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NFL 5 43 Storylines for potential Super Bowl XLVII matchups 31535269 Ready for the madness? Ready+for+the+madness%3F+ NFL

It’s championship weekend and we are one week away from knowing which two teams will battle at the Superdome on Feb. 3. We can’t wait to find out who will square off for the Lombardi Trophy. Prepare yourself and get familiar with the potential matchups and riveting storylines to come for Super Bowl XLVII.

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NFL 5 43 Storylines for potential Super Bowl XLVII matchups 31535266 49ers vs. Patriots 49ers+vs.+Patriots NFL

Can an offense ever have too many weapons? The 49ers and the Patriots don’t believe so. Each team owns a well-stocked inventory of playmakers and if this matchup happens then New England must plan around a familiar face in Randy Moss. The veteran receiver, who was traded from the Patriots to the Vikings in 2010 for a 2011 third-round pick, seeks redemption following a season on the sideline and he could prove to be a factor if they go to the Super Bowl. This would be a rematch of a Week 15 game, which the 49ers won 41-34, featuring second-year QB Colin Kaepernick, who has throttled his way through the playoffs. Kaepernick would have an opportunity to make history as he reinvents the quarterback position, running the prolific read-option offense. If the Niners hoist the franchise’s sixth Lombardi trophy, we could all be witness to the beginning of a new dynasty.

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NFL 5 43 Storylines for potential Super Bowl XLVII matchups 31530057 Falcons vs. Ravens Falcons+vs.+Ravens NFL

If the Falcons and the Ravens meet in Super Bowl XLVII, Ray Lewis and Tony Gonzalez will likely be playing in each of their last games. Lewis, who announced his retirement in early January, would be playing for his second Super Bowl ring. Gonzalez has contemplated retirement for the past few seasons and going out on top would be a fitting finish to a Hall of Fame career. This game would also present a battle of 2008 NFL Draft first-round quarterbacks (Matt Ryan No. 3 overall, Joe Flacco No. 18 overall). In 2008, both franchises were transitioning into new eras. The Falcons hired Mike Smith and drafted a new QB. That same offseason, the Ravens hired John Harbaugh and took a chance on Flacco. Now just five seasons later, the two teams could meet on Super Sunday.

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NFL 5 43 Storylines for potential Super Bowl XLVII matchups 31535267 Falcons vs. Patriots Falcons+vs.+Patriots NFL

Let’s not forget that the NFL is a passing league and having a dynamic offense will get you to the big game. Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff, who worked years in New England’s front office, reportedly consulted Bill Belichick before he stole headlines in the 2011 offseason by trading up and drafting Julio Jones. According to the report, Belichick strongly advised Dimitroff against the Jones trade. Oh, how history plays itself out. Matt Ryan continues to make his push into the “elite” quarterback conversation and a win over Tom Brady could do just that.

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NFL 5 43 Storylines for potential Super Bowl XLVII matchups 31535268 49ers vs. Ravens 49ers+vs.+Ravens NFL

Let’s get the obvious one out of the way. You’ve seen both Jim and John Harbaugh roam their respective sidelines all season long and now they could meet on the grandest of stages: the Super Bowl. Actually, let’s call it the Har-bowl. Battle of the Brothers. But a 49ers-Ravens Super Bowl would have some other tantalizing storylines. Ray Lewis and Co. may have been known as the most feared defense in the league, but that was the past. The Niners defense, led by linebackers NaVorro Bowman and Patrick Willis, are today’s premier group and we would rightfully see a changing of the guard in this black-and-blue showdown.

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