The Kansas City Chiefs made history on Sunday by winning the Super Bowl in overtime for just the second time in NFL history. They emerged victorious over the San Francisco 49ers with a score of 25-22 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas to claim Super Bowl LVIII.
The game was noteworthy for several reasons, including being the first Super Bowl to occur under new postseason overtime rules implemented by the NFL. Under these rules, both teams are guaranteed at least one possession in overtime, regardless of whether the initial team that gets the ball scores. If both teams score during their possessions and the score remains tied, the next score will determine the winner. In case of a safety on a team’s initial possession, they would lose and the other team would win after just one possession.
The game began with the 49ers winning the coin toss and choosing to receive