5 reasons why 49ers ultimately lost Super Bowl 58 to Chiefs

Why? Why? Why?

The Niners suffered yet another brutal Super Bowl loss to the Chiefs, and it'll prompt questions all offseason.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15)
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) / Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
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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.

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