OT Coin Toss = 49'ers Demise? (1 Viewer)

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Didn't give it a second thought when SF won the OT coin toss and chose to get the ball first.
But apparently that gave the advantage to the Chiefs.
Shanahan will be explaining his decision for a long time.

 
Didn't give it a second thought when SF won the OT coin toss and chose to get the ball first.
But apparently that gave the advantage to the Chiefs.
Shanahan will be explaining his decision for a long time.

Unless they ended up scoring in which case there wouldn't be an article about it.
 
Didn't give it a second thought when SF won the OT coin toss and chose to get the ball first.
But apparently that gave the advantage to the Chiefs.
Shanahan will be explaining his decision for a long time.

Is this wrong! You take the ball first and if you score a TD you win right ?
 
Romo mentioned that both defenses were gassed going into overtime. The 49ers even more so, because the chiefs ended the 4th quarter with and 11 play scoring drive. So getting the ball first and allowing your defense a breather isn't a horrible idea. That 3rd down in the redzone where nobody so much as looked at the pass rusher, much less tried to block him, cost them the game more than anything. Once they kicked the field goal, the game was over. Love him or hate him, Pat Mahommes is a game-winning-drive machine. You could also point to the49ers being the only group of people on the planet that did not know Mahommes was keeping it on that 4th down QB run for a first down. They lined up in shotgun...

Regardless, good game. I don't fault coaches for going for it and I don't fault them for kicking the FG. If it works they're geniuses and if it fails they're idiots and should've done the opposite.

As far as I'm concerned, as long as the refs stay out of it, I'm good with calling it a good win by the winner instead of a horrible loss by the loser.
 
Yep, dumb move really. If you get the ball first, 4th downs are a question mark. Get the ball second and you'll always be in 4th down territory.
 
Not dumb. Yes, you establish what is needed to win or continue the game for the opposing team…but assuming the team does not match or only matches your first possession score, you get the benefit of first team with next score wins.
 
The demise for the 49ers was in the game plan after half time. In the 3rd quarter they stopped running ball with one of the better backs in the league. Don't think they picked up a 1st down in their drives and let the Chiefs back in the game. It was the 3rd quarter IMO that is what cost the 49ers the game
 
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Was going to make a separate thread, but I don’t like making threads so will just add to this one.

I wasn’t sure of the OT rules either evidently. I thought they were the same as regular season with the one exception that it couldn’t end in a tie. That’s not even close to true.

I think both coaches played it wrong at the end. Shanahan should’ve been burning timeouts to try and get the ball back if the chiefs scored a fg.

Reid should’ve taken a timeout with enough time to run 3 plays at the end. If by chance, the time would’ve ran out before the Chiefs scored, which was very possible if the winning play doesn’t work and they don’t score on the next play, then even with a TD on 3rd down, the Chiefs would’ve been forced to play another entire 10 minute quarter.
 
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