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San Francisco 49ers kicker Jake Moody's 55-yard field goal Super Bowl record broken by Chiefs kicker

49ers fans stunned by team's OT loss to Chiefs in Super Bowl LVIII
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The record for the longest field goal in a Super Bowl was broken twice in Super Bowl LVIII. First broken by 49ers kicker Jake Moody, the record was broken again in the 3rd quarter by the Kansas City Chiefs kicker.

After a scoreless first quarter, the San Francisco 49ers were the first team to draw blood in Super Bowl LVIII as kicker Jake Moody set a Super Bowl record with a 55-yard field goal.

Moody hit the record-breaking field goal after a 49ers drive stalled just 12 seconds into the second quarter of the game. The previous record long field goal in the Super Bowl was a 54-yarder kicked by Steve Christie of the Buffalo Bills against the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl XXVIII.

The kick that gave the Niners a 3-0 lead over the Chiefs could provide a needed boost in confidence for Moody, who missed field goals against both the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions in the team's two playoff games on their way to Super Bowl LVII. 

It was then broken by Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker after he scored on a 57-yard field goal attempt. The field goal brought the Chiefs closer to the 49ers, 10-6.

Super Bowl LVIII - San Francisco 49ers v Kansas City Chiefs
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 11: Head coach Kyle Shanahan of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates with Jake Moody #4 after he kicked a Super Bowl record setting 55-yard field goal in the second quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs during Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Getty Images

The San Francisco 49ers lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in a heartbreaking overtime Super Bowl thriller Sunday night, 25-22.

The back-and-forth defensive battle found the two teams tied at 19 at the end of regulation after late field goals. The 49ers were forced to settle for a field goal in their first OT possession, giving the Chiefs the chance to become the first back-to-back Super Bowl champion in two decades. 

More information on Super Bowl LVIII is available on live blogs being updated throughout the game at both CBS News and CBS Sports.  

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