Here we go! We’re on the road to Super Bowl XLVII. The Baltimore Ravens will meet the San Francisco 49ers on February 3rd, after both teams pulled out fantastic comebacks this past Sunday in their respective matches.
The Baltimore Ravens beat the New England Patriots 28-13 after battling back in the second half. Quarterback Joe Flacco scored 2 touch downs in the fourth quarter, leading them to their first Super Bowl since 2001!
‘It was pretty awesome,’ declared Flacco. ‘We were here last year and thought we had it, but came up a little short. Guys came in the second half and made plays… we put pressure on them like that and it worked pretty well’
But the comeback kings were the San Francisco 49ers, who turned a score of 17=0 against the Atlanta Falcons into a final score of 28-24. This is now the biggest comeback in NFC Championship history! Running back Frank Gore performed a 9 yard run half way through the 4th quarter, but enjoyed the challenge the Falcons brought to the field:
Both the Ravens’ and 49ers’ comebacks are reminders of how to tackle adversity. They refused to quit and made every second, every decision, count. Just as The Wild Geese did in 1691. The outcome of the first half was not going to determine their destinies.
Anticipation is already building for Super Sunday, but the 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will be keeping a cool: ‘Going out on the field frantic isn’t going to help you score points. You have to stay calm. You have to try and lead your team‘