49ers, 27-22. The Ravens will struggle to find the end zone more than once or twice, but will be able to kick themselves in it. Ravens won't be able to contain Kaepernick on the ground for four quarters as long as Crabtree and Davis can keep the secondary honest. Gore is a seasoned vet. If Ravens were to win, it would be on the back of Ray Rice, who they routinely underuse.
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49ers, 31-24. The reason behind the prediction is the emergence of Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback for San Fran. He's on fire right now and he looks like early Tom Brady when he won his first Super Bowl. I think they have the momentum and Kaepernick came out of nowhere midseason when the Niners' starting quarterback, Alex Smith, got hurt, so there is very little info on him as far as game preparation goes for opponents. He's really hard to defend because he's a threat to pass and run; most quarterbacks aren't as big, strong and mobile as he is. He is the next big deal in the NFL, and we are watching the beginning of his emergence as an elite quarterback in the league.
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I think the 49ers will win, 28-21.
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Ravens, 27-24. It will be a hard-hitting, extremely physical game that could go down to the wire. If the Ravens' offensive line gives Joe Flacco enough protection, I believe he will continue to make big plays and lead my Ravens to a victory.
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47-24. I held a Ouija board to my head and the score jumped out at me. Who am I to argue with spirits?
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Ravens, 17-14. I'm hoping the Ravens are going to win.
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49ers, 27-12. Both teams are great and I like The Raven(s) because that is a poem by Edgar Allan Poe; however, San Francisco is my home!
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Ravens 34-24. Going to be an exciting game ... I'm going to be pulling for the Ravens since GoDaddy's founder, Bob Parsons, is from Baltimore and it's always fun to pull for a team that you have a personal connection with!
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Niners. Ravens offense is gonna struggle. I hope. So I don't look like an idiot after I've picked the 49ers in SI.
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The 49ers will take it. They have the better offense and defense, and though it looked like it was the year of destiny for Baltimore, as the movie says, 'destiny has no favorites.' The MVP will be the 49ers quarterback, Kaepernick.
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It'll be San Francisco 30, Baltimore 24.
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49ers, 24-17. 49ers' offense will move the ball and control the clock. Ravens will turn the ball over twice.
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49ers, 24-21. Great defense.
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"The Ravens. Ray Lewis will not be stopped. Unless he is stopped, in which case the Niners. I can predict it'll be a Harbaugh."
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49ers, 27-23. Got to go with California this year!
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Ravens, 45-38. Why? Ray Lewis.
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Ravens, 21-7. Oh my goodness. I like the Ravens. I do. You know I like those guys. They're a great team. I love Baltimore. The people there are wonderful. They are the team to beat. I think it might be really close.
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I'm predicting Joe Flacco and the Ravens win 31-24.
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17-14 49ers. "Daddy Long Legs and the 9ers D are bringing the trophy home to San Fran!"
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49ers. Kaepernick will make a game changing play and swing the momentum in their favor.
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"I pick the Baltimore Raven because they have a lot of heart and added inspiration to play harder for Ray Lewis. The Ravens play defense, as always, but this year they have won because Joe Flacco can throw the football consistently and in the clutch. I'd love to see one of the best of all-time go out with a win."
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San Francisco. The 49ers defense is just stacked at every position. I'm a defensive guy, and I see their defense is better than the Ravens offense.
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"Ray Ray all day! I pick the Ravens because of Ray Lewis' passion and the love for the game that he plays with. He's definitely an inspiring person."
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Ravens. There's a bunch of former teammates, Courtney Upshaw, TC (Terrance Cody) a bunch of guys from Bama, so I'm sticking with the team.
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Baltimore. You beat Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, you're the man. Plus, we lost to the 49ers, so I can't pick them.
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I'm going witih the 49ers - I love their young leaders and the excitement that they play the game with. They have a lot of weapons and while I know it will be a close game, I think they can walk away with the tough W.
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49ers. I'm going to stick with Jim. He's into the racing industry, he's an Indy Car owner. Final score 28-21.
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49ers. 14-13, big fan of Colin, I hope he pulls it out.
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I was born to be a 49ers fan. My dad played most of his career with them; I grew up in the Bay Area. So it's in my nature; especially with the dynasty they had back in the day. How could I not be a Niners fan?! Right now they're the best team in the NFL. Colin Kaepernick has given them an even more confident mindset. I mean, bringing them back in the NFC Championship Game from 17 down to beat Atlanta? Unreal! Plus, San Francisco in general has something going... the Giants won the World Series; now It's the 49ers' time to shine! Although it would be a story book ending for Ray Lewis, that's just not going to happen.
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27-23 49ers. This is going to be a game that I believe is won and lost in two areas: first, it will start with whichever team can be more physical! Second, I believe this game, as with most SBs, will be won by the QB position! I believe this with be a close game throughout but due to the nature of how I believe this game will be won. I lean towards the 49ers due to their ability to win this game running the football and stopping the run!"
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I'm a 9ers groupie and am definitely a Kaepernick-er! Supporting the 49ers gets a little personal for me too, as coach John Harbaugh has always been considered a part of NerdNation; aka Stanford. Nevertheless, I'm way hyped to watch my 9ers bring home the 'ship!"
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49ers. Because they beat the Falcons and the Falcons are the best. If Kaepernick gets loose like he did vs Green Bay, Ray Lewis is gonna have a real problem.
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Ravens, 31-9. An emotional final game for Ray Lewis is supplemented by a focused Flacco deflating the Niners and brother Jim. Flacco joins the elite.
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From the beginning of the season, I believed the 49ers were the best team in football this year. Although the Ravens have the hot streak going, the 49ers, with the pistol offense, are going to be too much for any team to stop. 49ers 34, Ravens 28.
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I always pick the better team and I am usually wrong, so here I go again...I think the Niners are better so I will go with them. Defense, running back (Gore), receivers (Crabtree), and this Kaepernick guy is Johnny Football all grown up.
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I think the Niners will win a close one. You can always trust Joe Mantegna to come through in the clutch. I'm very up on what is happening in the CFL.
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Ravens. I'd like to see Flacco get a ring and I have a feeling San Francisco will be in it for awhile.
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"I don't think Ray Lewis will make a difference in the Ravens defense and Kaepernick will run and throw for more touchdowns than Joe Flacco."
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