The 49ers are making their seventh Tremendous Bowl look in Miami this week at Tremendous Bowl 54, and this crew has an opportunity to hitch the legendary groups led by Joe Montana and Steve Younger in championship lore. Kyle Shanahan can be part of all-time nice 49ers coaches Invoice Walsh and George Seifert on the high of the soccer world.
The importance of a 49ers’ victory could be felt on a number of ranges throughout the NFL.
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Welcome to the six Tremendous Bowl-win membership
That’s an unique membership. Pittsburgh and New England are the one different NFL franchises with six Tremendous Bowl victories. The Patriots and Steelers additionally every have received a number of Tremendous Bowls since 2000.
Why would this matter for San Francisco? The franchise would have the most effective report among the many groups with six Tremendous Bowl victories at 6-1 with a victory over the Chiefs. Pittsburgh (6-2) and New England (6-5) have a decrease profitable proportion.
San Francisco 26, Cincinnati 16
San Francisco 38, Miami 16
San Francisco 20, Cincinnati 16
San Francisco 55, Denver 10
San Francisco 49, San Diego 26
Baltimore 34, San Francisco 31
49ers would set the brand new NFC customary
San Francisco additionally would distance itself from the opposite conventional NFC powerhouses with a victory. Dallas (5-Three) is the opposite NFC franchise with 5 Tremendous Bowl victories. Inexperienced Bay (Four-1) and the N.Y. Giants (Four-1) are subsequent up with 4 every.
San Francisco would have the most effective Tremendous Bowl report amongst groups with no less than 4 Tremendous Bowl victories. That is spectacular contemplating the ups and downs the franchise has had in between.
Jimmy Garoppolo would be part of legendary QBs
Montana received 4 Tremendous Bowls with the 49ers and did so in dominant vogue. Montana had a 127.eight passer score in 4 appearances with 11 TDs and no interceptions. He additionally led the game-winning TD drive in opposition to Cincinnati in Tremendous Bowl XXIII.
Younger, in the meantime, handed for 325 yards and 6 TDs in Tremendous Bowl XXIX in opposition to the Chargers. That’s the lofty customary for 49ers QBs — Montana and Younger maintain three of the top-10 spots in SN’s Tremendous Bowl MVP rankings.
That’s the membership Garoppolo can take part his first full season as San Francisco’s starter. Garoppolo has handed for 208 yards, one TD and one interception in two playoff video games. He will likely be requested to do extra in opposition to the Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes.
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Like father, like son
San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan can be part of Mike Shanahan as the primary father-son duo to win the Tremendous Bowl. Mike Shanahan led the Broncos to victories in Tremendous Bowl XXXI and Tremendous Bowl XXXII.
There may be extra to it than that. Mike Shanahan additionally was the offensive coordinator for the 49ers after they received Tremendous Bowl XXIX after the 1994 season.
Kyle Shanahan, 40, can win the Tremendous Bowl in simply his third season as a head coach. Shanahan has a 23-25 report, however he led the 49ers to a 13-Three regular-season report in 2019 earlier than spectacular victories in opposition to the Vikings and Packers within the NFC playoffs.
It is a related trajectory to Invoice Walsh, who had a 21-27 report with the 49ers after three seasons however led a 13-Three season in Yr Three that ended with a victory in opposition to the Bengals in Tremendous Bowl XVI.
Shanahan wouldn’t the youngest coach to win the Tremendous Bowl. Pittsburgh’s Mike Tomlin, who received Tremendous Bowl XLIII at 36 years outdated, nonetheless holds that report.
1 / 4-century drought is over
There’s a motive why the 49ers’ throwback uniforms from 1994 had been creating buzz. It has been 25 years since San Francisco has received the Tremendous Bowl.
The 49ers had the 12th greatest report within the NFL this decade at 87-82-1. That got here regardless of the success with Jim Harbaugh. A victory would erase the sting of the 34-31 loss to Baltimore in Tremendous Bowl XLVII, too. The 49ers have had 4 straight shedding seasons earlier than 2019, and it has been a powerful rebuild below common supervisor John Lynch, who was employed in 2017.
Lynch’s rebuild has included buying and selling for Garoppolo and drafting Nick Bosa, who has helped take the protection to a Tremendous Bowl-caliber degree. Now, the 49ers have an opportunity to win the last word prize for the sixth time.
This crew will likely be within the combine for years to return, too.