Reason No. 5: Patrick Mahomes is good
On the CBS Sports' postgame broadcast, Phil Simms said "the 49ers didn't lose this game, rather Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs won it."
While that won't make Niners fans feel any better, it's pretty true.
Mahomes, the easy winner of the game's MVP award, did what he has become known for doing on the biggest of stages when it mattered most. Not only was he instrumental in picking apart San Francisco's defense on those game-tying and go-ahead drives in the fourth quarter, but he was also the primary X-factor in overtime, too, which led to that game-winning touchdown pass to running back Mecole Hardman.
While Brock Purdy was good, Mahomes was excellent. In addition to his 333 pass yards and two touchdowns, he also led Kansas City with 66 rush yards, too, and those broke the back of the 49ers defense.
Unfortunately, the Niners have been on the wrong end of NFL greatness. Twice now.