LAS VEGAS (KION-TV)- After two weeks of much anticipation, Super Bowl LVIII will kick off from Allegiant Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The San Francisco 49ers will look to end a 29-year odyssey and bring home their sixth Lombardi Trophy which would tie them with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots for the most Super Bowl titles.
However, the Kansas City Chiefs look to cement themselves as a dynasty and win their second straight Super Bowl. They would be the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowls since the 2003-04 New England Patriots.
This article will be updated throughout the afternoon and we will have your full postgame coverage tonight at 8, 10 and 11.
Our sports director Maxwell Glenn will be live from Allegiant Stadium throughout the night and will be live.
TOUCHDOWN KANSAS CITY!- In a thriller for the ages, the Kansas City Chiefs pull out a 25-22 thriller over the San Francisco 49ers with a three-yard TD pass from Patrick Mahomes to Mecole Hardman Jr. The Chiefs become the ninth team to win back-to-back Super Bowls and this is their third Super Bowl in five years.
49ers finished a 13 play and 7:38 drive with a Jake Moody 27-yard field goal. 49ers lead 22-19 with 7:22 left in overtime.
The 49ers win the toss and will take the ball to start overtime. This will be the second Super Bowl that will be heading to overtime joining Super Bowl LI when the Patriots won 34-28 over the Atlanta Falcons.
The Chiefs respond with a 11 play, 64-yard drive and Harrison Butker makes a 29 yard field goal. We are tied at 19-19 with three seconds left.
49ers cap off a seven play, 3:53 drive with a Jake Moody 53-yard field goal. 49ers have a 19-16 lead with 1:53 left in the game.
The Chiefs have a 12 play drive and marched all the way to the four-yard line but the 49ers defense stands tall. Harrison Butker hits a chip-shot 24-yard field goal and we are tied at 16-16 with 5:46 left
TOUCHDOWN SAN FRANCISCO!- The 49ers gambled on a 4th and 3 and cashed in with a Brock Purdy pass to George Kittle. Purdy throws a 10-yard pass to Jauan Jennings to put the 49ers in the lead. The extra point is blocked! It is now 16-13 49ers with 11:22 left in the fourth quarter.
49ers get the ball back but right tackle Jon Feliciano is hurt with a left arm injury.
TOUCHDOWN KANSAS CITY!- The Chiefs take full advantage as they grab a 13-10 lead with a 16-yard passing touchdown from Patrick Mahomes to Mecole Hardman Jr.
The punter fest continues as Mitch Wishnowsky punts for the fifth time, but the Chiefs get a massive turnover as the punt hits a 49er and the Chiefs recover the punt in the 16 yard line.
Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker makes a new Super Bowl record 57-yard-goal to cut the 49ers lead to four. 10-6 49ers with 5:01 left.
49ers go three and out and Deebo Samuel left the field with a lower leg injury.
Chiefs go three and out on the latest drive. Chiefs punter Tommy Townsend punted to the San Francisco 36. 10:53 left in the third quarter.
Patrick Mahomes threw an interception to 49ers safety Ji'Ayir Brown but the 49ers could not cash in. They go three and out but a terrific punt by Mitch Wishnowsky pins Kansas City at the two yard line. 12:31 left in the third quarter.
USHER brought out several guests during his dazzling halftime performance. H.E.R performed a guitar solo on his smash hit, "Burn," and "Bad Girl,"
USHER performed in roller skates in "OMG" with will.i.am.
Lil Jon and Ludacris joined him with "Yeah," and Alicia Keys also joined and performed her duet "My Boo," with him.
After a 13-play drive, the Chiefs get on the scoreboard with a 28-yard field goal made by Harrison Butker. We now await the halftime performance of Usher. It is 10-3 49ers at Halftime.
TOUCHDOWN SAN FRANCISCO!- The 49ers open the touchdown gates with a Jauan Jennings throwing across his body to Christian McCaffery with a 21 yard touchdown pass. 10-0, 49ers with 4:23 left in the first half.
49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw suffered a lower leg injury during the media timeout and has been escorted to the locker room. However, the 49ers d-line is humming as Arik Armstead sacks Mahomes again. Chiefs punt the ball to San Francisco's 33 yard line. 7:49 left in the second quarter.
49ers could not capitalize on the turnover as Chiefs linebacker George Karlaftis sacked Brock Purdy. 49ers punt the ball away and the Chiefs will have the ball on the 20-yard-line. 9:16 left in the second quarter.
Isiah Pacheco was on his way to a touchdown when 49ers cornerback Deommodore Lenoir forces the the ball out at the 10-yard-line. 49ers defensive tackle Javon Hargrave recovered the football. 11:59 left in the second quarter.
49ers kicker Jake Moody kicks off the scoring with a 55 yard field goal. 49ers lead 3-0 with 14:48 left in the first half.
Well, I think nobody saw this coming but the first quarter ends in a 0-0 score. 49ers are driving down the field but face a 3rd and 14 on the Kansas City 37-yard-line. However, the 49ers are outgaining the Chiefs 125-16.
Defensive ends Chase Young and Randy Gregory both get sacks of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Chiefs punt the ball away and Richie James Jr.
49ers had two costly penalties that left tackle Trent Williams set off. 49ers punt the ball and tackled Richie James Jr. at their 11-yard-line. 6:28 left in the first quarter.
Chiefs cannot capitalize on their first drive and go three and out. 49ers will have the ball on their 24 yard line with 10:16 left.
The Chiefs win the coin toss and Christian McCaffery fumbles at the Kansas City 27-yard-line. The Chiefs have recovered the football with 12:15 left.
Jay-Z, Paul Rudd, Ice Spice among celebrities spotted at the Super Bowl
While all eyes were on Taylor Swift at the Super Bowl, she was not the only celebrity in Allegiant Stadium on Sunday as the San Francisco 49ers took on the Kansas City Chiefs.
Swift arrived at the game with Blake Lively and Ice Spice. Lively had attended a Chiefs game with Swift earlier in the season.
Luke Combs and Jay-Z were in attendance. Jay-Z was on the field before kickoff along with his daughters Blue Ivy Carter and Rumi Carter. The rapper has attended the Super Bowl with Blue Ivy for years. The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir was also among those at the game. Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green also is in attendance.
Record number of Americans expected to bet on the Super Bowl LVIII
Nearly 68 million American adults — about 1 in 4 — plan to bet on this year's Super Bowl, setting a record by a wide margin, according to the gambling industry's national trade association.
Figures released last week by the American Gaming Association include bets placed with legal outlets, as well as with illegal bookies and online operations in other countries.
The volume of betting participation is projected to be 35% higher than last year, when the previous record was set.
Bettors plan to wager an estimated $23.1 billion on this year's Super Bowl, up from $16 billion last year, the group predicted.
Of that, about $1.5 billion is projected to be bet with legal outlets, the group said, citing consensus estimates from various sources. That's in the same ballpark as the $1.25 billion in legal bets projected by Irvine, California-based research firm Eilers & Krejcik Gaming.
Sports betting is legal in 38 states plus Washington, D.C.
Post Malone, Andra Day, Reba McEntire to perform right before kickoff
Before Usher hits the stage during the Halftime Show, three musicians will have the spotlight right before kickoff. Reba McEntire, a Country Music Hall of Famer, will sing the national anthem, Post Malone will sing “America the Beautiful,” and Andra Day will sing “Lift Every Voice and Sing," which is also known as the Black national anthem.
Taylor Swift arrives at Allegiant Stadium
After much speculation and meticulous calculations on the time it would take Taylor Swift to travel from Tokyo to Las Vegas, the superstar singer has officially arrived at Allegiant Stadium for the Super Bowl.
The singer showed up on Sunday to support her boyfriend, Kansas City Chiefs tight end and two-time Super Bowl champ Travis Kelce as he plays in the big game.
Swift was seen arriving at the stadium with her friend, actress Blake Lively, recording artist Ice Spice and her parents, Andrea and Scott Swift. She wore an all-black outfit, complimented by a red jacket and a necklace with a number 87 charm, a nod to Kelce’s number.
Swift’s attendance at the game comes after she resumed the international leg of her record-breaking “Eras Tour” in Japan, where she just performed four sold-out shows at the Tokyo Dome.
Thanks to a 17-hour time difference, Swift was able to travel back to the US following her final show on Saturday night with plenty of time to spare before kick off.