No. 2: If the Ravens win this weekend, they'll win the Super Bowl

As tough as the 49ers looked against Green Bay, they don't pose nearly the same threat as the Patriots. The <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000032" title="Atlanta Falcons" href="/topic/sports/football/atlanta-falcons-ORSPT000032.topic">Atlanta Falcons</a> squeaked by the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000058" title="Seattle Seahawks" href="/topic/sports/football/seattle-seahawks-ORSPT000058.topic">Seattle Seahawks</a> last Sunday, giving quarterback <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT00008911" title="Matt Ryan" href="/topic/sports/football/matt-ryan-PESPT00008911.topic">Matt Ryan</a> his first playoff victory in five years. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT000789" title="Tom Brady" href="/topic/sports/football/tom-brady-PESPT000789.topic">Tom Brady</a> and Bill Belichick are the real threat. Beat them, and the road to a <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVSPR000004" title="Super Bowl" href="/topic/sports/football/super-bowl-EVSPR000004.topic">Super Bowl</a> victory gets a lot smoother.

( Gene Sweeney Jr., Baltimore Sun photo / January 16, 2013 )

As tough as the 49ers looked against Green Bay, they don't pose nearly the same threat as the Patriots. The Atlanta Falcons squeaked by the Seattle Seahawks last Sunday, giving quarterback Matt Ryan his first playoff victory in five years. Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are the real threat. Beat them, and the road to a Super Bowl victory gets a lot smoother.

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