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In a game that is being dubbed the "Super HarBowl" because the two opposing coaches, Jim Harbaugh (49ers) and John Harbaugh (Ravens) are brothers, the Baltimore Ravens will face off against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII, Sunday February 3 in New Orleans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The Ravens made it to the big game by defeating the New England Patriots 28-13 in the AFC championship game. The 49ers beat the Atlanta Falcons 28-24 in the NFC championship game to advance to the big show.
It will be the 49ers first appearance in the Super Bowl in 18 years. They have never lost a title game. If they win they will tie the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most title rings with six.
The Ravens will be playing in their second Super Bowl. The defeated the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV for their only title.
Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will be playing in his final NFL game after 17 years in the league. He previously announced his retirement.
"I said to our players last year, don't put your heads down, we'll be back," said Lewis. "
To see us come back like this, after all the injuries and things we have been through... our team is just awesome and this our time."
Bookmakers have listed the 49ers as 4.5-point favorites to win over the Ravens. There are expectations this could be the heaviest bet title game ever.
"It's a monster matchup, brother versus brother," William Hill oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro said. "I believe it will top last year's Super Bowl handle and could go higher."
Who's your pick to win the big game?
Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless debate who will win the Super Bowl