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Super Bowl Odds Heading into Week 16 Have 49ers Taking Noticeable Hit Following Loss to Falcons

Colton Dodgson
Jimmy Garoppolo and the 49ers lost to the Falcons in Week 15.
Jimmy Garoppolo and the 49ers lost to the Falcons in Week 15. / Michael Zagaris/Getty Images
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With the Los Angeles Rams' 44-21 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 15, the San Francisco 49ers clinched a postseason berth.

Their outlook to win the Super Bowl, however, looks slightly less favorable.

On December 10, the 49ers had the second-best Super Bowl odds at +470, behind the Baltimore Ravens (+220), according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Following San Francisco's 29-22 loss in Week 15 to the Atlanta Falcons, though, that figure dropped to +700. The +230 jump was the third-highest movement of the week, behind only the Rams and Tennessee Titans.

The Seattle Seahawks' win pushed them into the driver's seat for the NFC West. With one final matchup between Seattle and San Francisco slated for Week 17, there's a chance the 49ers enter the postseason as a Wild Card team.

The path to a title becomes far more daunting in that scenario.

Who Have the 49ers Beaten?

While the Falcons loss was undoubtedly ugly, there's still reason to believe the 49ers could be a sneaky futures play at their current price tag.

Four of the team's last six games have come against opponents with a combined 45-11 record (Packers, Seahawks, Saints and Ravens). The 49ers are 3-1 against such competition, with their only loss coming in overtime to Seattle at home.

Baltimore and New Orleans currently own the first and second-best odds heading into Week 16, checking in at +220 and +550 respectively. Seattle, for reference, is listed at +900.

Additionally, the only other NFC playoff teams the Niners haven't seen this season are the Minnesota Vikings and whoever wins the lowly NFC East. That familiarity could go a long way come January.


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