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A Californian's Super Bowl 2024 Primer

A Californian's Super Bowl 2024 Primer

California's own San Francisco 49ers are set for a Super Bowl duel against the Kansas City Chiefs. Here's what need to know before the game. Team


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February 09, 2024

It's that time of year again and the Super Bowl is set to feature a thrilling rematch that includes one of California's best NFL teams.

The San Francisco 49ers will face the Kansas City Chiefs at the Super Bowl on Feb. 11 in a rematch of their first Super Bowl meeting in 2019. The 49ers lost that game due to miraculous 4th quarter play by the Patrick Majomes-led Chiefs. Now, with a dominant roster and another crack at the championship, the 49ers are looking to bring the NFL's highest honor to the Bay Area.

The Super Bowl, of course, isn't just for football fans. It's a massive national event that brings people together, whether you've watched every game this season or haven't seen a single second. We have you covered with a quick Super Bowl primer covering everything you need to know about the game and California's own San Francisco 49ers.

Where and When?

The 2024 Super Bowl will take place at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. The game will happen on Feb. 11 at 3:30 p.m. PST. Anticipate plenty of pre-game happenings. If you're watching or hosting a Super Bowl party then definitely get things going well ahead of time so all your snacks and beverages are in order by kickoff. This will be an electric game and you don't wanna miss a big play because you're still grillin' up the hot dogs.

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How Did These Teams Make It?

The 49ers finished the regular season 12-5 and evaded some close calls during the playoffs to make the big game. The 49ers defeated the Green Bay Packers in a thrilling 24-21 contest and earned a trip to the Super Bowl with a great 34-31 victory over the Detroit Lions. Both games showed how resilient the team is and how overwhelming their talent can be in close games.

The Chiefs finished the regular season 11-6, which wasn't as dominant as some previous years due to some roster construction issues. Still, off the backs of their solid defense and all-time players Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce, the Chiefs finished first place in the dvision. The Chiefs dominated the Miami Dolphins in the Wild Card round. They went on to beat the Buffalo Bills 27-24. They won the conference off a 17-10 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.

Key Players On The San Francisco 49ers

Brock Purdy

The last pick in the 2022 draft has become the 49ers franchise quarterback. While Purdy has his doubters that call him a "game manager" and claim he relies on his stacked roster to get by; this playoff run has cemented for many that Purdy is the real deal. His strong play in the Packers and Lions game, both requiring late-game fire, showed that he's more than a game manager. Purdy is a playmaker. It'll be interesting to see how the young quarterback performs in his first Super Bowl.

Christian McCaffrey

The former Carolina Pathers do-it-all player has been remarkable in San Francisco. The multitool threat is an excellent runningback and can be a terrifying receiving threat. He's been a key part of the strong 49ers offense this year and they'll need him to have a big game to defeat the Chiefs.

George Kittle

George Kittle is one of the best tight ends in the league. He's a dominant receiving threat and a fantastic blocker. Kittle is one of the team's most reliable threats on offense and will bring his experience and skills to their relatively young offense.

Nick Bosa and Fred Warner

The 49ers defense is fantastic. It's filled with scary playmakers with consistent effort. The key players on the defensive end are lineman Nick Bosa and linebacker Fred Warner. Look for these two to have their names mentioned in big plays throughout the Super Bowl.

If the 49ers can win this year's Super Bowl it would mark the second time this decade that a California-based team has won the big game. The Los Angeles Rams won the Super Bowl in 2022.

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