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15 Predictions For Super Bowl XLVII

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What Will Happen On Super Bowl Sunday?

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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

It is finally the weekend of Super Bowl XLVII and the anticipation for kickoff at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time inside the Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday is growing intense. I’m getting ready for this game as much as the rest of you and have put together 15 predictions for things or people we will see and how much of them we will see. There is everything in this list from what song ends halftime to how long the National Anthem will be and of course who wins the game.

There is no doubt that we will see a lot of Jack and Jackie Harbaugh with their kids coaching the two teams but hopefully we don’t have to see them too much. This game should be focused on the players on the field instead of the whole Harbaugh storyline in my opinion. I look forward to see how the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens come out with almost every single playing never being in this game before. Will there be a lot of nerves early on or will both teams come out firing?

Here are my 15 predictions about Super Bowl XLVII and what goes on with it. I expect that it will be a very exciting Sunday for everyone involved and watching at home. I really wish the next day was a national holiday so people could recover from their Super Bowl parties but we know that will never happen. My advice is be safe, don’t do anything too crazy and enjoy the game as we only get this day one time each year.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.

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Alicia Keys

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Keys’ version of the Star Spangled Banner will last 2 minutes, 22 seconds.

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Beyonce

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Beyonce will make her hit “Single Ladies” the final song of the halftime set.

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Harbaugh Parents

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We will see Jack and Jackie Harbaugh 18 different times during the game.

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Roger Goddell

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Goddell will only be seen during the postgame and at no point during the game itself.

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Joe Flacco

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Flacco will throw for 279 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.

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Colin Kaepernick

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Kaepernick will throw for 216 yards, rush for 83 with three touchdowns overall.

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Torrey Smith

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Smith will catch four passes for 87 yards and a touchdown.

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Randy Moss

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Moss will have just one catch but it will be for a touchdown.

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Ray Rice

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Rice will rush for 113 yards and a touchdown.

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Frank Gore

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Gore will finish with 94 yards rushing and will fumble once.

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David Akers

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Akers will have two field goals but will also miss two kicks.

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Ray Lewis

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Lewis will finish his career with a 12-tackle night and a fumble recovery.

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Jim Harbaugh

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Harbaugh will be shown on 23 different occasions and will lose both of his challenges.

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John Harbaugh

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Harbaugh will be seen 20 times during the game and will win a challenge.

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Prediction

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It was quite a challenge trying to figure out who would want this game with the Harbaugh brothers getting together for this historic game. There will be a lot of nerves in this game and I don’t believe either team will be in double figures by halftime. I think that we will see our first overtime game in Super Bowl history as well.

I’ll take San Francisco 27-24 on an Akers field goal after Baltimore doesn’t score on their opening possession as the 49ers improve to 6-0 in their Super Bowl history.