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It's the Super Bowl, so of course there have been hundreds of predictions as to how this game will unfold, from blowout to nailbiter.
Here's what some of the folks at ESPN had to say.
Tom Jackson: "In the critical area the front line on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball I think the 49ers have an edge." 49ers 24-21
Ron Jaworski: "Explosive plays will be the difference." Ravens 27-24
Adam Schefter: "Two throwback teams playing a throwback game in which two undrafted free-agent kickers, David Akers and Justin Tucker, could decide the world championship." 49ers 17-14
Over at Sports Illustrated opinions were just as divided.
Peter King: "The deep arm of Joe Flacco, paired with the revived defense of the Ravens in the playoffs, wins it for a Baltimore team that seemed left for dead in December." Ravens 27-23
Don Banks: "The game will be competitive for the first three quarters, but the Ravens will get Kaepernick-ed in the final 15 minutes, because San Francisco simply has too many different ways it can beat you these days. On the Superdome's fast track, the 49ers offense will thrive." 49ers 31-20
Jim Trotter: "A compelling case can be made for either team, but I'm going with the Ravens for no other reason than they were my preseason pick to win it all. It doesn't hurt that Joe Flacco is playing the best football of his career, or that the defense is as healthy as it has been all season and has allowed a total of just four touchdowns in three playoff games." Ravens 27-24
It would appear that celebrities are just as torn over who's going to win Super Bowl XLVII as the experts, at least if the annual poll conducted by the Scripps-Howard News Service is any indication.
Jesse Williams (actor, "Grey's Anatomy"): "The Ravens will struggle to find the end zone more than once or twice, but will be able to kick themselves in it. Ravens won't be able to contain Kaepernick on the ground for four quarters as long as Crabtree and Davis can keep the secondary honest. Gore is a seasoned vet. If Ravens were to win, it would be on the back of Ray Rice, who they routinely underuse." 49ers, 27-22
Don Rickles: "Baltimore will win 28-14. The Ravens' energy seems to be peaking at the right time and the fact that it's Ray Lewis' farewell will give them great motivation. I also think that under this kind of pressure, Flacco will prove to be the stronger QB." Ravens 28-14
Bill O' Reilly (Fox News host): "49ers' offense will move the ball and control the clock. Ravens will turn the ball over twice." 49ers 24-17