WATCH: 49ers legend Jerry Rice says Super Bowl loss was devastating, rips officiating – For The Win

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Jerry Rice, the NFL’s all-time receptions leader, still bleeds red and gold for his San Francisco 49ers, to the point that he won’t forget their Super Bowl 54 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs anytime soon.

In an interview this week with 95.7 The Game in San Francisco, Rice described how he felt watching the Chiefs erase the Niners’ 10-point lead in the fourth quarter

”It was devastating for me,” he said. “It’s something that I can’t get over right now. It’s going to take a while, and I’m hoping it’s the same way for the players.”

Rice pointed to bad officiating as a major factor in the loss, naming several moments throughout the game that didn’t sit well with him.

“The one right with Kittle right before halftime,” Rice said. “I’m like, ‘Are you serious? Come on!’ I understand if you really extend your arm, but let the players play.”

Even then, the three-time Super Bowl champ himself knows officiating wasn’t San Francisco’s only issue.

“You can’t make excuses or anything like that. We had a chance.”

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