Don't forget the dip! America pauses for its annual NFL ritual, with betting, cheering and guacamole—and this year, no Patriots.
Patrick Mahomes and Jimmy Garoppolo are the favorites to be named MVP on Sunday, with 49ers running back Raheem Mostert firmly in contention.
Super Bowl LIV will be just the fifth in NFL history to begin with a spread smaller than two points that began as favorites by three points or less are only 8-7.
The Chiefs make their first Super Bowl appearance in 50 years, while the 49ers return to the NFL's biggest game for the first time since 2013.
Unlike other sporting events, each Super Bowl is identified by a specific number as a bid to avoid confusion.
Super Bowl LIV will be the 11th played in the Miami area, more than any other city or region in the U.S.
The 49ers want to wear their throwback 1994 uniforms, which they've already worn twice this season.
The Chiefs are 1.5-point favorite to defeat the 49ers on February 2, while San Francisco is a 21/20 underdog.
San Francisco is 5-1 all-time in Super Bowl appearances, going 5-0 between the 1981-1994 seasons before an 18-year hiatus. The 49ers lost Super Bowl XLVII in 2013 to the Baltimore Ravens.
Super Bowl LIV will be Sunday, February 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida. Kansas City will face the winner of Sunday evening's NFC Championship between the Green Bay Packers at the San Francisco 49ers.
A spot in Super Bowl LIV is at stake on Sunday as the 49ers and the Packers meet in the playoffs for the first time since 2014.
San Francisco is a seven-point favorite as the two teams meet in the NFC Championship Game for the first time since the 1997 season.
Shanahan cited in particular the Warriors' mentality that any player can become the star.
The 49ers are second-favorite to win a first Super Bowl since 1995, a dramatic change of scenery from their chances at the beginning of the season.
The San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs are the bookmakers' favorites to reach the Super Bowl.
The Kansas City Chiefs will take on the Tennessee Titans in the AFC championship game, with the 49ers taking on the Packers int he NFC title game.
The Green Bay Packers won a thriller over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, and now the Packers will face the San Francisco 49ers for the right to go to the Super Bowl. The Kansas City Chiefs will host the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Championship.
The 49ers are aiming to reach the NFC Championship Game for the first time since 2013, while the Vikings hope to become the first No. 6 seed to get past the divisional round in eight attempts.
Baltimore, Kansas City, San Francisco and Green Bay all enter the divisional round as favorites to qualify for the AFC and NFC championship games.
The Patriots and the Saints are gone, but the No. 6 seeds in both conferences are still alive ahead of the divisional round.
Home field was not kind to three of the four NFL teams that hosted games over the weekend. The four teams that had byes—Baltimore, Kansas City, San Francisco and Green Bay—will all host games in the divisional round.
The San Francisco 49ers, who are the NFC's top seed with home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, are not even favored to make it to the Super Bowl by any of the writers.
The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers earned home field advantage throughout the playoffs, but the New England Patriots will be in action in the wild-card round.
The two divisional rivals collide on Sunday with the NFC West title and the No. 1 seed in the NFC on the line.
The current leaders in the AFC and NFC—the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers, respectively—were not even among the top 10 teams favored to win. But a $100 bet in August on either would pay more than $3,2000 if they win.
Two playoff spots remain up for grabs ahead of the final week of regular season, while the Seahawks' matchup against the 49ers will decide the winner of the NFC West.
The final week of the NFL regular season will decide the winner of the NFC West and who between Philadelphia and Dallas will make the playoffs.