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Super Bowl: Chiefs' Harrison Butker breaks field goal record set by 49ers K Jake Moody in the same game

After Jake Moody's record kick, Harrison Butker came in for one of his own

Jake Moody made Super Bowl history on Sunday. And in the second half, Harrison Butker followed suit.

Moody recorded the first points of the game early in the second period at Allegiant Stadium. He briefly put the San Francisco 49ers ahead of the Kansas City Chiefs, though the Chiefs rallied back in overtime to grab a 25-22 win.

Moody perfectly hit a 55-yard field goal in the second quarter, which marked the longest made field goal in Super Bowl history.

San Francisco 49ers kicker Jake Moody set the Super Bowl field-goal record by a single yard on Sunday. Then Harrison Butker surpassed him. (Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
San Francisco 49ers kicker Jake Moody set the Super Bowl field-goal record by a single yard on Sunday. Then Harrison Butker surpassed him. (Steph Chambers/Getty Images) (Steph Chambers via Getty Images)

In the second half, Butker responded with a record kick of his own. He hit a 57-yard field goal, just barely, to cut the Chiefs' deficit to four points.

Moody set the record by a single yard in the second quarter. Former Buffalo Bills kicker Steve Christie hit a 54-yarder in Super Bowl XXVIII in 1994. The Dallas Cowboys beat the Bills 30-13 in that game in Atlanta. Longtime Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker holds the all-time record, after he made a 66-yard field goal in 2021. Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott has the longest made field goal this season, with a 61-yarder.

Moody, whom the 49ers selected in the third round of last year’s NFL Draft out of Michigan, went 21-of-25 in the regular season and missed just one extra point. He went 2-of-3 from 50 or more yards in the regular season and has a career long of 57 yards. He’s now 4-of-6 in this postseason after missing a field goal attempt in each of the 49ers’ first two playoff games.

Moody’s field goal capped a 10-play, 46-yard drive for the 49ers and marked their first successful drive after they fumbled just five plays into the game and then punted on their second possession. They jumped up 10-0 on a wild trick play touchdown by Christian McCaffrey and entered halftime with a 10-3 lead.

Butker, who is in his seventh season with the Chiefs, cut the 49ers’ lead to 10-6 in the third quarter. He missed just two field goals in the regular season and was perfect on his extra points. He hit a 60-yarder earlier this season and holds a career long of 62 yards. He has been perfect in the playoffs on both extra points and field goals, too.

Moody missed an extra point in the fourth quarter, which allowed the Chiefs to tie the game back up. He hit a 53-yarder with just 1:53 left in the game, however, to give the 49ers a 19-16 lead.

But Butker hit a 29-yarder of his own with six seconds left to tie it back up and force overtime.

This marks the second overtime game in Super Bowl history. 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan has been in both.

Moody hit a 22-yarder in overtime after the 49ers got the ball first, which put them back up by three points.

But the Chiefs responded and scored one final touchdown to grab the three-point win in overtime. That gave them their second straight Super Bowl win.

Butker finished the night perfect. He went 4-of-4 on field goals and made his only extra point. He now has nine Super Bowl field goals in his career, which is a record. Moody went 3-of-3 on his field goals and split his extra points. He hit both of his field goals from 50 yards or further, too, which makes him the first kicker in Super Bowl history to hit two or more from that distance. The seven combined field goals were the most in a Super Bowl, too.