Fellow Faithful, I don’t normally like to toot my own horn, but I just wanted to say, “You’re welcome.” The 49ers haven’t won many games over the past several years, but this season, I started writing the Golden Nuggets. Lo and behold, they are going to Super Bowl LIV in a couple weeks. Turns out I was the secret to getting some 49er wins (now if only someone could just convince Vox to keep me on after March)... On a more honest note, it was actually Raheem “The Dream” Mostert that almost single handedly punched our ticket to Miami. Watching his record setting night unfold, one song kept playing over and over in my head:
After completely demolishing the Green Bay Packers in the first half, Shanahan seemingly closed up his playbook and had the 49ers sleep through the second half. It was a bit infuriating to watch the Packers try to mount a comeback, but who am I to question the Head Coach of the NFC Champion 49ers? Now we just have to wait for the longest two weeks in existence to pass to see what this defense can do against the vaunted offense of the Kansas City Chiefs.
On to those links...
- This 49ers Team Is Super Bowl-Bound on the Backs of Its Defense and ... Raheem Mostert (Greg Bishop, Sports Illustrated)
- 49ers’ Richard Sherman claps back at Darrelle Revis over criticism (Alex Didion, NBC Sports)
- Super Bowl LIV predictions, picks, odds, big questions for 49ers-Chiefs (ESPN)
- 49ers’ Dee Ford ready for ‘great battle’ with Chiefs in Super Bowl 54 (Ali Thanawalla, NBC Sports)
- 6 takeaways from 49ers’ NFC championship romp (Kyle Madson, Niners Wire)
- NFL stats and records, Championship Sunday: Shanahan duo reaches Super Bowl (Mackenzie Possee, NFL.com)
- 49ers’ John Lynch compares feeling of making Super Bowl as GM, player (Scott Blair, NBC Sports)
- How the 49ers built a Super Bowl team in 3 years, from winning Jimmy Garoppolo trade to acing NFL drafts (Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News)
- 49ers making push to wear all-white throwback jerseys in Super Bowl 54 (Josh Schrock, NBC Sports)
Around the league...
- Chiefs vs. Titans score: Kansas City earns Super Bowl 2020 trip as Patrick Mahomes shines in AFC Championship (Jordan Dajani, CBS Sports)
- The Winners and Losers of the NFL Conference Championship Games (Rodger Sherman, The Ringer)
- Super Bowl in Las Vegas? NFL sounds enthusiastic about the idea, and here’s how soon it could happen (John Breech, CBS Sports)
- Tom Brady ‘open-minded’ about playing elsewhere (Mike Reiss, ESPN)
- NFL Draft 2020: Updated Selection Order After AFC, NFC Championships (Scott Polacek, Bleacher Report)
... I have spoken