Randall Cunningham

Ravens gearing up for Pistol offense and Colin Kaepernick

NEW ORLEANS — The elusive presence of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick could become a unique challenge for the Ravens' defense Sunday night.

Should they fail to contain the 49ers' unpredictable read-option Pistol offense at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, winning the Super Bowl shapes up as a challenging proposition for the Ravens.

The Ravens have already been defeated twice this season by athletic quarterbacks, falling to the Philadelphia Eagles' Michael Vick and the Washington Redskins' Robert Griffin III. In those losses, the Ravens allowed a combined 906 yards of total offense.

“If we get a chance to hit him, we want to hit him,” Ravens strong safety...