Super Bowl MVP: Colin Kaepernick
This simulation turned out to be more of an offensive shootout than the first simulation, with the San Francisco 49ers taking complete control in the second half.
San Francisco put the first points on the board when Kaepernick scrambled eight yards for a touchdown. A David Akers field goal put the 49ers up 10 before Joe Flacco found Ray Rice for a 57-yard touchdown pass to help cut the lead to three.
The Baltimore Ravens would take the lead early in the second quarter. Flacco found Torrey Smith, his favorite receiver of the playoffs, for a 51-yard touchdown pass as the Ravens took a 14-10 lead.
However, it didn't take long for the 49ers to jump back on top, as Frank Gore scampered 10 yards for a touchdown. Justin Tucker hit a 52-yard field goal with just three seconds left in the first half, and just like that, the two teams were tied 17-17 heading into halftime.
After both teams struggled moving the ball to start the third quarter, the 49ers finally found the end zone. Kaepernick hit Randy Moss on a short pass to help put San Francisco up seven points with just under three minutes remaining in the third quarter.
From that point on, it was all San Francisco. The defense stepped up and kept the Ravens from doing anything on offense. Kaepernick found Delanie Walker for his second touchdown pass of the game and another Akers field goal gave San Francisco a 34-17 lead with a minute left in the game.
Baltimore would ultimately score on a 54-yard touchdown run by Bernard Pierce, but it would be too little, too late.
Kaepernick dominated this game to the tune of 199 total yards and three touchdowns. Gore and LaMichael James kept things moving on the ground, as they combined for 152 yards and a touchdown on 38 carries.
Rice and Flacco both had solid games. Rice finished the day with 133 yards of total offense, and Flacco added 247 yards through the air and two scores.
Defensively, Aldon Smith recorded the only sack for either team, and Dannell Ellerbe lead all players with 10 tackles.