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

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

Scott Halleran

  • The 49ers have won 5 Super Bowls (XVI, XIX, XXIII, XXIV, XXIX), second most in NFL history.
  • The Niners are 5-0 in Super Bowls, outscoring opponents 188-89.
  • This is the team's fist Super Bowl appearance since the 1994 season (XXIX, 1/29/95).
  • The 49ers won Super Bowl XXIV (1/28/90) over Denver 55-10 in New Orleans.
  • San Francisco has 28 playoff wins, 4th most in NFL history.
  • The team is 28-18 (.609) in postseason all-time.
  • Head coach Jim Harbaugh is 27-8-1 (.764) in his first two seasons (including playoffs).
  • His 27 wins are tied for 3rd most all-time in first two NFL seasons (including postseason).
  • Harbaugh is the 8th head coach since 1970 to win a division title in each of his first two NFL seasons.
  • The 49ers led the NFL with 9 players selected to the original Pro Bowl team: NaVorro Bowman (1st), Dashon Goldson (2nd), Frank Gore (4th), Mike Iupati (1st), Aldon Smith (1st), Justin Smith (4th), Joe Staley (2nd), Donte Whitner (1st) and Patrick Willis (6th).
  • The 49ers advanced to Super Bowl XLVII with a 28-24 win at Atlanta. San Francisco overcame a 17-point deficit and is 1 of 3 teams to win postseason game on the road after trailing by 17+ points.
  • Colin Kaepernick is 7-2 (.778) as starter (including playoffs).
  • In those nine starts, Kaepernick has a 101.2 passer rating with 13 TDs, 4 INTs and 440 rush yards with 4 TDs.
  • With seven career regular season starts, he would have the 3rd fewest career regular season starts for a starting QB in the Super Bowl.
  • Kaepernick will be the 4th quarterback to start the Super Bowl in the same season as his first NFL start (Tom Brady, Kurt Warner, Vince Ferragamo)
  • In the NFC Championship, Kaepernick completed 16 of 21 (76.2%) for 233 yards with 1 TD, 0 INTs and a 127.7 rating. He averaged 11.1 yards per pass, highest for any starting QB in 49ers postseason history.
  • In two postseason games, he has a 105.9 rating and has rushed for 202 yards (101 per game) and has scored 5 TDs (3 pass, 2 rush).
  • Frank Gore rushed for 1,214 yards, his team-record 6th 1,000-yard season.
  • Gore is the franchise leader with 8,839 career rush yards and 51 career rush TDs.
  • Rushed for 90 yards and 2 TDs in the NFC Championship, his first career postseason game with 2+ rush TDs.
  • In the 2012 playoffs, Gore has rushed for 209 yards (104.5 per game) and 3 TDs.
  • The 49ers have the NFC's top 2 postseason rushers: Gore (209) & Kaepernick (202).
  • Rookie running back LaMichael James had his first career postseason rush TD in NFC Championship (15 yards).
  • Vernon Davis has 16 catches for 442 yards (110.5 per game) and 5 TDs in four career playoff games.
  • In the playoffs, Davis averages 27.6 yards per catch.
  • In 3 of 4 career playoff games, Davis has 100+ yards and 1+ TD.
  • Since 2009 (including playoffs), leads NFC TEs with 36 TDs.
  • Michael Crabtree had a career-high 85 catches, 1,105 yards and 9 TDs in 2012 season.
  • In the playoffs, Crabtree has 15 catches for 176 yards and 2 TDs.
  • In the past five games (including playoffs), Crabtree has 34 catches for 520 yards (104 per game) and 6 TDs.
  • Randy Moss has 10 receiving TDs in his playoff career, tied for 3rd most in NFL postseason history. Moss needs two receiving TDs in the playoffs to tie HOFer John Stallworth for 2nd.
  • The 49ers led the NFC in total defense (294.4 yards per game) and pass defense (200.2). They ranked 2nd in run defense (94.2).
  • Aldon Smith's 33.5 sacks are most by a player in his first two seasons.
  • Smith led the NFC with team-record 19.5 sacks in 2012.
  • He has 15 sacks in the past 12 games (including playoffs).
  • Smith has a sack, forced fumble or a fumble recovery in all four career playoff games.
  • NaVorro Bowman led the team with 144 tackles. Patrick Willis ranked 2nd on the team with 120 tackles.
  • Willis has been selected to the Pro Bowl in each of first 6 seasons.
  • Willis leads the team with 19 tackles in the postseason.
  • Cornerbacks Tarell Brown and Chris Culliver have each recorded an INT in the 2012 playoffs.