This Super Bowl Will Be Decided Late In The 4th Quarter

super-bowlThe Super Bowl is about an hour away from beginning and I’ve been going back and forth about which team I think is going to win.

The 49ers definitely have the advantage when it comes to personnel.  Offensively they have tremendous talent at each and every position.  Second-year quarterback Colin Kaepernick has taken the offense to another level with his ability to make quick reads before and after the ball is snapped.

He’s been very accurate with his throws and he can beat you with his arm or with his legs.  On top of that the Niners are a run first team which is able to put the ball on the ground and grind a defense to a pulp.  The combination of their big, physical offensive line and tremendous talented skill position players make them capable of putting 40 or 50 points on the scoreboard.

On the other hand, the Baltimore Ravens defense has shown us that they can confuse the most experienced and intelligent of quarterbacks.  It makes me think they might be able to get into Kaepernick’s head before the game is over.

If they’re able to run the ball effectively against the Ravens, the guys from Baltimore are in trouble.  The same is true when the 49ers defense is on the field.  They must stop the Ravens running attack, or they’ll be vulnerable to the passing game.

When the Ravens have the football, they will need to rely on the arm of quarterback Joe Flacco.  Like San Francisco, Baltimore is a run first team which will hand the football off to Ray Rice and Temple product Bernard Pierce.

Flacco will be taking shots downfield because he’s one of the best deep throwers in the league and the Niners were savaged by Matt Ryan and Julio Jones in the NFC Championship game.  He has some receivers who can get deep, so Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones will get opportunities to make some big plays.

He’ll be looking for Anquan Boldin, on third downs and when they get in the red zone.

I think both teams will be able to move the football, but it will be turnovers and the plays in the red zone, which make the difference.

Baltimore has had more experience i close games.  Flacco has played some great football with games on the line.  Still Kaepernick the Niners had no problem coming back from a 17-0 deficit against the Falcons.

I expect a great game.  My experience says the Ravens will have an answer for slowing down Kaepernick, but the kid has been on a serious roll.  This one is a toss-up.

I say the Ravens savvy experience over the 49ers talent in a close one.

 

12 thoughts on “This Super Bowl Will Be Decided Late In The 4th Quarter

  1. We might be experiencing the best Super Bowl ever tonight fellas. This will be the last time we EVER see two brothers competing against each other in the championship in ANY sport. Two good offenses, and 2 great defenses. Should be something to remember for a long time,

    I want the Ravens to win, but I think San Fran will pull it out

    26 – 21

  2. If 49ers can’t run the ball effectively in the 3rd Quarter, the fame will be over. Kapernick is not a drop back throw the ball 40 times + a game QB yet..

  3. All of sudden 49ers DC Fangio and Secondary Coach Ed Donatell don’t look like geniuses.. 49 Defense has been a step slow, missing tackles and in over poor position to Jane Plays thus far.. Perhaps these guys are thinkibg about their next Jobs?? I don’t think so, they are being outcosched and outplayed big
    Time by Ravens OZc Jim Csldwell and QB Fkacco so far

  4. I like the following College DC’s
    1) the DC from Alabama
    2) the DC from Georgia
    3) the DC from TCU
    4) Lovie Smith
    5) Rob Ryan
    6) Romeo Crennel
    7) Dick Jauron

  5. all I know is when it was 3rd and goal in the 4thquarter coach Reid would’ve never got that timeout in

  6. Congratulations to both Joe Flacco a local sensation and John Harbaugh who started here in Philly as a special teams coach and has become one of the best coaches in the NFL. My hat off to those guys, and the entire Bmore Ravens team who have great veteran leadership and a great front office from top to bottom. Also a very entertaining game from beginning to end.. Was thinking, the Eagles had an opportunity to draft Ray Lewis (they picked Jermaine Mayberry at 25 and Ray went 26 to Bmore), T Suggs (In 2003 the Eagles picked 15 and drafted Jerome McDougle, while Bmore picked at 10 and selected Suggs. Oh Btw Troy Polamalu was picked by the Steelers at 16 another HOF), among many other guys on that team. They could of traded for Anquan Boldin, he was there for the taking. Im disappointed that the Eagles dont have a team and organization like this one yet. Hopefully with the new coach and new philosophy, they will be able to form a team like the Ravens who too use the 3-4 base Defense and have been for years.. The have a stud at QB for years to come..

  7. Phew

    Thesis remains correct. Diva “look at me” WRs to never win a Superbowl. Randy “I’m the greatest” Moss out. I knew he would never win.

    What a tough SB to predict however….

    Ray, always on TV, alledged murder accomplish and guaranteed PED user, Lewis, versus diva Randy “I’ll never win” Moss, 3 late night strip club visitors, Sideways hat wearing QB and asshole coach.

    Football gods had a tough time, as did I….but in the end the gods punished the bigger dick of a briother…and that is Jim.

  8. Great game, playoffs for flacco, I was wrong about him, he is a big time qb, one again It’s the pocket passer holding the Lombardi while others look for ways to revolutionize the position

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