When the confetti began to fall at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, the running back Isiah Pacheco celebrated what was his second title superbowl. Then, he would place a Puerto Rican flag on his shoulders, in a clear gesture of appreciation of his Puerto Rican roots.
Pacheco, whose father is from Ponce, won on Sunday the private duel between the two players of Puerto Rican descent who played in the Super Bowl in Las Vegas. Pacheco’s Kansas City Chiefs took an exciting overtime game, 25-22, over the San Francisco 49ers to retain their title as NFL champions.
On the San Francisco side, the offensive lineman Jon Feliciano was not lucky.
How did the Puerto Ricans fare? Next, a look.
He running back played a key role in the Chiefs’ victory, despite a major mistake in the first half. In total he had 18 rushing carries for 59 yards, only behind the 66 of the quarterback Patrick Mahomes. He also received six passes for 33 yards.
Pacheco was able to recover from a fumble key in the second set. With the Chiefs down 3-0 in the first minutes of the second quarter and in first and goalPacheco tried to run towards him endzone but lost the ball, which was recovered by the 49ers. That fumble resulted in a clash outside the lines between Travis Kelce and Chiefs manager Andy Reid. Both then downplayed the matter. Pacheco only added one fumble throughout the regular season.
“I had only one thing on my mind: winning the Super Bowl. It’s extraordinary to win a second championship. It was a collective effort. “I am proud of this team,” Pacheco said after the crash to the press.
He offensive lineman of the 49ers had no luck in his first Super Bowl. Feliciano, whose parents are from Anasco, was injured in the third quarter and did not return to the game. His position is to defend his quarterbackso it does not collect specific statistics beyond games played.
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