SANTA CLARA — Boil out the flimsiest, fuzziest story lines and this Super Bowl is supremely easy to summarize in less than 25 words.

The 49ers are a little better at the best things the Ravens do and a lot better at the things the Ravens do worst.

There you have it. Simple, crisp, lean, complete ... and almost nothing like any of the food I plan to consume in the French Quarter next week.

OK, a little more: The 49ers have the more dynamic quarterback, the more varied offense and the stronger, younger defense, which are all the tangible pieces that mark a team as an eventual Super Bowl champion.

They will win this game, and let’s just go ahead and predict the score: 49ers 27, Baltimore 17.

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