Tremendous Bowl LVIII between the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers was solely the second time the large sport went to additional time.
It was the primary time a Tremendous Bowl (or any playoff sport for that matter) went previous regulation for the reason that NFL modified its additional time guidelines as effectively.
The Niners gained the coin toss previous to additional time Sunday evening in Las Vegas and drove down the sector however needed to accept a Jake Moody discipline aim. Because of the brand new guidelines, quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs received one likelihood to own the ball and that was all they wanted, because the six-time Professional Bowler related with wideout Mecole Hardman for the game-winning landing within the 25-22 victory.
In accordance with a report by Lindsay Jones of The Ringer, there have been Kansas Metropolis and San Francisco gamers with very completely different ranges of data of the brand new postseason additional time guidelines.
Jones wrote that when Mahomes and 49ers All-Professional linebacker Fred Warner met at midfield for the additional time coin toss, the 2 stars had “very completely different directions from their respective head coaches.”
If Warner gained the toss (which he did), San Francisco head coach Kyle Shanahan wished the staff to obtain the ball first. If Mahomes had gained it, he would’ve chosen to kick away to the Brock Purdy-led offense.
Per Jones, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid mentioned that his staff’s technique “ended up being the best one” nevertheless it “simply may have gone the opposite method.”
“I’m by no means going to query Kyle, as a result of he’s good, however that was one thing we selected and, by our research, we thought was vital,” Reid added.
The league instituted the brand new additional time guidelines in 2022, primarily impressed by that 12 months’s Kansas Metropolis playoff victory in opposition to the Buffalo Payments within the divisional spherical. Sarcastically, Mahomes and firm misplaced in an analogous method to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots within the AFC Championship Sport in January 2019.