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Super Bowl showdowns: Strength vs. strength when Haloti Ngata collides with the 49ers offensive line

Super Bowl showdowns: Strength vs. strength when Haloti Ngata collides with the 49ers offensive line

Each day this week, Baltimore Sun reporter and blogger Matt Vensel will break down a key matchup from Sunday’s Super Bowl. Today, he looks at how Haloti Ngata could blast a big hole in the 49ers offensive line.

In today’s NFL, with offenses lighting up the scoreboards, the battles in the trenches between 300-pound linemen often get overlooked. But sometimes, as you watch the pretty-boy quarterback drop back in the pocket or the back emerge from a forest of linemen, you can’t help but notice the massive blur flash before your eyes.

Ravens defensive tackle -- or is he a defensive end? -- Haloti Ngata is a big man who does things that big men...

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