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49ers Now +1600 to Win Super Bowl Following 31-3 Rout of Browns

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Quarterback Jimmy Garappolo and the San Francisco 49ers are now favored to win the NFC West after their MNF win over the Browns. Photo By Casey McNeil (Wiki Commons) [CC License]
  • The San Francisco 49ers odds of winning Super Bowl 54 improved from +2000 to +1600
  • San Francisco drubbed the Cleveland Browns 31-3 on Monday Night Football
  • The 49ers are 4-0 for the first time since 1990

Monday night, the San Francisco 49ers showed the Cleveland Browns and the rest of the NFL who is the real surprise Super Bowl contender this season.

It was supposed to be Baker Mayfield and the Browns. Instead, it’s Jimmy Garappolo and the 49ers.

San Francisco crushed Cleveland 31-3 on Monday Night Football to remain unbeaten and start a season 4-0 for the first time the halcyon days of Joe Montana and Jerry Rice in 1990.

The sportsbooks took notice. BetOnline moved the NFC West-leading 49ers to odds of +1600 to win Super Bowl 54. BetOnline previously had the 49ers at +2000.

Super Bowl 54 Odds

Team Odds at BetOnline*
New England Patriots +300
Kansas City Chiefs +700
New Orleans Saints +900
Green Bay Packers +1200
Philadelphia Eagles +1200
San Francisco 49ers +1600
Baltimore Ravens +2000
Los Angeles Rams +2000
Seattle Seahawks +2000
Dallas Cowboys +2000

*Odds taken on 10/08/19. Go to BetOnline for complete list.

Last week, San Francisco averaged out at Super Bowl odds of  +1800.

Perfect 49ers

There are just two unbeaten teams left standing in the NFL – the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots (5-0) and the 4-0 49ers. The last time the Niners launched a campaign 4-0, they won 10 straight before finally tasting defeat, and went all the way to the NFC Championship Game.

Against the Browns, the 49ers rushed for 275 yards and two touchdowns. Garappolo threw for 181 yards and two TDs.

Meanwhile, the defense held Cleveland to nine first downs and 180 yards of total offense. Mayfield, the NFL’s 2018 first overall draft pick, was 8-for-22 for 100 yards and was picked off twice.

Niners defensive end Nick Bosa, the #2 pick of the 2019 draft, tormented Mayfield.

Bosa finished with four tackles, two sacks and five quarterback hits, and was in Mayfield’s grill the entire game.

Niners are for Real

Just one NFL team can boast that both their offense and their defense are rated among the top four in the NFL. That team is the 49ers.

San Francisco rates as the NFL’s #4 offense, averaging 427.2 yards per game. The 49ers are second overall in points per game (31.3).

Defensively, the 49ers are even better. They’re #2 in the NFL.

The Niners allow just 257.5 ypg. They’ve allowed the fourth-fewest points per game (14.2). San Fran shares the league lead with nine forced fumbles and is tied for second with seven interceptions.

49ers Speeding to Super Bowl?

Some NFL teams beat opponents with smashmouth football. San Francisco look more like their NFC West rivals the Los Angeles Rams, creators of the Greatest Show On Turf. Like the Rams, The 49ers run by teams. Speed is their ace in the hole.

Monday, they were three yards shy of boasting of a pair of 100-yard rushers. Matt Breida went for 100 yards. Tevin Coleman rambled for 97.

Buffalo and San Francisco are the only NFL teams with two backs in the top 20 in rushing.

Another Test Upcoming

The defending NFC Champion Rams are next up for the 49ers, and it’s a road game. It’s also their first opportunity to show that they are the new rulers of the NFC West.

It should be noted that San Fran’s four victims this season all show losing records. They are a combined 5-15.

But Cleveland was supposed to be this season’s Super Bowl sleeper team. Instead, it’s the 49ers who are filling that role.

The Rams are scrapping, and have lost two in a row. It could be that Seattle is San Francisco’s biggest threat in the division.

Regardless, in a wide-open NFC, at this price, the Niners are worth a bet.

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