The San Francisco 49ers suffered a heartbreaking overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 58, and quarterback Brock Purdy criticized himself during a postgame interview with the media.
“We have the team and the offense to score a touchdown, but I just couldn’t put our team in a position to do that,” Brock Purdy said, via Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports.
Purdy went on to explain his feelings in the locker room after the game.
The 49ers left a few options open after their loss to the Chiefs. The main opportunity came in overtime when the 49ers were in the red zone and failed to convert a touchdown.
They took a three-point lead in overtime, but Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs down the field and scored the game-winning touchdown with a pass to Mecole Hardman.
Purdy talked about the missed opportunity in overtime and how much it hurt.
There were other opportunities in the game as well, such as when Christian McCaffrey fumbled on the first drive of the game while the 49ers were driving.
The 49ers also settled for field goals at two other points. Once early in the game with less than two minutes remaining.
If the 49ers had converted a first down with less than two minutes left before making a field goal, they might have run the clock and not given the Chiefs time to respond.
Instead, Patrick Mahomes brought the Chiefs within field goal range to tie the game.
Purdy, like many defenders in this situation, bears responsibility for the loss. Although other unrelated factors were at fault.