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Bold decisions by Harbaughs pay off in exciting Super Bowl

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Monday he had not talked to brother Jim since their postgame handshake Sunday night. Each made unconventional, risky, bold decisions in the second half of the season that turned playoff-caliber teams into champions. Both moves were heavily scrutinized and criticized at the time.

49ers left lamenting final three offensive plays

After almost nothing went wrong for the San Francisco 49ers' offense in the second half Sunday, just about everything did on the their final three plays.

Ravens' Joe Flacco caps elite status with Super Bowl MVP

The Ravens' Joe Flacco always contended he was among the NFL's elite quarterbacks and he did his best to answer doubters with an epic playoff run that was capped by being named the Super Bowl MVP.

Super Bowl 2013: Jim Harbaugh doesn't hold back on refs critique

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh did not shy away from letting the media know his unhappiness over what he said were bad calls by the referees, and the impact they had on the game.

Super Bowl XLVII: By the numbers

It's safe to assume that Super Bowl XLVII didn't go exactly as planned -- for almost everyone involved. San Francisco didn't show up until the second half -- after the Superdome lost power -- precisely when Baltimore began a near-epic meltdown. But the Ravens held on to win one of the most electrifying world championships in recent memory 34-31.

49ers Ahmad Brooks, Aldon Smith start despite shoulder injuries

To no one's surprise, linebackers Aldon Smith and Ahmad Brooks started the Super Bowl for the 49ers after being limited in practice all week. They were listed as probable with shoulder injuries on San Francisco's final injury report.

5 most likely MVPs if 49ers win

If San Francisco wins, these are the five most likely 49ers to be named Super Bowl XLVII MVP, from first to fifth.

2013 Super Bowl: 5 keys to victory for San Francisco

For the 49ers to win their first Sper Bowl in 18 seasons, they'll have to not allow the deep ball, let Frank Gore carry them and not lose faith in Colin Kaepernick if he makes an early mistake

2013 Super Bowl Prediction: Colin Kaepernick will run away with it

The San Franciso 49ers will beat the Ravens. They simply are more talented.

Jim Harbaugh defers to older brother at joint press conference

If the number of words spoken at the Harbaughs' joint press conference on Friday has a direct correlation to the outcome of Super Bowl XLVII, the San Francisco 49ers are in big trouble.

49ers' Ahmad Brooks, Donte Whitner return to scene of their pick-6s

On their last trip to the New Orleans Super Dome, 49ers Ahmad Brooks and Donte Whitner returned interceptions for touchdowns in a key victory over a then-resurgent New Orleans Saints.

49ers DT Ray McDonald unsung, but not unappreciated

49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald may be an unsung hero for the media and fans, but he's certainly not unappreciated by his teammates and coaches.

2013 Super Bowl: Jim Harbaugh heaps plenty of praise on 49ers

Coach Jim Harbaugh hopes Thursday's practice goes as well as Wednesday's session.

49ers looking forward to getting on practice field

After several days of the hoopla that only the Super Bowl can deliver, the San Francisco 49ers were looking forward to playing football, even if it is on the practice field.

49ers: Michael Crabtree, Vernon Davis in sync with Colin Kaepernick

San Francisco's Michael Crabtree and Colin Kaepernick gelled quickly. Now that Kaepernick has discovered Vernon Davis, the Ravens will have their hands full.

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