March 4, 2024

Super Bowl LVIII: 49ers lead Chiefs 10-3 at halftime

The 49ers managed a lot of the primary two quarters of Super Bowl LVIII and have a 10-3 lead at halftime.

San Francisco’s protection saved Kansas City’s offense off-balance for a lot of the first half, whereas the membership’s offense was in a position to management the ball and the clock.

The Chiefs have simply seven first downs, 157 yards, and are 3-of-7 on third down. The 49ers picked up 189 yards and 12 first downs however are 1-of-4 on third down.

Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes was sacked twice within the first half because the 49ers recorded three QB hits.

While the 49ers’ promising first drive was stopped by a Christian McCaffrey fumble, San Francisco ended up scoring first on Jake Moody’s 55-yard area purpose — the longest in Super Bowl historical past.

Mahomes uncorked a 52-yard deep ball to Mecole Hardman that put the offense in prime scoring place. But working again Isiah Pacheco fumbled within the pink zone to maintain factors off the board.

Later within the second quarter, the 49ers scored on a double cross, as Jauan Jennings hit McCaffrey on a display screen cross that the working again took in for a 21-yard landing.

The Chiefs received right down to the pink zone however the second sack of the primary half on Mahomes on third-and-5 pressured Kansas City to accept a 28-yard area purpose.

Mahomes ended the primary half 11-of-13 for 123 yards. Tight finish Travis Kelce had only one goal, making a 1-yard catch. He additionally had a short sideline confrontation with head coach Andy Reid.

Hardman leads with 52 receiving yards on his one catch. Pacheco has three catches for 21 yards, plus 27 yards on seven carries.

Brock Purdy completed the primary half 10-of-15 for 123 yards. McCaffrey leads the 49ers with 5 catches on 5 targets for 47 yards with a TD, including 9 carries for 33 yards.

49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw was dominated out with an Achilles harm that he suffered whereas coming onto the sphere after a punt within the second quarter.

After scoring on their final possession of the primary half, the Chiefs may have a chance to double up as they’ll obtain the second-half kickoff.