Packers' De'Vondre Campbell trolls 49ers for not knowing overtime rules in Super Bowl

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Some San Francisco 49ers players talked trash following their divisional-round win over the Green Bay Packers—we're talking to you, George Kittle.

But the 49ers fell at the final hurdle. Again. Despite losing their past five playoff matchups against San Francisco, the Packers have won a Super Bowl more recently than the Niners.

Only six players on the Packers' current roster were born the last time San Francisco won a championship. Despite the 49ers' impressive recent playoff record over the Packers, they have absolutely no idea how to win the big game. They've now lost in their past three Super Bowl appearances.

Their previous two Super Bowl losses came against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. There's no shame in losing to Kansas City. Sometimes, there's only so much you can do.

However, you must be prepared. It's OK to lose to a great team, but a lack of preparation is unacceptable, especially in a Super Bowl.

Packers' De'Vondre Campbell slams 49ers for lack of preparation in overtime

The Chiefs understood the new overtime rules—they had a plan. Kansas City wanted the ball second. Patrick Mahomes said postgame that the Chiefs would've gone for two after their touchdown had the 49ers scored seven on their opening possession. It was a different story for San Francisco.

Packers linebacker De'Vondre Campbell called out the 49ers for their lack of preparation.

His response adds more fuel to the Packers-49ers rivalry. Campbell is referring to comments from 49ers players after their Super Bowl defeat.

Niners fullback Kyle Juszczyk said he "didn't even realize" the overtime rules were different in the playoffs, adding that he didn't "know the strategy."

But the rules were different. Unlike in the regular season, when the game ends if the first team with possession scores a touchdown, both teams got an opportunity in the Super Bowl. Even if the Niners had scored a TD on the opening overtime possession, the Chiefs would still have a chance to respond.

There's a reason why going second can be advantageous. The Chiefs knew they had to score at least three points. It meant they were in four-down territory all the way into field-goal range. Knowing you have four downs instead of three makes things much easier.

An argument can be made for kicking or receiving in overtime. But have a plan that your players understand. The 49ers seemingly had no idea.

That's a bad look on head coach Kyle Shanahan. Although he defended his decision to take the ball, which ultimately didn't matter because they settled for a field goal and then allowed a touchdown, it highlights a lack of preparation.

Why didn't he discuss overtime strategy with his players? The Super Bowl came down to it, and the Chiefs were fully aware. Perhaps moments like this show why the 49ers have been unable to get over the final hurdle.

It's a lesson the rest of the NFL will learn, including the Packers, for any future playoff games that await.

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