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Analysts' Reasons For Picking Ravens

That Haley Joel Osment kid picked us and he's picked 12/13 past Super Bowl winners.

HALEY JOEL OSMENT, actor; has picked 12 of the last 13 Super Bowl winners, missing only in 2008: 49ers, 28-24. This is looking like a classic Super Bowl in the making, and certainly one of the toughest picks I remember facing. San Francisco's recovery from a 17-point deficit (in the championship) convinced me that they have the will to pull out a victory down the stretch.

Read more: http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/sports/sports_blogs_national/115-celebrities-predict-2013-Super-Bowl-results-San-Francisco-49ers-VS--Baltimore-Ravens1359718109617#ixzz2JmR8aPMb

Originally posted by AmpLee:
Originally posted by pete98146:
Really the main reason why the analysts are picking the Ravens is due to Justin Smith's injury. Say what you want but without a healthy Justin Smith, our defense does NOT get pressure on the QB. Our defense in the playoffs is not the same as it was in the regular season. Advantage Ravens.

If (and it's a HUGE if) we can somehow get in Flacco's face we regain the advantage. If Flacco can sit back all day and pick apart our defense it might be a long day. Gotta admit that Pitta and Bolden over the middle scare the heck out of me.

We got good pressure on Ryan last week. In the beginning of the game he had a few nice pockets, but as the game wore on he was getting hit quite a bit. The sacks didn't materialize, but they also didn't score any points in the second half. Justin, is no question the engine of our defense, but he was doing work last game. He'll be even better tomorrow.

Gotta factor in that this is the last game too. Justin said it himself "we only have 4 more quarters left."

Dudes gonna be going balls to the wall and I expect him to be playing like a man possessed in those final 15 minutes.
Originally posted by BadgerHawk:
Originally posted by hungarian9erfan:
Tony Dungy ‏@TonyDungy MVP for the Ravens may end up being practice-squad QB Dennis Dixon. He has same skill set as Kaepernick and has simulated him for their D.

wow

If Dennis Dixon is so great why has he bounced around the league since he left college and why is he on a practice squad? Blah blah blah

He is not as fast or as tall as Kaep; but he did run a similar offense in college. I don't know what type of arm he has.
Originally posted by almondJoy:
Originally posted by BadgerHawk:
Originally posted by hungarian9erfan:
Tony Dungy ‏@TonyDungy MVP for the Ravens may end up being practice-squad QB Dennis Dixon. He has same skill set as Kaepernick and has simulated him for their D.

wow

If Dennis Dixon is so great why has he bounced around the league since he left college and why is he on a practice squad? Blah blah blah

He is not as fast or as tall as Kaep; but he did run a similar offense in college. I don't know what type of arm he has.

It's not simply Kaep's athleticism the Ravens have to worry about, it's the scheme they run + the dominance and skill of this whole offense working together + Kaep's athleticism. Dennis Dixon = Joe Webb. Remember how playing against him was supposed to help the Packers? LOL
Those reasons are damn stupid but its even more stupid for us to think that we have this wrapped up already. If Baltimore can protect flaco and get ray rice involved, not necessarily just in the rushing game, its going to make for a very anxious 3 hours. They had just as much time as we did to prepare and I'm sure their coaching staff and defense are prepared to try and limit kaepernick on the ground and through the air.
I get why people are picking the Ravens, they are a good team that's healthy for the first time all year, playing balls out at the right time and are riding a wave of emotion. They see what happened with the Giants last year and assume that the Ravens are the 2012 NY Giants. The Packers did the same thing in 2010, getting healthy right at the end and storming through the playoffs beating everyone. They are also the trendy pick because everyone loves a feel good story, and people no matter how much they like to pretend, are never completely objective. We make decisions more based on emotions than on logic.

The problem is that the 49ers are an even better team who is playing they're best football right now too, and just because you don't see them screaming and crying and talking about God doesn't mean they aren't JUST as fired up and confident as the Ravens are. The NFC is a lot better than the AFC, which is a big reason why those past two super bowl winners beat their AFC counterparts with much better records. That isn't going to just flip flop tomorrow..
Originally posted by Muggins:
That Haley Joel Osment kid picked us and he's picked 12/13 past Super Bowl winners.

HALEY JOEL OSMENT, actor; has picked 12 of the last 13 Super Bowl winners, missing only in 2008: 49ers, 28-24. This is looking like a classic Super Bowl in the making, and certainly one of the toughest picks I remember facing. San Francisco's recovery from a 17-point deficit (in the championship) convinced me that they have the will to pull out a victory down the stretch.

Read more: http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/sports/sports_blogs_national/115-celebrities-predict-2013-Super-Bowl-results-San-Francisco-49ers-VS--Baltimore-Ravens1359718109617#ixzz2JmR8aPMb


The kid is a good actor, and either really lucky at picking SuperBowl winners or is very good at it, either way, Ya!!! except it doesn't mean anything
I've been listening to talk radio all week and here is a compilation of what the talking heads of said.


49ers win if...

Colin Kaepernick can continue his high streak through the playoffs, and a balanced offense with Gore, Crabtree, Davis, Moss, Walker, and James are too fast and formidable for the aging Raven's defense. Also, the Niners are able to get good pressure bringing 4 against Flacco and he regresses to the mean to his average season.

Key Players: Colin Kaepernick and Aldon Smith

Ravens win if...

Joe Flacco can connect on several long passes, opening up the Niners' defense and creating running lanes for Rice and Pierce. Colin Kaepernick struggles against a predominate 4 man rush attack, including Ngata, Suggs, and Kruger. With constant pressure and good containment, Kaepernick makes some 'rookie' mistakes that have yet alluded him.

Key Players: Joe Flacco and Ed Reed
Originally posted by NinerBuff:
Originally posted by Muggins:
That Haley Joel Osment kid picked us and he's picked 12/13 past Super Bowl winners.

Quote:
HALEY JOEL OSMENT, actor; has picked 12 of the last 13 Super Bowl winners, missing only in 2008: 49ers, 28-24. This is looking like a classic Super Bowl in the making, and certainly one of the toughest picks I remember facing. San Francisco's recovery from a 17-point deficit (in the championship) convinced me that they have the will to pull out a victory down the stretch.

Read more: http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/sports/sports_blogs_national/115-celebrities-predict-2013-Super-Bowl-results-San-Francisco-49ers-VS--Baltimore-Ravens1359718109617#ixzz2JmR8aPMb


The kid is a good actor, and either really lucky at picking SuperBowl winners or is very good at it, either way, Ya!!! except it doesn't mean anything

The kid sees dead people. Superbowl winner shouldn't be that hard.
Originally posted by AXEGRINDER:
Originally posted by NinerBuff:
Originally posted by Muggins:
That Haley Joel Osment kid picked us and he's picked 12/13 past Super Bowl winners.

Quote:
HALEY JOEL OSMENT, actor; has picked 12 of the last 13 Super Bowl winners, missing only in 2008: 49ers, 28-24. This is looking like a classic Super Bowl in the making, and certainly one of the toughest picks I remember facing. San Francisco's recovery from a 17-point deficit (in the championship) convinced me that they have the will to pull out a victory down the stretch.

Read more: http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/sports/sports_blogs_national/115-celebrities-predict-2013-Super-Bowl-results-San-Francisco-49ers-VS--Baltimore-Ravens1359718109617#ixzz2JmR8aPMb


The kid is a good actor, and either really lucky at picking SuperBowl winners or is very good at it, either way, Ya!!! except it doesn't mean anything

The kid sees dead people. Superbowl winner shouldn't be that hard.

BOOOM! /thread
Ravens are going to get smacked in the mouth.

They have no idea what they are in for. They have not seen a team that even resembles the 49ers all season. Offense is gonna have that defense on their heals, and the Defense is gonna be knocking heads.
Originally posted by Muggins:
That Haley Joel Osment kid picked us and he's picked 12/13 past Super Bowl winners.

HALEY JOEL OSMENT, actor; has picked 12 of the last 13 Super Bowl winners, missing only in 2008: 49ers, 28-24. This is looking like a classic Super Bowl in the making, and certainly one of the toughest picks I remember facing. San Francisco's recovery from a 17-point deficit (in the championship) convinced me that they have the will to pull out a victory down the stretch.

Read more: http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/sports/sports_blogs_national/115-celebrities-predict-2013-Super-Bowl-results-San-Francisco-49ers-VS--Baltimore-Ravens1359718109617#ixzz2JmR8aPMb


.......I see Super Bowl Winners......

Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
Ravens are going to get smacked in the mouth.

They have no idea what they are in for. They have not seen a team that even resembles the 49ers all season. Offense is gonna have that defense on their heals, and the Defense is gonna be knocking heads.

I think the bolded is the biggest thing that the talking heads are failing to recognize, they say we havent played a team like baltimore yet this season, but we have played defenses that are much better, offenses that are bigger deep threats, and dynamic running offenses. The closest thing they have faced to our defense is a injury plagued Steelers, and a Denver team that blitzes more then normal to have a dynamic pass rush. Not so worried about this one the "analysts" can spend all there time talking about the voodoo, and good karma & team of destiny bs that comes from Ray Lewis talking to God LOL
Originally posted by LoneWolf:
Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
Ravens are going to get smacked in the mouth.

They have no idea what they are in for. They have not seen a team that even resembles the 49ers all season. Offense is gonna have that defense on their heals, and the Defense is gonna be knocking heads.

I think the bolded is the biggest thing that the talking heads are failing to recognize, they say we havent played a team like baltimore yet this season, but we have played defenses that are much better, offenses that are bigger deep threats, and dynamic running offenses. The closest thing they have faced to our defense is a injury plagued Steelers, and a Denver team that blitzes more then normal to have a dynamic pass rush. Not so worried about this one the "analysts" can spend all there time talking about the voodoo, and good karma & team of destiny bs that comes from Ray Lewis talking to God LOL

Amen. The closer we get to the game, the less nervous I've been. I've dissected every facet of the game at this point, and I really think we're going to kick their ass. We win by 10 at minimum.
Just a few minutes ago on the local sports radio show here in Seattle, John Clayton of all people (world famous 49er hater) said that he "almost guarantees a win for the 49ers." That's how strongly he feels about our team after spending time with us at our practices this week.

He said of the Harbaugh brothers, it's actually Jim that has been more relaxed, calm and organized this week and teams tend to mimic the attitude and behavior of their coaches.

Verrrrrrrrrrry interesting!