Heading into the postseason, many predicted the Denver Broncos would represent the AFC in the Super Bowl. Instead, the AFC will be represented by the Baltimore Ravens, the team which eliminated Denver. The Ravens will play San Francisco in Super Bowl XLVII.
The Ravens will make their second Super Bowl appearance despite struggling at the end of the regular season. Baltimore lost four of its last five regular season games and were just the No. 4 seed in the AFC. While the Ravens won two road games to advance to the Super Bowl, the 49ers also had to go on the road to advance. San Fransisco, the No. 2 seed in the NFC, won one game at home before going on the road to defeat Atlanta in the NFC Championship game.
Now, the teams will travel to New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII. The game will be the 10th Super Bowl the city has hosted, but the first since 2001. CBS will broadcast the big game this year, with the kickoff scheduled for 4:30 p.m. MT. In addition to the action on the field, plenty will tune in to watch the halftime show. This year's show will be headlined by Beyonce who will be joined by the members of her former group Destiny's Child.
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
When: Sunday, Feb. 3, 4:30 p.m. MT