The beat goes on for Super Bowl LIV.
Preparation and film study continues for the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs with the big game days away.
The Chiefs who represent the AFC are the slight favorite because of MVP quarterback Patrick Maholme’s ability to run and pass at a freakish level.
49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan shared his team must play hard for the entire 60 minutes of Super Bowl LIV if they hope to contain Mahomes.
“All good quarterbacks are tough to beat and plan for, and Patrick is as good as anyone,” Shanahan said. “When you have the arm strength he has and athletic ability he has, there is not one throw he can’t make.
The 49ers allowed fewer yards than the Chiefs did this season.
“He can create stuff and play in the pocket and play in a rhythm like a true pocket passer, and when stuff breaks down, he can be a freak and creative,” Shanahan added.
It will be the first meeting between the Chiefs and 49ers in the Super Bowl.
San Francisco’s defense is led by rookie pass rusher Nick Bosa, who had nine sacks in the regular season and has logged another three in the playoffs. Fellow D-linemen Arik Armstead and DeForest Buckner have combined for 17.5 other sacks, giving the Niners one of the most fearsome front fours in the league.
Containing Maholmes is possible, for an entire 60 minutes is nearly impossible.