The Super Bowl ended in epic fashion last night, as the game went into overtime for the second time in history.
It ended up being a hard-fought battle between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers, and the overtime period reflected that.
Although overtime was a fantastic experience for fans, it was not well received by 49ers players, as a recent report indicates.
According to journalist Lindsay Jones via Ari Meirov, several 49ers players were unaware of the new overtime rules, which could have affected their attitude during bonus time.
Several #49ers players said after the match that they were unaware of the new overtime rules. THE #Chefson the other hand, planned for this scenario, and DT Chris Jones said they were going to make it two if San Francisco scored a touchdown, according to @bylindsayhjones.… https://t.co/3p7XzVx6rJ pic.twitter.com/DHe3pn1TwQ
– Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) February 12, 2024
The same couldn’t be said for the Chiefs, who were seemingly ready and fully prepared if the game went to extra time.
Not only were they ready, but according to Chris Jones via Meirov’s report, they were planning to play two, hoping to win the game and not leave things to chance.
In overtime, it became clear that both defenses were exhausted after a long game.
Even though they had both played well up to that point, it was only a matter of time before things fell apart and the offense started winning their faceoffs.
Fortunately for the Chiefs, the 49ers were only able to score one field goal, which set the stage for Mecole Hardman’s game-winning touchdown.
If the 49ers go to overtime in the future, they will hopefully be better prepared for the new rules and won’t be caught off guard like they have been this season.
Kyle Shanahan is considered one of the best coaches in the NFL, but for some reason his team wasn’t entirely ready for the new rules imposed on them.
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