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Super Bowl 2012: Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers

All you need to know about the Super Bowl between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers.

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Harbaugh: 1-0

Harbaugh: 0-1






Bal: 2-0 (NE 1-0, NYG 1-0)

SF: 1-1 (NE 1-0, NYG 0-1)





W 28-13 at Patriots

W 28-24 at Falcons


11/24/11: 49ers 6 at Ravens 16. Thanksgiving Day primetime game is first NFL game with head coaching brothers. Baltimore QB Joe Flacco has 100.1 rating, connects with TE Dennis Pitta for game-winning touchdown in 4th quarter. Ravens limit 49ers to 170 total net yards.


CBS (5:00 PM CT): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Steve Tasker and Solomon Wilcots (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason, James Lofton and Mark Malone (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 92 (Bal.), 86 (SF). XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (Bal.), 226 (SF).


  • Club will make 2nd SB appearance in franchise history – defeated NYG, 34-7 in SB XXXV
  • Ravens (.650, 13-7) have highest postseason winning percentage. of any team
  • With win JOHN HARBAUGH will surpass TOM FLORES (8) for the most postseason wins by a head coach during his first five seasons in NFL history
  • QB JOE FLACCO has 8 touchdowns vs. 0 interceptions and 114.7 passer rating in ’12 postseason.
  • Flacco registered 6th career playoff road win last week, surpassing ELI MANNING (5) for most in NFL history by quarterback.
  • Tied NFL single-game postseason record for most touchdown passes of 30-plus yards (70, 59, 32) in Divisional round vs. Denver.
  • Flacco is the first quarterback in Super Bowl era to win a postseason game in each of his first five seasons.
  • Flacco has 8-4 postseason record.
  • With win, Flacco would tie TOM BRADY (9) for most playoff wins by QB in first five seasons of career all-time.
  • Had career-best 3,817 passing yards in ’12, second-most in season by Raven.
  • Including the postseason, Baltimore is 32-3 (.914) when Flacco has 100+ passer rating.
  • In only career meeting vs. 49ers, Flacco posted 100.1 passer rating
  • RB RAY RICE is averaging 105.3 scrimmage yards per game in ’12 postseason.
  • Rice (1,621) reached 1,600 scrimmage yards for the fourth year in a row.
  • Rice led all AFC running backs with 61 catches in 2012.
  • Rookie RB BERNARD PIERCE is averaging 6.3 yards per carry in postseason (27 att., 169 yards)
  • WR TORREY SMITH has 9 receptions for 198 yards (22 avg.) with 2 touchdowns in 2012 postseason.
  • Smith averages 22.2 yards per catch in five career postseason games (13 receptions, 289 yards).
  • Smith had career-best in receiving yards (855) and touchdowns (8) in ’12.
  • WR ANQUAN BOLDIN is averaging 92 receiving yards per game in three playoff games in 2012.
  • Had career-best two touchdown receptions in AFC Championship game vs. New England.
  • Since ’10, Boldin has five postseason touchdown catches, tied for most in NFL during span (VERNON DAVIS, 5).
  • 14 of Boldin’s 16 receptions in ’12 postseason have been for 1st downs.
  • During his career in the postseason, Boldin has 46 receptions for 702 yards (15.3 avg.) and six touchdowns.
  • Registered eight receptions for 84 yards in SB XLIII with the Cardinals.
  • Has seven touchdown receptions in the regular season vs. San Francisco, most against any opponent
  • KR-WR JACOBY JONES had second-longest postseason touchdown reception in franchise annals in Divisional Playoffs vs. Den. (SHANNON SHARPE, 96).
  • Jones ranked first in the NFL with 30.7 KR avg. in 2012. Tied league-high with 3 kick-return touchdowns (2 KO, 1 PR) this season. Attended Marion Abramson HS in New Orleans, LA
  • TE DENNIS PITTA had a touchdown reception in his only career meeting vs. 49ers.
  • Pitta has 2 touchdown receptions in three postseason games this season.
  • Pitta (7) tied TODD HEAP (7 in ’05) for most touchdown receptions by a tight end in franchise history this season
  • Defense tied franchise regular-season record with nine sacks in their last game vs. SF
  • Defense has forced eight turnovers (5 interceptions, 3 fumbles) in 3 postseason games in ’12
  • LB RAY LEWIS has played in 20 career postseason games (13-7, .650). Lewis has NFL-best 44 tackles in ’12 playoffs. Was named MVP of SB XXXV
  • S ED REED has eight career postseason interceptions, tied for 4th-most in NFL history. Reed attended Destrehan HS in St. Rose, LA.
  • S BERNARD POLLARD had team-high 98 tackles in ’12
  • CB COREY GRAHAM became 4th Raven to register 2 interceptions in playoff game vs. Den.
  • Graham and CB CARY WILLIAMS have 2 interceptions apiece in ’12 postseason
  • LB TERRELL SUGGS has 12 career postseason sacks, tied for 3rd-most since sacks became official statistic. Tied career-best with 3 sacks in last game vs. SF.
  • LB PAUL KRUGER led team with career-best 9 sacks in ’12
  • K JUSTIN TUCKER made 47-yard game-winning FG in OT vs. Den., in Divisional Playoffs, tied for 3rd-longest OT FG in NFL postseason history and longest ever by rookie
  • Ravens have 6 players selected to 2013 Pro Bowl (KR Jones, FB VONTA LEACH, DT HALOTI NGATA, S Reed, RB Rice, G MARSHAL YANDA)
  • Four players on Ravens’ active roster have played in the Super Bowl – Ray Lewis, BRENDON AYANBADEJO, Anquan Boldin, JAMES IHEDIGBO.


  • Have won five Super Bowls (XVI, XIX, XXIII, XXIV, XXIX), 2nd most in NFL history (Pit., 6).
  • Are 5-0 in the Super Bowl, outscoring opponents 188-89.
  • This is San Francisco's first Super Bowl appearance since 1994 season (XXIX, 1/29/95).
  • The 49ers won SB XXIV (1/28/90) over Denver 55-10 in New Orleans.
  • San Francisco has 28 playoff wins, fourth-most in NFL history.
  • Team is 28-18 (.609) in postseason all-time
  • Head coach JIM HARBAUGH is 27-8-1 (.764) in first two seasons (incl. playoffs). His 27 wins are tied for third most all-time in first two NFL seasons (incl. postseason). Harbaugh is the 8th head coach since 1970 to win division title in each of 1st 2 NFL seasons
  • 49ers led the NFL with nine players selected to original Pro Bowl team: LB NA VORRO BOWMAN (1st), S DASHON GOLDSON (2nd), RB FRANK GORE (4th), G MIKE IUPATI (1st), LB ALDON SMITH (1st), DT JUSTIN SMITH(4th), T JOE STALEY (2nd), S DONTE WHITNER (1st) and LB PATRICK WILLIS (6th)
  • 49ers advanced to SB XLVII with 28-24 win at Atlanta. San Francisco overcame 17-point deficit, becoming one of three teams to win postseason game on road after trailing by 17+ points
  • QB COLIN KAEPERNICK is 7-2 (.778) as a starter (incl. playoffs). In those 9 starts, has 101.2 passer rating with 13 touchdowns vs. 4 interceptions and 440 rush yards with four touchdowns. With seven career regular season starts, would have 3rd fewest career regular season starts for a starting quarterback in the Super Bowl. Can be the fourth quarterback to start Super Bowl in the same season as his first NFL start (TOM BRADY, KURT WARNER, VINCE FERRAGAMO).
  • In the NFC Championship game, Kaepernick completed 16 of 21 (76.2 pct.) for 233 yards with one touchdown, no picks and a 127.7 rating. Averaged 11.1 yards per pass, highest among any starting quarterback in 49ers postseason history. Kaepernick broke club record held by HOFer JOE MONTANA (10.7) in 1988 NFC Champ (1/8/89). In 2 postseason games, has 105.9 rating and has rushed for 202 yards (101 per game) and scored five touchdowns (three pass, two rush)
  • RB Frank Gore rushed for 1,214 yards, his franchise-record 6th 1,000-yard season. Is the franchise leader with 8,839 career rush yards and 51 career rush touchdowns. Rushed for 90 yards and 2 touchdowns in NFC Champ, his 1st career postseason game with 2+ rush touchdowns. In 2012 playoffs, Gore has rushed for 209 yards (104.5 per game) and three touchdowns. 49ers have NFC’s top two postseason rushers: Gore (209) and Kaepernick (202).
  • Rookie RB LA MICHAEL JAMES posted his first career postseason rushing touchdown in the NFC Championship game (15 yards).
  • TE VERNON DAVIS has 16 catches for 442 yards (110.5 per game) and five touchdowns in four career playoff games. Averaging 27.6 yards per catch in the postseason. In three of four career playoff games, Davis has 100-plus yards and at least one touchdown. Since 2009 (incl. playoffs), Davis leads NFC tight ends with 36 touchdowns.
  • WR MICHAEL CRABTREE had career-high 85 catches, 1,105 yards and 9 touchdowns. In playoffs, Crabtree has generated 15 receptions for 176 yards and two touchdowns. In his past five games (incl. playoffs), Crabtree has 34 catches for 520 yards (104 per game) and 6 touchdowns.
  • WR RANDY MOSS has 10 rec. touchdowns in playoff career, tied for 3rd most in NFL postseason history. Needs 2 rec. touchdowns in playoffs to tie HOFer JOHN STALLWORTH (12) for 2nd
  • 49ers led NFC in total defense (294.4 yards per game) and pass defense (200.2).
  • Ranked 2nd in run defense (94.2).
  • LB Aldon Smith’s 33.5 sacks are most by player in 1st 2 seasons. Led NFC with team-record 19.5 sacks. Has 15 sacks in past 12 (incl. playoffs). Has sack, forced fumble or fumble recovery in all four career playoff games.
  • LB Bowman led team with 144 tackles.
  • LB Willis ranked 2nd on team with 120 tackles. Has been selected to Pro Bowl in each of 1st 6 seasons. Willis leads team with 19 tackles in postseason.
  • CBs TARELL BROWN and CHRIS CULLIVER have each recorded an interception in the 2012 playoffs. Culliver posted his first career postseason interception in the NFC Championship game.
  • DT ISAAC SOPOAGA had 1st career postseason sack in NFC Champ.