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In true American spirit, the much-awaited annual event of feasting, football, advertising blitz, and star-studded, dazzling intermission performance is set for February this time. With the AFC and NFC championship matchups reaching their conclusion, it’s now clear which teams are going to compete for the prestigious NFL trophy.
In this monumental event, the outstanding Super Bowl players from the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers are set to clash in a titanic tussle for the NFL’s most prestigious accolade.
The San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs are ready to collide once more on Super Bowl LVIII’s grand stage. The biggest football clash happens in Las Vegas this year February 11th Both of these teams reaffirmed their presence here by claiming victory in their respective conference title games on Sunday.
Here are some facts to get familiar with the Super Bowl 2024 players:
Who is playing in the Super Bowl in 2024?
List of Super Bowl 2024 players
In the forthcoming game, the Kansas City Chiefs are going face-to-face with the San Francisco 49ers. The Chiefs came out victorious over the Baltimore Ravens with a score of 17-10 in the AFC championship match. Meanwhile, the 49ers triumphed over the Lions by a close margin of 34-31 in the NFC championship game.
AFC Championship: Baltimore Ravens beat the Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs, for the second consecutive season, are jetting off to the Super Bowl. The AFC Championship saw them triumph over the Baltimore Ravens, marking the Chiefs’ fourth NFL title game appearance within the past five seasons.
In Baltimore, at the M&T Bank Stadium, two of the most electrifying NFL quarterbacks, Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson, graced Sunday’s game. After the Ravens’ opening drive ended in a three-and-out, it seemed like the game might ignite into a spectacular showdown.
The next couple of drives saw both teams score touchdowns. Chiefs’ 10-play drive, covering 86 yards, concluded with a touchdown caught by star tight end Travis Kelce. Also, Taylor Swift was present to witness this action. The Ravens swiftly launched a brief 6-play drive, concluding with a 30-yard pass from Jackson to Xavian Flowers that took just over two and a half minutes to even the scores.
The Chiefs then crafted an elongated 16-play touchdown drive, consuming nine minutes of the match. With 10:56 remaining in the second quarter, Isiah Pacheco scored a two-yard touchdown run to give the Chiefs a 17-7 lead. After that, neither team scored another touchdown.
Strong defensive play and missed opportunities were the highlights of the remaining Super Bowl teams. The Raven’s ensuing drive ended prematurely with Jackson being stripped of the ball, which was brought back by the Chiefs on the 33-yard line in Baltimore. Despite being in an advantageous position, Super Bowl team Kansas City was unable to convert a 4th and 1 run on the subsequent drive.
The following three drives saw alternating punts between the two teams until the Chiefs closed the first half with a 56-yard field goal.
The Ravens’s fate in the game was determined by two significant turnovers in the second half. In an unfortunate twist of events, the first of these took place at the start of the fourth quarter. Flowers fumbled before reaching the touchdown line, and the Chiefs recollected the ball in their end zone.
The Raven’s next possession came to a premature end when Jackson’s intent to find Isaiah Likely on a 2nd and 10th pass from 25 yards out was intercepted in the end zone.
However, the Chiefs offense has also struggled to build momentum after the break.
With just 2:34 left to play in the 4th quarter, the only scoring play of the second half was when Justin Tucker shot a 43-yard field goal to pull the Ravens back within seven. Nevertheless, Baltimore’s offense no longer saw the ball. Mahomes threw a 32-yard pass to Marquez Valdes-Scantling on a 3rd and 9, procuring another set of downs as the game drew closer to the two-minute warning.
Lacking timeouts, the Ravens were not able to halt the clock. All that was needed were a few kneeldowns for the Chiefs to conclude the game.
NFC Championship: 49ers from San Francisco triumph over Lions of Detroit
In the NFC Championship game, the San Francisco 49ers handed a devastating 34-31 defeat against the Detroit Lions on their home turf at Santa Clara’s Stadium, California. In attendance was Grateful Dead founder Bob Weir.
The Lions had an early lead by halftime of 24-7, putting them on the verge of making their first Super Bowl team appearance. However, the 49ers came back on fire in the second half.
With a field goal in the first possession of the third quarter, the 49ers reduced the lead to a two-score game. A serendipitous catch by Brandon Aiyuk after a deep pass had bounced off a rival’s mask delivered a first-and-goal at the five-yard line in their next drive for San Francisco. This act propelled the 49ers to score 27 unanswered points, concluding with a three-yard touchdown run by Elijah Mitchell. With 3:02 left to play, it made the score 34-24.
The Lions also unknowingly helped the 49ers’ comeback. Lion’s missed opportunities communicating on two fourth downs within field goal range during the second half. After the match, Dan Campbell, the Lions’ head coach, was asked about his decision to take a risk. He said, “I felt positive about us converting, regaining momentum, and hindering their long ball play.”
According to Campbell, the 49ers were whittling down the time. “That’s their strategy, and I was hoping to regain control,” Campbell said. “It’s a clear instance of hindsight, and I get that. I do. I don’t feel regret for those decisions. But it’s tough. It’s challenging because we didn’t pull through. It didn’t go our way. But I know, and I recognize the critique I’ll face. It comes with the job. It just didn’t go according to plan.”
Despite trailing by three points with only 56 seconds left, the Lions failed their attempt to recover the onside kick. This allowed the 49ers to take control of the remaining game time.
This victory for San Francisco recreates the set for the rematch of Super Bowl LIV in 2020, where the Chiefs dominated the 49ers, finishing with a score of 31-20.
What time does the Super Bowl 2024 start?
Arrangement’s time of game start has been made for Super Bowl LVIII to commence at the time of 6:30 p.m. ET on the Sunday dateline of Feb. 11, abiding inside the premises of Allegiant Stadium in the region of Las Vegas. It is worth noting that this event marks the premier instance of the stadium playing host to the Super Bowl, as it was established not long ago in 2020 and traditionally serves as the dwelling grounds for the Las Vegas Raiders.
What channel is the Super Bowl on?
So where can you catch this eagerly anticipated spectacle? It’s never been easier, thanks to the numerous options to watch the Super Bowl. You can stick to traditional cable TV channels or choose to stream Super Bowl channels if that’s more to your convenience.
CBS will air the game nationwide, and individuals can stream the show through Paramount Plus as well as the NFL Network’s app or online platform. An exclusive version of the game suitable for kids will also be shown on Nickelodeon. The show features hosts like SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer.