Who is playing in the Super Bowl? 49ers vs. Chiefs history

This isn't the first time the Chiefs and 49ers will battle it out in the Super Bowl.

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It's been an exciting playoff ride that has led us to this point. The Pittsburgh Steelers were among six teams that were eliminated during Super Wild Card Weekend, and the stakes were raised from there. We witnessed a few blowout contests in the Divisional Round before the AFC and NFC Championship games were decided by just one score.

Now we are gearing up for a record number of viewers who will tune in to watch Super Bowl LVIII. Here's everything you need to know about the two remaining teams squaring off for a shot at a Super Bowl title.

Who is playing in Super Bowl LVIII?

The Kansas City Chiefs will play against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII. This game will take place at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas Nevada. Kickoff for the Chiefs vs. 49ers Super Bowl is scheduled for Sunday, February 11th, at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

In the Championship Round, the Chiefs held off a talented Baltimore Ravens team to become AFC Champions, while the 49ers became the first team in NFL history to erase a 17-point lead in a Championship Game. San Francisco fought back to defeat the Detroit Lions.

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Chiefs vs. 49ers Super Bowl history

This isn't the first time the Chiefs and the 49ers will battle it out for the right to become Super Bowl Champions. These two squads met each other just four years ago in Super Bowl LIV. San Francisco and Kansas City each boasted records of 15-4 in 2019 (counting the 2020 playoff run), but it was the Chiefs who emerged victorious in this 31-20 win.

The 49ers have been to 7 Super Bowls with all 5 titles coming during their dynasty years from 1981 to 1994. They trail only the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots, who each boast 6 Super Bowl Trophies. Meanwhile, the Chiefs have been to 5 Super Bowls and have won 3 of them -- 2 of which came with quarterback Patrick Mahomes leading the charge in 2020 and 2023.

Chiefs vs. 49ers all-time record history

The Chiefs and 49ers are uncommon opponents who don't play each other often. However, the series is about as close as it gets. Ahead of Super Bowl LVIII, Kansas City has 8 wins against San Francisco and the Niners have 7 victories against the Chiefs, via The Football Database.

The first time these two teams met came after the merger in 1971. Kansas City claimed the first victory in this series. From 1975 to 2002, the Niners went 6-2 against the Chiefs, but it has been Kansas City who has gotten the last laugh. In their previous 6 contests against San Francisco, the Chiefs are 5-1. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes is 3-0 all-time against the 49ers.