Super Bowl 47 Prediction
Finally, Super Bowl 47 has arrived! It’s actually been a quick two-week absence without football, in my opinion. Although most people didn’t want this match up because of the arrogant Harbaugh brothers and the always way too emotional Ray Lewis grabbing headlines, I have to say that these two weeks weren’t as bad as I thought they’d be. Kudos to the media by not blowing this thing up more than it should be. I like this game a lot as we have two hard-nosed defenses and hot offenses going head-to-head with each other. Both teams are very well coached with top five coaches at the helms. The fact that both these teams have great defenses, it’s going to be very interesting how both quarterbacks adjust for this game. Joe Flacco is arguably the hottest player coming into this game, having thrown for 10 touchdown passes and only one interception in his last five games. We also have Colin Kaepernick, who can’t be stopped whether he’s throwing the football or running the football, which makes it all the more tougher for defenses to contain him, but you better believe that this veteran Ravens defense has a plan to stop Kaepernick during the big game.
Now although the 49ers have a really good run game I think if the Ravens can control Colin Kaepernick in this game, then they will win this game because the 49ers will just be so limited and need to rely on the defense even more. I feel confident that if the 49ers can control Joe Flacco’s game, that the Ravens could still win on the legs of Ray Rice and their defense. I’m not taking anything away from the 49ers run game and defense, but I just have a feeling because of how explosive and important Kaepernick is. So I believe the key in this game for the Ravens is to slow down and take control of Colin Kaepernick. The key to the game for the 49ers is to make sure they contain Ray Rice in the run game and once again put all the pressure on Flacco and make him beat you. You can say well he did beat Indianapolis, Denver, and New England but only one of those teams has what you could call a tough defense. San Francisco has a better defense then all three of those, a defense that Joe Flacco has not seen yet and that’s why he might look flustered or rattled if the Niners have is back up against the wall. So those are my keys to game, and I think if either team capitalizes on those keys, they have a damn great chance of hoisting the Lombardi trophy by the end of the night.
Last but not least, during the 2011 season these two teams met in Baltimore on Thanksgiving night where the Ravens beat the 49ers, 16-6. Don’t forget though, the 49ers weren’t starting Colin Kaepernick at that point and their receiving corps wasn’t as good as it is now. And you can only think that the 49ers have revenge on their mind and will do everything they can to avenge that loss and Jim Harbaugh will do his best to make sure he doesn’t go down 2-0 to his brother when they go head-to-head. So now that I got through what I had to say, let’s get to my pick.
San Francisco 49ers 27 Baltimore Ravens 24
Super Bowl MVP: Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers.