49ers’ Emmanuel Sanders compares watching Super Bowl 54 to watching The Titanic movie
San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle has already felt the sting of having to re-watch their shortcomings against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 54. It appears wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is also among those that have re-lived the 31-20 loss.
Kittle acknowledged that the 49ers simply did not make enough plays done the stretch to close out the game. According to Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury, Sanders doubled down on that notion with a reference to The Titanic:
“I watched the Super Bowl at least five or six times, and it’s like when you watch a movie like the Titanic and hope the ship doesn’t sink, and the ship sinks over and over. You watch the game and all the possible opportunities we could have come win”
Sanders’ comments are indicative of just how crushing a loss of this magnitude can weigh on a player. Of course, the fashion in which it transpired certainly does not do any favors for the 49ers offense.
San Francisco had followed their usual script of pairing a strong run game with their form ridable defense. It had even helped them secure a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter until the Chiefs’ offense finally found their rhythm just like they had all postseason.
All Sanders could do was watch after finishing with three catches for 38 yards while the rest of the offense stalled out.
Although the feeling of this loss will not subside any time soon, the veteran is one of the few 49ers players that can take solace in the fact that he has already secured a Super Bowl ring during his time with the Denver Broncos.