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Tracking George Kittle performance in Super Bowl 58 vs. Chiefs

We track San Francisco tight end George Kittle’s stats through Super Bowl 58.

George Kittle #85 of the San Francisco 49ers reacts as he takes the field prior to an NFL divisional round playoff football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers at Levi’s Stadium on January 20, 2024 in Santa Clara, California. Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images

The San Francisco 49ers will play in the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 11. They will have a Super Bowl 54 rematch against the Kansas City Chiefs after losing 31-20 to them back in 2020. The Niners are looking for their first Super Bowl win since 1995 when they beat the San Diego Chargers 49-26.

San Francisco tight end George Kittle flew under the radar this season alongside weapons Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk and Christian McCaffrey. Still, the veteran tight end had over 1,000 receiving yards and six touchdowns. It feels like all eyes are on Kansas City TE Travis Kelce, but statistically Kittle had the better regular season this year.

In this article, we will be tracking Kittle’s performance in Super Bowl 58 as he looks to win his first career Super Bowl.

Final update: The 49ers came up short in the Super Bowl as Mahomes is going to Mahomes. Kittle finished with two receptions for four yards.

Fourth quarter update: This game is heading to overtime. Kittle finally got off his goose egg from the first three quarters. He heads into overtime with four yards on two receptions.

Third-quarter update: San Francisco was held scoreless in the third quarter. Kittle was finally targeted, but it wasn’t completed, so he is still without a reception.

Second-quarter update: San Francisco scored in the second quarter, but it was star RB Christian McCaffrey scoring the game’s first touchdown and San Francisco’s first. Kittle has mainly been used as a blocker but has yet to be targeted.

First-quarter update: The game is tied 0-0, with neither offense able to get on the scoreboard in the first. Kittle wasn’t targeted in the first quarter.

This article can also be found in our Ultimate Guide to Super Bowl 58, presented by Frank’s Red Hot.