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Super Bowl LVIII makes Super Bowl history as it reaches overtime in a tight clash between Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers

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The Super Bowl LVIII heads into overtime as the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers remain deadlocked after regulation. This is the second occurrence of overtime in Super Bowl history. Out of the initial 56 Super Bowls, only one went into overtime – the memorable Super Bowl LI between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons.

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Jake Moody gives 49ers the lead in the Super Bowl LVIII; Travis Kelce propels the game into overtime

In the late stages of the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LVIII, rookie kicker Jake Moody, despite an earlier missed extra point, played a pivotal role for the San Francisco 49ers. Moody, who had earlier set a Super Bowl record for the longest field goal (subsequently broken), nailed a crucial 53-yarder. This gave the 49ers a three-point lead at 19-16 with just under two minutes left in the game.

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Chiefs star Travis Kelce emerged in the fourth quarter, making a significant catch with less than 20 seconds on the clock, propelling the Kansas City Chiefs inside the San Francisco 20-yard line. Kelce’s contribution was vital as the Chiefs orchestrated a rapid drive led by quarterback Patrick Mahomes. This drive culminated in Harrison Butker’s 29-yard field goal with three seconds remaining, tying the scores at 19-19 and forcing the game into overtime.

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In accordance with NFL playoff rules, both teams are assured at least one possession, even if the receiving team scores a touchdown. The game can only conclude earlier if the team kicking off the period manages to force a safety on the initial possession of the receiving team. The first team to take the lead in the 15-minute period will secure the victory.

Super Bowl LVIII goes into overtime

In the Patriots vs Falcons game, the Falcons held a commanding 28-3 lead late in the third quarter, but the Patriots orchestrated a remarkable comeback, scoring three touchdowns and a field goal on their final four drives of regulation to tie the game at 28-28. New England secured the overtime coin flip and efficiently marched down the field, covering 75 yards in eight plays.

The concluding play featured a two-yard touchdown by running back James White, marking his third of the game. Notably, at that time, a touchdown on the opening drive of overtime concluded the game under the NFL’s rules. However, it’s worth mentioning that the rules were modified the following year, allowing both teams to possess the ball in overtime during postseason games.

As the Super Bowl LVIII goes into overtime, fans can only be hopeful and confident of the abilities of their players. With tremendous efforts from both franchises, only the best can claim the Super Bowl.

Read more: “This warms my 49ers heart!”- NaVorro Bowman’s Reunion With Jim Harbaugh After 9 years

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Saswata Saha
Saswata Saha
I'm a sports enthusiast with a strong interest in pursuing a career in sports. I watch most of the sports and try to analyse it for a better understanding.
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