Donte Whitner says the 49ers possibly got caught up in redeeming themselves

After Sunday’s loss to the Giants, 49ers safety Donte Whitner suggested that they were too caught up in redeeming themselves after losing last year’s NFC title game, instead of being focused on the task at hand.

We “possibly got too high,” Whitner said, per the San Francisco Chronicle. “A lot of people talking about redemption and this and that. Really, it’s Game 6 of a 16-game schedule. We possibly set ourselves up for that.”

I wonder if Whitner is trying to once again imply that the 49ers lost a game they should have won.