Monday, January 28, 2013

Super Bowl 47 Countdown: Ravens vs 49ers

Just missed posting the NFL Playoffs, well, we have with us the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl 47. It was difficult to fathom how these two teams got there!

The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Green Bay Packers then it was followed by a nerve-jangling game against the Atlanta Falcons. Meanwhile, the Baltimore Ravens have a tough playoff games as they routed Indianapolis Colts, Peyton Manning-led Denver Broncos, and finally the Tom Brady-led New England Patriots. Certainly, the Ravens and 49ers were in the Conference Finals last season but they failed to get there. Thus, this is the time for these two teams to be in the biggest sports game, The Super Bowl.

Colin Kaepernick has been the biggest revelation for the San Francisco 49ers. His arm and his legs were his main assets in overpowering the Packers while he led the Niners in outsmarting Atlanta Falcons. Quarterback Joe Flacco also did his job in throwing the right passes at the right time, especially against the Broncos and last week against the Patriots.

With the quarterbacks in front of the Super Bowl 47, it is important to understand that the defense is still the key for the Ravens and 49ers for their different successes. Both have the same mindset that the primary reason of winning in the playoffs is the defense. The vaunted defense for the 49ers will have to stifle Flacco's offense. On the other hand, Baltimore has to stop Kaepernick's passing and running threats.

Super Bowl 47 will absolutely be about defense but it is not surprising at all if it will be an offensive game.

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