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My Super Bowl Prediction
| February 1, 2013
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I said on Sports Roundup on Sunday that I would give a more in depth prediction for the Super Bowl. So here we go.

All signs point to the San Francisco 49ers beating the Baltimore Ravens. There’s not a more exciting player right now than Colin Kaepernick. This guy can beat you with arm and, most importantly, his legs. They have a great run game with Frank Gore as well as great receiving core with Michael Crabtree, Vernon Davis, and Randy Moss. Even scarier than the Niners’ offense is their defense. Everyone on the front seven from Justin and Aldon Smith to Isaac Sopoaga deserves attention.

Despite, in my opinion, the personnel advantages, I have the Ravens winning. Why, you ask? To put it simply, this year’s Ravens are the team of destiny. Considering the bad 1-4 stretch to end the regular season, it is simply remarkable that the Ravens have reached the Super Bowl. Even though help from the Broncos’ secondary incompetence and the Patriots' oddly conservative offensive strategy got them here, the Ravens have also played very well. Joe Flacco has played the best football of his career and the offense seems to be rejuvenated under new offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell. Lastly, the entire defense has been playing up to snuff with big contributions from Bernard Pollard, Paul Kruger, and, of course, Ray Lewis, who will play his last game of his career on Sunday.

Overall, considering the way things have gone for the Ravens, I just see it ending with a Super Bowl ring. And, as Kenan Thomson said on Saturday Night Live last week, Ray Lewis will go to midfield at the Superdome and ascend into heaven. The score: Ravens 27, 49ers 24.

Originally Aired: Friday, February 1, 2013. This is a part of the 93-Second Sports Shot series. 93-Second Sports Shots air weekday evenings at 6pm.
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