Tony’s Take: Super Bowl XLVII Prediction

02/02/2013

Tony's Take 2012After finishing last in the regular season in Westwood One Sports’ weekly NFL analysts picks against my colleagues Boomer Esiason, James Lofton, Mark Malone and Trent Green (and second to last in the playoffs), for what it’s worth, let me tell you who will win Sunday and why. After all, if at first you don’t succeed, try again.

I like the San Francisco 49ers in a game decided late. The 49ers are more physical on both lines and Colin Kaepernick is the X factor. I think the Ravens will have a tough time with the 49ers’ defensive line, especially the two Smiths, Aldon and Justin. The Niners will be able to make the Ravens one dimensional by taking Ray Rice away and putting the game on the shoulders of Joe Flacco. While Joe has played great during the playoffs, I believe Smith and Smith will be in the backfield and disrupt Flacco’s timing.

Secondly, I like how Keapernick is playing and I am not sure anyone has an answer for the pistol at this point. I believe defensive coordinators will figure out how to combat the formation this off-season, but it’s a lot harder to get it together in the two weeks the Ravens’ coaching staff has had preparing for the Super Bowl. I think Kaepernick has a nice day and is holding up the trophy when the clock hits triple zero. But don’t fret, Ravens fans, as those pick standings show, I’ve been wrong before.

– Tony Boselli

Comments Closed

Comments are closed.

Most Recent NFL Posts

Postgame Interviews: Week 7

10/22/2014
After the games, we talk to guys who got it done. When you want to get it done, turn to Grainger -- the one-stop shop for the ones who never stop. Grainger... for the ones who get it done. After New...
0
Grainger-Get-it-Done_640x300

Player of the Week: Peyton Manning

10/22/2014
This week’s Pro Football Player of the Week is Peyton Manning. Denver's quarterback not only was great on the night in a 42-17 victory over San Francisco, completing 22 of 26 passes for 318...
1
Patriots Broncos Football

MNF Highlights: Steelers 30 – Texans 23

10/21/2014
PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Steelers used a 24-point burst just before halftime to turn a big deficit into an 11-point halftime lead as the Steelers defeated the Houston Texans 30-23 on Monday...
2
Antonio Brown, Andre Hal

Tom Brady on Peyton Manning’s record and more

10/20/2014
Hard to believe it was just three weeks ago that everyone was kicking dirt on the coffin of the supposedly dead New England Patriots. After a blowout loss to Kansas City in primetime, the Pats...
4
Tom Brady

SNF Highlights: Broncos 42 – 49ers 17

10/20/2014
DENVER - Peyton Manning made history as the Denver Broncos rolled to a 42-17 victory over San Francisco on Sunday night. It was another near-perfect performance in a career full of them, as...
5
Peyton Manning

NFL Highlights: Chiefs 23 – Chargers 20

10/19/2014
SAN DIEGO - Cairo Santos' 48-yard field goal with :21 left in the fourth quarter gave the Kansas City Chiefs a 23-20 victory over San Diego on Sunday, snapping the Chargers' five-game winning...
7
Chiefs Chargers Football

NFL Highlights: Colts 27 – Bengals 0

10/19/2014
INDIANAPOLIS - In a dominating performance on both sides of the ball, the Indianapolis Colts shut out the Cincinnati Bengals 27-0 on Sunday afternoon. The Colts outgained the Bengals 506 to 135....
8
Ahmad Bradshaw