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Super Bowl showdowns: the Ravens defense vs. Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers' pistol offense
Super Bowl showdowns: the Ravens defense vs. Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers' pistol offense

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 the challenge of defending Colin Kaepernick and the pistol offense. In their stunning run to Super Bowl XLVII, the Ravens eliminated a pair of future Hall of Fame quarterbacks and also beat rookie Andrew Luck, whom many feel will blossom into the next Peyton Manning or Tom Brady. But the young quarterback they must shut down on Super Sunday presents a unique challenge because he threatens the entire field after every snap. At 6 feet 4 and 230 pounds, Colin Kaepernick has the stature of the prototypical NFL quarterback -- you know, those Brady...

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