What's more, this figures to be a close game. I don't like 49ers kicker David Akers in those situations. But the game's in a dome, you say, and he won't have to worry about the wind? He could say the same about the NFC title game in Atlanta, where he missed a pivotal 38-yarder.
There will be wind in the dome Sunday — and it will all be at the back of the rolling Ravens.
49ers 26, Ravens 21
I admit it. I'm not a Joe Flacco believer. He has to show me he can win this Super Bowl against the 49ers, the most complete team in the NFL.
The 49ers are always on the attack — running, passing, against the run, against the pass, even punting. San Francisco punter Andy Lee is among nine 49ers, including all four linebackers, to make All-Pro.
But the 49ers are the better team. And 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is the better Harbaugh.