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McFarland: Jones, Clark key for Chiefs to stop 49ers' run game (1:21)

Booger McFarland breaks down what the Chiefs' defense must do in the Super Bowl, including the defensive line needing to step up to stop the 49ers' running game. (1:21)

Super Bowl LIV - Kansas City Chiefs vs San Francisco 49ers (Monday 10:30am AEDT)

The Kansas City Chiefs can win their first Super Bowl title in 50 years when they face the San Francisco 49ers at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Monday morning.

The Chiefs overcame double-digit deficits in both playoff games to reach this season's NFL championship decider thanks largely to quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

In the divisional round, Mahomes threw five touchdown passes in the Chiefs' 51-31 home triumph over the Houston Texans after trailing by as many as 24 points.

Mahomes had three touchdown passes and ran for another in Kansas City's 35-24 home victory against the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Championship Game.

Even though Mahomes was injured for two games, the Chiefs still scored the fifth-most points in the regular season at 28.2 points per game.

After finishing 13-3 in the regular season, the 49ers easily brushed aside the Minnesota Vikings (27-10 at home) and Green Bay Packers (37-20 at home) to reach their first Super Bowl in seven seasons.

San Francisco possesses a strong running game plus a great defence that allowed the second-least amount of yards per game (281.8) this season.

Jimmy Garoppolo has not been as potent as Mahomes in the postseason (208 combined passing yards and one touchdown pass), but remember, he orchestrated the game-winning drive when the 49ers beat the New Orleans Saints 48-46 on the road in Week 14.

The 46 points given up by San Francisco is comfortably the most they have allowed this season and with Mahomes possessing many offensive weapons, that slightly tilts the balance in favour of Kansas City.

First Touchdown Scorer - Raheem Mostert (SF)

In their two playoff games, San Francisco has scored a touchdown on their first or second offensive drive.

Meanwhile, Kansas City has conceded a touchdown on their first or second defensive drive in both playoff games.

As a result, my selection is the 49ers' Raheem Mostert after scoring 10 touchdowns in the regular season (eight rushing; two receiving) plus four rushing touchdown in San Francisco's NFC Championship Game win over Green Bay.

Anytime Touchdown Scorer - Tyreek Hill (KC)

Mahomes will not be afraid to test the 49ers secondary and he could connect with Tyreek Hill on a long play.

Hill has speed to burn, had 860 receiving yards this season in only 12 games, and caught seven touchdown passes.

Kansas City head coach Andy Reid and offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy will be desperate to showcase one of the 'Legion of Zoom' members.

TIP: Kansas City Chiefs to win