Posted: 2/1/2013 6:27:12 PM
Sometimes when you handicap games you look at matchups and try to imagine how they will impact the outcome of the game. There's one area that i think the Ravens will be able to exploit. The Ravens offensive line is playing their best as a unit as they have all year. Joe Flacco has taken advantage of this to the tune of 8td's and 0 ints during the playoffs.
If the Ravens can protect Joe and give him time to work his progressions, I think the Ravens will have a excellent chance. I look for a big physical receiver like Bloden running short to intermediate routes and Dennis Pita working the seams to really open up Ray Rice to go one on one with a lb out of the backfield on screens and checkdowns. I'm looking for Torrey Smith to get at least 5 to 6 long shots down field as Flacco throws a great deep ball.
San Fran is loaded with pro bowlers, has the ability to run and pass with great success and has the wonderboy Kappy playing QB and has a great defense. Everything screams San Fran.
Sometimes the better team doesn't always win.....i see
Baltimore on a late fg winning a close, low scoring game.
but what do i know.......just a hunch