San Francisco 49ers 27
Houston Texans 19
Don't ask me where I got those final scores. Just accept it as fact. It's okay that I picked my favorite team to win the Super Bowl because of my disclaimer on the first slide, right?
All kidding aside, the 49ers are one of a few elite teams coming into this season favored to win the Lombardi Trophy, and I think Jim Harbaugh will deliver the first title to San Francisco in 18 years.
Both defenses are absolutely stellar, and both offenses can crush opposing defenses if given the right situation. In this game, it will be the crazy deep backfield of the 49ers that does in the Houston defense. I believe Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter and Brandon Jacobs will pound the front seven of the Texans into fatiguing enough to open the door for an Alex Smith-to-Vernon Davis touchdown in the fourth quarter that puts the game out of reach.
And based on the nature of these two squads, chances are a special-teams play is a major back-breaker in the contest as well. With the 49ers' return duo of LaMichael James and Ted Ginn, Jr. and kicking duo of David Akers and Andy Lee, they have an edge in a game that will come down to the wire until the last half quarter.
When all is said and done, the San Francisco 49ers, already favored in Vegas at 9-1 odds (behind only New England and Green Bay), will hoist the Lombardi Trophy in early February of 2013.
I'm no betting man, but I'm confident in my opinion on how the 2012 NFL season plays out. Remember, it's just my take on things, but everyone has their own version, so please comment below with your criticisms, praises and arguments. Looking forward to the debate! On Twitter @Jamblinman.