Instead of having some sort of blissful moment before a disappointing season is over, the San Francisco 49ers managed to choke and blow a huge lead in a home loss to the San Diego Chargers, with Colin Kaepernick once again the focus of meme jokes, while Philip Rivers manages to make himself out to be a hero despite an awful start.
It’s all about the winner; that’s who people remember. Rivers threw three interceptions through the first three quarters but ended up with four touchdowns, including coming out of two fourth-and-long situations in the drive that tied the game. Kaepernick? He had a 90-yard run for a touchdown, but also a fumble that resulted in a touchdown for the Chargers. He’s the face of the franchise, a team that has just lost four in a row.
For the second time this season, the 49ers find a way to lose big despite leading big. Earlier this season it was against the Chicago Bears and Jay Cutler, dropping a 17-point lead. Now it’s a 21-point lead to the Chargers and Rivers.
The 49ers had a chance in overtime but Quinton Patton fumbled it away. On the next drive the Chargers scored a field goal. Jim Harbaugh is probably gone to Michigan, and isn’t doing a very good job of leaving a good impression.