Who Won Super Bowl XLVII's Key Battles?

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Who Won Super Bowl XLVII's Key Battles?
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The San Francisco 49ers had no answer for Jacoby Jones.

The Baltimore Ravens gave up 31 points in Super Bowl XLVII, so it isn’t surprising that their main matchup victories over the San Francisco 49ers took place on the offensive side of the ball. Joe Flacco—the Super Bowl MVP—along with Anquan Boldin, Jacoby Jones and Bryant McKinnie all enjoyed statistically prolific games.

Torrey Smith won his matchup, too, but didn’t finish with numbers that necessarily reflected that. Flacco was able to get big plays from Boldin and Jones so frequently that Smith’s presence in the box score wasn’t as necessary as usual.

San Francisco won the battle with Ray Rice while the Ravens’ passing attack lit up the scoreboard. The 49ers also won a few key matchups with members of their own offense, but it wasn’t quite enough to pull out the victory.

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