Maybe I’ve got the scarlet-red-colored sunglasses on, but I think the Niners will win this going away. Much like the GB game, I think the Niners impose their will on Baltimore. Yes, they are tough, but I think our team speed will wear down Batimore in the end, and the Niners coast to a victory. Baltimore is getting long in the tooth and I think we will run them ragged.
I’m going with 31-20. I think our offense can run on Baltimore, and if so, then the passing game opens wide. I also think our D line will eventually get to Flacco and he’ll make a critical mistake. Contain Rice, and I think we can slow their passing game to the point of frustration. Baltimore has also been burned by big returns on both kickoffs and punts, so I think the Niners have an advantage on special teams as well. That is, if it doesn’t come down to a FG. The David Akers saga is one I care not to think about too much, but at least Akers is perfect on extra points. I guess the hope is if he lines up for a FG, the Niners are dead center on the field. He seems to do fine from there.