The matchup that gets the most publicity, of course, isn't between any two players but rather the Harbaugh brothers: John is the coach of the AFC Champion Ravens, Jim is the coach of the NFC Champion 49ers. But there's obviously more: it's Ray Lewis' final game, win or lose, and the future Hall of Famer is one of many on the Baltimore defense tasked with making sure neither half of San Francisco's strong running game - Frank Gore and speedy quarterback Colin Kaepernick - breaks loose. And while Baltimore is known for their defense, San Francisco was better this year, as they ranked No. 2 in the league in scoring defense, allowing only 17.1 points per game. That leaves Patrick Willis and others to cause trouble for the strong-armed Joe Flacco and tough running back Ray Rice.
Here's the info on the game and how to watch it:
Super Bowl XLVII
San Francisco 49ers (11-4-1) vs. Baltimore Ravens (10-6)
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
Date: Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013
Kickoff time: 6:30 p.m. ET