The 49ers' middle linebacker is the best player in the game. So when San Francisco limits the Ravens' offense, it only makes sense that Willis collects the MVP award after a double-digit tackle game. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Super Bold Predi...By Jordan Raanan, XFINITY Sports It's the Super Bowl. Anything can happen. Anything will happen. See for yourself. Here are my Super Bowl XLVII bold predictions: (AP Photos) Jordan Raanan has covered the NFL since 2005. Follow him on Twitter @JordanRaanan, on Facebook or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Joe Flacco Has a...The Ravens quarterback is on fire in the playoffs. He has thrown eight touchdown passes and no interceptions. But he hasn't faced a defense like the 49ers yet. San Francisco's linebackers can stop the underneath stuff. Flacco's best chance for success is down the field. That can't happen if he doesn't have time. Flacco won't have a ton of time. I'm thinking he'll throw for only about 200 yards with an interception. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Beyonce Flubs Ly...The superstar performer is under a lot of pressure in the halftime show after being accused of lip-syncing during the presidential inauguration. I'm sensing some kind of slip during the always chaotic halftime performance. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
Delanie Walker S...Call it a hunch at 18/1. The 49ers' second tight end can make plays. He scored twice in the final three weeks of the regular season. He does it again in the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
Michael Phelps G...Last year Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was caught dancing like a fool at a postgame party. This year it's Michael Phelps. Sure he's not playing in the game, but he is a big Ravens fan. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
Ted Ginn Jr. Tak...It hasn't been a banner season for the 49ers' return man. Still, Ginn is dangerous. He has six career return TDs (3 on kickoffs, 3 on punts). He makes that seven with a huge play in the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
Justin Tucker Dr...The Ravens rookie kicker has a big leg. He's 4-of-4 from 50+ this season with a long of 56 yards. In a dome with the adrenaline rushing, Tucker hits something like a 55-yarder against the 49ers. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Ray Lewis Cries ...OK, it's not bold. It's barely even a prediction. Win or lose, it's almost certain Lewis will bawl like a baby for hours in front of television cameras after his final career game. I say the crying lasts until about three hours after the game. That's an unusually long cool-down period. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Randy Moss Score...The 49ers wide receiver said he's the greatest of all time. Now he has to back it up. Moss had three touchdowns this season, but he has 10 postseason TDs in his career and one that should have been the game-winner in his only other Super Bowl appearance. He scores on a bomb in Super Bowl XLVII. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Patrick Willis W...The 49ers' middle linebacker is the best player in the game. So when San Francisco limits the Ravens' offense, it only makes sense that Willis collects the MVP award after a double-digit tackle game. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
49ers Win by Dou...San Francisco's the more talented team from top to bottom. They get it done by dominating with their running game and constant pressure on Joe Flacco. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)