Super Bowl


Super Bowl

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Jan 22 2013, 05:24 PM #1

I'm going with Baltimore 24, San Francisco 17.

The Ravens' D is just too good, and now that they've got an offense to match it for the first time in a while, I don't see a high probability of them being denied. Both teams are potent enough and the game is offensively-geared enough these days that a shootout is possible. But both teams can also burn a lot of clock on long methodical drives, and the super bowls lately seem to trend towards defense a little heavier than the regular seasons or playoffs do.
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Jan 22 2013, 06:22 PM #2

Give me SF 27 Baltimore 14. REmember - the Niners can play some defense, too. I think Kaepernick is still fresh enough into this career surge that the moment will not get to him. He's still raw enough to just play on adrenaline and instinct. I could see him slumping next year as THE starting QB from day one, but for now, he's hot.
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Jan 23 2013, 05:34 AM #3

I think SF wins - convincingly. 49ers 35 Ravens 20

Kaepernick is such a beast as we discovered dating back to his college fantasy days at Nevada. Jim Harbaugh has just been an amazing coaching success story. I'm also somewhat biased because I can't stand Ray Lewis.

Bottom line, I think both teams are relatively equal on offense except for qb but defensively SF is far superior.
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Jan 28 2013, 04:52 AM #4

Agree. IMO the 49ers are the superior team by a considerable margin. But then again, I thought that last week about the Patriots. The Ravens do have a lot of the intangibles in their favor with Ray Lewis's impending retirement and all. Then again, the Niners have Kaepernick.

I'm going San Francisco 30 Baltimore 23. But it'll be one of those games never really in doubt... but never completey out of reach for Baltimore.


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Feb 3 2013, 02:31 AM #5

Early in the year I thought San Francisco had the best defense in the league, but as the season has gone on, I think that goes to Baltimore now - and they've got a great mix of a veteran core along with younger guys like Kruger and Ellerbe that keep them from being as washed up as people think they are.

It's way easy to make predictions based on a couple of playoff games when ultimately the point is to win and both teams won, but Atlanta is pretty much known for blowing playoff games (and would have blown the game against Seattle and not even played the 49ers had Carroll not called time out), while winning on the road back to back against Denver and New England is, IMO, far more impressive.
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Feb 4 2013, 02:00 PM #6

Hell of a game. I still cannot believe Jacoby f'n Jones scored two touchdowns in a Super Bowl. Where was that ALL THOSE YEARS in Houston, Jacoby?!? It was nice to see Crabtree come up with a big TD, but he'll probably be remembered more for being unable to get in on that last drive. Flacco is gonna get PAID. Oh, and final thought: Within a few weeks, we are DONE with Ray Lewis finally! That is, until Fox hires him for the pregame show...
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Feb 6 2013, 09:44 PM #7

I thought Jacoby Jones would win the MVP. I understand him not getting it though since he didn't do much outside of those 2 big plays. Flacco certainly is deserving too, but QB is just too easy of a default choice.
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Feb 6 2013, 11:06 PM #8

Yeah, I thought there was an outside chance JJ would get MVP, but was not the least bit surprised that it was Flacco. I think a case could've been made for Jones had Flacco had just a normal pre-playoffs Flacco day. But he actually was really good. Interesting note: despite that bigass TD play, I still won the under 1.5 receptions prop bet for Jacoby Jones.
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