Originally posted on Ravens Football Machine  |  Last updated 1/31/13
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 interceptions in the playoffs, but the res...
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