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Super Bowl: Several 49ers players admitted they didn't know new rules when OT started

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We got to see the NFL's new playoff overtime rules in action Sunday, when the San Francisco 49ers failed to win the 2024 Super Bowl against the Kansas City Chiefs after Niners head coach Kyle Shanahan chose to take the ball first in overtime. San Francisco's first (and only) overtime possession resulted in a field goal, and then the Chiefs scored the winning touchdown.

It was the first time a playoff game had gone into overtime since the NFL adopted new rules in 2022, which give both teams a chance to possess the ball.