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Super Bowl XLVII: By the Numbers

Super Bowl XLVII: By the NumbersHere’s’s numerical guide to Super Bowl XLVII between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers at the Superdome in New Orleans:

21-1 — The 49ers have been nearly unbeatable in the playoffs when winning the turnover battle in franchise history. The Ravens, however, have been stingy with the ball while creating takeaways on defense. Baltimore has a plus-5 turnover margin in the playoffs, and quarterback Joe Flacco has yet to throw an interception.

59 and 39 — The last time these two teams met — November of 2011 — Ray Rice and Frank Gore were less than impressive, rushing for 59 and 39 yards respectively. The Ravens won 16-6 in a field goald fight in Baltimore. Both teams will look to establish a ground game in two weeks — the 49ers are 25-5 all-time in the playoffs when rushing for better than 100 yards.

35-0 — In the second halves of championship Sunday, Jim and John Harbaugh combined to outscore their respective opponents by a margin of 35-0. The 49ers outscored the Falcons 14-0 while the Ravens blew past the Patriots to the tune of 21-0.

13-to-1 — Combined touchdown-to-interceptions output from Flacco and 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. This game could very well come down to which quarterback executes more efficiently. The Ravens are sure to have their hands full with Kaepernick, and Flacco has looked untouchable in the postseason.

1-3 — San Francisco is just 1-3 against the Ravens all time, with their only win coming in 1996 thanks to the play of quarterback Elvis Grbac. The 49ers won that game 38-20 in San Francisco.