Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by cciowa:
Originally posted by Crow-Magnon:
you know so many fans , especially in ninerland , are so love struck with the arm of ck because its something they have not seen for a long time. i am sure ravens fans are also in love with the arm of joe cuz it gives them another dimension however i feel this game will still boil down to the defense and the running game for each team. both of these teams run it well, both are physical, both tackle so very well. if both quarterbacks go out there and light it up fine,, but i think this will be a old school school yard king of the mountain game which would make vince lombardi very very proud
Originally posted by nevadalove9ers2:
Welcome...the 49ers don't lose superbowls! 5-0
This must be a nice time for you guys. To bad you have to run into us!
I know why you feel that way, but seriously, this Niners team is not the Montana-Young-Rice-Lott teams of the 80's and early 90's. Not to say that San Francisco cannot win this SB, as they most certainly can. But it is nowhere near a given.
I don't know cciowa. We left quite a few plays on the field in our first matchup vs BAL...or Alex did. There is a different aura about our offense now. We are averaging 36.5 or so ppg in the playoffs (leading all playoff teams). THIS all while not losing our run-pass balance. We are also averaging a playoff leading 7.6 yards per play.
Now I understand we haven't exactly played the best defenses but we have played the best offenses on the other end and have out dueled both. BAL has quite a few holes on defense and "emotion" can only go so far.
Also, BAL has a +5 turnover ratio in the playoffs yet they only have a 30:15 TOP. We have 32:59 TOP and are +2 in the turnover margin.
The key to winning this game is to NOT turn the ball over to BAL. They have lived off that in these playoffs.
i believe the reason we "out duel" those offenses is because of our defense being so great, not whoever our QB is having good numbers. its easy to put up better numbers and win when our #1 D(dont care what anyone says) is keeping the other teams down. kaep didnt beat or out duel matt ryan, he beat the falcons defense, matt ryan didnt lose to kaep, he lost to the niners defense. same goes for every other great QB we have beaten this year. just my 1 cent
this game is the 2 best Ds in the league imo. flacco didnt tear up the niners d last year, but the ravens D stymied our offense. with kaep at the helm able to run like he does, i dont think the ravens speed can match his running ability and contain him. i believe that is what gives us the advantage, not including the emergence of crabs to go with moss VD and the inconvient truth if those aspects were nullified.