Momentum is the name of the game, and an inetrception carries a lot of it when it happens.
Jaquiski Tartt had that chance on Sunday and he failed miserably.
The San Francisco 49ers lost a heartbreaker to the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Championship. The Rams are onto Super Bowl LVI after their 20-17 win, beating the Niners for the first time since 2018 and snapping a six-game streak.
San Francisco 49ers safety Jaquiski Tartt could have closed out the game against the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Championship Game if he had just held on to a Matthew Stafford floating pass.
It was a costly missed opportunity by Tartt, and the safety accepted the blame for the play, and the loss, after the game.
“No excuses!!” Tartt tweeted out. “I deserve all the criticism my way! Opportunity I dream of I came up short!!! Let my brothers down!! It Still won’t define me as a person/player. Only will get stronger and better.”
Tartt drop of an easy interception would’ve had the 49ers in the driver seat and with a lead mid-way through the 4th quarter.
Maybe the moment was just too big, because Tartt appears to turn around, find the ball and then something goes terribly wrong.
Hard pill to swallow.