The 49ers bought the ball first in Tremendous Bowl LVIII and it seemed like they’d cruise to factors as they wanted simply 4 performs to maneuver the ball contained in the Chiefs’ 30-yard-line, however they wouldn’t have the ability to get on the scoreboard.
Operating again Christian McCaffrey fumbled after a success by Chiefs linebacker Leo Chenal and defensive finish George Karlaftis recovered to finish the primary 49ers possession of the day. McCaffrey would go on to catch a landing cross and he completed the day with 160 yards from scrimmage, however he stated in his postgame press convention that his ideas concerning the sport targeted on one factor.
“Simply can’t put the ball on the bottom,” McCaffrey stated.
Later within the press convention, McCaffrey provided extra reflections on the way it felt to lose in his first journey to the Tremendous Bowl.
“It hurts deep,” McCaffrey stated. “It’s one thing that you simply dream about as a child. You’ve labored so onerous for all yr and are available up brief. I feel you simply need to undergo all of the feelings as they arrive, however every day simply chip away getting again to regular. I don’t understand how lengthy it’s going to take. It’s nonetheless contemporary and it nonetheless sucks.”
McCaffrey famous that “self-inflicted wounds” harm the 49ers all night time. His fumble was the primary of them and it set the tone for what was to come back over the remainder of the night.