It's Ravens vs. 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. So, who will it take it all? Sure, some will say the 49ers have a young stud at quarterback and a defense that can stack up with anyone. Don't believe the hype. The Ravens are winning the Super Bowl, and we're here to show you why.
Ray's last stand
This is a man on a mission. In the final postseason of his career, Ray Lewis has put the Ravens on his back. His raw emotion and solid performances have the Ravens on the cusp of a championship. Does No. 52 have one last giant push in him? It's the last football game he will ever play, so count on it.
Hey, diddle diddle, Rice up the middle
Ray Rice can do it all, whether it's running between the tackles or catching passes out the backfield. He hasn't lit up the stat sheets in these playoffs, but his mere presence has kept opponents honest. Rice's speed and quickness makes his a high-valued target for the 49ers defense, which will undoubtedly make it easy for QB Joe Flacco to find single-coverage deep.
Too many options
They fast, agile and can shatter a secondary. The Ravens' wide receivers have stepped up their play as of late, as they have consistently found ways to get open and pull down clutch catches. Yes, the 49ers defense sports a solid secondary, but Baltimore's weapons are just too many. From Torrey Smith to Anquan Boldin to Jacoby Jones and even tight end Dennis Pitta . . . somebody is going to be open. Pick your poison.
Flacco steps up
Joe Flacco just might be elite. Having thrown eight touchdown passes without an interception in these playoffs, Flacco has grown from a game manager into a certified weapon. His mistake-free play and clutch moments late in games have pushed the Ravens all the way to New Orleans. Flacco is on quite a roll, and there's no reason to believe he won't continue his winning ways against the 49ers.
Older brother always wins
John Harbaugh is 50. His younger brother Jim is 49. John has undoubtedly been winning scraps against little bro since childhood. His Ravens took down Jim's 49ers during a Thanksgiving Day game in 2011. Why should anything change now?