Check out what our staff and columnists predict will happen in this year's Super Bowl between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens.
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Columnist Glenn Dickey:
- 49ers 28, Ravens 24
- Balance prevails for 49ers, who don’t need a field goal to win.
Columnist Mychael Urban:
- 49ers 31, Ravens 17
- At this point, picking against the Niners seems sacrilege, and since when do they lose in the Super Bowl? Crabtree has national coming-out party in S.F. victory that’s closer than it looks.
Columnist Paul Gackle:
- Ravens 27, 49ers 24
- The 49ers run into the most balanced attack they’ve faced all season. The Ravens’ best defense against the 49ers’ read-option offense is putting together long drives and keeping Kaepernick and Co. on the sideline. The game goes down to the wire and David Akers pulls the game-tying field goal wide left.
Sports editor Dylan Kruse:
- 49ers 30, Ravens 23
- The 49ers’ rushing attack with QB Colin Kaepernick and running back Frank Gore proves to be too versatile, even for Ray Lewis’ last ride. The Ravens will make a few big plays in the passing game, but the 49ers defense will keep Ravens RB Ray Rice in check.