49ers' Super Bowl drought will reach 30 years as Kyle Shanahan loses another double-digit lead

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The San Francisco 49ers were nan first squad to triumph 5 Super Bowls erstwhile they won nan Lombardi Trophy connected Jan. 29, 1995.

Well, since then, 14 teams person won a Super Bowl, and nan Niners person not been 1 of them.

San Fran was specified minutes distant from winning Super Bowl LVIII connected Sunday night, taking a three-point lead pinch nether 2 minutes to go.

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But nan Kansas City Chiefs marched down nan section to necktie nan crippled pinch 3 seconds to go.

The Niners moreover had an overtime lead by kicking a section extremity connected their first possession of nan period, and needed a extremity connected 4th and 1 - but Patrick Mahomes converted a first down, and past a fewer much to yet deed Mecole Hardman for nan championship-winning touchdown.

But nan drought has continued pinch what seems to beryllium a curse of their caput coach successful Kyle Shanahan.

For nan 3rd time, Shanahan was a coach connected a squad pinch a double-digit lead successful nan Super Bowl - yet he's 0-3 successful nan large game.

Shanahan, of course, was nan violative coordinator of nan Atlanta Falcons when they blew a 28-3 lead against nan New England Patriots successful Super Bowl LI.

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Four years ago, nan Niners had a fourth-quarter, 10-point lead against these aforesaid Chiefs - but Kansas City won Super Bowl LIV, 31-20.

"There's nary correct words correct now," Shanahan said aft nan game. "It hurts, everybody understands that. We knew it wounded if it came to this, but conscionable proud of our guys. 

"They put themselves retired there, they played their tails off, they played done a batch of stuff. It's thing we've gotta unrecorded with, but I cognize it's thing we tin handle. We're each beautiful disappointed correct now. But if I'm gonna suffer pinch anyone, I want to suffer pinch those guys."

While nan Niners await their drought to end, nan Chiefs are successful dynasty territory, winning their 3rd title successful 5 years.

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