• What they're saying about the Ravens, the 49ers and the Super Bowl (1/28)

    Summary of 67 articles · Updated Feb 5, 2013
    • 'We will be back,' 49ers say

      'We will be back,' 49ers say After the 49ers just missed pulling off the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history in a 34-31 loss to the Ravens, players spoke in barely audible voices and others sat at their lockers, staring straight ahead. The exceptions…
      Source: sfgate.com
    • Ravens, 49ers combine to set or tie 18 records in Super Bowl XLVII

      Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco walked away with Most Valuable Player honors, but wide receiver/return specialist Jacoby Jones had a hand in seven of the 18 Super Bowl records that were set or tied in the Ravens' 34-31 win over the San Francisco…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Around the NFC West: 49ers join the club

      Around the NFC West: Feb. 4, 2013 NEW ORLEANS -- The San Francisco 49ers' 34-31 defeat to Baltimore in the Superdome on Sunday marked the franchise's first loss in a Super Bowl. It was business as usual for the NFC West recently, however. Every current …
      Source: ESPN.com
    • A 49ers Defense That Simply Wore Down

      San Francisco fell behind in each of its last five games, including the playoffs, a sign of a defense that was far from dominant.
      Source: nytimes.com
    • Season starts with charting of Super Ravens

      Ravens running back Ray Rice, his voice higher than he is, squeaked with the emotion of the longest Super Bowl ever. "It's going to be Baltimore and Cincinnati battling for the AFC North now," he said. "They're young. It’s good to be young."
      Source: bengals.com
    • Baltimore Ravens win Super Bowl, defeating San Francisco 49ers, 34-31

      Baltimore Ravens win Super Bowl, defeating San Francisco 49ers, 34-31
    • Rapid Reaction: Ravens 34, 49ers 31

      NEW ORLEANS -- My thoughts on the Baltimore Ravens' Super Bowl win over the San Francisco 49ers: What it means: Twelve years after the Ravens' first Super Bowl title, Baltimore is once again on top of the football world. Joe Flacco went from a heavily c…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • First-half thoughts as 49ers trail yet again

      NEW ORLEANS -- The San Francisco 49ers had to overcome a 24-14 halftime deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game. They'll need to overcome a 21-6 deficit against the Baltimore Ravens to win Super Bowl XLVII. Baltimore is playing …
      Source: ESPN.com
    • 49ers had two weeks to prepare, and start Super Bowl by lining up wrong

      San Francisco had a good play designed for the first snap of Super Bowl XLVII and tight end Vernon Davis got free for a 20-yard gain. The only problem was that the 49ers apparently hadn't practiced how to line up for that first play. [Related: Check out…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Early Super Bowl report: So far, Ravens appear to have the home field advantage

      NEW ORLEANS -- The San Francisco 49ers may be Super Bowl XLVII's home team by dint of the NFL's rotation system between NFC and AFC teams, but there's a clear crowd superiority among the Baltimore Ravens fans in the Superdome. Both in number and in shee…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • 49ers battling Ravens and a Ravens crowd

      NEW ORLEANS -- Baltimore Ravens fans were much louder than San Francisco 49ers fans when asked over the Superdome's public-address system to cheer for their respective teams. That suggests Ravens fans outnumber 49ers fans. Will the 49ers give those Rave…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Two players to watch for 49ers vs. Ravens

      NEW ORLEANS -- The Baltimore Ravens' defense dominated the right side of the San Francisco 49ers' offensive line during a 2011 game in Baltimore. The 49ers made a significant upgrade since then by moving Alex Boone into the lineup at right guard. Anthon…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Nickel Package: Five Things to Watch in Ravens vs. 49ers

      Nickel Package: Five Things to Watch in Ravens vs. 49ers
    • The celebrity Super Bowl picks

      NEW ORLEANS -- Here is what the celebrities are predicting for the Super Bowl, courtesy of the Scripps Howard News Service: MALLORY HAGAN, Miss America: Ravens 24-14. ANDREW DICE CLAY, comedian: 49ers 33-27. I am going with the 49ers, but I think it is …
      Source: ESPN.com
    • SUPER BOWL XLVII: 49ers vs. Ravens / By the numbers

      SUPER BOWL XLVII: 49ers vs. Ravens / By the numbers How the Ravens and 49ers compare, with total records and regular-season averages (NFL rank): RavensStat49ers13-6Record13-4-13-0Common foes*1-124.9 (12)Points scored26.8 (11)118.8 (11)Rush offense155.7 …
      Source: sfgate.com
    • Rolling Baltimore Ravens out to halt San Francisco 49ers on their quest for six Super Bowl titles

      “Quest For Six.” It may not be as catchy as “The Last Ride,” the so-tired theme concocted by Ray Lewis as he embarked on his month-long retirement tour, but it still means a lot to the 49ers.
    • Will Sunday's Super Bowl mark the end of an era for Ravens?

      Several key players, including Ed Reed, Kruger, Ellerbe and Cary Williams, could join Ray Lewis on way out of Baltimore after tonight's game The vision has consumed some of them for almost a decade. During their most painful moments as Ravens, they wond…
    • Mike Preston: We've seen this matchup before, and Ravens will win again

      Baltimore has a chip on its shoulder and will ride emotion to victory NEW ORLEANS -- The older brother will beat the younger brother again.
    • Notes: Rookie running backs could have an impact in Super Bowl

      NEW ORLEANS - Ten games into the season, Ravens rookie running back Bernard Pierce was struggling to find his way into the game plan. He had fewer than five carries in a game eight times and he didn’t touch the ball in an Oct. 21 loss to the Houston T
    • 49ers' Super Bowl quiz

      49ers' Super Bowl quiz Who scored the first Super Bowl touchdown for the 49ers? (five points) Who holds the 49ers' record for the most rushing yards in a Super Bowl? (five points) Who holds the 49ers' record for the most receiving yards in a Super Bowl?…
      Source: sfgate.com
    • Who's playing final game with Ravens?

      NEW ORLEANS -- Linebacker Ray Lewis won't be the only one playing his final game for the Ravens in Sunday's Super Bowl. According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the Ravens are projected to be $20 million over the salary cap if they put the franchise…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Five reasons the Ravens will win Super Bowl XLVII

      NEW ORLEANS -- One thing is certain about Super Bowl XLVII: After the game has ended and the confetti has rained on the field inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, a Harbaugh will hoist the hardware. Will John Harbaugh, coach of the Ravens, lift the Lomba…
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Mike Preston's key matchups for Ravens vs. 49ers (Super Bowl XLVII)

      Mike Preston's key matchups for Ravens vs. 49ers (Super Bowl XLVII)
    • Breaking down Super Bowl XLVII, when the 49ers have the ball

      Late last night (or as the case may be early this morning . . . I’m not quite sure because I was still shell-shocked from having a slight misadventure at the blackjack tables), I posted the segment from Thursday’s PFT Live with Greg Cosell of NFL Film
    • Super Bowl XLVII Matchup

      The 49ers have an even-keeled young quarterback in Colin Kaepernick and a superior running game. That's a tall order for the Ravens.
      Source: nytimes.com
    • Breaking down Sunday night's Super Bowl XLVII with San Francisco 49ers reporter Jerry McDonald

      Every week, I hope to bring you a quick Q&A with someone who covers the Ravens’ opponent that week. This week, I chatted with Jerry McDonald, who covers the 49ers and Raiders for The Bay Area Newspaper Group.
    • What they're saying about the Ravens, the 49ers and the Super Bowl (1/31)

      Here is what other news outlets are saying about the Ravens, San Francisco 49ers and Super Bowl XLVII today.
    • How to defend the Ravens? Don't ask here

      Want to learn how not to play defense in crucial situations against the Baltimore Ravens? Just watch tape of the AFC West. According to U-T San Diego, the San Francisco 49ers have watched and learned from the Chargers’ awful defense on the famous Ray Ri
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Super Bowl buildup full of nonsense for Ravens, 49ers

      You're a Ravens fan and right now you're thinking: what in the world is going on in New Orleans?
    • Super Bowl XLVII -- Ravens, 49ers power their way to the Super Bowl

      Fans of old-school football should rejoice about the Ravens-49ers matchup. It should be power football at its finest.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Browns Connections: Super Bowl XLVII

      NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Several players and coaches competing in Super Bowl XLVII in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday have connections to Cleveland and the Browns organization.
    • What they're saying about the Ravens, the 49ers and the Super Bowl (1/30)

      Here is what other news outlets are saying about the Ravens, San Francisco 49ers and Super Bowl XLVII today.
    • Best of Ravens and 49ers at Super Bowl Media Day

      Much of the attention from Super Bowl XLVII Media Day yesterday was focused on Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis , but several other participants offered memorable quotes or quips. Here were some of the best:  
    • 49ers, Ravens tweet from media day

      The press isn't the only group having fun on media day, the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers players also had a blast. The players hit Twitter with their reaction and photos from Super Bowl XLVII media day and we've compiled it for you. Enjoy.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • What they're saying about the Ravens, the 49ers and the Super Bowl (1/29)

      Here is what other news outlets are saying about the Ravens, San Francisco 49ers and Super Bowl XLVII today.
    • Ravens' Super Bowl veterans share experiences with teammates

      Ayanbadejo, Boldin, Dixon, Ihedigbo and Lewis have all participated in NFL's biggest gameOf the 53 players on the Ravens' active roster, only four have been to a Super Bowl. And only one was there last year.
  • Perhaps Eagles defensive coordinator not coming from Ravens or 49ers

    NEW ORLEANS - For those of us journeying to the Super Bowl from the land of midnight green, one of the perennial questions afterward is, "What does this game mean for those Philadelphia Eagles?"
    Source: philly.com
  • Baltimore Ravens are your Super Bowl Champions

    The New York Football Giants are no longer your defending super bowl champions. Congratulations to the Baltimore Ravens who defeated the 49”²ers to capture their second super bowl title in franchise history. Gabbers, what were your thoughts on the game?…
    Source: giantsgab.com
  • The Small Decisions That Cost The 49ers The Super Bowl

    Super Bowl XLVII turned out to be a close game that hinged on a few critical plays at the end-shocking, given the score when the power went out. But it also hinged on decisions that didn't seem very significant at the time but ended up having an enormou
    Source: deadspin.com
  • Watch the play that could have won San Francisco the Super Bowl

    With less than three minutes remaining in the Super Bowl and the 49ers on the move, there wasn't a person watching the game who didn't believe we were about to see San Francisco score. Down just five points after being down 22 at the half, the 49ers had…
    Source: yahoo.com
  • 49ers, Broncos installed as 2013 favorites in Vegas

    One football season is over and we’re already starting to look forward to the next one. In Las Vegas, that means installing favorites to take home the Lombardi Trophy at the Meadowlands a year from now. They believe that 49ers running back Frank Gore wi
    • Clayton: Early Super Bowl favorites for 2013

      Can the Ravens and 49ers get back? Don't count on it. Here are five teams that should be Super Bowl threats in 2013, writes John Clayton.
      Source: ESPN.com
  • 49ers fail, declining to run inside 6

    49ers fail, declining to run inside 6 [...] Gore watched as the 49ers handed the ball to LaMichael James for 2 yards and then threw three straight incomplete passes to Michael Crabtree. Gore would finish the game with 110 yards, and Colin Kaepernick add…
    Source: sfgate.com
  • 49ers score but trail by 15 at halftime

    No team in NFL history has won a Super Bowl after trailing at halftime by more than seven points. That’s a bad omen for the 49ers. Although San Francisco scored on a David Akers field goal on the last play of the first half, it’s been a big first half
  • Ravens gamble and lose with first fake field goal attempt in Super Bowl history

    After an Ed Reed interception, the Baltimore Ravens found themselves at 4th and 9 on the San Francisco 14. Kicker Justin Tucker lined up for the field goal, went through his pre-kick routine, and then ran a fake field goal. Tucker ran eight yards before…
    Source: yahoo.com
  • All regular Ravens starters are active for Super Bowl

    Baltimore Ravens relatively healthy for Super BowlThe Ravens are relatively healthy for tonight's Super Bowl, with no surprises among the inactives announced for this game against the San Francisco 49ers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
  • What must happen for the Dolphins to be Super Bowl good?

    The NFL season ends today with the crowning of the Super Bowl 47 champion. Tomorrow we begin a new season. As I write here many fans and even some teams will study the Ravens and 49ers to see if they can find clues or reasons both those teams are Super …
  • Ravens watch highlight video for inspiration

    Highlights of the 49ers and Ravens' Saturday night meetings before Sunday's Super Bowl.
    Source: ESPN.com
  • Good morning from New Orleans

    NEW ORLEANS -- Hope everyone is enjoying the start of Super Sunday. We're now less than 11 hours from kickoff between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers. This is the first time in 12 years that the Ravens have reached the Super Bowl. Here's wh…
    Source: ESPN.com
  • Breaking down the 49ers

    Breaking down the 49ers Kaepernick acknowledged they could have Baltimore guessing: "I think the way the first two playoff games played out will make it a little tougher for them to know what we are trying to do." [...] their pass rush hasn't …
    Source: sfgate.com
  • 49ers' Super Bowl legacy - 5-for-5

    49ers' Super Bowl legacy - 5-for-5 [...] the eras are eternally linked by those red-and-gold uniforms, "SF" helmets and fervent fans - and by the memories of what traditionally happens when the 49ers appear in the NFL's championship game. The …
    Source: sfgate.com
  • Ravens line has been - and will need to be - key to offensive success

    Shuffled line thrived in the playoffs, but 49ers defensive front presents the strongest test yetNEW ORLEANS - Soaking up the Super Bowl experience, Ravens left guard Kelechi Osemele spent Tuesday's Media Day, joking around with current teammates and han
  • Ravens' big-play offense keeps it low-key

    NEW ORLEANS -- If you go to YouTube or Twitter, chances are you'll find someone "Kaepernicking," the phrase that describes the San Francisco 49ers quarterback's touchdown celebration where he flexes his arm and kisses the tattoos on his bicep.…
    Source: ESPN.com
  • Super Bowl XLVII: Friday morning links

    What's ahead: Thursday marked the final day players for the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens would be available to the media and now their full focus turns to Super Bowl XLVII. The head coaches are not off the hook, however, and 49ers head coach…
    Source: yahoo.com
  • Super Bowl XLVII: Predictions for the big game

    ESPN's pro football braintrust assembles its list of predictions for Super Bowl XLVII.
    Source: ESPN.com
  • PFT’s Super Bowl picks

    We’ve finally reached the end of the road.  After 256 regular-season games (I won by 11) and 11 postseason games (MDS is up three), it’s time to pick a winner in the Super Bowl. So without further adieu, here are our predictions on one of the hardest
  • Who's the best athlete on Ravens, 49ers?

    Which player taking the field on Sunday is the best athlete of the bunch? ESPN NFC East blogger Dan Graziano talks with the 49ers and the Ravens to find out.
    Source: ESPN.com
  • Five Ravens stats that stand out for Super Bowl

    Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the Ravens.
  • It’s the Ravens’ offense, not their defense, that took them back to the Super Bowl

    NEW ORLEANS -- The word on the Baltimore Ravens for years has been a very simple one -- defense. No Ravens defensive squad ranked lower than sixth in Football Outsiders' opponent-adjusted DVOA metrics from 1999 through 2011, and Baltimore finished first…
    Source: yahoo.com
  • Peter Schmuck: Ravens seem more relaxed at Super Bowl media day

    Ravens seemed much more relaxed than the 49ersWhat once had devolved into an annual festival of foofery was surprisingly serious and subdued. The Ravens seemed much more relaxed than the San Francisco 49ers during their back-to-back Q&A sessions.
  • Ravens' biggest plays of the season

    As you get ready for the Ravens to play in the Super Bowl, you can reminisce on how they got to this point. Dean Oliver from ESPN Stats & Information takes a look at the plays that most improved their chances of winning through the regular season an…
    Source: ESPN.com
  • How the Ravens constructed their Super Bowl roster

    On Sunday, the Ravens play the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII, and they will attempt to win their second Lombardi Trophy with a roster largely constructed with homegrown players raised in the Ravens Way.

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