Super Bowl 2013: 49ers Step up Baltimore Ravens

Super Bowl 2013: 49ers Step up Baltimore Ravens
It'll be a brotherly event in New Orleans this period, where David and Jim Harbaugh will rectangle off in Extremely Dish XLVII.

Younger sibling Jim innovative on the durability of a fantastic return success in The atlanta area on Weekend. After being down by 17 factors in a aggressive atmosphere, his 49ers carried down and started to win 28-24.

That win generates them the right to perform a group no one is every thrilled to see across the range of scrimmage—older sibling John's Baltimore Ravens.

If the Niners are to win this our ancestors round, they'll need excellent activities from several gamers across the panel. But the following three take a position out as people who, in particular, must perform well two several weeks from these days.

I probably don't need to tell you this, but just to create sure: The 49ers definitely, unreservedly, 100-percent cannot defeat Baltimore without getting a excellent activity from Kaep.

If his latest perform is any sign, however, that won't be much of a issue.

Against the Falcons, Kaepernick didn't have the beast hurrying day he had against Natural Bay. But he did offer the pretense of explosiveness on the floor, which was enough to get the job done.


The 49ers used the option on 13 rushes Sunday, but Colin Kaepernick didn't keep on any of those plays (7 rushes, 99 yards, TD on option keepers in Divisional Playoffs). Although the Falcons were able to contain Kaepernick, they failed to stop the 49ers running backs on options, allowing three touchdowns on those plays.

The upshot to Kaepernick's dominance against Green Bay was extra running room for Frank Gore and LaMichael James. But the upshot to their success on Sunday could be the opposite—less running room for them, more running room for Kaep.

The young Niners quarterback will thus be counted on to be just as explosive in the Super Bowl as he was in the divisional playoffs. Which is scary since he's already burdened with having to assuage his nerves on the biggest stage of his career.