Super Rally: Mahomes, Chiefs win Super Bowl with late surge

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) -- Patrick Mahomes led the Kansas City Chiefs to three touchdowns in the final 6:13, and they overcame a double-digit deficit for the third postseason game in a row to beat the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in the Super Bowl.

The Chiefs trailed 20-10 and faced a third and 15 when Mahomes threw to Tyreek Hill for 44 yards.

They scored a touchdown four plays later, and quickly forced a punt.

Mahomes then hit Sammy Watkins for 38 yards to set up a 5-yard scoring reception by Damien Williams that put Kansas City ahead to stay with 2:44 to go. 

The 24-year-old Mahomes was selected the game's MVP after bouncing back from being intercepted on two straight possessions and seeing the Chiefs' title hopes appear in serious jeopardy.

Mahomes finished 26 of 42 for 286 yards and the two scores, and also had a 1-yard touchdown run against the 49ers.