Nick Bosa Feb 2, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (97) during Super Bowl LIV against the Kansas City Chiefs at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

During Monday night’s game between the Minnesota Vikings and the San Francisco 49ers, Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins attempted 45 passes in the 22-17 win – far more than his career average – and wasn’t sacked a single time despite all the dropbacks. And Niners star Nick Bosa wasn’t happy about it.

Following the game, Nick Bosa expressed frustration that the San Francisco pass rush couldn’t get home a single time, reflecting on his own performance in particular.

“I’m not sure how it went for the other three guys. I can only focus on myself and there was definitely a couple opportunities there where I could have changed the game. I need to do that with the kind of player I’m supposed to be,” Bosa said according to David Lombardi of The Athletic.

Bosa emerged as the best pass rusher in the league last season, earning NFL Defensive MVP honors as a result. But he sees this performance as a reminder that despite the talent he and the rest of the team possess, they have to show up every week if they want to be successful in the NFL.

“As good as we think we are, every single week it’s the NFL. And if one guy is off, then they’re going to make a play. Kirk Cousins is a really good quarterback. He was making some really good checks against our looks,” Bosa said.

We’ll have to see if the Niners can bounce back next week against Joe Burrow and the Bengals.

[The Athletic]