The San Francisco 49ers aren’t like the other remaining teams in the NFL playoffs. They don’t have an offense that’s going to outscore you with flashy plays downfield. They simply beat you into submission with their physicality.

If the Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams or Cincinnati Bengals can’t out-offense you in a matchup, they are in trouble. That does not apply to the 49ers. Kyle Shanahan’s squad can ride its defense — and even its special teams — to victory, just as we saw last week against the Green Bay Packers. Still, as the No. 6 seed in the NFC, the 49ers have been underdogs in every playoff game they’ve played, and that’s going to continue moving forward.

The 49ers have a legitimate chance to win the Super Bowl this year, but they will have to continue to play some of their best ball of the season. Below, we will break down three keys to a San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl LVI victory.

“Game manager” is probably the least-sexy descriptor you can apply to a starting signal-caller, but it’s what the 49ers need from Jimmy Garoppolo. In two playoff games this year, Garoppolo has failed to pass for more than 172 yards and has thrown…



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