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San Francisco 49ers
In simplest terms: the Ravens need to keep the "Smith Brothers" off Joe Flacco, and they need to beat up the 49ers (especially Kaepernick and his O-Line) on defense.
But of course it's never as simple as that.
An estimated $10 billion is projected to be bet on Super Bowl XLVII worldwide, and over half of all adult Americans are expected to bet on the game in some form. Most bets to date have been on the Ravens, moving the opening line of San Francisco favored by five points to the current line of the 49ers favored by 3.5 points. You can check the latest odds up to the minute here at "Super Bowl 47 Odds"...
Here are a few more detailed keys to the Ravens' game plan in SB47. Josh Alper of NBC's Channel 4 in New York has done a nice study of some elements of the matchups you may have overlooked:
Ravens Offense vs. 49ers Defense: Joe Flacco's made headlines for throwing eight touchdowns and no interc...
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Quarterback Alex Smith will not be a part of the San
Francisco 49ers next year, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. Rapoport adds
that the 49ers will attempt to trade Smith early on, but they’ll release him
quickly if no deal is completed out of respect for the former first-overall
Alex Smith will not be a member of #49ers next year. They will try to trade him first. Then...
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills and possibly the Philadelphia Eagles are interested in acquiring 49ers quarterback Alex Smith during the offseason.
The 49ers will try to trade Smith first. They won’t wait too long out of respect for him, since he’s going to want to find a new team as soon as possible.
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After being usurped as the 49ers starting quarterback by Colin Kaepernick this season, rumors have swirled that Alex Smith wants out of San Francisco. It appears the Niners will grant him that wish.
NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported via Twitter on Tuesday that the 49ers will attempt to trade Smith after their season ends this Sunday, and if that proves unsuccessful he will be respectfully...
NFL.com is reporting that Chiefs new head coach, Andy Reid is very interested in Alex Smith, and that the Chiefs could step up as the top team to reach out for his services.
The quotes from the San Francisco Chronicle from Reid in regards to Smith as told by Trent Dilfer is that he “really likes Alex.”
Dilfer is a close friend of Smith, and a former 49ers quarterback. He also...
There’s not one topic I feel like talking about today as we endure a week of Super Bowl and Hall of Fame propoganda. The Browns introduced their defensive coordinator Ray Horton yesterday, but even that was putting a cap on old news. With that in mind, I thought I would just combine a bunch of things into one post today…
Alex Smith to the Browns?
So Brandon Weeden thought he...
Alex Smith has been a good teammate despite being demoted this season, so the 49ers reportedly will try to treat him well in return.
Smith had a good season for San Francisco before being replaced as the team’s starting quarterback after being concussed during a Week 10 tie against St. Louis. Colin Kaepernick replaced him, led the team to the Super Bowl, and has clearly emerged...
Oddly enough, maybe the two biggest stories out of Super Bowl week have been related to deer-antler spray (?) and the future of one team's backup quarterback.
With rumors circulating that 49ers quarterback Alex Smith will request his release after the season, FOXSports.com reported Tuesday that the Niners instead will seek to trade their former starter in hopes of recouping...
Alex Smith told reporters that he “loved” playing for new Browns OC Norv Turner during their time together in San Francisco.
“Loved my time with Norv,” said Smith, per Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “…He’s a great play caller. I just remember he had a great feel for the game on gameday and a great feel for what the defense was doing, and like I said...
San Francisco 49ers linebackers Aldon Smith and Ahmad Brooks
were the only two players limited at the team’s first full Super Bowl practice,
according to Cam Inman of The Mercury News.
Ahmad Brooks and Aldon Smith, the 49ers’ starting outside
linebackers, were the only players limited Wednesday in the team’s first Super
Bowl practice at the New Orleans Saints’ facility...
Fear the dreadlocks, San Francisco.
Torrey Smith just might be the difference in a Super Bowl that will hinge on the 49ers' ability to prevent the Baltimore Ravens from scoring with the long ball.
You might remember Smith from that playoff game in Denver on Jan. 12. Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey sure does. Bailey, a 12-time Pro Bowl star, watched the dreadlocks flapping from...
For the 49ers and Ravens, their big names including Terrell Suggs, Aldon Smith, and Haloti Ngata have not achieved big results in the NFL playoffs.