Chiefs beat 49ers in thrilling Super Bowl LVIII

By Ben Morse, Maureen Chowdhury, Antoinette Radford, Kyle Feldscher and Matt Meyer, CNN

Updated 11:26 a.m. ET, February 12, 2024
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12:06 a.m. ET, February 12, 2024

The Chiefs are once again Super Bowl champions: Here are some of the scenes from their emotional celebration

From CNN Digital's Photo Team

Tears, kisses and confetti: Super Bowl victory celebrations create indelible images.

Here's what it looked like as the Kansas City Chiefs relished their second consecutive Super Bowl victory in Las Vegas on Sunday night:

Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs celebrate after scoring the game-winning touchdown in overtime to defeat the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl.
Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs celebrate after scoring the game-winning touchdown in overtime to defeat the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl. Steph Chambers/Getty Images

Kansas City Chiefs guard Trey Smith cries in the end zone after winning the Super Bowl.
Kansas City Chiefs guard Trey Smith cries in the end zone after winning the Super Bowl. Eric Gay/AP

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, center, celebrates.
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, center, celebrates. Brynn Anderson/AP

Mahomes is reflected in the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Mahomes is reflected in the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Eric Gay/AP

Taylor Swift kisses Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce.
Taylor Swift kisses Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. Brynn Anderson/AP

Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Wanya Morris celebrates on the field.
Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Wanya Morris celebrates on the field. John Locher/AP

Confetti rains down inside Allegiant Stadium after the Chiefs won.
Confetti rains down inside Allegiant Stadium after the Chiefs won. Adam Hunger/AP

Head coach Andy Reid is splashed by players after the game.
Head coach Andy Reid is splashed by players after the game. Ashley Landis/AP

Mahomes celebrates just after defeating the 49ers.
Mahomes celebrates just after defeating the 49ers. Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Travis Kelce lifts the Lombardi Trophy.
Travis Kelce lifts the Lombardi Trophy. Harry How/Getty Images

12:01 a.m. ET, February 12, 2024

Biden and Harris congratulate the Chiefs on Super Bowl win

From CNN's Aileen Graef 

President Joe Biden congratulated the Kansas City Chiefs for their Super Bowl win Sunday night.

"With their third Super Bowl win in just five seasons, the Kansas City Chiefs aren’t just champions today – they’re a dynasty. Congratulations, Chiefs Kingdom," he said on X.

He said he was ready to welcome the Chiefs back to the White House.

Vice President Harris, a 49ers fan, also congratulated the team on Threads.

"From this Niners fan to Chiefs Kingdom: Congratulations on your Super Bowl victory. This Kansas City Chiefs team is a force. Your skill and determination this season were an inspiration to us all. I’ll see you at the White House," she said.

11:37 p.m. ET, February 11, 2024

Travis Kelce celebrates Super Bowl win with chants of "Viva Las Vegas" and hugs from Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift kisses Travis Kelce after the Chiefs won the Super Bowl.
Taylor Swift kisses Travis Kelce after the Chiefs won the Super Bowl. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce celebrated his team's Super Bowl win with girlfriend Taylor Swift on the field after the game.

While on stage during the Vince Lombardi Trophy presentation, Kelce was amped, touting the Chiefs' hard work and well-earned win. He said the team is going to party tonight, and chanted, "Viva Las Vegas," (where today's game was played) at a volume that probably rendered the microphone unnecessary.

He then went on to hug Swift in a sweet moment on the field.

It's a fitting end to a season of Football (Taylor's Version).

11:30 p.m. ET, February 11, 2024

In pictures: Super Bowl LVIII turns into a classic with thrilling second half and overtime

From CNN Digital's Photo Team

What started as a tense game of grinding offenses and tight defense exploded into a thriller finish Sunday night in Las Vegas.

The Kansas City Chiefs emerged victorious, defeating the San Francisco 49ers on the back of all-world quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

These are more of the best photos from just the second Super Bowl to ever go to overtime:

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa chases Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes during the second half of the Super Bowl.
San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa chases Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes during the second half of the Super Bowl. Ashley Landis/AP

Taylor Swift reacts during the second half.
Taylor Swift reacts during the second half. Doug Benc/AP

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce celebrates a touchdown.
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce celebrates a touchdown. Steve Luciano/AP

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jauan Jennings celebrates after scoring a touchdown.
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jauan Jennings celebrates after scoring a touchdown. David Becker/AP

Jauan Jennings celebrates with his teammates.
Jauan Jennings celebrates with his teammates. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

San Francisco 49ers safety Ji'Ayir Brown intercepts a pass from Patrick Mahomes.
San Francisco 49ers safety Ji'Ayir Brown intercepts a pass from Patrick Mahomes. Doug Benc/AP

Brock Purdy of the San Francisco 49ers throws a pass during the fourth quarter.
Brock Purdy of the San Francisco 49ers throws a pass during the fourth quarter. Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Kansas City Chiefs fan reacts to a play during the game.
Kansas City Chiefs fan reacts to a play during the game. Brian Snyder/Reuters

Harrison Butker of the Kansas City Chiefs kicks a 24-yard field goal to tie the game in the final minutes.
Harrison Butker of the Kansas City Chiefs kicks a 24-yard field goal to tie the game in the final minutes. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

11:13 p.m. ET, February 11, 2024

After a clutch overtime drive, Patrick Mahomes is the Super Bowl MVP

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (97) chases Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 58 football game Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (97) chases Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 58 football game Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis) Ashley Landis/AP

When the game was on the line, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes called his own number, making two huge plays with his legs before slinging a touchdown pass for an overtime victory.

The effort earned him his third Super Bowl MVP award.

How it happened: With a fourth down in overtime in his own half of the field — knowing if they failed to convert, the Chiefs would lose the Super Bowl — Mahomes ran for the needed yardage and kept the drive going.

On the next set of downs, he made a clutch throw on the run to convert on third down.

And then there was his biggest play yet: A huge scramble up the middle for 19 yards to the San Francisco 13-yard line. The man with the golden arm was getting it done on the ground, willing his team to victory the way he had so many times this season.

He finished it off with a short pass to receiver Mecole Hardman for a touchdown and a back-to-back Super Bowl championship.

Despite struggling earlier in the game, a big-game player delivered on the biggest stage.

11:45 p.m. ET, February 11, 2024

Beyoncé teases new music release in Super Bowl ad

From CNN's Alli Rosenbloom

Beyoncé knows how to break the internet.

She attempted to do that again on Sunday when she teased the release of new music in a Verizon ad that debuted during the Super Bowl.

Moments later on her official website, the Grammy-winner and Texas native posted a clip of a new song that sounds like a departure from her most recent dance-centric album "Renaissance," with a guitar strumming along to a tune about the card game Texas hold ‘em.

"Act II" and the date March 29 was listed on her site.

The ad spot, titled "Can’t B Broken," featured "Veep" actor Tony Hale challenging Beyoncé to break the cellular service company’s 5G capabilities, and she accepted the challenge in glorious fashion.

"It’s Verizon 5G, the network’s crazy powerful," Hale said, adding, "Bet you can’t break that!"

Confidently, Beyoncé retorts, "Bet you I can."

Beyoncé proceeds to go to great lengths to prove Hale wrong.

She is seen causing a scene at a lemonade stand in a nod to her hit 2016 album "Lemonade," introducing a robotic version of herself called "Beyoncé-AI" and even a Beyoncé Barbie, aptly named "Barb-Bey."

With no luck, she continues her attempts by announcing that she’s “running for Beyoncé of the United States” and attempts to become "the first woman to launch the first rocket for the first performance in space" as she takes off in a space shuttle and performs a routine in zero gravity.

At the very end, the star is heard saying, "OK, they ready. Drop the new music."

With that kind of an exit, if anybody can break Verizon … It’s Beyoncé.

11:36 p.m. ET, February 11, 2024

Patrick Mahomes says Chiefs' win is the start of a dynasty

From CNN's Kyle Feldscher

Patrick Mahomes celebrates after winning the Super Bowl.
Patrick Mahomes celebrates after winning the Super Bowl. Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes is ready to deem his Kansas City Chiefs a dynasty after they won back-to-back Super Bowl championships.

“It’s a start of one. We are not done,” Mahomes said immediately after the game. “I know we are going to celebrate tonight, celebrate with the parade Wednesday in Kansas City — but we are not done. Got a young team. We are going to keep this thing going.”

It’s the Chiefs’ third Super Bowl championship in five years, and they’ve played deep into the postseason in each of Mahomes’ six years as a starter. It’s hard to argue with a resume like that.

Star tight end Travis Kelce agreed: "The goal has always been to get three (championships), but we couldn’t get here without getting to two, and having that target on our back all year," he said on the CBS broadcast. "And I love these guys right here. The men that we just won this thing with — family forever, baby."

10:59 p.m. ET, February 11, 2024

The Kansas City Chiefs are the first team to go back-to-back in almost 20 years

From CNN's Kyle Feldscher

Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs celebrate winning the Super Bowl.
Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs celebrate winning the Super Bowl. Steph Chambers/Getty Images

The Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday became back-to-back NFL champions, accomplishing something that had not been done in 19 years.

The New England Patriots last accomplished the feat in 2003-04 and 2004-05.

No team has ever won three straight Super Bowls. The Chiefs will have a chance next year.

10:53 p.m. ET, February 11, 2024

Kansas City Chiefs win Super Bowl LVIII after overtime touchdown drive

From CNN's Ben Morse

Mecole Hardman Jr. of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates with Patrick Mahomes after scoring the game-winning touchdown in overtime.
Mecole Hardman Jr. of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates with Patrick Mahomes after scoring the game-winning touchdown in overtime. Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

The Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl LVIII after producing a stunning overtime touchdown drive to beat the San Francisco 49ers 25-22.

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes masterminded an excellent 14-play, 75-yard touchdown drive in overtime following the 49ers' field goal to go ahead, culminating in a three-yard pass to receiver Mecole Hardman to clinch the victory.

The win cements the Chiefs' legacy as the NFL's next great dynasty, becoming the first back-to-back NFL champions in 19 years and winning its third ring under head coach Andy Reid and with Mahomes as quarterback.