Ravens 24, 49ers 21
Corbin Blumberg: Colin Kaepernick - for the first time in his NFL career - will be hit, and hit hard. Ray Lewis has 60 minutes left of football in his career, regardless of the result, but I doubt he will go out a loser. The Ravens played an impeccable game two weeks ago when defeating the Patriots, if they duplicate that performance, which I expect they will, are the best team in football.
Ravens 27, 49ers 23
Josh Foreman: While most people will talk about the Harbaugh brothers prior to the game Sunday, the key to the game is the brothers from other mothers, Aldon and Justin Smith on the D-line for the 49ers. Flacco has thrived with his deep ball during the playoffs, but I look for Aldon and Justin Smith to wreak havoc for Flacco and cause too much pressure for him to rely on the deep ball. Defense wins championships. The Lombardi trophy returns to the Bay.
49ers 24, Ravens 17
Matt Hansan: Ray Lewis’s first career sack was on former Colts quarterback, present 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, and it seems only fitting that Ray would end his career with a Super Bowl win against the coach whom Ray started his legacy against. The Ravens will come out strong and will be able to contain Kaepernick and the 49ers offense, winning a close one down in the Big Easy.
Ravens 23, 49ers 17
David Harrison: The only thing that would make this game better is if Jim and John checked into the game for a final goal line stand. On a more serious note, I’m still not sold that Flacco is an elite quarterback or that the Ravens have the speed to stop the read option. It will be close, but in the end Ray and his posse will come up short.
49ers 27, Ravens 21
Joe Sageman: Everybody is ready to anoint Colin Kaepernick as the next mega-star in the NFL. Not so fast! In a game featuring so much defensive talent, give me the calmer, cooler, more experienced Joe Flacco. Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, and company will force Kaepernick into some crucial mistakes, and 52 will ride into the sunset in style.
Ravens 23, 49ers 14
Alex Siegel: Both teams have elite defenses that can come up big in the clutch, so the way I see it is whichever team can dominate offensively will win this game. Vernon Davis and Michael Crabtree in the air as well as Kaepernick and Gore on the ground far outweigh the threat of Anquan Boldin, Torrey Smith, and Ray Rice. The 49ers offense will be able to overpower the tough Ravens defense and win in a low-scoring contest.
49ers 21, Ravens 17
Andrew Smith: Last week I doubted the Ravens. This week i won’t make the same mistake. Joe Flacco has been red hot this postseason and right now, it looks like nothing will stop the Ravens. Ray Lewis will acquire his second Super Bowl ring and retire a legend.
Ravens 31, 49ers 21
Doctor Wiseman: I don't really watch football, so between the Ravens and the 49ers, I pick the team whose coach's name is Harbaugh. Haha.
Ravens 24, 49ers 21
Kosegarten: I was definitely wrong about the Ravens last week. With the defense at full strength since week 15, they have been playing to their potential. If the offensive line can protect Flacco, and I think they will, Bullis school will be very happy next Monday.
Ravens 28, 49ers 21