The San Francisco 49ers lost a heartbreaking Super Bowl, yet again. This time it was to the Kansas City Chiefs by a score of 31-20 in Super Bowl 54. Niner Noise looks at what went wrong Sunday night.
The San Francisco 49ers had it.
The parade route was mapped out.
The vision of buying “Super Bowl 54champs” gear was getting more real by the passing second.
And in a span of eight minutes, they lost it all.
This one stings.
I had to take at least 24 hours to process what happened. But you know what? This isn’t the worst thing to happen.
If you don’t really know me, I live in Canada, and I love the Canadian Football League (CFL). A lot of the talent you see today, including some former 49ers, got their start north of the border.
Between 2016 and 2018, my hometown team, the Calgary Stampeders, went to three straight Grey Cup games. We came out with one ring. We had the best record in the CFL all three years. We had all-stars all over the depth chart. And we have one title to show for it.
Losing the big game obviously isn’t ideal. But when you get a chance to see them play for something they worked so hard for, as a fan, it’s inspiring.
So before we rewind Super Bowl 54 one final time, just know things could be worse. From the second pick in the 2019 NFL Draft to being in the biggest game in the world within 10 months, is something to not over look.
Alright, let’s take a look at what went wrong for the 49ers:
The defense started unraveling; the Chiefs defense played lights out; Kansas City has a stud at quarterback; the play calling got questionable; and there were some huge momentum swinging plays, which could’ve gone the Niners way.