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The San Francisco 49ers and head coach Kyle Shanahan are among the favorites to contend for the Super Bowl this upcoming season after the team fell just shy of a title this season, falling to the Kansas City Chiefs in overtime at LVIII. But as one stat indicates, history is not necessarily on their side.

As Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk points out, Kyle Shanahan has now gone 0-3 in his first three attempts to win a Super Bowl. That’s perhaps a bad omen as no coach or coordinator has ever won a Super Bowl after going 0-3 in his first three tries.

“Kyle Shanahan lost his first Super Bowl appearance as the Falcons’ offensive coordinator after the 2016 season. And he has now lost two Super Bowls as the 49ers’ head coach. And that 0-3 start in Super Bowls is something no head coach or coordinator before him has overcome to win a Super Bowl,” Smith wrote for Pro Football Talk.

“Shanahan is the fifth head coach or coordinator in NFL history to start his career 0-3 in Super Bowls, and none of the others ever won a Super Bowl, according to NFL Research.”

Needless to say, this is pretty bad news for Shanahan and the Niners, and it led to a lot of reactions on social media.

We’ll have to see whether or not Shanahan can prove this omen wrong.

[Pro Football Talk]