San Francisco 49ers NFC Championship favourites

The San Francisco 49ers are the bookmakers’ favourites to represent the NFC in Super Bowl LIV in Miami, Florida on Sunday 2 February 2020.

Kyle Shanahan’s side managed to hold out the Seattle Sehawks from their own 1 yard line in the final minute of the final game in week 17 to earn the number 1 seed with a 26-21 victory.

San Francisco finish the season with a 13-3 record, a year after finishing 4-12 under the same head coach.

Shanahan has turned his team into the second best runners (behind Baltimore) and the second best defence (behind New England).

Of fellow playoff teams, the 49ers have beaten the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints, have a 1-1 record versus Seattle, but suffered a 17-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in week 13 at M&T Bank Stadium.

The Baltimore Ravens are the number 1 seed over in the AFC having posted a 14-2 season and setting rushing records. If the top seeds from each Conference reach the Super Bowl, we would see a rematch of the 2012 game that saw the Ravens come out on top, 34-31.

San Francisco have won five Super Bowls in the franchise’s history, but none since the 1994 victory over the San Diego Chargers.