Super Bowl 58 analysis: Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs are inevitable. So was 49ers’ heartbreak

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Everything was going wrong. Patrick Mahomes had been picked off, ending the third-longest interception-free streak in playoff history. Travis Kelce had thrown a shocking tantrum aimed at Andy Reid. Isiah Pacheco had fumbled away their best opportunity. The offensive line was overwhelmed.

Then came Mahomes. Then came Kelce. Then — for the second straight year and third time in five years — came a Super Bowl title for the Kansas City Chiefs. Mahomes found Mecole Hardman in overtime to walk off the 49ers, 25-22, in yet another remarkable comeback for a quarterback and team that seem inevitable.

They’re the first back-to-back champions since the 2003-04 Patriots, and these Chiefs have dynasty written all over them, much like those Patriots did.



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