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Live Blog | Chiefs, 49ers speak at Opening Night to kick off Super Bowl LVIII festivities in Las Vegas

News reporters and media members at Opening Night
Posted at 7:16 PM, Feb 05, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It's Opening Night in Las Vegas, Nevada, as the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers are set to speak with reporters ahead of Super Bowl LVIII.

Follow along for updates on what coaches and players are saying, as well as other moments from Opening Night.

Update 10:45 p.m. |Chiefs corner back Jaylen Watson talked about how the team will approach a potent 49ers offense.

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Update 10:41 p.m. | Chiefs President Mark Donovan also weighed in on the team's Super Bowl run.

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Update 10:40 p.m. | KSHB 41's Aaron Ladd caught up with Kansas City icon Tech N9ne, who said he's elated for the game.

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Update 10:10 p.m. | Chiefs defensive end Charles Omenihu, who suffered a tore ACL and will miss Super Bowl LVIII, reflected on his injury.

Update 9:28 p.m. | Chiefs rookie Felix Anudike-Uzomah said he's ready to take on a bigger role in Super Bowl LVIII amid a injury to Charles Omenihu.

Update 9:16 p.m. | Chiefs line backer Willie Gay Jr., who was also sidelined in the AFC Championship with a neck injury, said he's ready to go in Super Bowl LVIII.

Update 9:14 p.m. | Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis weighed in on the Chiefs, who are bitter rivals with his team.

He admitted that after the Raiders, Kansas City and the 49ers are his favorites teams.

Update 9:13 p.m. | Chiefs left guard Joe Thuney, who missed the team's AFC Championship with a chest injury, said he's taking thing "day-by-day."

Update 9:00 p.m. | Opening Night means spending time with the opposing team.

Update 8:10 p.m. | "My wrestler name? I don't know. The Big Yeti, I don't know. The Big Yeti. You Don't Want to See the Yeti?

Update 8:00 p.m. | Patrick Mahomes on Brock Purdy: "I've seen Brock play since he was in college. He was a winner, made plays all through his college career."

Update 7:51 p.m. | Mahomes had high praise for 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy.

Update 7:46 p.m. | The Chiefs opened as the underdogs against the 49ers ahead of Super Bowl LVIII.

Mahomes said the team has been in the situation before and feels prepared and confident ahead of the game.

Update 7:44 p.m. | Mahomes, a father of two, weighed in on his "dad bod" which recently went viral on social media.

Update 7:41 p.m. | Travis Kelce spoke on his girlfriend Taylor Swift's success at the Grammy's on Sunday night.

Update 7:23 p.m. | Like Travis Kelce, Patrick Mahomes is popular among reporters and media members.

Update 7:15 p.m. | Led by head coach Andy Reid, the Chiefs made their way to Opening Night.

Update 7:00 p.m. | According to KSHB 41's Aaron Ladd, Kansas City Chiefs tight end was a popular man at Opening Night.

Dozens of reporters and media members waited for Kelce to speak.