On Sunday night, we'll learn which teams are in Super Bowl XLVI. Will we see the Baltimore Ravens, the AFC North winners, upset the New England Patriots, who throttled the Denver Broncos one week earlier? Or will Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez be too much to handle? The Ravens have one of the top defenses in the league, but will they be able to perform on the road? Yet, this game could come down to Joe Flacco's ability to perform well at Gillette, where he has had a horror show of games there. He was 4-of-10 passing two years ago in a playoff game at Gillette.
And then we have the New York Giants looking to upset the San Francisco 49ers. The Giants last saw the 49ers in the playoffs in Jan. 2003. That game, of course, ended with long snapper Trey Junkin botching the snap for the game-winning field goal for the Giants. The Niners escaped with the victory, but then a loss to the Buccaneers the next week would keep the team out of the playoffs until this season. With a revived Alex Smith leading the Niners will his team be able to knock off an Eli Manning who is playing his usual postseason game?
Baltimore Ravens (12-4) vs. New England Patriots (13-3), 1:00 p.m. MT, CBS - Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
New York Giants (9-7) vs. San Francisco 49ers (13-3), 4:30 p.m. MT, FOX - Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA