John Madden said he expected better efforts by both defenses in Baltimore’s 34-31 victory over the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.
“This is a great match-up,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew. But he likes the 49ers in Sunday’s Super Bowl.
If the 49ers are to beat the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII, it will take a team effort. The Ravens play for the guy next to them, and will be a problem not only for the talent they have on the field, but also for the bond that holds them together. It’s a good thing the 49ers have played as one unit all year and will be entering the Super Bowl the better team, and clicking on both sides of the ball.
Super Bowl has a pair of fresh faces at quarterback, bona fide nobodies as far as the NFL title game goes. One will leave New Orleans as football’s newest star.
When you’re down in the Big Easy and craving some traditional cuisine or a cocktail to wet your pallet, do you really know the players you need to know for the trip to New Orleans?
Oakland’s 55-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens was the second straight loss for the Raiders but this game is arguably the low point of the season. Oakland was simply embarrassed by the superior Ravens and look directionless on the field.
The Baltimore Ravens are 4-0 at home and in second place in the AFC North. The Oakland Raiders are looking for only their second road win of the season but quarterback Carson Palmer is 9-4 in his career vs. the Ravens.
The San Francisco 49ers looked slow and tired. How else can you explain nine sacks allowed? The Baltimore Ravens’ pass rush isn’t that good. In fact, in the previous three games the Ravens had just 4 sacks combined.