It’s hard to put it into words, but your Kansas City Chiefs are World Champions. It’s an absolutely incredible feeling — for most of us, a once in a lifetime moment. One that we’d like want to have more oftend.
Everyone around Chiefs Kingdom is a winner tonight, but here are some who stood out in Super Bowl LIV.
Patrick Mahomes: It wasn’t his best game, but the MVP rallied the Chiefs when they needed it the most. He was absolutel money in the last five minutes, bringing the team from another double digit deficit to another double digit win — perhaps the biggest one of all time.
Playoff Sammy Watkins and Playoff Damien Williams: Five catches, 98 yards for Watkins — including huge catches in the fourth quarter to set up the scores that got the Chiefs back into the game. Damien had 133 total yards and a receiving touchdown that put the Chiefs on top — then the dagger at the end to lock up the championship. Williams had a good argument for MVP after this performance.
Chris Jones: Two big knockdowns and some serious interior pressure for the big guy trying to earn a big contract; Jones came up big on the biggest stage. Now we all wait to see if he’ll be doing it in Kansas City for the next few years — or if it was his last game red and gold.
Chiefs fans: From the introductions, you could tell it was going to be loud. When they yelled “home of the... Chiefs” we collectively got goosebumps and had tears welling up. This was as close to a home game as any Super Bowl could be. Chiefs fans officially travel, and they enjoyed the hell out of Miami.
Bashaud Breeland: Breeland came up big for the Chiefs with an interception early on, which led to a field goal. He also made his presence felt in run defense and had another pass breakup to round out a really solid Super Bowl performance.
Frank Clark: The 49ers had the ball with just over two minutes left, and the Chiefs clung to a four point lead. Previous Chiefs teams might have watched helplessly while the opponents scored. But Clark the Shark is a closer. Twice he got to Garoppolo on the final two drives to end all hope. Worth. Every. Penny.
Andy Reid: The joy on his face after the game said it all. Years of heartache and frustration — and criticism of all the little things when he’s done all of the big things right. This one was for Big Red, and it’s glorious. He deserves it all, and has earned every bit of it.
The Chiefs offensive line: Sometimes the opponents are just better than you. Bosa, Buckner and company caused problems throughout the game. For much of the game, Eric Fisher, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Austin Reiter were ill-equipped to keep Mahomes clean and let the Chiefs attack downfield.
Mecole Hardman: The rookie couldn’t get anything going in this one. He lost six yards and gained two on his two touches on offense — and couldn’t get loose on kick returns, either. He’ll have plenty of chances next season.