Super Bowl 2024 Live Updates | 49ers vs. Chiefs score, Usher’s halftime show and more

Super Bowl 2024 Live Updates | 49ers vs. Chiefs score, Usher’s halftime show and more

Last Updated: February 11, 2024 09:07 PM

Published: February 11, 2024 01:00 PM


The Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers are facing off in the 2024 Super Bowl. Kansas City’s Harrison Butker kicked a 28-yard field goal, bringing the score to 49ers 10, Chiefs 3.

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Deebo Samuel injury: Here’s what we know

San Francisco 49ers receiver Deebo Samuel limped off the field early in the third quarter of the Super Bowl.

CBS said it was a left hamstring injury and his return is questionable.

The Niners’ do-everything receiver went down on a third-down pass on San Francisco’s second drive of the third quarter. Trainers came out to attend to him before walking off under his own power. He went straight to the injury tent.

The 49ers have struggled this season when Samuel has been hurt. They lost three straight games in October when he hurt his shoulder and struggled for most of a divisional round win against Green Bay after he hurt his other shoulder on the opening drive.


Not much offense so far in second half

Well, there was Usher. And Alicia Keys. But not so much to see after halftime.

The Super Bowl is the NFL’s premier event, but the 49ers and Chiefs are playing like it’s the second game of the preseason. Penalties, punts and turnovers. Not exactly what the league wanted for the first big game in Las Vegas.

At least there were the multiple cutaways on the stadium screens to Taylor Swift.


REVIEW: Usher shows why he was right for Vegas halftime show

By The Associated Press



What’s the deal with those Uber Eats ads?

An ad for Uber Eats documents a wave of forgetting as people “make room” to remember the delivery platform’s deals.

David and Victoria Beckham forget Victoria Beckham used to be Posh Spice, while Jennifer Aniston forgets she starred in “Friends” with David Schwimmer. Usher even forgets he’s headlining the Super Bowl Halftime Show.


Where is the Niners’ run game?


IN PHOTOS: Usher’s star-studded halftime performance

By The Associated Press



More all-star guests join Usher on stage


Don’t count out Mahomes


Alicia Keys joins Usher as a surprise guest


Usher’s halftime show underway


Analysis: KC fortunate to be down only 10-3 at halftime


Chiefs comfortable playing from behind

This is why the Chiefs deferred after winning the coin toss.

KC trails 10-3 but will get the ball first to start the second half, giving them a chance to double up after finally getting onto the scoreboard late in the second quarter with Harrison Butker’s 28-yarder.

The Chiefs are quite comfortable coming from behind. They have rallied from double-digit deficits to win two Super Bowls, including against San Francisco four years ago.


Marching band members arrive ahead of halftime

Dozens of marching band players from Jackson State University arrived at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas ahead of the 2024 Super Bowl halftime show.


Where Swift goes, the stars follow


Just 1 yard for Kelce in first half


SCORE UPDATE

Kansas City’s Harrison Butker 28-yard field goal.

49ers 10, Chiefs 3


A good day – and better night? – for Andra Day

Andra Day told the AP after her pre-game performance of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” that she was happy with how it went, and relieved it’s over.

Andra Day told the AP after her pre-game performance of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” that she was happy with how it went, and relieved it’s over.

“The trick is to not look at the crowd of individual faces, just see it all as one big blur,” the singer said.

She says tonight, to celebrate, “apparently we’re all partying with Usher.”


“Bennifer” enlist friends in Dunkin ad

“Bennifer” has teamed up with Dunkin for a second Super Bowl in a row.

In an ad for the Massachusetts-based chain, Ben Affleck enlists Matt Damon, Tom Brady and more to visit Jennifer Lopez at work and give a “DunKings” performance full of Boston pride.

Rappers Jack Harlow and Fat Joe also make appearances in the celebrity-filled commercial.


What’s Taylor Swift Super Bowl drink of choice? Seemingly beer

There has been plenty of Taylor Swift on the big screens of Allegiant Stadium, and during the last timeout, cameras caught her in a race to chug what appeared to be a beer in her suite.

Swift was the first to finish, and she triumphantly slammed the cup down as the video cut away to other fans. But not before an appreciative roar rippled through the stadium.

If only the Chiefs were able to move the ball as successfully as she downed her drink.


Shifting odds

San Francisco has moved to a 7 1/2-point favorite on FanDuel’s live line after the spread was a good bit closer at the start of the game.


Trick play leads to 49ers’ TD


TOUCHDOWN ALERT

By The Associated Press


San Francisco’s Jauan Jennings 21-yard pass to Christian McCaffrey.

49ers 10, Chiefs 0


Alicia Keys — and a 100 person marching band — appear to be on deck for halftime

In a secure area behind Allegiant Stadium, Alicia Keys, wearing red, was driven into the stadium in a golf cart.

Members of a nearly 100-person marching band standing by for their part of the halftime show waved at the singer, yelling in unison, “Hi, Alicia!” She waved back.


Looks like an Achilles tendon injury for Dre Greenlaw


Kate McKinnon has a talking cat (well, sort of)

In an ad for Hellmann’s, Kate McKinnon makes an unusual discovery: Her cat can talk. Well, sort of.

Her furry friend can say one word, “may-ow” — which skyrockets her to celebrity status and causes a mayonnaise-buying frenzy. The “Mayo Cat” becomes so famous that she even dates (and soon dumps) Pete Davidson.


ICYMI: Travis Kelce’s tense moment with Coach Andy Reid


There’s a precedent for this Chiefs’ performance

Remember, this is a Kansas City team that went scoreless in the second half of the AFC championship game — and didn’t score a touchdown after its first two drives that day.

The Chiefs’ defense has carried them much more than usual this season, and that’s the biggest reason this one is still tight at the moment.


Defenses have the early edge in this game

For all the talk of stars Patrick Mahomes, Brock Purdy, Christian McCaffrey and Travis Kelce, it’s defenses that have had the edge early in the Super Bowl. The teams have combined for one score on the first six drives.

Kansas City looked to be on the verge of a breakthrough when Mahomes connected on a 53-yard pass to Mecole Hardman to get the Chiefs to the 9. But Isiah Pacheco lost a fumble on the next play with Javon Hargrave recovering.

Kansas City had gained only 16 yards in the first quarter and now has gone nine straight possessions in the postseason without a point, dating to the AFC title game.

San Francisco has had its own issues with McCaffrey losing a fumble on the opening drive and Trent Williams committing two penalties to stall the second possession.


About that fumble


KC’s first promising drive ends when Isiah Pacheco fumbles in the red zone

Kansas City was minus-11 in turnover differential during the regular season. The Chiefs had some key takeaways against Baltimore in the AFC title game, but that fumble by Pacheco cost them points in what is shaping up as a low-scoring game.


Here’s a little commercial recap:

Wondering what you saw on that last commercial break? Here’s a few that caught our eye:

PepsiCo

PepsiCo’s year-old lemon-lime soda’s debut Super Bowl ad features rapper Ice Spice dealing with a breakup by spending time with the Starry lemon and lime spokescharacters — the message: “It’s time to see other sodas.”

BMW

In a commercial for BMW, Christopher Walken deals with people impersonating him all day – including “Emily in Paris” star Ashley Park and even Super Bowl Halftime Show headliner Usher.

State Farm

In an ad for State Farm, Arnold Schwarzenegger is an action star for the insurance company – but he has a little trouble delivering the “like a good neighbor” tagline. In the end, his “Twins” costar Danny DeVito comes to save the day.


Record-long field goal for SF


SCORE UPDATE

By The Associated Press


Jake Moody kicks 55-yard field goal for San Francisco.

49ers 3, Chiefs 0


That was Michael Cera for CeraVe

An ad for CeraVe stars none other than Michael Cera. But despite the skincare brand’s name (and actor’s claims), CeraVe moisturizing cream was “Developed with dermatologists. Not Michael Cera.”


Super Bowl (Taylor’s Version)

By The Associated Press



Chiefs offense slow to get going

Kansas City gained just 16 yards in the first quarter. That’s the lowest total since the Denver Broncos had 11 yards against the Seattle Seahawks in 2014.

The first quarter ended scoreless for the first time in five years.


About that Lionel Messi commercial

Lionel Messi’s Super Bowl debut shows off his soccer mastery and apparent loyalty to Michelob Ultra. In the ad, the soccer star also gets an assist from NFL legend Dan Marino and a nod from Jason Sudeikis of “Ted Lasso” fame.


The on-field tension is visceral

There is already some chippiness between the Chiefs and 49ers, two franchises that met in the Super Bowl just four years ago in Miami.

Chiefs cornerback Trent McDuffie and 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk had to be separated after getting into a shoving match on the game’s opening possession. Later in the first quarter, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce had to be dragged away from most of the San Francisco defensive line by the officials.


49ers outgaining Chiefs, but yet to find end zone


WATCH: Taylor Swift dances as the Kansas City Chiefs win the Super Bowl coin toss

By The Associated Press


Taylor Swift danced as the Kansas City Chiefs won the coin toss to kick off the 2024 Super Bowl.


WATCH: Timelapse of fans entering Allegiant Stadium

Tens of thousands of fans packed Allegiant Stadium ahead of the 2024 Super Bowl between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers.


“He Gets Us” ad returns

“He Gets Us” returned to the Super Bowl again this year.

The campaign, which is backed by a group of wealthy Christian donors, aired an ad with the message, “Jesus didn’t teach hate. He washed feet” in the first quarter of the game.


Dove ad has message about girls’ body image

Dove’s ad begins seemingly whimsically showing young girls having mishaps playing sports to the tune of “It’s a Hard Knock Life.” But the ad cuts starkly to a girl looking self-consciously in the mirror. The message: low body-confidence leads to girls quitting sports, not the knocks.


Rings for Marino, others, in Super Bowl ad

Hall of Famers Dan Marino, Bruce Smith and Terrell Owens never got a Super Bowl ring, but M&M’s and Scarlett Johansson present them with “Almost Champions” rings in a Super Bowl ad.


Chiefs recover early fumble


Gronk misses field goal – again

In a pregame promotion for gambling site FanDuel, NFL legend Rob Gronkowski missed a 25-yard field goal for a second year in a row. That means fans who bet against Gronkowski are set to win a share of $10,000,000 in FanDuel Bonus Bets.


Kansas City wins the coin toss

A huge roar went up when Kansas City won the toss. Either the Chiefs fans felt that was unusually crucial in this game — or a lot of people had bet on heads.

KC deferred its choice to the second half, meaning the 49ers get the ball first.


Reba sails through national anthem


Post Malone sings “America the Beautiful”

Grammy-nominated musician Post Malone sang “America the Beautiful,” bringing his unique vocal tone — most frequently paired with his idiosyncratic approach to pop-rock-rap — to the Super Bowl.

Wearing a bolo tie and playing acoustic guitar, Malone’s take on the song was twang-y, his Texas roots taking a front seat.

Mid-song, cameras cut to Taylor Swift and Blake Lively holding each other and enjoying the performance.

Earlier this week, Malone’s breakout hit, “Sunflower,” with Swae Lee — released for the “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” soundtrack — was named the first-ever double-diamond single in Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) history.


Tonight’s honorary coin toss captains gave their Hawaii town a glimmer of hope

By The Associated Press



Reba’s anthem could be over quick

Reba McEntire has been singing the “Star-Spangled Banner” for 50 years, including an anthem at the World Series.

But when she sings it at the Super Bowl in just a few minutes it will be for the biggest audience of her epic career. She said she’s got a few nerves, but if past performances are any indication, she could sing one of the quickest anthems in Super Bowl history.

Oddsmakers have put the over-under on her “Star-Spangled Banner” at 90.5 seconds. Last year Chris Stapleton went past the 2-minute mark.


Mahomes family cheers on dad


Andra Day lifts voice with gospel choir


Brock Purdy’s meteoric rise from final pick of the 2022 draft to Super Bowl starting quarterback is complete

Brock Purdy is getting ready to start in the Super Bowl 11 months and one day after undergoing major elbow surgery. Purdy’s comeback from the injury to his throwing arm suffered in last season’s NFC championship loss to the Philadelphia Eagles has been part of the storybook start to his career that started as Mr. Irrelevant as the 262nd pick in the 2022 draft.

The 24-year-old Purdy is the third youngest quarterback to start a Super Bowl, behind only 23-year-olds Dan Marino and Ben Roethlisberger.

With a win Sunday, Purdy would join Hall of Famers Joe Montana and Steve Young as the only QBs to lead the Niners to a title.


WATCH: Elvis impersonators and showgirls among thousands of fans outside Allegiant Stadium

Elvis impersonators, showgirls and thousands of fans: This is the scene outside Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas ahead of the 2024 Super Bowl against the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers.


Puppy bowl taken by Team Ruff in thriller


Travis Kelce warms up without incident after AFC title game dustup


The most exclusive seats for the Super Bowl

This Super Bowl comes with bottle service, at least for those willing to pony up six figures to sit in some of the NFL’s most exclusive seating located on the field just beyond the north end zone. There are 29 booths, each seating up to 15 people. Fans who occupy those booths receive wait service, access to private bars and a special entrance.


Raiders greats light torch

Former Raiders Super Bowl MVPs Fred Biletnikoff, Jim Plunkett and Marcus Allen “lit” the Al Davis Memorial Torch before the game.

It’s a Raiders tradition for someone of note to light the electronic torch during Las Vegas home games. Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and recording artist and actor Ice Cube were among those who turned on the torch this season.

The torch is 92 feet high, the world’s tallest three-dimensional printed structure.

Biletnikoff was the Super Bowl 11 MVP, leading the Oakland Raiders to a 32-14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. Plunkett quarterbacked the Raiders to a 27-10 win over the Philadelphia Eagles four years later. Allen was the MVP of the Raiders’ lone championship when they were in Los Angeles. The Raiders defeated the Washington Redskins 38-9 in Super Bowl 18.


McKinnon, Moore active for Chiefs, but Toney sits


Kristin Juszczyk arrives in fashion


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell greets Taylor Swift


A closer look at Taylor Swift’s arrival

By The Associated Press



No mixed loyalty this year for Donna Kelce

Donna Kelce, mother of Jason and Travis Kelce, arrived at the 2024 Super Bowl in Las Vegas sporting a “Mama Kelce” jacket.

The mother of Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce arrived for the game wearing a jacket with “SUPER BOWL LVIII” and “MAMA KELCE” on the back. In last season’s Super Bowl, Travis Kelce’s Chiefs defeated his brother Jason Kelce’s team, the Philadelphia Eagles.

Instead of a matchup between two brothers, the Kelce family is in the spotlight this year because of Travis’ relationship with pop star Taylor Swift. Donna Kelce has appeared in a suite alongside Swift this season.


Taylor is in the house


Rihanna’s halftime show will be a tough act for Usher to follow

Rihanna’s Super Bowl halftime show from last year will be tough for Usher to top – and she did it (almost) all by herself.

She soared through a 13-minute medley of hits including “Diamond,” at one point hovering above the field at Arizona’s State Farm Stadium. And she skipped the long succession of guest stars and costume changes that have defined most halftime shows. She wore a puffy red jumpsuit left open to reveal what looked like a baby bump. Her rep confirmed after that she was expecting her second child.


WATCH: Walk with AP around Allegiant Stadium ahead of the Super Bowl

By The Associated Press


See what it looks like outside and inside Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas ahead of the 2024 Super Bowl between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers.


Jason Kelce is going all in on the Chiefs gear tonight

Travis Kelce played against Jason Kelce last year, when the Chiefs beat his big brothers’ Eagles in the Super Bowl in Arizona. But Jason was fully behind the Chiefs on Sunday, wearing red and yellow plaid overalls over a T-shirt that read, “Big Yeti,” his nickname for Travis.

The brothers host “New Heights,” one of the hottest podcasts in the country. And once the Eagles were knocked from the playoffs, Jason began following the Chiefs. He famously took off his shirt during a celebration in Buffalo, and he watched the Chiefs win the AFC title in Baltimore.


Taylor Swift’s connections to sports go back to her early days performing the national anthem


Some fans who waited to buy tickets paid roughly $7,700 a piece

Super Bowl ticket prices remain out of reach for many fans who made travel reservations months ago to come to Las Vegas this week, so they’ll likely be watching on TV like millions of others.

To buy tickets days before the game can be costly. This year they’re going for roughly $7,700 — though that is about $2,000 less than they were two weeks ago.

Carl Bray, a Cincinnati fan, booked his trip to the Super Bowl two months ago and came even though the Bengals didn’t make it.

“I don’t have tickets yet, but I got the hotel, flight, and I thought ‘Welp, if I lock into something, I’ll go,’” Bray said. “If not, I’ll just go to MGM or someplace and watch it.”


Patrick Mahomes showed up to the stadium looking like a Raiders fan


For Native American activists, the Kansas City Chiefs have it all wrong

Dozens of Indigenous activists have traveled to Las Vegas to gather outside the Super Bowl and demand the Kansas City Chiefs change their name and ditch their logo and gametime rituals.

The Chiefs say the team was named after Kansas City Mayor H. Roe Bartle, who was nicknamed “The Chief” and helped lure the franchise from Dallas in 1963. They also say they have worked in recent years to eliminate offensive imagery.

But research has shown the use of Native American imagery and stereotypes in sports have negative psychological effects on Native youth and encourage non-Native children to discriminate against them.

“I’ve spent so much of my personal time and money on this issue. I really hoped that our kids wouldn’t have to deal with this,” said Rhonda LeValdo, who founded and leads a group called Not In Our Honor.

“But here we go again.”

Read more about the movement to ditch offensive sports rituals.


Fans are flooding in to Allegiant Stadium


President Joe Biden is skipping a Super Bowl interview for the second year in a row

White House officials said last week they made the decision because Super Bowl fans want to watch the game, not the president.

Instead, Biden released a video on X, formerly Twitter, where he talked about how packaging for snacks for the big game are getting smaller and smaller while the costs were the same, and how he’s working with private companies to stop it.

The game will be broadcast on CBS this year. Last year it was Fox, and Biden didn’t do an interview after some back-and-forth.


Tonight’s lead referee might look familiar

One of the biggest fears when it comes to football’s biggest games is that a high-profile officiating mistake will play a role in the result.

So the seven on-field officials will get plenty of screen time when the Kansas City Chiefs face the San Francisco 49ers in Sunday’s Super Bowl.

The referee in charge of the crew in black-and-white unforms will be Bill Vinovich. He was also the referee when the Chiefs beat the 49ers in the Super Bowl four years ago — and when the Rams beat the Saints in the 2019 NFC championship game after an infamous missed call.

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Reba is in the building

Reba McEntire walked into Allegiant Stadium for the Super Bowl about 3 1/2 hours before kickoff Sunday wearing a puffy, gray faux fur coat and holding hands with her partner, Rex Linn.

McEntire is due to perform the national anthem before the Kansas City Chiefs play the San Francisco 49ers in a rematch of the Super Bowl four years ago in Miami. She will have a lot to live up to after Chris Stapleton’s performance last year in Arizona received high praise.


49ers All-Pro offensive tackle Trent Williams savors his first Super Bowl trip in his 14th season

Trent Williams’ accomplishments are already worthy of a Hall of Fame career with 11 Pro Bowl bids, three first-team All-Pro selections and near universal recognition as the best left tackle of his generation.

All that was missing for the San Francisco 49ers star was something he never envisioned would be possible as he spent the first decade of his career mired in the dysfunction and ineptitude in Washington.

Williams has gotten that missing piece with his first chance to play in the Super Bowl this week against Kansas City.

“This is the pinnacle,” Williams said. “You work to get here. It’s incredibly disheartening when you don’t feel like you have a chance to be here.”

“For the first 10 years of my career, this seemed like it would be out of reach,” he added. “The way these last four years went for me, I’m super grateful.”


From ignitable cakes to prayer candles, Travis + Taylor merchandise is flying off store shelves

By The Associated Press



For the 49ers, improved QB is a big leg up

The 49ers had Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs on the ropes four years ago in the Super Bowl before everything fell apart, leading to a 31-20 loss that still stings today.

The difference when the teams meet in the rematch on Sunday? This time, the 49ers will have a quarterback in Brock Purdy who is capable of making a big play down the stretch.

Purdy has gone from “Mr. Irrelevant” as the final pick in the 2022 draft to the franchise quarterback who has elevated coach Kyle Shanahan’s offense in less than two years. He led the NFL in passer rating (113) and yards per attempt (9.6), with his ability to throw deep and scramble adding new wrinkles to the offense.

Purdy also has a far better group of playmakers than the one that surrounded Jimmy Garoppolo four years ago.

Read more about why the San Francisco 49ers could win.


One advantage for the Chiefs? Experience


These 3 longtime friends have attended every Super Bowl — and don’t intend to stop


Super Bowl means super ads. Here’s what to expect from tonight’s commercials

If you watch the Super Bowl for the commercials, you no longer have to wait until the big game to see what advertisers have in store for viewers. Big advertisers release their ads online early in the hope of capitalizing on buzz as the game approaches. The estimated going rate for a 30-second spot this year is $7 Million.

Advertisers will be pulling out all the stops on Super Bowl Sunday — enlisting the biggest actors, investing in the most dazzling special effects and, they hope, going for laughs as they seek to win over viewers.

Most companies appear to be doubling down on flights of fantasy or light humor, often with a dose of nostalgia and a lot of mini-reunions of TV characters.

Big names like Jennifer Anniston, Christopher Walken, Arnold Schwarzenneger, Ice Spice, Jenna Ortega, Lionel Messi, Tom Brady, “Judge Judy”  Judy Sheindlin, Super Bowl Halftime Show headliner Usher and more will appear during game breaks.

And as always, there will still be some gameday surprises.

Read more about tonight’s Super Bowl commercials.


And here’s what’s at stake for the 49ers


Here’s what’s at stake for the Chiefs


Taylor Swift appears to have reached LAX in her epic journey to make it to the game on time

Will she make it in time? Intrepid flight trackers online seem to think so.

On social media, fans of Taylor Swift and aviation journalists believe they’ve identified Swift’s private jet, labeled “The Football Era.” It arrived from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport to Los Angeles’ LAX airport just after 3:30 p.m. local time on Saturday.

Her transportation plans onward to Las Vegas, where her boyfriend, NFL star tight end Travis Kelce, will play in today’s Super Bowl, have yet to be revealed.

Read more about Swift’s travel plans.


Here’s what we know about Usher’s halftime performance

We know a lot of Super Bowl attention has been focused on Taylor Swift, but we want to take a moment to focus on the person performing at the half-time show: Usher. Between his new album and tour announcement, it’s been a busy week. AP’s Gary Hamilton has more.


How to watch Super Bowl 58

By The Associated Press


Kickoff is shortly after 6:30 p.m. Eastern, but pregame shows begin at 11:30 a.m. Eastern.

CBS and Nickelodeon will broadcast the game.

Paramount+ will livestream the game. It can also be viewed on services such as YouTube TV, FuboTV and Hulu + Live TV if you have a subscription.


The game. The ads. The music. The puppies. Here’s why Americans are ‘extremely excited’ for Super Bowl Sunday

By The Associated Press


Millions of Americans will find something to be excited about when it comes to Super Bowl Sunday. That’s before even factoring in the influence of Taylor Swift.

Four in 10 U.S. adults are extremely or very excited for at least one part of the Super Bowl day’s festivities.

That could be the game, commercials, halftime show or the Puppy Bowl, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

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