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Realistic Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for Super Bowl XLVII

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Realistic Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for Super Bowl XLVII
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The final touches are being put on Super Bowl XLVII.

If everything goes to form on Super Sunday at the Superdome, most expect the San Francisco 49ers to defeat the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII.

Form, huh?

As we all know, playing the perfect football game is difficult enough. Playing that game on the biggest stage of the season is nearly impossible.

Not that we haven’t seen examples in the past. It is worth noting that the last three Super Bowl champions—the 2009 New Orleans Saints, the 2010 Green Bay Packers and the 2011 New York Giants—did play turnover-free football in their victories.

So we present what could go right and what could go wrong for the Ravens and 49ers this Sunday evening. How these clubs handle adversity is probably much more important than how they handle success.

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