BY ANDREAS BUTLER
OK, here is my brief Super Bowl 54 take.
It was a good game played between two good teams.
The San Francisco 49ers’ defense frustrated and harassed Patrick Mahomes and the potent Kansas City Chiefs offense for three quarters.
In the end, Mahomes found away and rallied the Chiefs to a 31-20 win.
Mahomes threw for 268 yards with two scores and two picks; he also ran for a touchdown garnering MVP Honors for his late-game heroics.
Kansas City scored 21 points in the final 6:13 to erase a 10-point deficit. The Chiefs came from behind to win all three of their post-season games.
San Francisco had the title in reach but couldn’t close it out.
Their head coach, Kyle Shanahan, will catch heat for blowing a late lead in the Super Bowl again. He was offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons who led 28-3 at halftime but lost to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52.
No ring for Mostert
Unfortunately, New Smyrna Beach High standout Raheem Mostert, who ran for 58 yards with a touchdown for the 49ers won’t get a Super Bowl ring.
Also, Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid finally won the big one.
Mahomes’ 44-yard pass to Tyreek Hill on third down and 15-yard to go with about seven minutes to play saved the day.
Mahomes will soon get a big payday. The 24-year old has a Super Bowl title, Super Bowl MVP and NFL MVP. Will he be the first guaranteed $100 million?
Mahomes is the third Black quarterback to win the Super Bowl. The others are Doug Williams and Russell Wilson. Yes, both Mahomes and Wilson are biracial. Both of their fathers are Black.