the Chiefs began to drive against the 49ers. With 9:22 left in the fourth quarter, on a 1st and 10 at the 49ers' 46-yard line, Mahomes fumbled the ball, but recovered and threw an incomplete pass on the play. The drive continued, totaling 12 plays and 69 yards; after marching down to San Francisco's 3-yard line, Mahomes was sacked on 3rd and goal. Butker kicked a 24-yard field goal, tying the game at 16–16 with 5:49 seconds remaining in the quarter.

Starting on their own 25-yard line, the 49ers moved the ball down the field, getting a 1st and 10 at the Chiefs' 40-yard line after four plays. After a five-yard run by McCaffrey, Purdy threw an incomplete pass, and the two-minute warning occurred. Purdy threw another incomplete pass on third down, bringing up a 4th and 5 and setting up Moody for a field goal attempt. Moody converted a 53-yard field goal try, giving San Francisco a 19–16 lead with 1:53 remaining in the game.

The Chiefs began their final drive of regulation on their own 25-yard line with 1:53 remaining. The Chiefs began to drive down the field on the next several plays. After converting a 3rd and 2 from the San Francisco 43-yard line with 42 seconds remaining, and later a 3rd and 7 from the 49ers' 33-yard line, the Chiefs had a 1st down from the 49ers 11-yard line with ten seconds to go. After an incomplete pass from Mahomes intended for Kelce, with six seconds remaining, Butker kicked a game-tying 29-yard field goal to top off the 11-play, 64-yard drive, bringing the score to 19–19 with three seconds remaining. The 49ers took a knee to send the game to overtime.

Overtime

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Mecole Hardman caught a 3-yard game-winning touchdown pass in overtime. (Hardman pictured in 2019 as #17)

In overtime, the 49ers possessed the ball first, driving down the field before stalling at the Chiefs' 9-yard line and kicking a field goal. Mahomes and the Chiefs responded by driving 75 yards in 13 plays, converting two third downs and a fourth down to set up first-and-goal on the San Francisco 3-yard line. Mahomes then passed to Mecole Hardman for the game-winning touchdown. This was the first game in Super Bowl history in which the lead changed hands on the final play of the game.

This was the first playoff game to go to overtime since the NFL changed the overtime rules for playoff games prior to the 2022 season so that both teams get at least one chance to possess the ball in overtime even if a touchdown is scored on the initial possession. Several 49ers players admitted after the game that they were unaware of the rule change, with Arik Armstead stating that he and other players learned of the change at the beginning of the overtime period when it was displayed on the Allegiant Stadium video screen. The rule change did not affect the outcome of the game; since the 49ers scored a field goal on the initial possession, the Chiefs would still have had an opportunity to possess the ball under the pre-2022 rules.

The game lasted for 74 minutes and 57 seconds of game time, making it the longest Super Bowl and 7th-longest NFL postseason game ever.

Mahomes completed 34 of his 46 pass attempts for 333 yards with two touchdowns and one interception and was named the Super Bowl MVP for the third time in his career. He also ran for 66 yards. McCaffrey was the top rusher of the game with 22 carries for 80 yards. He also led the 49ers with eight catches for 80 yards and a receiving touchdown. The top receiver of the game was Kelce, with nine catches for 93 yards.

Box score

Super Bowl LVIII – San Francisco 49ers vs Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
Period 1 2 34OTTotal
49ers (NFC) 0 10 09322
Chiefs (AFC) 0 3 106625

at Allegiant Stadium, Paradise, Nevada

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP SF KC
2 14:48 10 46 4:05 SF 55-yard field goal by Jake Moody 3 0
2 4:23 8 67 3:26 SF Christian McCaffrey 21-yard touchdown reception from Jauan Jennings, Moody kick good 10 0
2 0:20 13 65 4:03 KC 28-yard field goal by Harrison Butker 10 3
3 5:01 9 47 4:01 KC 57-yard field goal by Butker 10 6
3 2:28 1 16 0:04 KC Marquez Valdes-Scantling 16-yard touchdown reception from Patrick Mahomes, Butker kick good 10 13
4 11:22 12 75 6:06 SF Jennings 10-yard touchdown reception from Brock Purdy, Moody kick failed (blocked) 16 13
4 5:46 12 69 5:36 KC 24-yard field goal by Butker 16 16
4 1:53 7 40 3:53 SF 53-yard field goal by Moody 19 16
4 0:03 11 64 1:50 KC 29-yard field goal by Butker 19 19
OT 7:22 13 66 7:38 SF 27-yard field goal by Moody 22 19
OT 0:03 13 75 7:19 KC Mecole Hardman 3-yard touchdown reception from Mahomes 22 25
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 22 25

Final statistics

Statistical comparison

Team-to-team comparison
Statistic San Francisco 49ers Kansas City Chiefs
First downs 23 24
First downs rushing 5 9
First downs passing 15 15
First downs penalty 3 0
Third down efficiency 3–12 9–19
Fourth down efficiency 1–1 1–1
Total net yards 382 455
Net yards rushing 110 130
Rushing attempts 31 30
Yards per rush 3.5 4.3
Yards passing 272 325
Passing–completions/attempts 24–39 34–46
Times sacked–total yards 1–4 3–8
Interceptions thrown 0 1
Punt returns–total yards 2–0 4–12
Kickoff returns–total yards 0–0 0–0
Interceptions–total return yards 1–0 0–0
Punts–average yardage 5–50.8 5–50.8
Fumbles lost 2 1
Penalties–yards 6–40 6–55
Time of possession 38:31 36:26
Turnovers 2 2
Records set
(Unless noted as "NFL Championships", "Single Postseason" or "Pro Football History", all records refer only to Super Bowls)
Longest game 74:57
Longest field goal (record set and broken in the same game) 55 Jake Moody (San Francisco)
Longest field goal (2) 57 Harrison Butker (Kansas City)
Most field goals, career 9
Most 50-yard field goals made, game 2 Jake Moody (San Francisco)
Most 50-yard field goals made, career 2 Jake Moody (San Francisco)
Harrison Butker (Kansas City)
Highest punting average 50.8 Tommy Townsend (Kansas City) (5 – 254 yds)
Mitch Wishnowsky (San Francisco) (5 – 254 yds)
Most fumbles recovered, career 4 Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City)
Most rushing yards by a quarterback, career 172
Most field goals made, combined 7 Kansas City (4) San Francisco (3)
Fewest kickoff returns, combined 0
Records tied
Most Super Bowl games with TD pass and TD reception 1 Jauan Jennings (San Francisco)
Most field goals made, game 4 Harrison Butker (Kansas City)
Most field goals attempted, career 10
Most fumbles, career 5 Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City)
Most field goals attempted, combined 7 San Francisco (3) Kansas City (4)
Most field goals made, team 4 Kansas City

Individual statistics

San Francisco statistics
49ers passing
C/ATT1 Yds TD INT Rating
Brock Purdy 23/38 255 1 0 89.3
Jauan Jennings 1/1 21 1 0 158.3
49ers rushing
Car2 Yds TD Lg3 Yds/Car
Christian McCaffrey 22 80 0 11 3.6
Brock Purdy 3 12 0 9 4.0
Deebo Samuel 3 8 0 9 2.7
Elijah Mitchell 2 8 0 7 4.0
Kyle Juszczyk 1 2 0 2 2.0
49ers receiving
Rec4 Yds TD Lg3 Target5
Christian McCaffrey 8 80 1 24 8
Jauan Jennings 4 42 1 23 5
Brandon Aiyuk 3 49 0 20 6
Deebo Samuel 3 33 0 12 11
Kyle Juszczyk 2 31 0 18 2
George Kittle 2 4 0 4 3
Ray-Ray McCloud 1 19 0 19 1
Chris Conley 1 18 0 18 1
Kansas City statistics
Chiefs passing
C/ATT1 Yds TD INT Rating
Patrick Mahomes 34/46 333 2 1 99.3
Chiefs rushing
Car2 Yds TD Lg3 Yds/Car
Patrick Mahomes 9 66 0 22 7.3
Isiah Pacheco 18 59 0 10 3.3
Rashee Rice 2 5 0 3 2.5
Clyde Edwards-Helaire 1 0 0 0 0.0
Chiefs receiving
Rec4 Yds TD Lg3 Target5
Travis Kelce 9 93 0 22 10
Rashee Rice 6 39 0 13 8
Isiah Pacheco 6 33 0 8 6
Mecole Hardman 3 57 1 52 3
Justin Watson 3 54 0 25 5
Marquez Valdes-Scantling 3 20 1 16 5
Noah Gray 2 22 0 12 2
Jerick McKinnon 2 15 0 8 2
Richie James 0 0 0 0 1

1Completions/attempts
2Carries
3Long gain
4Receptions
5Times targeted

Starting lineups

Starting lineups for Super Bowl LVIII
San Francisco Position Kansas City
Offense
Deebo Samuel WR Rashee Rice
Trent Williams LT Donovan Smith
Aaron Banks LG Nick Allegretti
Jake Brendel C Creed Humphrey
Jon Feliciano RG Trey Smith
Colton McKivitz RT Jawaan Taylor
George Kittle TE Travis Kelce
Kyle Juszczyk FB TE Noah Gray
Brandon Aiyuk WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling
Brock Purdy QB Patrick Mahomes
Christian McCaffrey RB Isiah Pacheco
Defense
Arik Armstead DE Mike Danna
Chase Young DT Chris Jones
Javon Hargrave DT Mike Pennel
Nick Bosa DE George Karlaftis
Dre Greenlaw LB Nick Bolton
Fred Warner LB Leo Chenal
Oren Burks LB Willie Gay
Deommodore Lenoir CB Trent McDuffie
Charvarius Ward CB L'Jarius Sneed
Ji'Ayir Brown S Justin Reid
Tashaun Gipson S Mike Edwards

Officials

Super Bowl LVIII featured seven officials, a replay official, a replay assistant, and eight alternate officials. The numbers in parentheses below indicate their uniform numbers.

Super Bowl LVIII was the third time Vinovich refereed a Super Bowl, while Perlman and Hill officiated their final games after careers spanning 23 and 25 years, respectively. Killens, a former NFL linebacker, became the first person to officiate a Super Bowl after having played in one (he played for the Tennessee Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV).

Aftermath

This marked the Chiefs' third Super Bowl title and fourth Super Bowl appearance in five seasons, leading many sports commentators to consider them to be a dynasty.

After the game, the 49ers fired defensive coordinator Steve Wilks after one season on the job, citing poor defensive performances through the playoffs including the Super Bowl.

Victory parade

A 2-mile (3.2 km) victory parade ran from Sixth Street to Union Station on February 14. The city council authorized almost $1 million in spending for the parade.

A shooting took place at Union Station shortly after the parade. Lisa Lopez-Galvan, a DJ of local radio station KKFI, was killed and at least 21 others were non-fatally injured, including 11 children. Three suspects are arrested, two of them armed.

References

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