On Sunday, Feb. 2, the National Football League held the Super Bowl championship game at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida and pitted the 12-4 Kansas City Chiefs against the 13-3 San Francisco 49ers.
The Super Bowl is more than just football on the field, many fans tune in for expensive, elaborate commercials and for the halftime show which are just as exciting as the game. I’m not one of these people, but I do think it added to the spectacle of the event.
The game was tense and entertaining, it’s something we can’t say about last year’s score 13-3 snoozer of a Super Bowl that saw the Patriots win–again. Kansas City pulled off yet another comeback victory giving us a very memorable Super Bowl performance.
The Chiefs led by their high powered offense and superstar quarterback, Patrick Mahomes who already had two comeback victories under their belts from the previous two games against Houston and then against Tennessee.
The 49ers, on the other hand, were led all season by a stout defense, and the 8th fewest passing yards per game and the 2nd fewest rushing yards per game, alongside the best running game in league with halfbacks Raheem Mostert, Tevin Coleman, and Matt Brieda who shared the load throughout the season.
Overall, both teams fought their way through two playoff games to get there and avoided the first round of the playoffs by clinching a top two seed in their respective conferences.
The halftime performance for this year’s Super Bowl was one of the best in recent memory. Shakira and Jennifer “J-Lo” Lopez rocked the stage at the halftime show, and put on an amazing Latino influenced performance. I, along with many other fans, enjoyed the how they celebrated the culture during their performance.
Although Shakira and Jennifer “J-Lo” Lopez received some backlash for their bold performance on social media, it was certainly the best Super Bowl halftime show performance in a few years.
From the great halftime show performances of Shakira and J-Lo to the game starring superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, the 2020 Super Bowl became extremely memorable and enjoyable.