And then there were two.
The National Football League playoffs have wound down to two champions, as the Baltimore Ravens defeated the New England Patriots 28-13 to win the American Football Conference, while the San Francisco 49ers bested the National Football Conference's top-seed, the Atlanta Falcons, 28-24. Making each victory even more impressive was the fact that each team won on the road, in hostile conditions.
Now these two teams will go head to head in Super Bowl XLVII, which airs on CBS February 3 live from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Two main stories appear to be favorites of the media already in telling the story of the upcoming game. Ray Lewis, the middle linebacker of the Ravens, will be playing in his final game at the Super Bowl, ending one of the most storied careers in NFL history. If you have seen a minute of the playoffs or of ESPN these last two weeks, I am sure you have heard this.
Also, the Ravens and 49ers are coached by two brothers. Jim (49ers) and John (Ravens) Harbaugh. The game has already been called the HarBowl, and marks the first time two brothers went against one another as head coaches for the NFL’s top prize.
Alicia Keys will be singing the National Anthem for the game and Beyonce is scheduled to appear as the halftime entertainment.
Are you happy with the two teams that made it? Who do you think is going to win?