Super Bowl XLVII Match-Up Set

Al Bello

Well, my pick in the NFC Championship Game was pretty close. . .and my pick in the AFC Championship Game couldn't have been more wrong.

In the first game of the day, the Atlanta Falcons jumped out to a big 17-0 lead early on, and took a 24-14 lead into halftime at the Georgia Dome against the San Francisco 49ers. But the Niners held the Falcons scoreless after halftime, and Frank Gore's second touchdown run of the day provided the decisive points in San Francisco's 28-24 victory.

In the nightcap, the New England Patriots also had a lead at halftime, going into the locker room leading the Baltimore Ravens by a score of 13-7. But three second-half touchdown passes from Joe Flacco and the New England offense turning the ball over three times after the break allowed the Ravens to score 21 unanswered points and coast to a 28-13 victory.

So, with that, Super Bowl XLVII will be decided in New Orleans in a couple of weeks between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers. Prepare to be sick to death of the following storylines over the next couple of weeks:

-Say, did you know that Niners head coach Jim Harbaugh and Ravens head coach John Harbaugh are. . .are you ready for this. . .brothers!? How preposterous! Have you ever heard of such a thing?

-Also, Super Bowl XLVII will be Ray Lewis' final NFL game, in case you weren't already aware of this.

-Oh, and the Ravens haven't signed quarterback Joe Flacco to a contract extension yet. IS HE ELITE!? We'll spend the next two weeks talking about it.

Congratulations to the folks from Niners Nation and Baltimore Beatdown on getting to football's final game, and condolences to everyone at The Falcoholic and Pats Pulpit for getting so close to that point.

There are some former members of the Minnesota Vikings to keep your eyes on over the next couple of weeks. You know about Randy Moss getting back to the Super Bowl as a member of the Niners after making it with the 16-0 Patriots a few years ago, and we talked about Matt Birk in a post we did yesterday. And as at least one person on Twitter has pointed out already. . .

Vegas has already installed San Francisco as a 4.5-point favorite in this one.

So, that's what we've got for the next two weeks. One more game in the 2012-13 NFL season, everyone. Here are all the particulars about it:

Super Bowl XLVII

Date: Sunday, February 3, 2013
Kickoff Time: 5:30 PM Central time
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
TV Broadcast: CBS - Announcers: Jim Nantz and Phil Simms
Halftime Show: Beyonce (and probably Destiny's Child)
National Anthem: Alicia Keys (who may or may not be on fire)

We have a couple of NFC Championship recap videos for your viewing pleasure. If we get some from the AFC game, we'll add them here.

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