Brothers John and Jim Harbaugh face off in Super Bowl
This weekend marks the sporting event of the year with Super Bowl XLVII placing the San Francisco 49ers against the Baltimore Ravens. Normally, I would write both parts of an article like this, but as a diehard 49ers fan who has not missed a game in eight years, I have nothing good to say about the Ravens or their camera-pandering linebacker Ray Lewis. Instead, I will focus on informing you why the 49ers are going to win this Sunday.
The obvious reason the Ravens do not stand a chance this weekend is the dynamic offense the 49ers have implemented under Offensive Coordinator Greg Roman. Since Kaepernick took over as quarterback during week 10, their offense has been nothing short of prolific. They have scored 28.1 points per game since he took over, and nobody has even come close to stopping their “Pistol” offense. The 49ers will have to adjust their scheme come next season, but two weeks is not enough time to prepare for the offensive attack Kaepernick will be bringing.
People have been focused on Kaepernick’s running ability since he torched Green Bay in a record-breaking day three weeks ago. The Atlanta Falcons took every measure they could to stop Kaepernick from running all over them, but it was in vain when Frank Gore and LaMichael James dominated them on the ground instead. With the 49ers’ dominant offensive line, it would be shocking if they did not earn at least 200 yards on the ground. San Francisco should be able to crush the Ravens’ defense with all of these weapons, and I have not mentioned the fact that Kaepernick has a cannon for an arm with Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis on the receiving end.
Of course, Raven supporters are saying how Joe Flacco has outperformed Andrew Luck, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady in the playoffs, so how does the 49ers’ defense stand a chance? The answer is because their defense is miles above every single one of those other defenses. They had six players voted into the Pro Bowl, two at every level of their defense. They have the two best middle linebackers in the league leading the attack, and it is hard to forget about the 2012 NFC sack leader in Aldon Smith. One hit from one of their safeties will knock you out of a game – just ask Early Doucet or Pierre Thomas what effects their hits can have.
All of these elements prove that the Ravens stand no chance this weekend against the most dominant team in the NFL this year. The 49ers will improve their record to 6-0 in the Super Bowl and prove Jim Harbaugh is the best coach in the league today.