Gone. The game plan for Sunday's game was in it.
By now you've heard the story.
It turns out that San Francisco Examiner columnist Art Spander, covering his 40th Super Bowl had accidentally taken the bag, leaving his own behind.
Kyle Shanahan is about to coach in the biggest game of his career. According to Dan Graziano of ESPN, the backpack contained the Falcons playbook for the Super Bowl, Super Bowl tickets, and other personal belongings. "They played well. We didn't play well.' So I'm certainly not going to be an advocate of his". "We believe in the things that have worked for us all year and [Shanahan] and the coaches will have a good plan for us".
The bag was returned 15 minutes after Kyle realized his bag went missing but Falcons fans can breathe a sigh of relief as Shanahan went to media and told them that the playbook was backed up onto his iPad.
Shanahan and Spander will likely have a chance to laugh about the incident very soon back in California, as Shanahan is expected to be named the San Francisco 49ers' head coach next week. Spander stood behind Shanahan's chair as the coach took questions from all sides.
"That would have been bad", Shanahan said in a text message to USA TODAY Sports.
That's an terrible lot on one person's football plate, but Shanahan said the impending career change has not impacted his ability to get ready for Sunday's game against the New England Patriots.
After all, Shanahan has fond and not-so fond memories of past Super Bowls in which his father's teams appeared. The Broncos won two Super Bowls with Shanahan as head coach.