After three exciting weekends, it has been determined that Super Bowl XLVII will consist of the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens–which will feature brothers/head coaches Jim Harbaugh and John Harbaugh squaring off against one another in what many fans are calling the “Harbowl” or “Harbaugh Bowl.” If this weekend’s 2013 Conference Championship games are any indication of what to expect, this year’s Super Bowl should be one for the ages as the 49ers and Ravens both appear to be team’s of destiny heading into New Orleans.
Early on, the 49ers struggled to contain the Atlanta Falcons as they trailed 17-0 early on, but the defense stepped up their game in the second half while Frank Gore and Vernon Davis carried the offense to win the game 28-24. While Gore finished the game with 90 rushing yards and two touchdowns, Davis came up big for San Francisco in the passing game as he caught five passes for 106 yards.
As for the AFC Championship, it looks like the “Ray Lewis Retirement Party” will have to wait at least two more weeks as the Ravens marched into Foxboro and shocked the New England Patriots. Not only did Baltimore’s defense shutout Tom Brady and company in the second half, but Joe Flacco made a name for himself when it comes to the elite quarterback debate and picked up his sixth career win on the road in the postseason.
Fans have wanted the Harbaugh brothers to square off against one another in the Super Bowl and now–it looks like they’re finally going to see it happen two weeks from now.