Prior to Super Bowl LIV, ESPN estimated the Chiefs held just a 3.9% chance of winning their first title in 50 years. Facing a third-and-15 with 7:13 to go in the fourth quarter down 20-10, the Chiefs needed a big play from Patrick Mahomes.
“It was a great game, especially for everyone is Missouri, because that is everyone’s team now that the Rams are gone,” senior Jackson Fennner said.
In the course of 12 offensive plays, they went from trailing 20-10 to leading 24-20 with a win expectancy of 77.7%.
“The Chiefs are my favorite team, so of course I’m happy they won. If they hadn’t won, I might have cried honestly,” Fenner said.
With the current season over odds for the next season’s super bowl winner are out. The Chiefs opened at 6-1 to win Super Bowl LV according to Caesars Sportsbook, followed by the Baltimore Ravens at 7-1 and the San Francisco 49ers at 8-1.
“The winning team is always the favorite to win it again, [But] I don’t see the Chiefs winning again,” senior Robby Manor said.
After starting with a 65% win probability according to ESPN then dropping to a low 3.9% probability and fighting back to win the superbowl The Chiefs managed to win their first super bowl over 50 years, 31-20.