The San Francisco 49ers will face the Kansas City Chiefs in next month’s Super Bowl LIV, after they won their respective conference championships on Sunday.
The 49ers crushed the Green Bay Packers, 37-20, mostly thanks to Raheem Mostert’s four touchdown runs.
THE 49ERS ARE NFC CHAMPIONS ‼️ pic.twitter.com/rqTUfrVnVM
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) January 20, 2020
Earlier in the day, the Chiefs, with quarterback Patrick Mahomes throwing for three touchdowns and running for another, stopped Ryan Tannehill and his Tennessee Titans, 35-24.
SUPER BOWL BOUND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 5️⃣0️⃣ YEARS! pic.twitter.com/BzBXHWGvuQ
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) January 19, 2020
The Super Bowl is set for February 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.
The Niners won their last Super Bowl right here in South Florida, when they defeated the San Diego Chargers, 49-26, in 1995 at then-Joe Robbie Stadium in Super Bowl XXIX. Steve Young earned MVP honors for that game.
The city of Miami has hosted the Super Bowl 11 times until now.
Meanwhile, Kansas City is heading to its first Super Bowl in half a century. The Chiefs last appeared in Super Bowl IV, where they beat the Minnesota Vikings, 23-7.
No word about which team retired football legend Joe Montana will supporting. The former quarterback played for the 49ers from 1979 to 1992, and then for the Chiefs for his final two seasons, from 1993 to 1994.
Time to start making those bets!