Super Bowl Start Time 2013: Crucial Info for Showdown Between Ravens vs. 49ers

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistJanuary 31, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 29:  Anquan Boldin #81 of the Baltimore Ravens answers questions from the media during Super Bowl XLVII Media Day ahead of Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 29, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The San Francisco 49ers will take on the Baltimore Ravens on February 3, 2013 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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The seemingly endless wait to Super Bowl XLVII has made for plenty of entertaining storylines and media fodder. Just days away from the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers kicking off the last NFL game of the season, the vital information is known by this point. 

For instance, everyone and their brother knows that the coverage starts at 6:30 p.m. ET on CBS. Everyone knows that if they turn on ESPN, NFL Network, or visit any sports-related website throughout the day that it will be all football, all the time. 

However, there is some other information that you might not know or have heard about leading up to the Big Game. Here is all of the vital news and notes to get you ready for the Ravens vs. 49ers on Sunday. 


Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome

When: Sunday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. ET

Watch: CBS

Live Stream:; NFL Mobile (only for Verizon Wireless customers)


Super Bowl Injury Report (courtesy of USA Today)

Baltimore Ravens

 CB Asa Jackson  Probable (Thigh)
 LB Jameel McClain  Out (Neck)
 WR LaQuan Williams  Out (Ankle)
 RB Bobby Rainey   Out (Knee)
 CB Ladarius Webb  Out (Knee)
 DB Emanuel Cook  Out (Leg)
 DE Ryan McBean  Out (Ankle)
 T Jah Reid  Out (Toe)


San Francisco 49ers

 LB Ahmad Brooks  Probable (Shoulder)
 DE Justin Smith  Probable (Triceps)
 WR Kyle Williams  Out (Knee)
 TE Demarcus Dobbs  Out (Knee)
 WR Mario Manningham  Out (Knee)
 RB Kendall Hunter  Out (Achilles)
 LB Parys Haralson  Out (Undisclosed)


What to expect from Super Bowl XLVII

Given the way the Ravens and 49ers play, this could be one of the most physical Super Bowls we have seen in a long time. 

Everyone knows that the greatest strength for the 49ers is their ability to line up on offense or defense and smack you right in the mouth. The offensive line is as big and fast as any in the NFL. The defensive front seven is led by the best pair of linebackers in the NFL (Patrick Willis, NaVorro Bowman). 

The Ravens have become a more offense-oriented team this season, but don't think they have lost their edge. The offensive line is playing as well as it has all year, with Michael Oher and Bryant McKinnie settling into their roles once the postseason started. 

On the outside, the Ravens have physical wide receivers like Anquan Boldin who can go up and get the ball in traffic. 

Expect a lot of hitting in this game. It is going to be fast and furious, with the team that lands the biggest haymaker coming out on top.