Total team meltdown. Absolutely sickening. The 49ers have lost a Super Bowl they should have won 31-20.
Turnover on downs
Jimmy Garoppolo fails the deep ball to Emmanuel Sanders and the Chiefs get the ball back. This game is pretty much over. The 49ers have blown the game.
The 49ers couldn’t put a drive together and gave the ball right back to Kansas City. They ran it in and now have the lead. it’s 24-20
Defense blows a 44 yarder to Tyreek Hill. A PI flag on Tarvarius Moore sets up first and goal on the 1 yard line and a TD.
It’s 20-17, 49ers. Not good.
Patrick Mahomes. Two interceptions. 49ers have the ball again and are in prime to put this game away. We have 12 minutes of football left boys and girls.
The 49ers wasted no time in marching down the field thanks to precision strikes from Jimmy Garoppolo. A Raheem Mostert carry from the goaline puts the 49ers up. It’s 20-10, 49ers. This game is faaaaar from over. The refs also missed a crucial PI flag on Deebo Samuel, which combined with a trash offensive PI call at half makes you wonder what the hell they are looking at.
A Nick Bosa strip sack set up 3rd and 17. Pat Mahomes threw a pick right into the hands of Fred Warner who fought for a few extra yards. The 49ers have a chance to get a touchdown, go up 10 points and start having their way. We need a touchdown in the worst possible way. Come on boys.
The 49ers took the gloves off...for a time. Until they got into field goal range and stalled. On 4th and 2 they decided to kick a field goal. Sorry folks, field goals aren’t going to do it in this game .
The 49ers put together a genius of a drive and Jimmy Garoppolo didn’t throw a pick this time. The 49ers moved down the field with creative playcalling, King Raheem, and Kyle Juszczyk. Score is tied up. KC isn’t just going to run away with this. 10-10
The 49ers cannot stop the Kansas City Chiefs. Crucial stop forced a field goal, but the damage is being done. The 49ers need to get some points up on the board or this will be over before halftime.
And we have our Jimmy G bonehead throw of the day. On 2nd and 12, Garoppolo threw a pass that was intended to fly out of bounds, but instead was picked off.
This is not good. Not good at all.
So I may never understand why you decline a penalty on 2nd and 2. But ok. After that the Cheifs marched down the field. Jimmie Ward laid a vicious hit on Patrick Mahomes to delay the drive, but the Cheifs punched it in anyways. It’s 7-3, Chiefs
The 49ers forced a 3 and out and then proceeded to march down the field. The KC defense clamped down late and the 49ers had to settle for a field goal. It’s 3-0 49ers.
Field goals aren’t gonna do it here, but I’ll take it.
49ers have won the toss and will defer. There’s our first victory. Tails never fails.
This is it. The mother of all games. The chance for the San Francisco 49ers to kickstart the return of the dynasty. Today is the day the San Francisco 49ers meet with the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV. Will they return to championship prominence with their sixth Lombardi or come up short again? We’re going to find out today. This will have a 3:30 PM start time. Joe Buck will be calling while Troy Aikman provides commentary. Erin Andrews will be on the sidelines.
While many predicted an improvement of the 4-12 finish the 49ers had in 2018, no one could have (rationally) predicted the 49ers would make it to Super Bowl LIV—at least the means they did. This has been a dream season with a team that is tough to not like. The 49ers have constructed a locker room that thrives on the foundation of brotherhood and having each others’ backs. No one on the team is bigger than the team and everyone has contributed in some way, shape, or form in 2019. Be it Ahkello Witherspoon’s interception in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or Raheem Mostert making a name for himself in the NFC Championship game. Kyle Shanahan has taken an organization that had one of the worst rosters in the league and in three years has made it the best team in the NFL. The fact he could do this speaks much more than a coach that just goes to the playoffs their first year. The 49ers have won in any way possible; be it great defense, terrific run games, or (yes, I’m going there) clutch play by quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. It almost seems like the 49ers are being slept on in favor of the Chiefs and their quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
Speaking of Mahomes, through Super Bowl Week, everyone has anointed him the reason the Chiefs will win—and it’s a good reason. Mahomes has had himself a helluva postseason coming back from backbreaking deficits and putting those same teams that had the Chiefs in the hole on a deficit of their own. The Chiefs offense is no joke and if the 49ers in so much as blink, they could find themselves in a hole they can’t get out of. The thing is, while this could be defense vs. offense, people seem to be sleeping on the fact the 49ers offense isn’t very far behind the Chiefs’ offense. In fact, the 49ers offense is on par with the Chiefs, just not near as flashy.
It is all shaping up to be what could be one of the better Super Bowls. Being on the heels of a dud in the Patriots vs. Rams, that isn’t hard to do.
The 49ers are fully healthy for this game with everyone a full-go as Kyle Shanahan has said.
The Chiefs also have a full-go with their players. So injuries can’t be an excuse going into this game.
Location: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami FL
Game time: Sunday, February 2nd, 3:00 P.M., PT
TV channel: FOX
Odds: KC by 1.5
Online streaming: fuboTV, Hulu, SlingTV, Fox Sports
Radio: 810-AM, 107.7 (Greg Papa) | Full listings
Spanish Radio: KTRB 860-AM (Jesús Zárate, Carlos Ramirez)
Matchup history: San Francisco leads series 7-6-0
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
Enemy blog: Arrowhead Pride
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Regular season schedule
Week 1: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers , 1:25 P.M., FOX, Sunday, September 8 31-17 WIN Week 2: @ Cincinnati Bengals , 10:00 A.M., FOX, Sunday, September 15 41-17 WIN Week 3: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers , 1:25 P.M., CBS, Sunday, September 22, 24-20 WIN Week 4: Bye week Week 5: vs. Cleveland Browns 5:15 P.M., ESPN, Monday, October 7 31-3, WIN Week 6: @ Los Angeles Rams , 1:05 P.M., FOX, Sunday, October 13 20-1 WIN Week 7: @ Washington, 10:00 A.M., FOX, Sunday, October 20 9-0 WIN Week 8: vs. Carolina Panthers , 1:05 P.M., FOX, Sunday, October 27 51-13 WIN Week 9: @ Arizona Cardinals , 5:20 P.M., FOX, Thursday, October 31 28-25 WIN Week 10: vs. Seattle Seahawks, 5:15 P.M., ESPN, Monday, November 11 27-24 LOSS Week 11: vs. Arizona Cardinals, 1:05 P.M., FOX, Sunday, November 17 36-26 WIN Week 12: vs. Green Bay Packers , 1:25 P.M., FOX, Sunday, November 24 37-8 WIN Week 13: @ Baltimore Ravens , 10:00 A.M., FOX, Sunday, December 1 20-17 LOSS Week 14: @ New Orleans Saints 10:00 A.M., FOX, Sunday, December 8 48-46 WIN Week 15: vs. Atlanta Falcons , 1:25 P.M., FOX, Sunday, December 15 29-22 LOSS Week 16: vs. Los Angeles Rams, TBD, Saturday, December 21 34-31 WIN Week 17: @ Seattle Seahawks, 5:20 P.M., NBC, Sunday, December 29 26-21, WIN
Season finish: 13-3, 1st seed, NFC West champions
Wild card round: BYE
NFC divisional: vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1:30 P.M., NBC, Saturday, January 11 27-10, WIN NFC championship: vs. Green Bay Packers, 3:40 P.M., FOX, Sunday, January 19 37-20 WIN
Super Bowl LIV
vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 3:30 PM, FOX, Sunday, February 2