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Super Bowl 2013: Baltimore Ravens Preview and Matchup History vs. 49ers

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A detailed look at the AFC champion Baltimore Ravens as they prepare to take on the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.

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  • The Ravens will make their second Super Bowl appearance in franchise history. They defeated the NYG, 34-7 in SB XXXV.
  • The Ravens (.650, 13-7) have the highest postseason win percentage of any team.
  • The Ravens had 6 players selected to the 2013 Pro Bowl (Jacoby Jones, Vonta Leach, Haloti Ngata, Ed Reed, Ray Rice, Marshal Yanda).
  • Four players on the Ravens' active roster have played in a Super Bowl - Ray Lewis, Brendon Ayanbadejo, Anquan Boldin, and James Ihedigbo.
  • With a win John Harbaugh will surpass Tom Flores (8) for the most postseason wins by a head coach in his first five seasons in NFL history.
  • Joe Flacco has 8 TDs, 0 INTs and a 114.7 passer rating in the 2012 postseason.
  • Flacco registered his sixth career playoff road win last week, surpassing Eli Manning (5) for the most in NFL history by a quarterback.
  • Flacco tied the NFL single-game postseason record for most touchdown passes of 30+ yards (70, 59, 32) in the Divisional round vs. Denver.
  • Flacco is the first quarterback in the Super Bowl era to win a postseason game in each of his first five seasons.
  • Flacco has an 8-4 postseason record. With a win, he would tie Tom Brady (9) for most playoff wins by a quarterback in the first 5 seasons of his career all-time.
  • Flacco had a career-best 3,817 passing yards in 2012, 2nd-most in a season by a Raven.
  • Including the postseason, Baltimore is 32-3 (.914) when Flacco has a 100+ passer rating.
  • In his only career meeting vs. the 49ers, Flacco posted a 100.1 passer rating.
  • Ray Rice is averaging 105.3 scrimmage yards per game in 2012 postseason.
  • Rice (1,621) reached 1,600 scrimmage yards for the 4th season in row.
  • Rice led AFC running backs with 61 catches in 2012.
  • Rookie running back Bernard Pierce is averaging 6.3 yards per carry in the postseason (27 att., 169 yards).
  • Torrey Smith has 9 receptions for 198 yards (22 avg.) with 2 TDs in the 2012 postseason.
  • Smith averages 22.2 yards per catch in five career postseason games (13 receptions, 289 yards). Smith had a career-best in receiving yards (855) and TDs (8) in 2012.
  • Anquan Boldin is averaging 92 receiving yards per game in three playoff games in 2012.
  • Boldin had career-best 2 TD receptions in AFC Championship vs. New England.
  • Since 2010, Boldin has five postseason TD catches, tied for most in NFL during that span (Vernon Davis, 5).
  • 14 of Boldin's 16 receptions in the 2012 postseason have been for 1st downs.
  • For his career in the postseason, Boldin has 46 receptions for 702 yards (15.3 avg.) with 6 TDs.
  • Boldin registered 8 receptions for 84 yards in Super Bowl XLIII with Cardinals.
  • Boldin has 7 TD receptions in the regular season vs. the 49ers, most against any opponent.
  • Jacob Jones had the 2nd-longest postseason TD reception in franchise annals in Divisional Playoffs vs. Denver. (Shannon Sharpe, 96 yards).
  • Jones ranked 1st in NFL with 30.7 kick return average in 2012.
  • Jones tied the league-high with 3 kick-return TDs (2 KO, 1 PR) this season.
  • Jones attended Marion Abramson HS in New Orleans, LA.
  • Dennis Pitta had a TD reception in his only career meeting vs. the 49ers.
  • Pitta has 2 TD catches in three postseason games this season.
  • Pitta (7) tied Todd Heap (7 in '05) for most TD receptions by a TE in franchise history this season.
  • The Ravens defense tied the franchise regular-season record with 9 sacks in their last game vs. San Francisco.
  • Defense has forced 8 turnovers (5 INTs, 3 fumbles) in 3 postseason games in '12...
  • Ray Lewis has played in 20 career postseason games (13-7, .650).
  • Lewis has a NFL-best 44 tackles in 2012 playoffs.
  • Lewis was named MVP of Super Bowl XXXV.
  • Ed Reed has 8 career postseason INTs, tied for 4th-most in NFL history.
  • Reed attended Destrehan HS in St. Rose, LA.
  • Safety Bernard Pollard had team-high 98 tackles in 2012.
  • Cornerback Corey Graham became the fourth Raven to register 2 INTs in a playoff game vs. Denver.
  • Graham & CB Cary Williams have 2 INTs apiece in the 2012 postseason.
  • Terrell Suggs has 12 career postseason sacks, tied for 3rd-most since sacks became official statistic.
  • Suggs tied his career-best with 3 sacks in his last game vs. San Francisco.
  • Linebacker Paul Kruger led the team with career-best 9 sacks in 2012.
  • Justin Tucker made a 47-yard game-winning FG in OT vs. Denver, in Divisional Playoffs, tied for 3rd-longest OT field goal in NFL postseason history and longest ever by rookie.