As we continue to dissect the matchups for Super Sunday, we've arrived at the running back position. We have two of the league's best ball-carriers in Super Bowl XLVII in Baltimore's Ray Rice and San Francisco's Frank Gore.
Rice, who rushed for 1,143 yards in the regular season, has been one of the league's best and most versatile halfbacks. He's productive between the tackles and catching passes out of the backfield. Despite Joe Flacco's recent proficiency with the deep ball, the heart of the Baltimore Ravens offense is still in that No. 27 jersey.
Frank Gore played in all 16 games in 2012, only the third time in his eight-year career he has done so. Gore has the curious situation of splitting carries not only with backfield mate LaMichael James but also his quarterback. But Colin Kaepernick and the read-option offense have worked out well for the 49ers, and for Gore, who continues to be the centerpiece of the Niners' rushing attack.
Join us (on Bourbon Street!) as we break down the running back matchup in Super Bowl XLVII. Enjoy our thoughts on Rice and Gore in our latest video from New Orleans, and leave us your thoughts on the matter below in the comments.
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