KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WDAF) — The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers are in rare Super Bowl air, playing in only the second overtime game in Super Bowl history.
Both teams traded turnovers, big plays, and clutch kicks to finish tied at 19 when regulation ended in Las Vegas.
The only other Super Bowl to reach overtime was Super Bowl 51, the epic comeback where the New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 after falling behind 28-3.
The Super Bowl overtime rules are the same as they’ve been throughout the playoffs: Both teams get a chance to have the ball on offense. If the teams remain tied after each has had a possession, it moves to sudden death.
If the team that kicks scores a defensive or special teams touchdown, they win the game.
If the score is still tied at the end of overtime, or the second team to get the ball still has it on the initial possession, another overtime period will happen. Play will go on until there’s a winner.