Teams: 49ers (home) vs. Ravens (away)
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Date: Feb. 3, 2013
Location: The Superdome, New Orleans
TV Schedule: CBS national broadcast
Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Phil Simms (color)
Odds: 49ers -3.5 Over/Under 47.5
Weather: 72 degrees, controlled
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The nation waits for the kickoff of Super Bowl XLVII, and minus a few quasi-odd tidbits about deer-antler spray and inappropriate weather-based adjectives describing Super Bowl cities, it's been relatively quiet leading up to the big game.
The question really comes down to which of these offenses can generate enough big plays against defenses that have been both off and on all year.
The Ravens have been the more impressive unit in these playoffs. They largely held the high-powered offenses of Denver and New England at bay (14 of Denver's 35 points were scored on special teams) in divisional and conference championship victories. San Francisco's highly touted defense has been touched up a bit in its two playoff wins, although facing two of the NFC's best offenses, Green Bay and Atlanta, can have that effect.
As is usually the case in the Super Bowl, big plays will mark the difference in this game.
Who will make them?