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49ers To Be First To Land In New Orleans

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Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers runs off the field after defeating the New Orleans Saints 31-21 at The Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 25, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers runs off the field after defeating the New Orleans Saints 31-21 at The Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 25, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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NEW ORLEANS, La. (CBS / AP) — The San Francisco 49ers will be the first team to touch down in New Orleans for the Super Bowl when the NFC champions arrive Sunday night. The Baltimore Ravens aren’t set to show up until Monday.

The NFL on Wednesday said the 49ers were scheduled to arrive about 8:30 p.m. local time, while the Ravens come to the Big Easy about 5 p.m. on Monday.

The game is Sunday, Feb. 3. Before last year’s game in Indianapolis, the AFC champion Patriots arrived first, followed a day later by the NFC champion Giants.

Back in Santa Clara at the 49ers practice facility on Wednesday, the team was busy working out during a rainy, cool afternoon in preparation for their trip this weekend.

LB Ahmad Brooks (shoulder) and TE Garrett Celek (foot) did not practice, while CB Tarell Brown (shoulder), RB Bruce Miller (shoulder) and LB Aldon Smith (shoulder) were limited in practice.

Second-team All-Pro defensive lineman Justin Smith, who missed the final two regular-season games with a partially torn left triceps muscle, said he was doing fine while playing through the injury. “It felt about the same. It felt all right,” he said.

(Copyright 2013 CBS San Francisco and the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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