Today is the day that the NFL crowns a champion. The 49ers and Ravens will mix it up for the coveted Lombardi Trophy.
So who you got in this one? I have to take the Ravens. The offense is finally balanced because Joe Flacco is clicking with the trio of Boldin/Smith/Pitta. Colin Kaepernick has been phenomenal, but for some reason I think the Ravens defense contains him and the 49ers will struggle a bit on offense.
Below are plenty of links for your reading pleasure, starting with the blogs for the 49ers and Ravens, which have all the angles covered.
SB Nation blogs: Baltimore Beatdown | Niners Nation
- Baltimore Ravens (10-6 regular season) vs. San Francisco 49ers (11-4-1 regular season)
- Date: Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013
- Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana
- Kickoff time: 6:30 p.m. ET
- TV channel: CBS (BBC, Sky Sports in the United Kingdom and CTV in Canada. A full list of international broadcasters is available here.)
- Live stream: CBS.com starting at 6 p.m. EST
- Announcers: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, sideline reporters Steve Tasker and Solomon Wilcots
- Dial Global radio announcers: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason
- Point spread: 49ers -3.5
- Money line: Ravens +140, 49ers -170
- Over/under: 47.5
- Picks: 49ers
- Lots of Super Bowl prop bets
- Previews of the Super Bowl commercials
- Tasty Super Bowl recipes and food ideas
- National anthem: Alicia Keys
- Super Bowl halftime show: Beyonce