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Weekly Write Vol 4; The Super Bowl

Weekly Write Vol 4; The Super Bowl

Hello Everyone, and welcome to the 4th volume of Weekly Write. Weekly Write is a twice-a-month STL or National sports article by me, Charlie Bilyeu. This week I’m writing the pinnacle event of American Football; Super Bowl LVIII (Super Bowl 58). 


As Sunday, 2/11 rolled around, the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs prepared to square off in a rematch from the Super Bowl 4 years ago. 

6:30 EST, Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas NV. Who hoists the Lombardi trophy and wins the world title? And who will go home empty-handed?


1st Quarter

The Chiefs elected to defer the ball after the coin toss. 

Harrison Butkter kicked off the 58th Super Bowl as the 49ers took it as a touchback, 49ers ball. 

The 49ers started well, Running Back (RB) Christian McCaffery gained solid yards and looked like the player we all know and love. That was until McCaffery fumbled at the KC 27-yard line. 

Chiefs ball. The 49ers defense shut down the run game and forced a 3-and-out, the Chiefs punted. 

49ers ball. Quarterback (QB) Brock Purdy made a pass over the middle to Wide Receiver (WR) Brandon Aiyuk, who proceeded to run to midfield for the first down. After Penalties riddled the 49ers chances, they ended up punting. 

Chiefs ball. The Chiefs didn’t start off playing like the defending champions. A sack and a tackle for loss (TFL) forced a punt from KC. 

As the first quarter came to a close, the 49ers were driving down the field, this drive led by Quarterback Brock Purdy. The quarter came to a close after a tackle for loss (TFL) by the Chiefs defense. 0-0; end of 1st.


2nd Quarter 


The second quarter was kicked off with a pass from Brock Purdy, however, the pass was broken up by Chiefs Defender Trent McDuffie. As a result, the 49ers decided to try a 55-yard field goal, with 49ers kicker Jake Moody successfully making it. 

The Chiefs intended to respond swiftly, which they accomplished. KC Quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw a deep 52-yard pass to WR Mecole Hardman. This play put the Chiefs at the 9-yard line, with 27 feet left to take the lead. The next play, the Chiefs called a run play. Isaiah Pacheco took the ball left, following which 49ers defender Deommodore Lenoir knocked the ball loose.

49ers ball. Both teams played well on defense. This led to punts from both teams. However, the 49ers had a trick up their sleeve. 49ers QB Brock Purdy took the snap, threw the ball backward to his WR Jauan Jennings, who subsequently passed the ball to RB Christian McCaffery, who ran into the end-zone for the Touchdown.

Chiefs Ball. Kansas City drove down the field but was ultimately halted by the 49ers’ defense. The Chiefs were prepared to try for a Field Goal. The Field Goal was made by Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker; 10-3 49ers. End of the first half.




The Halftime Show

This year’s Halftime Show was headlined by famous R&B rapper “Usher” Usher was accompanied by Alicia Keys, Lil John and Ludacris. He performed classic songs such as “Yeah!” and “Turn It Down For What!”



3rd Quarter

The Chiefs started the second half with the ball. The first play back from halftime was a fumbled toss to the RB Isiah Pacheco. Pacheco then recovered the ball. However, the play resulted in a loss of yards. Just two plays later, QB Patrick Mahomes lobbed a pass intended for Marquez Valdes-Scantling. However, the ball was under thrown and it was intercepted by 49ers defender Ji’Ayir Brown. 

Sadly, the 49ers nor the Chiefs could do anything with the ball until the Chiefs got on the board again with a Super Bowl-record 57-yard field goal to make it 10-6.

Both defenses held strong, forcing punts and making stops and the Chiefs ended up once again punting. The return man Darren Luter tried to recover the ball after it bounced off a 49ers player’s cleat but didn’t get to it in time, resulting in the Chiefs gaining possession once again. In the very next play, Patrick Mahomes threw to a wide-open Marquez Valdes-Scantling for a touchdown. 13-10 Chiefs. End of the 3rd quarter.



4th Quarter

The 49ers didn’t take long to respond to the Chiefs taking the lead. Just 4 minutes into the quarter, 49ers QB Brock Purdy threw a 10-yard Touchdown pass to Jauan Jennings. However, the extra point from kicker Jake Moody was blocked. 16-13 49ers. 

The trend of good defense continued for both teams, over 6 minutes of scoreless football until Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker made a 24-yard field goal to tie the game; 16-16

The 49ers now had their chance, under 5 minutes left, all they needed was three points and to bleed the clock out. They did one of those. 49ers kicker Jake Moody made a 53-yard field goal to take the lead 19-16. However, this left the Chiefs with just under two minutes to either tie the game or win.

Mahomes led his team up the field, even at one point having a chance to score and win the Super Bowl. However, the Chiefs settled for a field goal to tie the game 19-19. 

For the second time in NFL history, the Super Bowl was going into overtime. 



The rules of overtime are simple. Each team receives a chance to score. If one team scores and field goal and the other scores a touchdown, the team that scored the touchdown wins.

The 49ers won the coin toss and decided to receive the ball. Brock Purdy led his team down the field until they were ultimately stopped short of the end-zone. They kicked a field goal and made it. 22-19.

75 yards to go. In a matter of 12 plays, the Chiefs were at the 3-yard line. Nine feet for a championship. Mahomes took the snap, rolled left, threw and it was… CAUGHT! THE CHIEFS WIN THE SUPER BOWL!



Player Of The Game

The biggest game on the biggest stage requires the biggest amount of skill. The Player Of The Game was Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes led his team to the Super Bowl 4 times in the last 5 seasons. Mahomes is a superstar. Sunday showed that the Chiefs will continue to be a force to be reckoned with for a long time to come. 


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    JPFeb 12, 2024 at 7:41 PM U-Times Pick

    I think Mahomes is a tad overrated.