This year’s “Harbowl” is going to be full of surprises. Although the Ravens have a veteran team with a seasoned playoff quarterback in Joe Flacco, I think rookie Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers have too much power on offense for the aging Ravens defense. Final score: 24-20 49ers.
Colin Kaepernick has been a big play machine since taking over the starting job in December. In his two losses this season, Kaepernick’s yards per completion were about two yards shorter than his average. Seems like nothing, but it adds up. The Ravens’ defense this postseason has held opposing QBs about two yards below their average yards per completion. Shorter passes equal less big plays. That’s bad news for Kaepernick and the Niners. Ed Reed and the most complete front seven Kaepernick has seen this season win it for the Ravens, 21-17.
- Gennaro Farone
Ravens over 49ers: 28-14. The Ravens will send out linebacker Ray Lewis as a Super Bowl Champion. I believe Colin Kaepernick will struggle in the big game whereas Joe Flacco will play continue his strong playoff performances.
The Niners have a tough defense and can hurt you in the air or on the ground. But Baltimore has been on fire and has had a much tougher road to get here than San Fran. Flacco is red-hot. Running back Ray Rice is lethal. And Ray Lewis is Ray Lewis. He’s been the emotional fuel for this team. I can’t see them losing now.
Unfortunately for Ravens fans, Ray Lewis’ last dance will end in a loss as 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will prove to be too much of a dual threat, resulting in Baltimore’s inability to contain him and prevent him from making big plays. After leading all quarterbacks in passer rating in the playoffs, Joe Flacco will commit multiple turnovers and give Kaepernick and Frank Gore good field position which they’ll be able to translate into points.
Ray Lewis facemasks resembles the mask worn by Bane, the villain from Batman. Unfortunately for the 49ers, Colin Kaepernick is going to have difficulty channelling his inner Batman. The 49ers pass defense has been shaky at best and Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is on fire. Also Z-Burger is giving away a free burger if the Ravens win, and who doesn’t love free food?