Keys to a Super Bowl XLVII Victory for the Baltimore Ravens

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The Baltimore Ravens aren't getting a lot of favor with Vegas, but if they're able to win a few key battles on Super Sunday, they'll be the ones hoisting the Lombardi Trophy when Super Bowl XLVII reaches its conclusion. 

Despite facing a hot San Francisco 49ers team with a dominant front seven and a state-of-the-art quarterback, Baltimore has plenty of weapons of its own.

The Niners will have to contend with a pair of deep threats in wide receivers Torrey Smith and Anquan Boldin, as that duo has been getting plenty of attention from quarterback Joe Flacco. 

Will Flacco have enough time to set up the deep ball against the Niners defense? The Ravens have endured plenty of issues on their offensive line, especially after losing Jah Reid to injured reserve (toe).

But with Michael Oher moved to right tackle and former Minnesota Viking Bryant McKinnie inserted at left tackle, Baltimore has found an effective way to protect its quarterback.

Will the unit hold up against one of the best pass rushes in the entire NFL?

Defensively, the Ravens will have to contain second-year quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who can throw or run the ball to just about any point on the field. Baltimore's defense, as banged up as it has been all season, will have to put the clamps on No. 7 and force him to make plays with his arm rather than his legs.

However, No. 7's arm is pretty good too. 

Join me as I break down Baltimore's keys to Super Bowl glory in my latest video. Check out my takes in the clip above, and leave your thoughts in the comments below. As always, thanks for watching. 

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