coleryan Posts:16270 Followers:21
02/03/2013 10:34 AM

Niners expanding their options
In the seven regular season games Kaepernick started, San Francisco used the option a total of 26 times, averaging 5.4 yards per rush with three touchdowns.

The Niners have greatly increased the use of the option their two playoff games, running the play 29 times while averaging 8.4 yards per rush with four touchdowns.

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coleryan Posts:16270 Followers:21
02/03/2013 10:35 AM

The only time Nevada sportsbooks lost money on the Super Bowl in the past 10 years was the 2008 game between the Giants and Patriots. They lost a combined $2.6 million in total (-2.8 percent hold) in the Giants' 21-17 victory. (via Nevada Gaming Control Board)

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coleryan Posts:16270 Followers:21
02/03/2013 10:54 AM

Ravens need to prep for Niners options
Baltimore’s only experience against the option this season came in Week 14 against the Redskins. The Redskins ran for 93 yards on 15 options (6.2 yards per rush) in the game.

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coleryan Posts:16270 Followers:21
02/03/2013 10:54 AM

Lookout Pittsburgh
The 49ers are a perfect 5-0 in Super Bowls – the best record of any franchise. Five Super Bowl titles are tied with Cowboys for second most, one back of the Steelers (6).

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coleryan Posts:16270 Followers:21
02/03/2013 10:55 AM

Who has the best cheerleaders?



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coleryan Posts:16270 Followers:21
02/03/2013 10:55 AM

Defense wins championships
San Francisco allowed 17.1 points per game in the regular season, second best in the NFL behind the Seattle Seahawks.

History bodes well for the Niners: teams with a top-2 scoring defense are 16-5 all-time in Super Bowl when not facing another top-2 scoring defense.

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coleryan Posts:16270 Followers:21
02/03/2013 10:55 AM

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has improved against added pressure during the postseason, primarily because he is making quicker decisions. He held onto the football for 3.8 seconds before passing, taking a sack or scrambling in the regular season when facing five or more pass rushers (league average: 3.4 seconds). That has dipped to 2.8 seconds in the postseason, and the result has been a 98.9 total quarterback rating (out of 100).

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coleryan Posts:16270 Followers:21
02/03/2013 10:56 AM

Super Bowl XLVII will end a streak of five straight title games where at least one quarterback had Super Bowl experience (ESPN Stats and Info).

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coleryan Posts:16270 Followers:21
02/03/2013 10:56 AM

The 49ers feature nearly twice as many former first-round picks (15) than the Ravens (8). (ESPN Stats and Info)

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coleryan Posts:16270 Followers:21
02/03/2013 10:56 AM

The 49ers have stayed together
The 49ers have had nine players play at least 90 percent of their defensive snaps this season. No other team had more than six.

All four members of the 49ers' secondary (Carlos Rogers, Donte Whitner, Dashon Goldson and Tarell Brown) have played between 97 to 98 percent of their snaps this season.

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