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    Why Are The 49ers Favored?



    I don't feel slighted and I'm not trying to play up the no respect thing.

    I'm honestly curious why the 49ers are viewed as favorites in this game?

    The Ravens have a better QB, receiving corps, RB, and arguably offensive line at this point.

    The Ravens D-Line is at least equal to SF with an injured Justin Smith and the secondaries are about even.

    The only glaring advantage the Niners have is at LB.

    The Niners beat an overhyped Packers team (impressively) and then came back to narrowly beat a weak #1 seeded Atlanta team.

    The Ravens beat an overmatched young Colts team at home, a great team with a HOF QB and outstanding defense, and a good team with a HOF QB who has won his share of AFC Championship Games.

    The last time these two teams faced off the Ravens won. Of course, these two teams are completely different than those and we had the homefield on a short week but it's still something.

    The 49ers defense has been far from dominating since Justin Smith's injury.

    So, what am I missing?




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    Re: Why Are The 49ers Favored?

    purk--
    To answer your question -- nothing!

    The spread is more a money question, not a "Who's really gonna win?" thing. If everybody in the betting world wants to lay $$$ more on the 49ers to cover, God Bless 'Em!

    Just another reason to enjoy a Ravens W!!!!




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    Re: Why Are The 49ers Favored?

    It's written in an ad on Kaepernick's arm.




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    Re: Why Are The 49ers Favored?

    The odds makers are fishing.
    "Screw it, let's ride"!




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    Re: Why Are The 49ers Favored?

    low-
    With barbed treble hooks!




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    Re: Why Are The 49ers Favored?

    Ravens have always been highly respected by vegas and the talking heads. Their just giving some respect to the 9ers.LOL




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    I was a little surprised at the spread. Watching the replay of NFCC now...
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    In the NFCC game, falcons are playing a 5-3-3 look almost every snap. They also seem to be keying on the QB to the point of neglecting their assignment. It won't be as easy against the Ravens
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    Re: Why Are The 49ers Favored?

    The Ravens should be favored in the game, but who really cares. It is not like it is going to effect how the two teams see themselves.
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    Re: Why Are The 49ers Favored?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenswintitle View Post
    In the NFCC game, falcons are playing a 5-3-3 look almost every snap. They also seem to be keying on the QB to the point of neglecting their assignment. It won't be as easy against the Ravens
    On the other hand, it looked like SF was playing a three man front most of the game and Ryan put up almost 400 yards on them. If they try that against us, I can't see them beating us-- we have better runners, more of a compete passing game right now, and frankly a better QB. To me the only defense that makes sense for SF to play is a high risk, stack the box, blitz Flacco, and force Joe to hit hot receivers.......we have all seen this before.

    But really, our huge benefit from the Dome is that Tucker should to be able to put it out of the endzone on kickoffs......and that has been our biggest weakness, obviously in Denver and even problems in New England.
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    Re: Why Are The 49ers Favored?

    Quote Originally Posted by NOLARavenFAN View Post
    But really, our huge benefit from the Dome is that Tucker should to be able to put it out of the endzone on kickoffs......and that has been our biggest weakness, obviously in Denver and even problems in New England.
    Surely David Akers enjoys the calmness of domes as well?




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    Re: Why Are The 49ers Favored?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenswintitle View Post
    In the NFCC game, falcons are playing a 5-3-3 look almost every snap. They also seem to be keying on the QB to the point of neglecting their assignment. It won't be as easy against the Ravens
    To me it seemed that Atlantas defense was tired in the fourth quarter. Ryan giving the 9ers good field position after turnovers and and basically Ryan gave the game away. Turner being hurt did not help the falcons at all. 9ers secondary will be tire playing the Ravens. Flacco plays his A game, no turnovers, and the defense punishes 9er receivers and backs on every play. Refs should be equal to both teams. Joes bombs will break the back of the 9ers secondary. I se quite a few PI penalties coming against the 9ers. That alone will give viewers a chance to see which Harbaugh can hold his emotions better. Jim is going to lose his mind on Feb 3.




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