The San Francisco 49ers had been the primary staff to win 5 Tremendous Bowls after they received the Lombardi Trophy on Jan. 29, 1995.
Properly, since then, 14 groups have received a Super Bowl, and the Niners haven’t been certainly one of them.
San Fran was mere minutes away from profitable Tremendous Bowl LVIII on Sunday evening, taking a three-point lead with underneath two minutes to go.
However the Kansas City Chiefs marched down the sector to tie the sport with three seconds to go.
The Niners even had an time beyond regulation lead by kicking a discipline purpose on their first possession of the interval, and wanted a cease on 4th and 1 – however Patrick Mahomes transformed a primary down, after which a couple of extra to ultimately hit Mecole Hardman for the championship-winning landing.
However the drought has continued with what appears to be a curse of their head coach in Kyle Shanahan.
For the third time, Shanahan was a coach on a staff with a double-digit lead within the Tremendous Bowl – but he is 0-3 within the massive recreation.
Shanahan, in fact, was the offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons after they blew a 28-3 lead in opposition to the New England Patriots in Tremendous Bowl LI.
4 years in the past, the Niners had a fourth-quarter, 10-point lead in opposition to these identical Chiefs – however Kansas Metropolis received Tremendous Bowl LIV, 31-20.
“There isn’t any proper phrases proper now,” Shanahan mentioned after the sport. “It hurts, all people understands that. We knew it damage if it got here to this, however simply pleased with our guys.
“They put themselves on the market, they performed their tails off, they performed by means of quite a lot of stuff. It is one thing we have gotta dwell with, however I do know it is one thing we are able to deal with. We’re all fairly disenchanted proper now. But when I am gonna lose with anybody, I wish to lose with these guys.”
Whereas the Niners await their drought to finish, the Chiefs are in dynasty territory, profitable their third title in 5 years.