Back in September, 32 teams dreamed of lifting the Vince Lombardi trophy in Las Vegas. Only two remain; the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers, in what is a rematch of Super Bowl 54 in Miami, where the Chiefs came from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to lift the Vince Lombardi trophy.
The 49ers will be desperate for revenge against a Chiefs team who are looking to win consecutive Super Bowls and become the first team since the 2003/4 New England Patriots to do so. In Super Bowl 57 a year ago, the Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 in Arizona. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is aiming to win his third Super Bowl in what will be his fourth appearance in the biggest game in the NFL. If Mahomes does lead his side to victory tonight, he will become just the fifth quarterback in the history of the game to win three Super Bowls. The Chiefs have become used to playing in the biggest game in the NFL in recent seasons; they are playing in their fourth Super Bowl in five years.
The 49ers have good pedigree in the Super Bowl, having won it on five occasions, but they have not lifted the Vince Lombardi trophy since 1994. They won five Super Bowls from 1982 and 1994 with the likes of Joe Montana and Steve Young at the helm, but have only reached the Super Bowl on two occasions since; losing both times in 2013 to the Baltimore Ravens and in 2020 against the Chiefs.