LAS VEGAS — Dwell updates from the Tremendous Bowl in Las Vegas:
Cheifs-49ers first Tremendous Bowl to make use of new OT guidelines
The primary use of the NFL’s new additional time rule comes within the Tremendous Bowl.
Not can the workforce that will get the ball first win it instantly with a landing. Each groups should posses the ball.
Butker makes late subject purpose, forces OT
Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker compelled additional time with a 29-yard subject purpose with 3 seconds left to make the rating 19-19.
It’s acquainted territory for Kyle Shanahan.
The 49ers coach was a part of the one different OT recreation in Tremendous Bowl historical past when he was the Falcons’ offensive coordinator seven years in the past. That was the 28-3 blown result in the Patriots.
Moody makes amends with go-ahead kick
Jake Moody grew to become the primary kicker to make two 50-plus subject targets in a Tremendous Bowl –- and this one is likely to be sufficient to provide the 49ers the Tremendous Bowl.
His 53-yarder with 1:53 left gave San Francisco a 19-16 lead. Moody made up for a missed further level.
However Patrick Mahomes will get the ball. He’s proven what he can do in 13 seconds. Mahomes can have much more time now.
Chiefs stall in pink zone, accept tying subject purpose in 4th
Massive cease for the 49ers.
They stored the Chiefs out of the tip zone despite the fact that that they had first-and-goal on the 4, forcing a tying subject purpose with 5:46 left.
Each groups have missed alternatives, so in that method, it’s sort of evened out.
Now Brock Purdy can shed the quarterback-manager label or Patrick Mahomes will add to his extraordinary legacy.
Brock Purdy’s TD cross places 49ers forward 16-13 in 4th quarter
49ers coach Kyle Shanahan went for it.
All Niners followers most likely couldn’t consider it when he eschewed a subject purpose on fourth-and-3 early within the fourth quarter and transformed it. San Francisco scored a landing to take a 16-13 lead.
The additional level was blocked, maintaining the Chiefs inside three. Might be big.
San Francisco’s Jauan Jennings joined Nick Foles as the one gamers to throw a landing cross and catch one in a Tremendous Bowl. Foles did it six years in the past for the Eagles towards the Patriots.
Brock Purdy wants one other comeback win
49ers QB Brock Purdy is hoping to drag off his third playoff victory in a row whereas trailing within the second half.
He led the Niners on a late landing drive to beat the Packers after which erased a 24-7 halftime deficit to beat the Lions within the NFC championship.
The 49ers enter the fourth quarter towards the Chiefs down 13-10, however are at Kansas Metropolis’s 42.
49ers have believers within the ‘books
The 49ers entered the fourth quarter trailing 13-10, however sportsbooks nonetheless consider in them. FanDuel Sportsbook made the Niners 1 1/2-point favorites after the tip of the third quarter.
Mahomes, Chiefs lastly join, take 13-10 lead
One play after the 49ers had a punt bounce off one in every of their gamers and get recovered by Kansas Metropolis, Patrick Mahomes lofted a 16-yard cross to Marquez Valdes-Scantling in the long run zone to provide the Chiefs a 13-10 lead within the Tremendous Bowl.
Valdes-Scantling was virtually universally loathed by Chiefs followers for a lot of the season. He dropped a number of passes at essential moments, together with one that will have price them a recreation. And contemplating he was the highest-paid large receiver on a gaggle that struggled all season, he grew to become a straightforward goal for failing to reside as much as his contract.
However he had a giant catch towards Baltimore to assist put away the AFC title recreation, and now has a fair larger one within the Tremendous Bowl.
San Francisco regretting missed probabilities
The 49ers had their probabilities to place away the Chiefs.
They may quickly actually remorse it.
A punt bounced off the Niners’ Darrell Luter’s leg, and Kansas Metropolis’s Jaylen Watson recovered at San Francisco’s 16.
One play later, the Chiefs took their first lead of the sport.
You possibly can’t hand any workforce, however particularly a Tremendous Bowl champion, these sorts of breaks.
KC’s protection locks down in third quarter
Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce are the headliners, however the Chiefs are within the Tremendous Bowl largely due to their protection.
And did it present up within the third quarter.
They compelled three 49ers three-and-outs, holding San Francisco to three yards.
Quarterback Brock Purdy is 4 for 12 for 17 yards because the begin of the second quarter. These game-management criticisms aren’t going away.
One bit of fine information for SF: Deebo Samuel is again after limping earlier with a hamstring problem.
Chiefs make document 57-yard subject purpose, path 49ers 10-6
Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker made a 57-yard subject purpose with 5:01 left within the third quarter, breaking a Tremendous Bowl document from… two quarters in the past.
Jake Moody’s 55-yarder to open the scoring had been the longest in Tremendous Bowl historical past, topping a 54-yarder by Buffalo’s Steve Christie.
The kick got here moments after a shirtless fan ran onto the sphere throughout a third-and-11.
Beyoncé teases new music in Tremendous Bowl advert
Beyoncé is…. Again?
After a Verizon business starring Beyoncé aired in the course of the Tremendous Bowl ended with the celebrity saying “They prepared, drop the brand new music,” the query grew to become — was she severe?
Later, a cryptic Instagram video with nation iconography appeared on her web page, teasing “act ii” on March 29. Beyoncé’s 2022 album “Renassiance” is regularly known as “Act I: Renaissance.”
49ers’ Samuel limps off with hamstring harm
49ers receiver Deebo Samuel limped off the sphere early within the third quarter of the Tremendous Bowl.
San Francisco stated it was a left hamstring harm and his return is questionable.
The Niners’ do-everything receiver went down on a third-down cross on San Francisco’s second drive of the third quarter. Trainers got here out to take care of him earlier than strolling off underneath his personal energy. He went briefly to the harm tent.
The 49ers have struggled this season when Samuel has been damage. They misplaced three straight video games in October when he damage his shoulder and struggled for many of a divisional spherical win towards Inexperienced Bay after he damage his different shoulder on the opening drive.
After Usher thrills, 49ers-Chiefs a slog in second half
Effectively, there was Usher. And Alicia Keys.
However not a lot to see after halftime.
The Tremendous Bowl is the NFL’s premier occasion, however the 49ers and Chiefs are taking part in prefer it’s the second recreation of the preseason. Penalties, punts and turnovers. Not precisely what the league needed for the primary massive recreation in Las Vegas.
Not less than there have been the a number of cutaways on the stadium screens to Taylor Swift.
Overview: Usher delivers timeless, well-known hits
Usher emerged at Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium for the 2024 Tremendous Bowl halftime present seated on a throne, joined by a marching band and a trove of Vegas performers — however stayed its heart.
It was an instantaneous affirmation of his place as the best halftime performer: one with timeless, well-known hits, masterful choreography, and a faithful viewers, AP’s Music Author Maria Sherman writes in her evaluation.
What’s it like acting at halftime?
Suwasit Ritthiphon, clad in silver and black, was one in every of tons of of individuals partying on the sphere in the course of the halftime present. A longtime fan of Usher, Ritthiphon, 43, stated he couldn’t consider his luck when his software for a spot on the sphere was accepted.
“My coronary heart was beating. It was thrilling,” he stated, flashing a smile. He described the expertise of working by means of the tunnel and onto the sphere as “a possibility of a lifetime.”
Usher rocks Vegas with assist from Lil Jon, Ludacris
A gentle stream of stars joined Usher throughout his 13-minute halftime present. H.E.R. took the sphere with a guitar solo, and he made a dressing up change right into a purple and black glowing go well with with curler skates, which he used to glide in circles across the stage.
Lil Jon joined, beginning with a rousing snippet of his “Flip Down for What” earlier than Usher’s greatest, hit, “Yeah,” started blaring on the stadium audio system.
Lil Jon and Ludacris – with shoulder pads and large afro – recreated their roles on Usher’s 2004 recording of the track from the midfield stage because the R&B star danced amid a bedazzled crowd to shut the present.
Alicia Keys, H.E.R. be a part of Usher for halftime present
Alicia Keys joined Usher as a shock visitor throughout his halftime present, singing her “If I Ain’t Obtained You” whereas standing at a midfield piano that seemed like a pink hunk of summary sculpture.
She then stood up and entangled with Usher as they sang their duet “My Boo,” along with her wearing glowing pink and in distinction along with his glowing white. The singer shed his shirt quickly after.
Usher was additionally joined by a marching band on the sphere as he raced by means of each dance and sluggish jams together with “U Don’t Need to Name.”
Usher opens halftime present in Vegas type
Usher has kicked off his halftime present in Vegas type – surrounded by a subject filled with showgirls and different showy dancers, he shed an extravagant feather cape as he stepped from a stage onto the sphere whereas singing his 2004 hit “Caught.”
It’s the primary track in a medley of many from the R&B star as he tries to squeeze highlights from a 30-year profession into 13 minutes.
Patrick Mahomes, the king of comebacks
Watch out about betting towards Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
He’s 7-1 in playoff video games over the previous 5 seasons after trailing by at the least seven factors.
All different QBs? They’re 12-55.
The Chiefs are 4 1/2-point underdogs going into the second half, in response to FanDuel Sportsbook.
No turf drama
One story of the primary half was a nonstory.
Gamers didn’t slide round on the sphere as if it was ice like they did in final season’s Tremendous Bowl in Glendale, Arizona.
In fact, that was earlier than halftime when tons of of followers danced on the turf as Usher carried out.
Chiefs path 49ers 10-3 at halftime, however comebacks are a specialty
That is why the Chiefs deferred after profitable the coin toss.
KC trails 10-3 however will get the ball first to begin the second half, giving them an opportunity to double up after lastly getting on the scoreboard late within the second quarter with Harrison Butker’s 28-yarder.
The Chiefs are fairly comfy coming from behind. They’ve rallied from double-digit deficits to win two Tremendous Bowls, together with towards San Francisco 4 years in the past.
Patrick Mahomes has trailed in all 4 Tremendous Bowls by double digits, but he’s 2-1.
The 49ers have been the higher workforce for many of the first half, however the mixture of the Chiefs mounting a scoring drive and San Francisco blowing earlier alternatives to attain has made this a recreation.
Andra Day all smiles after pregame efficiency
After Andra Day completed her Tremendous Bowl pregame efficiency, the soul singer’s nerves are nonetheless getting the most effective of her.
The Grammy winner was all smiles after she carried out “Elevate Each Voice and Sing” forward of the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers championship recreation Sunday at Allegiant Stadium.
“I’m excited however nonetheless feeling some nervousness,” stated Day, who was a pregame performer together with Reba McEntire and Submit Malone. McEntire sung the nationwide anthem and Malone carried out “America the Lovely.”
Day stated she’s blissful along with her efficiency, and relieved it’s over. She stated her expertise on the sphere was a “blur.”
“The trick isn’t to take a look at folks’s faces,” she stated. “I simply see this one massive blur. If I used to be to see faces, I might flip out.”
KC fortunate to be inside a rating
The Chiefs are lucky to be trailing 10-3 at halftime of the Tremendous Bowl after making the identical foolish errors that prompted them to lose 5 of eight video games halfway by means of the season.
The AFC champions have been penalized 5 occasions for 50 yards. They fumbled thrice however have been fortunate to lose solely one in every of them. Justin Watson dropped a protracted cross for the workforce that led the NFL in drops this season. And there have been so many blown assignments up entrance that Patrick Mahomes, who is never sacked, has been introduced down twice already.
The Chiefs get the ball to begin the second half after profitable the coin toss and deferring, and Andy Reid is without doubt one of the finest coaches within the NFL at making halftime changes. However except his gamers begin to execute, nothing that Reid says or does within the locker room will matter.
Chiefs get subject purpose, however frustration mounting
The Chiefs are on the board with a 28-yard subject purpose from Harrison Butker with 20 seconds left earlier than halftime.
The 49ers have accomplished a pleasant job on Travis Kelce to this point — even within the pink zone, the place he and the Chiefs are sometimes so efficient.
Kelce solely has one catch for 1 yard on the day. On that final third down from the San Francisco 9, he lined up within the slot and was coated by security Ji’Ayir Brown. Kelce appeared to swing an arm in frustration when Patrick Mahomes was taken down earlier than having the ability to throw.
49ers get TD off trick play, lead 10-0
The San Francisco 49ers obtained difficult for the primary landing of the Tremendous Bowl.
Coach Kyle Shanahan dialed up a uncommon trick play that led to a TD cross from receiver Jauan Jennings to working again Christian McCaffrey.
Brock Purdy began the play with a lateral to the left aspect to Jennings, who instantly threw it again to the opposite aspect to McCaffrey, who had a convoy of blockers and ran in for a 21-yard TD to place San Francisco up 10-0.
McCaffrey has tied an NFL document along with his seventh straight playoff recreation with at the least 50 yards from scrimmage and a TD.
San Francisco has moved to a 7 1/2-point favourite on FanDuel’s reside line after the unfold was a very good bit nearer firstly of the sport.
Taylor Swift chugs a drink, attracts massive applause
There was loads of Taylor Swift on the large screens of Allegiant Stadium, and over the past timeout, cameras caught her in a race to chug what gave the impression to be a beer in her suite.
Swift was the primary to complete, and she or he triumphantly slammed the cup down because the video lower away to different followers. However not earlier than an appreciative roar rippled by means of the stadium.
If solely the Chiefs have been in a position to transfer the ball as efficiently as she downed her drink. Their offense has gone nowhere within the first half of their Tremendous Bowl showdown with the 49ers.
‘Bennifer’ is again for Tremendous Bowl advert
“Bennifer” has teamed up with Dunkin for a second Tremendous Bowl in a row.
In an advert for the Massachusetts-based chain, Ben Affleck enlists Matt Damon, Tom Brady and extra to go to Jennifer Lopez at work and provides a “DunKings” efficiency filled with Boston pleasure. Rappers Jack Harlow and Fats Joe additionally make an look within the celebrity-filled business.
49ers’ Dre Greenlaw injures Achilles tendon working onto subject
49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw was carted to the locker room halfway by means of the second quarter after injuring his left Achilles tendon in a weird second.
He started to dash onto the sphere for the beginning of a defensive possession when he stumbled, fell and wanted medical consideration.
Greenlaw already had made an affect on this recreation with three tackles when he went out.
Travis Kelce bumps into, yells at Andy Reid
Travis Kelce ran into coach Andy Reid and yelled at him after teammate Isiah Pacheco’s red-zone fumble within the second quarter. Frustration is clearly constructing for KC, which nonetheless trails 3-0.
From SNL to Tremendous Bowl Sunday
In an advert for Hellmann’s, Kate McKinnon makes an uncommon discovery: her cat can discuss. Effectively, kind of. Her furry pal can say one phrase, “may-ow” — which skyrockets her to superstar standing and causes a mayonnaise-buying frenzy. The “Mayo Cat” turns into so well-known that she even dates (and shortly dumps) Pete Davidson.
49ers-Chiefs a defensive battle to this point
For all of the discuss of stars Patrick Mahomes, Brock Purdy, Christian McCaffrey and Travis Kelce, it’s defenses which have had the sting early within the Tremendous Bowl. The groups have mixed for one rating on the primary six drives.
Kansas Metropolis on the verge of a breakthrough when Mahomes linked on a 53-yard cross to Mecole Hardman to get the Chiefs to the 9. However Isiah Pacheco misplaced a fumble on the subsequent play with Javon Hargrave recovering.
Kansas Metropolis had gained solely 16 yards within the first quarter and now has gone 9 straight possessions within the postseason with out a level, relationship to the AFC title recreation.
San Francisco has had its personal points with McCaffrey dropping a fumble on the opening drive and Trent Williams committing two penalties to stall the second possession.
49ers’ Moody kicks document 55-yard f
ield purpose, SF leads 3-0
Jake Moody made a Tremendous Bowl-record 55-yard subject purpose simply 12 seconds into the second quarter to place the San Francisco 49ers on prime 3-0.
Buffalo’s Steve Christie held the document with a 54-yarder towards Dallas in Tremendous Bowl 28.
This may very well be a confidence booster for Moody, who missed subject targets previously two playoff video games.
49ers getting in their very own method
The 49ers are their very own worst enemies halfway by means of the primary quarter. Christian McCaffrey fumbled on their first drive, after which San Francisco misplaced yardage on three consecutive performs — two penalties and a run by Deebo Samuel.
Then because the 49ers have been about to punt, they have been penalized one other 5 yards due to a false begin.
That stored the sport scoreless despite the fact that the Niners have outgained the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs 84-6 in yardage.
49ers’ robust opening drive spoiled by McCaffrey fumble
San Francisco opened the sport with a powerful drive however wasted the chance to attain when Christian McCaffrey fumbled at Kansas Metropolis’s 27-yard line.
Leo Chenal knocked the ball out of McCaffrey’s fingers, and fellow Chief George Karlaftis recovered.
The Chiefs had a turnover ratio of minus-11 within the common season, among the many NFL’s worst.
That is the fourth time since 2000 that the sport’s opening drive led to a turnover.
The Chiefs didn’t do something with the turnover, going three-and-out. That ended a streak of eight straight playoff video games through which Kansas Metropolis scored on its opening possession, an NFL document.
‘He Will get Us,’ Dove and M&M’s amongst early advertisements
“He Will get Us” returned to the Tremendous Bowl once more this yr. The marketing campaign, which is backed by a gaggle of rich Christian donors, aired an advert with the message, “Jesus didn’t educate hate. He washed ft,” within the first quarter of the sport.
Different early advertisements:
Dove’s advert begins seemingly whimsically displaying younger ladies having mishaps taking part in sports activities to the tune of “It’s a Onerous Knock Life.” However the advert cuts starkly to a woman trying self-consciously within the mirror. The message: low body-confidence results in ladies quitting sports activities, not the mishaps.
Corridor of Famers Dan Marino, Bruce Smith and Terrell Owens by no means obtained a Tremendous Bowl ring, however M&M’s and Scarlett Johansson current them with “Virtually Champions” rings in a Tremendous Bowl advert.
Gronk misses wide-right
In a pregame promotion for playing website FanDuel, NFL legend Rob Gronkowski missed a 25-yard subject purpose for a second yr in a row.
Which means followers who wager towards Gronkowski are set to win a share of $10 million in FanDuel Bonus Bets.
Chiefs win the toss
An enormous roar went up when Kansas Metropolis received the toss. Both Chiefs followers felt that was unusually essential on this recreation — or lots of people had wager on heads.
KC deferred its option to the second half, which means the 49ers get the ball first.
Reba sails by means of nationwide anthem
Reba McEntire made fast however majestic work of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
The “Queen of Nation” sang the nationwide anthem moments earlier than kickoff, backed by a recorded monitor of a rustic band with a horn part. Flag-bearing service members stood behind her, an enormous U.S. flag coated many of the subject, and army jets flew over Allegiant Stadium as she sang.
She obtained by means of the track in about 1 minute 40 seconds. That’s a very good 10 seconds longer than the over-under from oddsmakers, however nonetheless the quickest model of the anthem on the Tremendous Bowl since Kelly Clarkson sang it 12 years in the past.
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