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Heroes, zeros from Super Bowl 2024: Chiefs’ much-criticized receivers delivered

Heroes, zeros from Chiefs’ 25-22 win over the 49ers in Super Bowl 2024:

Hero 

Patrick Mahomes threw for 323 yards and two touchdowns, including the walk-off in overtime.

He also rushed for 66 yards, including an 8-yard gain on fourth-and-1 in overtime. 


What we covered during Super Bowl 2024


Zero 

The 49ers’ Darrell Luter Jr. had a punt bounce off his leg and Ray-Ray McCloud tried scooping it up instead of falling on the ball.

The fumble set up a Chiefs touchdown. 

Unsung heroes 

Marquez Valdes-Scantling after scoring during Super Bowl 2024.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling after scoring during Super Bowl 2024. AP

Give a piece to all the Chiefs’ much-maligned drop-plagued receivers: Hardman (57 yards, TD), Justin Watson (54), Rashee Rice (39) and Marquez Valdes-Scantling (20, TD). 

Key stat 

10 Points the Chiefs trailed by, 10-0, meaning Mahomes has overcome a double-digit deficit in each of his Super Bowl wins. 

Quote of the night 

“I’ll celebrate tonight, I’m gonna celebrate at the parade and I’m gonna do whatever I can to be back in this game next year — try to go for that three-peat.”

— Patrick Mahomes

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