San Francisco comes into the game as slight 3.5 point favorites after dispatching the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons in the NFC playoffs. The 49ers actually trailed Atlanta 17-0 before storming back to claim victory in the Georgia Dome and their first Super Bowl appearance since 1994.
The 49ers are led by a ferocious defense, spearheaded by Patrick Willis, NaVorro Bowman, Aldon Smith and Justin Smith. San Francisco is very tough to run on, with size on the interior of the defense and speed on the edges.
Baltimore on the other hand had to play three postseason games to get to New Orleans.
Outside of Ray Lewis and his comeback, the main story has been Joe Flacco, who is coming of age. Flacco has thrown eight touchdowns in the playoffs compared to zero interceptions.
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