The more I think about it, the more confident I am becoming in this game. We have a match up advantage at virtually every position (other than kicker). I just think we are going to be too much for this old, battered, Baltimore team to handle. My rationale below, if you're interested:
We've gotten off to four slow starts in a row. Football is cyclical. It's our time for a quicker start. Also, our coaches live for game planning big games likes this (Green Bay x2, Chicago, New England). The extra time should do wonders as it has for this coaching staff recently (New Orleans last year, Green Bay x2). The Ravens coaches are fantastic as well, but they just have not faced a comparable offense to us (the only such team, I believe, is Seattle). I think the Ravens will want to start off with losts of Rice. But I think our All Pro middle linebackers will be ready to show what's left of Ray Lewis that they are the new sheriffs in town. So, I think we get off to a fast start (long runs by Kaepernick). I think the Ravens have trouble getting traction with their run game, and I think the score is similar to the first half in New England (17-3 Niners at halftime).
Then, I think the Raven's try to throw themselves into the game. However, Flacco's game is not an indoor game. He throws a big sloppy ball up in the air and on grass his recievers adjust better than the DBs. This is very similar to the Stafford to Megatron connection that we defend so well (we contest the jump ball very well). Flacco throws at least one pick, short, unproductive drives. Our passing game starts keeps the Raven's 'backers honest as our run game continues to gash them. 27-6 at the end of the 3rd.
Ravens start to hit a few big pass plays (with enough attempts and the modern passing rules, it becomes inevitable), but a late touchdown by the niners puts the game out of reach. 34-20 Niners!