Sunday, February 03, 2013
Super Bowl Weekend 2013
It’s Super Bowl Sunday, a bitter sweet day. After today there is no more football until fall but at least we will crown a new NFL champion. After the conference championships I stand at 7-3 for the playoffs, hoping to finish with a .727 average by picking the big game.
I think this is going to be a good game with two evenly matched teams going head to head. Both will bring good defense. The 49ers will bring an offense that is capable of scoring a lot of points. This will put a heavy burden on Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and on the Ravens running game. As in the AFC championship the Ravens will have to sustain drives, ending them in the end zone. The Ravens offense must help the defense by giving them time to rest. The Ravens defense must find a way to get off the field and avoid spending a lot of time chasing the speedy 49ers offense up and down the field.
The 49ers must avoid the distractions that come with being in the big game. Their offense must be patient knowing that as long as they are close they have a chance. Big plays will be few and far between but the 49ers should be able to move the ball down field. Their quarter back has shown that nothing really unnerves him. His team must emulate his personality if they are to hold the Lombardi Trophy.
I think in the end the 49ers will have too much offense for their AFC foes. They will win the franchise’s sixth victory, tying them with the Steelers for most in NFL history.
That’s my pick. What do you think?