Let’s take a look back at some of the things that stood out from Super Bowl 47 in my final edition of the 2012-2013 NFL weekly thoughts blog here at the CCB!
– There are two reasons why San Francisco is not Super Bowl 47 Champions right now. First off you can’t consistently play from behind in a playoff atmosphere. A veteran team like Baltimore won’t let you get back in the game like a younger team such as Atlanta would as we saw in this year’s NFC Championship Game. San Francisco lacked intensity in the entire 1st half and it came back to hurt them in the 2nd half.
Second I believe San Francisco isn’t Super Bowl 47 Champions right now because they just didn’t get it done in the redzone. The 49ers would put together great drives, notably in the 1st half and then stall once they got to the redzone. You cannot be a Champion if you can’t take full advantage of great opportunities. San Francisco did not take advantage of great opportunities and therefore they watched the Ravens celebrate as Super Bowl Champions.
– Baltimore proved to all of us something that I have been harping on for quite sometime now. Momentum wins Championships. The Ravens continue the trend of being the “hottest team” in the playoffs to hoist the Vince Lombardi trophy at season’s end. Congratulations to the Baltimore Ravens on becoming Super Bowl 47 Champions.
We all knew the Ravens were a good defensive unit but we also knew the offensive side of the ball was lacking a bit for Baltimore. Well Joe Flacco and offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell fixed that at the right time in the season and now they are Champions of the National Football League. Say what you will about this team but they deserved it and they earned it. They showed the national stage what it’s like to have the “heart of a champion.”
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