While the Green Bay Packers sat and watched on Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs earned a second Lombardi Trophy for the franchise, beating the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl LIV. It was an exciting game, particularly in the fourth quarter, and fans without a strong rooting interest got a payoff with a fun game that was far more entertaining than last year’s Super Bowl.
In their victory, the Chiefs had a few players and coaches with Packers connections who played key roles on the team and who will now receive Super Bowl rings. On the field, two former Packers — defensive lineman Mike Pennel and cornerback Bashaud Breeland — combined for an interception off Jimmy Garoppolo, with Pennel applying a hit and Breeland hauling in the football.
Andy Reid is of course the biggest member of the Chiefs’ coaching staff, literally and figuratively. After 21 years as a head coach in Philadelphia and Kansas City, Reid finally will get his first Super Bowl ring as a head coach, though he got one as a member of the 1996 Packers coaching staff as well. Reid broke into the NFL under Mike Holmgren in the 1990s, spending seven years with Green Bay, first as tight ends/assistant offensive line coach then coaching quarterbacks.
Hopefully next season the Packers earn another championship of their own. But today’s curds find us looking back at yesterday’s game briefly before we move on fully into offseason mode.
Chiefs rally once again to defeat 49ers, win SB LIV - NFL.com
For the third straight time this postseason, the Chiefs came back from a double-digit deficit to win, ripping off three straight touchdown drives in the final nine minutes to pull off a victory.
The video of giant 13-year-old Andy Reid, explained - SBNation.com
This writer, at least, is happy for Andy Reid that he finally got his Super Bowl ring. His comments on the Punt, Pass, & Kick video of him at 13 from 1971 are hilarious, perhaps even more so than the video itself.
Packers’ Matt LaFleur finishes third in Coach of the Year voting | Packers Wire
Meanwhile, the Packers' head coach finished behind only John Harbaugh and Kyle Shanahan in the voting for this honor, which the NFL awarded on Saturday night.
Brett Favre pays tribute to Packers great Bart Starr during NFL Honors ceremony | Packersnews.com
Also during the Honors ceremony, the Gunslinger discussed his predecessor to introduce the "in memoriam" section of the presentation.
MT5: Disappointing ending to a very successful season | Packers.com
Mark Murphy's monthly Q&A addresses Mike McCarthy's hiring by the Cowboys, seating in the bowl at Lambeau Field, and more.
2020 NFL Power Rankings - Way-too-early 1-32 offseason poll | ESPN
The Packers come in at fifth place in the first power rankings of the offseason.