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NFL odds: 49ers already given second-best chance to win 2021 Super Bowl

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The 49ers are one win away from reaching their seventh trip to the Super Bowl. If they take down the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game at Levi's Stadium on Sunday, they can book their tickets for Miami. 

Before the 49ers even play the Packers -- and the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Championship Game -- Super Bowl odds already have been released ... for next year. 

That's right, in another reminder that gambling never stops, 2021 Super Bowl odds are out. And the 49ers are looking like favorites, at least in the NFC.

SuperBookUSA gives the 49ers the second-best odds at 8-1 to take home the Lombardi Trophy next season. The Chiefs are the favorites with 7-1 odds. 

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The 49ers, obviously, must first focus on this year and what's ahead of them on Sunday against the Packers. Kyle Shanahan has matched legendary 49ers coach Bill Walsh with 24 wins through three seasons in San Francisco. A win over the Packers, crowning the 49ers as NFC champions, would push Shanahan over Walsh for a three-year span. 

 

Shanahan and the 49ers can focus on next year, next year. For now, winning the Lombardi Trophy in 2020 is all that matters.

Programming note: NBC Sports Bay Area feeds your hunger for 49ers playoff coverage with special editions of “49ers Central” all week (6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 8 p.m. Wednesday and Friday)

Also tune in at 2:30 p.m. Sunday for “49ers Pregame Live,” with Laura Britt, Jeff Garcia, Donte Whitner, Ian Williams and Grant Liffmann previewing the NFC Championship Game against the Packers. That same crew will have all the postgame reaction on “49ers Postgame Live,” starting at approximately 5:30 p.m.