Super Bowl 2013 – Ravens and 49ers

The Harbowl is coming. John Harbaugh’s Baltimore Ravens will face his brother Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. The 2013 Super Bowl will be played in New Orleans and feature two brothers facing off for the first time in Super Bowl history. The early line has the 49ers as a five-point favorite over the Ravens.
It’s official – Harbaugh is going to be the name you become sick of hearing between now and Feb. 3, 2013, the date of Super Bowl 47. That’s because the Harbaugh brothers will meet in the big game. It also means Jack Harbaugh, Jim and John’s dad, should get ready for lots and lots of media requests.

Super Bowl 2013 - Ravens and 49ers
Super Bowl 2013.

One Harbaugh will win Super Bowl XLVII. Another will lose it.
That much is guaranteed after the San Francisco 49ers, coached by Jim Harbaugh, and the Baltimore Ravens, led by his brother John Harbaugh, beat their respective foes in conference championship games Sunday. Those wins mean the Harbaughs will be the first siblings to face off as head coaches in the NFL’s title contest and, in fact, for any major U.S. professional sports championship.
Both teams rallied from halftime deficits on the road to earn berths in the Super Bowl, which will be played February 3 in New Orleans.
Baltimore did it by reeling off 21 straight points to overcome Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. It was sweet revenge for the Ravens, who lost last year’s nail-biter AFC Championship to the same Patriots foe on the same Gillette Stadium field in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
A few hours earlier, the 49ers rallied from a 17-0 hole to defeat the Atlanta Falcons, who had posted the best regular season record in the NFC.
John Harbaugh joked to reporters, after the Ravens’ win, that he and his brothers had a “few dreams” – one of which may have been meeting up in the Super Bowl – as well “as a few fights … just like all brothers.”
“We’ll let the two teams duke it out, as much as possible” – John Harbaugh said, smiling.

The NFL post season is down to just two teams remaining. The San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens will face off against each other in Super Bowl XLVII in the Mercedes-Benz Super Dome, New Orleans, Louisiana. Unfortunately for Miami Dolphins fans, our South Florida team just missed on qualifying for the game this year – just like every year since 1985. Just in case you are keeping track, today is 1477 days since the Dolphins were in the playoffs, 4404 days since they last won a playoff game, 10.227 days since their last Super Bowl appearance, and 14.252 days since the Miami Dolphins last raised the Lombardi Trophy. But who’s counting?
Anyway, the Dolphins played the 49ers this season, dropping the Week 14 game 27:13 in San Francisco. Quarterback Colin Kaeperrnick threw for 185 yards against the Dolphins, with 52 yards rushing and a touchdown on the ground. Running back Frank Gore added 63 yards and a touchdown of his own. Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw for 150 yards with a touchdown, adding 25 yards on the ground. The Miami defense got to Kaepernick four times, three by Cameron Wake.
Miami did not face the Ravens this season.
When the Super Bowl kicks off in two weeks, it will mark the second time in franchise history that the Ravens will be in the title game. The Ravens beat the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV following the 2000 season. The last remaining original Raven, linebacker Ray Lewis, who has stated this will be his last season in the NFL, was the MVP in that game and will be looking to go out on top in his last game.
This is the first time the 49ers have made the Super Bowl since the 1994 season, when they won Super Bowl XXIX over the San Diego Chargers in Joe Robbie Stadium. Steve Young threw six touchdown passes in the game, earning MVP honors.
The game will feature the first Super Bowl match up of brothers as opposing head coaches, with the Ravens’ John Harbaugh facing the 49ers’ Jim Harbaugh.
New Orleans will tie the South Florida/Miami metropolitan area with their tenth Super Bowl when the game kicks off in two weeks. The Super Bowl was last in New Orleans in 2002.

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