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San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan speaks during a news conference after the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

49ers tune out criticism following Super Bowl collapse

Feb. 6, 2020 3:48 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Coach Kyle Shanahan knows the criticism is floating around because of all the messages asking if he's OK after the San Francisco 49ers collapsed in the fourth quarter of a Super Bowl loss to Kansas City. There are questions about time management and play calls, the performance of...

San Francisco 49ers free safety Jimmie Ward speaks during a media availability for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game, on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

49ers rewarded with patience with Ward, Armstead

Feb. 1, 2020 11:36 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Jimmie Ward and Arik Armstead perhaps best symbolized the San Francisco 49ers' fall from contender to also-ran in the post-Jim Harbaugh era. The former first-round picks struggled through the starts of their careers as they battled through injuries and bounced around positions in search of the...

San Francisco 49ers players celebrate after cornerback Richard Sherman, bottom center, intercepted a pass against the Green Bay Packers during the second half of the NFL NFC Championship football game Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif. The 49ers won 37-20 to advance to Super Bowl 54 against the Kansas City Chiefs. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

How the 49ers and the Chiefs match up in the Super Bowl

Jan. 31, 2020 5:57 PM EST

It has been a while since a Super Bowl has appeared to be such a toss-up. This one between the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers and the AFC champ Kansas City Chiefs is a difficult game to judge. The 49ers (15-3) have gone from the No. 2 pick in the draft last April to the verge of another championship. The Chiefs...

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Dee Ford listens to a question during a media availability, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in Miami, for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game against the Kansas City Chiefs. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Dee Ford looks to stop Chiefs year after blunder harmed them

Jan. 31, 2020 3:00 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Dee Ford's blunder cost Kansas City a trip to the Super Bowl a year ago. Now Ford has another chance to deny the Chiefs a championship when he faces them with the San Francisco 49ers. Ford's five-year tenure in Kansas City came to a disappointing finish last season in the AFC championship...

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo speaks during a media availability, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, in Miami, for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game against the Kansas City Chiefs. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

49ers' flexibility will prove vital in Super Bowl vs. Chiefs

Jan. 31, 2020 1:48 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have won games almost every way possible this season. They've won high-scoring shootouts in a dome and ugly low-scoring affairs in the mud. They've won nail biters decided by just inches in the final seconds and lopsided laughers. They've won by pounding the ball on the...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) speaks during a news conference on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, in Aventura, Fla., for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

History and excitement: a nice mix for the Super Bowl

Jan. 30, 2020 2:36 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Few Super Bowls in recent memory have appeared as competitive as the San Francisco 49ers against the Kansas City Chiefs. No wonder there's a little more buzz about this one. History and excitement are a nice combination for any championship game. The history stems from the Chiefs seeking...

Former NFL player Terry Bradshaw interviews San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch during a confetti celebration after the NFL NFC Championship football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 in Santa Clara, Calif. The 49ers defeated the Packers 37-20. (Margaret Bowles via AP)

'Captain America' John Lynch enjoys success as 49ers GM

Jan. 30, 2020 12:45 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — John Lynch had just finished another season in the relatively cushy job as television analyst when he decided to call Kyle Shanahan three years ago and offer up his services as a general manager if Shanahan got hired as head coach in San Francisco. Shanahan, who was on a Super Bowl run as...

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Dee Ford (55) takes a defensive position during the NFL NFC Championship football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 in Santa Clara, Calif. The 49ers defeated the Packers 37-20. (Margaret Bowles via AP)

The Latest: Ford agrees that penalty was 'inexcusable'

Jan. 27, 2020 10:58 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Media Night from Super Bowl 54 (all times EST): 10:45 p.m. Dee Ford agrees with the pass rusher who replaced him in Kansas City that his blunder that cost the Chiefs a Super Bowl trip last season is inexcusable. Ford was called for lining up in the neutral zone in last year's AFC...

San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh speaks during a news conference at the team's NFL football training facility in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. The 49ers will face the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 54. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

49ers stingy pass D in for tough Super Bowl test vs. Mahomes

Jan. 26, 2020 12:28 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — With a fearsome front four capable of pressuring quarterbacks without blitzes, a lockdown cornerback in Richard Sherman and the speed at linebacker and safety to limit big plays, the San Francisco 49ers had the league's stingiest pass defense in a decade. Shutting down Patrick...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019 file photo, Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller reacts before an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Denver.  Miller's read on the Super Bowl is this: Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs will be a handful. The Broncos Pro Bowl pass rusher knows that from first-hand experience. But he's predicting a San Francisco 49ers win.(AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Miller believes in Lock, goes back to basics to sack Mahomes

Jan. 25, 2020 2:13 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Take the word of a Pro Bowl pass rusher who's expended a lot of energy chasing him around: Patrick Mahomes is the best QB in the business at the moment. Still, Broncos standout Von Miller will be siding with San Francisco over Kansas City in the upcoming Super Bowl. Sorry, Chiefs fans, Miller...