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NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03: Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers walks off the field after losing against the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

49ers’ Slow Start Too Much To Overcome, Fall To Ravens In Super Bowl

After trailing in every game this post season, the 49ers magic finally ran out. It looked like they might be able to pull it off again, but ran into an opponent that was able to make one more big play than them. Super Bowl 47 was a thriller and came down to the wire, which is all fans can ask for. San Francisco will have to deal with the misery of losing so close to their goal, but this can only make the team stronger as they continue to grow and develop.

02/04/2013

BALTIMORE, MD - JANUARY 15: Ed Reed #20 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates his interception against Andre Johnson #80 of the Houston Texans (not pictured) during the fourth quarter of the AFC Divisional playoff game at M&T Bank Stadium on January 15, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Baltimore Ravens Playing For Ring And Respect

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.

02/01/2013

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 29: Randy Moss #84 of the San Francisco 49ers sprints to the endzone in front of linebacker Sam Acho #94 of the Arizona Cardinals on a touchdown catch during the third quarter of an NFL game at University of Phoenix Stadium on October 29, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Randy Moss’ Statement Not As Far Off As People Think

It’s hard to steal all the attention during the week leading up to the Super Bowl, but Randy Moss had accomplished this feat with one statement. While it may be considered blasphemy to talk about being the greatest wide receiver in the history of the NFL, while wearing a San Francisco 49er jersey, Moss is not only entitled to his opinion, but based on his career and stats, he is not far from the truth.

01/31/2013

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 16: Running back Frank Gore #21 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the third quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on December 16, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

49ers Have Just As Much To Play For As Ravens

Super Bowl 47 may be the final game for Ray Lewis, but the 49ers have several players who will approach the game with the same mentality. If Baltimore thinks that Ray Lewis’ dramatic return to the field will allow the Ravens to play at the level that has allowed them to get this far, they had better look to the other sideline and what the 49ers are playing for. San Francisco is the hungrier team and playing for far more than their opponent.

01/29/2013

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 12: Terrell Suggs #55 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 12, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

49ers And Ravens Will Be Well Rested By Kick Off

With a two week break between the Divisional Championship Round and the Super Bowl, both the 49ers and Ravens are able to heal up. Both teams have defensive stars recovering from an injury, and with an extra week to rest will only benefit, but San Francisco would have been better off playing this Sunday.

01/25/2013

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 20: Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on against the New England Patriots during the 2013 AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 20, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Ravens’ Defense And Intangibles Reason For Concern

The San Francisco 49ers will be the better team when they take on the Baltimore Ravens next Sunday. Unfortunately, talent is not the only deciding factor, and the Ravens will have a few things working in their favor that could help them win it all. To make matters worse, these are things that are out of the 49ers’ control, and San Francisco will have to hope that a lot of things go their way on Sunday.

01/23/2013

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 20: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots makes an adjustment at the line against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2013 AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 20, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

San Francisco 49ers Will Be The Best Team On The Field Come Super Bowl Sunday

For the San Francisco 49ers to complete their quest for a 6th Lombardi Trophy, they will have to beat the Baltimore Ravens. After falling one game short of the Super Bowl a year ago, the 49ers find themselves in unfamiliar territory, as the last time they were in a Super Bowl was 18 years ago. As a franchise, San Francisco is undefeated on football’s biggest stage, and although this is new ground for this specific team, they have to like their chances of keeping the winning streak alive.

01/22/2013

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 20: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates in the locker room after the 49ers defeat the Atlanta Falcons 28-24 in the NFC Championship game at the Georgia Dome on January 20, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Falcons Start Fast, But 49ers Rally Late To Advance To Super Bowl

In a game where the momentum switched hands several times, the 49ers were able to make one more play than the Falcons and will represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. San Francisco bounced back from a slow start, and in the end, outplayed the home team. The 49ers have earned themselves a trip to New Orleans, where they will look to reach the pinnacle of the sport.

01/21/2013

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 13: Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons carries the ball during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Seattle Seahawks at Georgia Dome on January 13, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Monkey Not Off Falcons’ Back Yet

When the Atlanta Falcons beat the Seattle Seahawks, they earned the first playoff win for both Matt Ryan and Tony Gonzalez. The entire franchise was able to breathe a sigh of relief, but will need to re-focus with San Francisco up next. With the winner heading to the Super Bowl, Atlanta must be careful to not suffer an emotional let down, and will face even more pressure as the stakes have been raised.

01/18/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 12: Inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman #53 of the San Francisco 49ers tackles wide receiver Greg Jennings #85 of the Green Bay Packers after a catch during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Candlestick Park on January 12, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

On Sunday, NaVorro Bowman And Patrick Willis Will Be Asked To Do The (Almost) Impossible

There are a lot of things that will be needed to slow down the Atlanta Falcons offense in the NFC Championship Game. The 49er secondary will have their hands full chasing Roddy White and Julio Jones around, but the key match-up is going to be NaVorro Bowman and Patrick Willis vs. Tony Gonzalez. There is no doubt that Gonzalez is the greatest ever at the tight end position, but this is a match up that San Francisco can win.

01/17/2013

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