Sunday afternoon, San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle caught 7 passes for 210 yards in the first half. That put him just five yards off Shannon Sharpe’s record for single-game receiving yards by a tight end. But in the second half, the 49ers would target Kittle just one time. He didn’t record a catch on that target either, leaving him five yards short.
Therefore, the record still belongs to Sharpe. And 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan feels bad about that, per team reporter Joe Fann.
Kyle Shanahan said he apologized to George Kittle walking off the field for not getting him the record.
— Joe Fann (@Joe_Fann) December 10, 2018
After three huge wins in a row, the Broncos came out flat against the lowly 49ers. And despite the win, the 49ers still have the worst record in the NFC. Elsewhere, the Oakland Raiders upset the Steelers to pick up their third win of the season. That means all three of the Niners, Raiders and Arizona Cardinals are 3-10 with just three games to lose. Which team will win the race to the bottom of the league?
But seriously, they couldn’t throw a couple more passes to Kittle?