LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mecole Hardman says he didn’t realize he’d won the Super Bowl after catching the game-ending touchdown in overtime.
“I blacked out man,” he said. “I forgot we actually won the game.”
Patrick Mahomes sprinted after him in the end zone and shared the good news.
“I threw a touchdown to this dude to end the game, and he looked at me,” Mahomes said. “He had no idea. I said, ‘Dude, we just won the Super Bowl.’ He had no idea. He didn’t even celebrate at the beginning.”
“It’s time to celebrate now,” Hardman said.
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The San Francisco 49ers gave Patrick Mahomes two opportunities to drive for the winning touchdown in the Super Bowl.
They should have known — who doesn’t at this point? — that it was one too many.
Travis Kelce brings home the hardware, holds up ‘end of the bargain’ with Taylor Swift
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce shook off a frustrating first half and held up his end of the bargain for girlfriend Taylor Swift.
Kelce finished with nine receptions for 93 yards, including a crucial catch on the winning drive.
Kelce found Swift after the trophy ceremony for a kiss and a long hug.
Chiefs dial up ‘Corn Dog’ for Super Bowl-winning play
Patrick Mahomes shared the name of the play Kansas City used for the winning TD in overtime.
“It’s just called Corn Dog. And we brought it back at the right time. ... Another Andy Reid special.”
The Chiefs moved into rarefied air with their third Super Bowl championship in five years and fourth overall.
That tied them with the Packers and Giants for fifth on the NFL’s all-time leaderboard.
The Steelers and Patriots hold the honors with six apiece, followed by the 49ers and Cowboys with five each.
Kansas City also became the first team to repeat since the Patriots in the 2003 and 2004 seasons.
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Despite a crushing Super Bowl loss, the 49ers are favorites to be next year’s NFL champions.
San Francisco has leading odds to get its record-tying sixth Super Bowl title next season.