Super Bowl: 49′ers vs Ravens

My pick for the winner of the Super Bowl that will take place tomorrow night is the Baltimore Ravens. I’m picking the Ravens by a score of 31-17. I do think the Ravens will begin to pull away, probably in the second half. I believe the Ravens will win because I think through the playoffs, they have had the best defense. They did not allow a touchdown to the Colts, contain Peyton Manning to only 21 points, picked off Manning in over time to set up a game winning field goal, and held the number one offense in the NFL, the Patriots, to only 13 points, and held the Patriots scoreless in the second half. That is a huge feat for the Ravens defense to accomplish. Ray Lewis is the main reason this defense is back to playing great, old school, Ravens defense. Lewis is the heart and soul of the defense, the leader, the captain, inspirational, keeps the defense settled, and keeps the defense in their right spots. Ray Lewis is on an mission, and that is to finish his hall of fame career off with another Super Bowl victory. The defense has been their key and it will continue to be their key in the championship game, and they will contain the run game of the 49ners, contain the spread option, and contain Kaepernick. Kaepernick will have to go to the air to move the football but I think the Ravens will take away the deep plays in the passing game, and make QB Colin Kaepernick go short passes, which makes it more likely for mistakes against a great Ravens defense. The Ravens are a veteran team, ready to play with no distractions.

The offense for the Ravens has been great this post season run. QB Joe Flacco is having an excellent playoff run, which in the biggest games, he seems to shine the most, and have his best games of the season. Joe Flacco hit huge, deep passes against the Colts to pull away, and win the game. Against the Broncos, Flacco stepped up in a big way, and his connection to Smith, several times, help win them the game. He was clutch in the game, and hit Jones with a huge TD pass to send the game to over time. He was brilliant against the New England Patriots in the second half. The second half against the Patriots, the Ravens decided to throw almost every down, and scored almost on every possession to beat the lack luster Patriots. Joe Flacco, and Torrey Smith might connect for a few big plays against the 49ners in the second half. The 49ners in the past have shown they don’t have much depth on defense(meaning they don’t have great players to relieve their starting defense and be good enough). They tire out as well, we saw this when they let New England back in the game in the second half at Gillette Stadium. Torrey Smith, might be too much for the 49ners defense to handle tomorrow.

Winner: Baltimore Ravens: 31-17

 


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