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Super Bowl 2013 Preview: Five Key Matchups for 49ers vs Ravens

The San Francisco 49ers meet the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday in Super Bowl 47 in a compelling matchup on both sides of the ball. While we could talk about every player and matchup on the field in great detail, here are five of the matchups that could prove most key for the 49ers.

Super Bowl XLVII
San Francisco 49ers vs. Baltimore Ravens

Host City: New Orleans, Louisiana
Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Super Dome
Date: February 3, 2013
Kickoff Time: 6:30 EST / 3:30 PST
TV Coverage: CBS
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
Odds: 49ers by 3-1/2; O/U: 47-1/2
National Anthem: Alicia Keys
Halftime Show: Beyonce
Tickets: TiqIQ
SB Nation Coverage: Niners Nation | Baltimore Beatdown

The 2013 Super Bowl is just three days away, with the attention starting to turn away from all of the buildup and media day type of events. Now, we can turn to questions like, who will win? What does each team need to do to come away with the Lombardi Trophy?

SB Nation takes a look today with the five matchups that could be key for the 49ers to win the game.

Check out the video, and feel free to discuss what has to happen for the 49ers to win in the comments below.