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Super Bowl XLVIII: Chiefs v 49ers

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Four years ago, after the 2019-2020 season, the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs faced each other in the Super Bowl LIV.

Now, the 49ers are up for a rematch to end the 2023-2024 season.  

NFL Championship Sunday took place on January 28, 2024. It consisted of two crucial games: Kansas City Chiefs v. Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers v. Detroit Lions. These games determined what two unstoppable teams would get to advance to the Super Bowl. 

The Kansas City Chiefs ended with a strong win against the Baltimore Ravens, 17-10. Starting off strong in the first quarter, both teams scored seven points. For the Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes (#15) completes a pass to Travis Kelce (#87) for a 19 yard touchdown. As for the Ravens, Lamar Jackson (#8) scored a pass to Zay Flowers (#4) for a 30 yard touchdown. 

During the second quarter of the game, Chiefs had managed to score ten points while the Ravens were unfortunately unable to score any points this quarter. At the halftime mark, the score had ended up being 17-7 and the next two quarters were suspenseful as the Ravens attempted to make their way back up. Neither team scored during the third quarter; however, the Ravens ended the fourth scoring 3 points. Yet, it was not enough to overpower the Chiefs, resulting in their loss. 17-10. 

The loss flooded the internet with comments about the Ravens coaches “abandoning” the game, in a sense they gave up, and how multiple players did not go through with defensive plays. 

Other attention focuses on the Chiefs’ win and Taylor Swift’s appearance at all Chief games–including now the Super Bowl XLVIII, as she is dating Kansas City Chiefs star player, Travis Kelce. Controversy begins with Taylor Swift fandom bringing “unsupportive” attention to NFL games, as many NFL fans are unhappy with their relationship. 

Swiftie sophomore Riley Brinkle expresses her opinion on Swift and Kelce’s relationship. “I really think that they are good for each other,” she said. She continues to input her prediction by saying, “I saw how all of them played (Chiefs), not just Travis, and they are a really good team, which is why they’re going to the Super Bowl. I think they can definitely make it all the way. I think there’s a really good chance.” 

The second game concluding Championship Sunday was the 49ers v. the Lions. A game which had been a roller coaster of emotions, it started off rough for the 49ers as they were down 24-7 at halftime. However, they made an astonishing comeback during the third quarter, scoring 17 points, leaving them in a tie (24-24). 

Both teams entered the fourth quarter giving it their all as it would result in who’d advance to the Super Bowl. The 49ers scored ten points, as Jake Moody (#4) made a 33 yard field goal and Elijah Mitchell (#25) rushed up the middle for a three yard touchdown. 

Being only three points short, Lions player Jared Goff (#16) made a pass to Jameson Williams for a three yard touchdown. The Lions had only scored seven points to finalize the game.

Junior Santiago Robles celebrates the 49ers win.

¨I like the ‘niners.’ They have always played well and they deserve it. They’re going to win the Super Bowl all the way. Plus, I love San Francisco and they wear the best colors: red and white.¨ 

This win for the 49ers continues the streak for the third time in 11 years that they are headed for the Super Bowl. However, for the Lions, they had been so close to advancing to the Super Bowl for the first time in history. 

After two long seat edging games, The San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs are officially tackling the Super Bowl LVIII. 

The Super Bowl LVIII is scheduled to take place on February 11, 2024, and for the first time ever, Las Vegas, Nevada will be welcoming the Super Bowl at Allegiant Stadium. 

Super Bowl predictions have been talked about all week amongst North Hollywood High School students and staff. Here’s what Huskies have to say;

Sophomore Diego Pineda says, “I predict that the Chiefs will lose the football game and be disqualified.” 

Junior Luis Herrera predicts, “I say the Chiefs will win the Super Bowl. It will be a very close game, I believe the game will end by a Brock Purdy interception and I think the final score will be Chiefs 34-28.” 

Senior Daniel Patek inputs his prediction for the Super Bowl with, “I’m leaning towards the 49ers winning the Super Bowl. I’ve never really liked the Chiefs either, the whole team seems overhyped and not ready for another Super Bowl win.” 

SAS English teacher Stephen Hill argues that, “The Chiefs are certainly ready for another win. Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes is hard to beat, and is certainly a more experienced player than 49ers QB Brock Purdy.”  

The Super Bowl will determine if the Chiefs really are the phenomenal team they are praised to be, or if the 49ers made their comeback this time around.

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